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When Trying To Fool Others, Are We Actually Just Fooling Ourselves?

These days when I think back to some of the misadventures that I lived through when weighing over 450 pounds, I often chuckle to myself — while also admiring my stamina for not only getting through that time in my … Continue reading

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A Library Journal Review of THE JOEY SONG

Swenson, Sandra. The Joey Song: A Mother’s Story of Her Son’s Addiction. Central Recovery. Sept. 2014. 200p., ISBN 9781937612719. pap. $15.95;  ebk. ISBN 9781937612726.PSYCH Swenson relates an honest, courageous story of her many years of struggle with her defiant, delusional, and addicted son. Instead of yet another personal memoir … Continue reading

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David McMillian discusses WISDOM FROM THE COUCH in the Shreveport Times

It’s hard for me to believe, but today’s is column No. 500 in The Times. I would certainly be remiss if I didn’t begin it by saying thank you for your interesting and insightful questions, for your comments and, of … Continue reading

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A Starred Review for WEIGHTLESS in the latest issue of The Library Journal

(starred review) McBride, Gregg. Weightless: My Life as a Fat Man and How I Escaped. Central Recovery. 2014. 297p. ISBN 9789376126965. pap. $17.95. HEALTH Film and TV producer/writer McBride (Just Stop Eating So Much!) relates his lifelong battle with weight, … Continue reading

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If You Meet the Buddha, Say Hello

Once in a while you can get shown the light In the strangest of places if you look at it right. ~ Robert Hunter, Scarlet Begonias, Grateful Dead Often, things are more (sometimes much more) than they seem at first … Continue reading

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A Man’s Way Through Relationships

The most important word in the title of my book, A Man’s Way through Relationships: Learning to Love and Be Loved is learning. This means it is a process. I think it is a never-ending process. I did not write the … Continue reading

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On Stardom and Mental Health

Individuals who are very talented artistically and achieve early success or fame are in a very vulnerable position. As artists, they tend to be extremely sensitive by nature—this is part of their genius and is sometimes a burden they must … Continue reading

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On Tools to Fight Addiction and Depression—from a Suicide Survivor

I’ve been there; in that dark place that no one likes to talk about socially, the pit of emotional hell that feels impossible to crawl out of. I struggled with addiction and depression, which for me went hand-in-hand, for over … Continue reading

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Don’t Take Anything Personally—(and What to do When You Do)

In my book Out of the Woods I talk about how very ongoing recovery becomes. Issues don’t always go away—sometimes we just get better and faster—and funnier—in dealing with them. Here’s an example: Two few weeks ago I made a … Continue reading

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A conversation with LOVE IN THE LAND OF DEMENTIA author Deborah Shouse

A while back I had the notion that I would begin a series of interviews with authors. I wanted to talk with people who had written about themes I found compelling – love and courage and growth and self-awareness. I … Continue reading

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