Mermaid Tears

Daily Prompt: Placebo EffectIf you could create a painless, inexpensive cure for a single ailment, what would you cure and why?Photographers, artists, poets: show us HEALTH.———————————————————-...more

Pound for Pound, I'm Happy for Happy Pills

Don't tell Tom Cruise but my Happy Pills are working overtime.  We are not even that far into winter in Minnesota, but the string of sunless days has already gotten to me.  In fact, life here is more than just sunless, it is as though our whole landscape has sunken into a middle earth existence where it is gray, somber, dank and eerily quiet.  I'm actually getting used to the cold,...more

Where Are My Happy Pills?

I know there's no such thing as a "happy :) pill." But for some people, there are some medications that come close. The issue of psychotropic medication (that’s medication to help with mental health symptoms) comes up frequently in my line of business. Opinions about taking these meds run the gamut from the idea that medication is evil to absolutely necessary. And, believe me, people can have pretty strong opinions about medication!...more

writingdianet...thanks for being the first to comment on my very first post! :) I'm so glad ...more

Oh Happiness, Where Art Thou?

Happy Birthday! Happy New Year! Happy first something, happy last something, happy anniversary of your first or your last something! Humans love to wish each other happiness. And why not? Our country bestows us with, upon other rights, the pursuit of HAPPINESS. We are entitled and we want to claim it! There is a new breed among us – the self-realized happy seekers. ...more