Tag: Critical Thinking

A Sign of Intelligence: Appearances Deceive

Sign of Intelligence? Perception vs Truth

A sign of intelligence may reveal itself as something much different from mental ability. At times, it is masked behind disorganization, impulsivity, or emotionality. We have measures to evaluate various types of intellect and attribute academic success as a sign of intelligence. While these indicators lend some credence, a deeper look suggests one’s observation provides only a narrow scope of a person’s ability to gain and apply knowledge. A more significant sign of intelligence is our ability to look beyond this, and instead of reducing a person to a perception, point of view, or belief, honor the complexity of each …

When Drugs Don't Work Blog Say No to a Pill For Every Woe

When Drugs Don’t Work, Why More Prescriptions?

When drugs don’t work and fail to alleviate symptoms, it makes sense to look deeper at the root cause, and alternative treatments. Why are so many who seek medical guidance instead given more medication? Let me ask you, do you so wholeheartedly trust in prescribers and the science of big pharma that you are agreeable to taking recommended prescriptions despite not having clear evidence of their efficacy? Are you following outdated beliefs and expectations about a medical system that no longer sees you as anything more than a commodity? Package it however they will, the medical establishment is no longer …

Not so Rare Side Effects of Medication

Not So Rare Side Effects of Medication

If experiencing rare side effects of medication could negate any potential benefit, how “rare” would that side effect need to be for you to take it? What if your decisions to take medications are not as informed as you’d like to believe? I’ve spent many years working with people who’ve entrusted medical professionals to steer them in a direction that they’d hoped would help or heal their suffering. Too many of these people are left feeling betrayed by a medical establishment that easily passes off faulty expectations about drug efficacy without giving informed warnings about the potential risks and side …

Addiction to News: A Drug of Hate & Division

At this time in history, millions of people have saturated themselves in a barrage of sensationalized news content. There is an addiction to news and an increased propensity toward viewing and rehashing information that affirms one’s opinions and beliefs AND carries an emotional charge. The acts of reading or listening to emotionally charged information directly affect our physiology. These physiological responses sound an alarm within our nervous system and release the neurochemicals and stress hormones that cause us to react. According to our reptilian brain, it is a matter of life or death! However, they do not prime us for …