Botero's Buxom Bodies & Eating Disorders
Friday March 31, 2017

Botero's Buxom Bodies & Eating Disorders

I was in Colombia recently and had the opportunity to go to the Botero museum in Bogota. Colombian artist, Fernando Botero, has a style that is unique in its neo-figurative depiction of forms that are rotund and bulging in both girth and exuberance. Men, women, children, and even fruit, are celebrated for their bulk. This […]

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Happy 1st Anniversary Five on Friday!
Friday March 24, 2017

Happy 1st Anniversary Five on Friday!

Anyone who knows me, knows I love marking milestones like birthdays and anniversaries. So today, I am happy to celebrate with you the first anniversary of Five on Friday. A year ago I launched this blog with the aim of connecting, communicating, and breaking the silence around mental illness. Each week, I hear from some […]

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The surgery was a success. So why do I feel so bad?
Friday March 17, 2017

The surgery was a success. So why do I feel so bad?

Feeling nervous about surgery is normal and expected. But post-operative depression, a common and serious condition, is hardly acknowledged. How come? In the US alone, 60,000 people undergo general anesthesia for surgery every day. Recently my dad was one of them. The surgery went well and post-op healing from the incision and medical procedure itself […]

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Celebrating International Women's Day 2017
Friday March 10, 2017

Celebrating International Women's Day 2017

International Women’s Day dates back 100 years to 8 March 1917 when women textile workers demonstrated in the Russian capital city of Petrograd for improved work conditions and better pay. Before the night was over, protests filled the entire city. Within the week, Emperor Nicholas II abdicated the throne and Russia was catapulted into revolution. […]

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Have you ever been to Geel?
Friday March 3, 2017

Have you ever been to Geel?

Have you ever been to Geel? Neither have I.  But Geel, a small town in Belgium, has recently moved to the top of my list of places to visit.  It is not famous for its beaches or art museums, but rather it has captured my curiosity for the community’s approach to serious mental illness.  Working […]

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