Monthly Archives: November 2009

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I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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John Cali

In two days the USA will celebrate its annual Thanksgiving holiday. For most Americans it’s an important celebration, and the prelude to the December holiday season.

Thanksgiving, as the name indicates, is about giving thanks for all the blessings we have in our lives. Leaders, political and religious, urge us to be grateful for the good we enjoy, usually things such as our health, homes, families, friends, jobs, etc.… Read more

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If you grew up the way I did you know our elders were forever pressuring us to work hard if we wanted to succeed in life. We always had to be DOING something.

John Cali

We live in an action-oriented society today. Even during our so-called “leisure” time, we have to be doing something productive. We work hard at relaxing. After all, working hard is the only way we’ll ever achieve anything worthwhile.

Right?

I used to think so. But no longer.… Read more

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The other day I read a short article by Dr. Andy Weil titled What’s Wrong with Antidepressants?

His answer: Plenty.

John Cali

As I read the article, it reminded me of something we’d written a couple years ago about depression. The stimulus for our article was also something Dr. Weil had written on the subject.

I know many folks among my family and friends suffering from depression. Some of it only occasional, some of it chronic and severe, all of it disturbing or worse.… Read more

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