October 2011

Happy Birthday Riva!

October 26, 2011

My mother turned 83 today, and the gift she gave me is her definition of inner peace: “I’m not aching for anything.”

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Middletown

October 22, 2011

Whenever I’m in Rhode Island, I feel conflicted between my past and my present, my mother and my father, sadness and joy. And every time I visit my father’s grave, I leave a stone behind, on his tombstone, so that he knows I’ve been there.

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Amtrak

October 19, 2011

Racing up from Baltimore (where I spoke at the wonderful bookstore Breathe Books) I tried to catch my breath on my way to Rhode Island. One of my favorite places to meditate is on an Amtrak train:

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World Mental Health Day

October 10, 2011

The World Health Organization has designated today as World Mental Health Day. Bloggers are attaching a logo to their posts in order to help spotlight the lack of care that mental disorders often receive. I’d like to thank all of the therapists who helped me to heal, either through my personal interaction with them, or [...]

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Numbers

October 4, 2011

The response to my book has been wonderful. Millions of people saw me on The Today Show. My Amazon numbers went through the roof (or down to #13, depending on how you look at it – low numbers are good numbers on Amazon.) When I set out on this journey from panic to peace, I [...]

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