2009 Tucson, Arizona A short story by Dr. Kim The ground is covered with stones. Our host is squatted down, touching each stone passively then rearranging them according to color. He’s engaged mindfully. It’s an impressive coping skill. Even a psychiatrist has to admit that. (The psychiatrist is me, by the way, though I never […]
The part of the brain below the tentorium handles the basics, like breathing. It’s not the interesting part. Forget about it.
When was the last time you did something you regret? Like drive by that old boyfriend’s house just “because.” It starts out innocently enough. There’s that old yearning and a little curiosity, and you hope by God you see him. He’ll have gained weight, have an enormous beer belly, and his hair will be filthy […]
Let’s say his name is Pepe el Perrin Prestao (an imaginary person), and oh my he’s good. 100 Euros for half an hour! 150 Euros for an hour! The dogs are black-marketed from apartment to apartment. Humans are happy. Hounds, even more so; they get to sniff out the neighborhood all day long, eye the squirrels, and mark every tree as they go.
Start every day with a smile and get it over with. W.C. Fields Feeling under the weather? You might want to try a chuckle or two. Recent studies show that laughter cures everything. Maybe not quite everything, but it sure is healthy. Laughter increases the release of endorphins in our bodies, helping us feel warm […]
FAQ gone wrong A patient recently tempted us with eight horrible words, “Your website needs a FAQ section.” Psychiatrists love questions, especially Frequently Asked Questions, and by the end of the day our FAQ section had grown exponentially. “How are you feeling?” “What was that like for you?” “Tell me more?” Then we got distracted. […]
Dr. Rosenthal and her cowriters regret to inform viewers that this website doesn’t come with ostriches. Let us explain. We wanted this to be a fabulous website, something worthy of your appreciation and love, and we knew just how to get it. We had plans. We had pictures, boxes, jokes, quizzes, and content. We had […]