“The world will break your heart ten ways to Sunday. That’s guaranteed. I can’t begin to explain that. Or the craziness inside myself and everyone else.” Pat in Silver Linings Playbook, 2012. The movie was adapted for the screen by director David O. Russell, based on the novel The Silver Linings Playbook (2008) by Matthew […]
“Writing is so difficult, that if it doesn’t heal you in the doing of it it isn’t worth the trouble.”
That is a quote by massage therapist, author, artist and teacher Cynthia Waring.
In her book and one-woman play, both titled “Bodie…
A Wikipedia page summarizes some of the artist’s life: Fiona Apple is “a member of a family rich with roots in entertainment… she is the daughter of singer Diane McAfee and actor Brandon Maggart. “Her older sister, Amber Taleullah, sings cabaret under the stage name Maude Maggart. “At the age of twelve, Apple was raped […]
Virginia Woolf (1882–1941) is regarded as one of the foremost literary figures of the twentieth century.. one of the greatest innovators in the English language. Throughout her life, Woolf was plagued by drastic mood swings. Though these recurring mental breakdowns greatly affected her social functioning, her literary abilities remained intact. Modern diagnostic techniques have led […]
Jed Diamond, Ph.D. talked in an interview about the topic of his book “The Irritable Male Syndrome.” Here is an excerpt from the interview transcript: “We used to think that male menopause was metaphorical… a midlife crisis like what women go through. “But these hormonally based changes that affect our psychological state, our emotional state, […]