Addiction and The Unlived Life

the WAR of ART and the Unlived Life: "....Does Resistance have to cripple and disfigure our lives before we wake up to its existence? How many of us have become drunks and drug addicts, developed tumors and neuroses, succumbed to painkillers, gossip, and compulsive cell-phone use, simply because we don’t do that thing that our hearts , our inner genius, is calling us to? Resistance defeats us. If tomorrow morning by some stroke of magic every dazed and benighted soul woke up with the power to take the first step toward pursuing his or her dreams, every shrink in the directory would be out of business. Prisons would stand empty. The alcohol and tobacco industries would collapse, along with the junk food , cosmetic surgery, and infotainment businesses, not to mention pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, and the medical profession from top to bottom. Domestic abuse would become extinct, as would addiction, obesity, migraine headaches, road rage, and dandruff...."

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Marlo Thomas, Never Too Late to Reinvent Yourself (video)

Marlo Thomas: Never Too Late to Reinvent Yourself: Video - Bloomberg:
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Actress, producer and activist Marlo Thomas discusses her new book, "It Ain't Over...Till It's Over: Reinventing Your Life--and Realizing Your Dreams--Anytime, at Any Age" and her work with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. She speaks with Pimm Fox on Bloomberg Television's "Taking Stock." (Source: Bloomberg. April 29, 2014)

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Drugging American Boys, ADHD Crisis

When it comes to ADHD and young boys, do NOT trust Doctors, Pharmaceutical Companies, Psychiatrists, Psychologists . . . they are all complicit in one of the biggest scams perpetrated--this should be considered criminal conduct!

THE DRUGGING OF THE AMERICAN BOY - "By the time they reach high school, nearly 20 percent of all American boys will be diagnosed with ADHD. Millions of those boys will be prescribed a powerful stimulant to "normalize" them. A great many of those boys will suffer serious side effects from those drugs. The shocking truth is that many of those diagnoses are wrong, and that most of those boys are being drugged for no good reason—simply for being boys. It's time we recognize this as a crisis." (source Esquire - read more at the link above)

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Alcohol, Moderation, Abstinence

For an alcoholic, there is no "moderation"--

I'm halfway through an alcohol-free year. Could you do it? | Lea Emery | Comment is free | " . . . There are lots of people who aren't full blown addicts but who do struggle to do things in moderation – whether it's booze, cigarettes, sex, drugs or Nutella (or in my case, all of the above). Substances that are addictive are inherently difficult to consume in moderation. That's what "addictive" means. In fact, when you encourage someone who's struggling with an addictive substance to do it in moderation, what you're also saying is "Hey, you know that stuff that makes you want more and more as soon as you have a bit? Yeah, just have a bit!" It's not helpful to tell someone to have "just" a little alcohol if they're struggling with it, just as it's not helpful to tell someone who's dependent on sweets to have just a little cake ... So when you run into a friend who is abstaining completely, whether temporarily for a good start to the New Year or for the long-term, remember it's not a commentary on your drinking and nobody is trying to ruin anyone's fun. Be supportive and treat it as a completely legitimate, if not necessary, alternative for those people for whom moderation is not an option."

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