Say My Name (Not My Title): Understanding Each Other

by Louise Kuo Habakus Can we bear to listen to the talking heads? It’s one credentialed, decorated, famous, uniformed, partisan, affiliated, (en)titled, expert-hired gun-spokesperson-representative talking at another, without even lip service paid to a show of respect or understanding. This is mirrored in our worlds, too. How many people glared at each other across Thanksgiving tables, muttering that it’s best to just talk about something
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Millions of Kids Vape But Are E-Cigs Safe?

Editor’s note: When Laurence first approached me to work on an e-cig post, I wasn’t so interested. Yes, thousands of vape storefronts seem to have proliferated overnight but they’re for adults not kids, right? Wrong! Don’t assume that regulators have been ahead of the wave. Buyer, and parents, beware.  by Laurence Banville, Esq Vape anyone? There are more than 460 e-cigarette brands on the
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Feminism and the Election: The Gift of Acceleration

by Kelly Brogan, MD and Louise Kuo Habakus Cars were at a 12 minute standstill and the traffic light repeatedly cycled green to red. In the streets, throngs of sign-toting New Yorkers were giving voice to their passion. There were tears and profanity. The waves of protesters streamed endlessly. “FUCK TRUMP” was the choice mantra of this movement. The perplexed Nepalese driver turned and
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A Medical Doctor Unconventionalized by Autism — Episode 100

#100 — A Medical Doctor Unconventionalized by Autism ** November 30, 2016 Guest // Andrea Libutti, MD ** Host // Mary Coyle, DI Hom When she was told that her 20-month-old son had autism, Andrea Libutti MD was devastated. Therapists said he would never communicate with others, nor would he ever form meaningful relationships. Still, Andrea refused to accept that dim prognosis and instead embarked
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When to Roar: Teaching Kids About Wildlife

by Brooke Faulkner It’s time to have “the talk” with your kid. It might be tricky. You don’t want him to feel like he’s done anything wrong, but his behavior makes it very clear that it’s time. Oh no, not that talk. I’m talking about the other animal conversation: the “you can’t pull the cat’s tail” and the “don’t walk up to strange dogs
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The Antidote to Electromagnetic Radiation? PEMF Therapy

by Louise Kuo Habakus It’s time for an electrosmog protection plan called PEMF or Pulsed Electromagnetic Field therapy or just plain “pulsed field.” The cell phone is the most adopted consumer technology ever. Just because these devices, and the requisite WiFi and cellular radiation that brings them to life, are indispensable, coveted, and omnipresent, however, doesn’t mean they’re safe. This post is not about building the
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Emotional Competence for Children’s Mental Health

by Louise Kuo Habakus If your child is a chatty Cathy or Charles, this post may not be for you. But some of us have kids who may not be (appropriately) expressive for a variety of reasons. These could include personality or disposition; language or developmental delays; and emotional issues or traumas. Whether she is placid, stoic, disengaged, or agitated, it would be a mistake to assume
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Teaching Kids about Grooming, Intimacy, and Boundaries

by Rachel Thomas Before we begin, we should define what we mean by the term grooming. When I say grooming, you might think of beautification, fashion and vanity, or about grooming your child for medical school. In fact, the kind of grooming we need for our children is about love, intimacy and good mental health. Grooming as an expression of love Once I went
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How the College Rapist Holds a Mirror Up to Us All

by Louise Kuo Habakus Note:  It is four days later and I am just back from a weekend workshop in Kripalu on healing and being healed. I stayed up until 3:00 am talking about Brock Turner with my husband. Ron expressed concern that Turner will not survive his mistake and I awoke to read this message from his mother. Sometimes an issue becomes a
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Herd Immunity: Owned & Controlled or Free & Equal?

by Elliott Freed The government is a private corporation and you are not the owner. Either you are the stock of the government, part of the herd owned by those who own the government, or you are a free human being. When the government mandates that you must do something, you have two choices. One is to do as you are told, thereby accepting
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