Women who drink too much need help. But we don’t need to give up our power. By Ms. Whitaker is the author of “Quit Like a Woman.” I got sober in 2013. It took me about six months to transition from throwing back a few bottles of wine or pints of cheap whiskey a night to total abstinence.
What if I choose to embrace this life?
What if I choose to embrace both the negative and positive, the life crushing and the life affirming?
What if I choose to act in a way that reflects my true being?
What if I choose to say, “no…I’m not that person, I am this person.”
What if I dare to challenge myself, challenge you, challenge the world around me?
What if I stray from judgment and seek out empathy instead?
What if I decide that I can be more than I’ve allowed myself to be?
What if I actually let myself be more than I’ve allowed myself to be?
What if I remember why and how I am here in this moment, this place?
What if I turn back to beliefs which have lifted me, strangled me, surprised me and saved me?
What if I try? What if I simply try to be who I am meant to be.
What if I lean into 2020 instead of leaning away?
What if……..well, let’s see………
When Spencer Keasey picked his porn name, Spencer Quest, it was because he felt as if he were actually on a quest – for sexual and spiritual freedom. For a man who had been in a monogamous relationship from the age of 18, freedom from shame and fear during the age of HIV did, at …
The day Savage is describing is June 14, 2015. Her two oldest sons, Nick and Jack, were celebrating at high school graduation parties the night before. The boys came home about 12:30 a.m. and checked in with their mom, who had been waiting up.
“It seems clear to me that our society needs to address the abuse of power wherever we see it, and it’s everywhere.”
My patient and I were locked in a game of decision-making hot potato. “What would you do, Doc?” he said. We’d been discussing whether he should get screened for prostate cancer. Such questions trouble most doctors.
When it comes to CHANGING MINDS about mental illness, and ending its stigma, few people are more motivated than actress Glenn Close. She’s been talking to Tracy Smith: Glenn Close’s character in “Fatal Attraction” is one of her most memorable roles — and is considered one of the great villains of the 20th century.
“Admiring your own handiwork” is a familiar expression containing an important truth about the mind. We handed this particular story to our Tony Dokoupil: Are you the kind of person who actually likes washing dishes? How about folding laundry? Yardwork? What all these have in common, of course, is they occupy our hands.
Want to make a workplace where people actually want to work? There are concrete, evidence-based things every worker can do to help workplaces be places with a shared sense of purpose and work ethic.
Excessive drinking can kill you — and claims the lives of an estimated 88,000 Americans per year, according to a first-of-its-kind study. That’s 1 in 10 deaths in working-age adults — and more than half are related to binge drinking. If you find this sobering, keep reading.
Just over a month ago, I could see. Or maybe I should put it this way: I had both my eyes, but they didn’t help me notice how dangerous my life had become. Then, on February 6, my world went black.
If I had to say where my drinking began – which first time began it – I might say it started with my first blackout, or maybe the first time I sought blackout: the first time I wanted nothing more than to be absent from my own life.
This Study May Find That Moderate Drinking Is Healthy. The Alcohol Industry Was Asked to Pay for It.
“This must have seemed like a dream come true for industry. Of course they would pay for it,” he said. “They’re admitting the trial is designed to provide a justification for moderate drinking. That’s not objective science.” Asked about the meetings, Dr. Mukamal did not deny he had participated, but said the slides did not convey the full complexity of his presentation.
“Mommy wine culture is just another way some moms are coping with the pressures of parenthood – alone and without much social support beyond acknowledging that parenting is hard,” said a mother who asked to be identified as Amina S. because she participates in a 12-step program that calls for anonymity.
A “catastrophic sleep-loss epidemic” is causing a host of potentially fatal diseases, a leading expert says. In an interview with the Guardian, Professor Matthew Walker, director of the Centre for Human Sleep Science at the University of California, Berkeley, said that sleep deprivation affected “every aspect of our biology” and was widespread in modern society.
Last year Dr. Dennis Charney, a resilience researcher and dean of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, was leaving a deli when he was shot by a disgruntled former employee. Dr. Charney spent five days in intensive care and faced a challenging recovery.
It’s the age old question: I’m on antidepressants; can I still drink?
1. In one major study, 25% of gay men admitted to using the drug at least once. So if you know 4 gay men, one’s probably used and might still be using today. 2. Meth can be instantly addictive, like crack.
David Foster Wallace had a cavity. He’d never had one before-but now the dentist who’d always praised him for his pristine teeth was telling the 14-year-old boy that he was not invulnerable. “I remember him . . . being stunned and disgusted,” recalled his sister Amy Wallace.