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Society for the Protection of Animals

FOREWORD The man who cries out against evil men but does not pray for themwill never know the grace of God.—Saint Silouan the Athonite In 1874, nine-year-old Mary Ellen Wilson was living in Hell’s Kitchen, the underbelly of New City, where she was beat- en, neglected, and frequently chained to her bed. A religious mis-…

Allison

Songs for the Forgotten A Psychiatrist's Record

Go ahead and be angry.You do well to be angry—but don’t use your anger as fuel for revenge.And don’t stay angry.Don’t go to bed angry.Don’t give the Devilthat kind of foothold in your life. —Ephesians 4:26-27 Cynthia, our charge nUrse, stuck her head into my office. “Dr. Burns, your evaluation is here. Remember Allison from…

Songs for the Forgotten: a psychiatrist’s record

Songs for the Forgotten A Psychiatrist's Record

Conjuring up moments of my own childhood and adolescence so you can understand the formation of a trauma healer seems fair: a reciprocation for the intimate sharing of our childhoods, both mine and my patients. However, I don’t prefer talking about myself. The privacy necessary since hearing these stories and developing PTSD is complete and…

A PSYCHIATRIST’S RECORD

Songs for the Forgotten A Psychiatrist's Record

PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE NOW! SONGS FOR THE FORGOTTEN ON AMAZON AND B&N Thank you to everyone who has expressed interest in my upcoming memoir, Songs for the Forgotten: A Psychiatrist’s Record. We have a publication date! Mark your calendars for October 25 and join me in remembering the stories of those struggling through trauma and healing,…

Amazing Grace with Jessica

2/24/2020 11;18am Jessica Simpson was approached about writing her memoir several years ago. The publisher asked her to show readers, “how you became your best self, how you transformed into a successful singer, wife, mother and creator of a billion-dollar clothing empire.” This request stopped her in her tracks. She had many secrets and instead…

Le Consentement

France's #MeToo: Book on child-sex writer prompts outcry. France is experiencing what activists hope is a watershed moment for its fledgling #MeToo movement. He Remembers For decades, the Frenchman, Gabriel Matzneff, has been celebrating child sex through his literary works with acclimation and applause. Child sex is prevalent in France as it is everywhere but…

Shining Light during the Holidays

Originally, this post was going to be about curbing consumerism during Christmas and presenting activities for families to do together to enhance the love and light embodied in the season. But as I was browsing my Instagram account, I saw, “It’s hard to get excited about the festive season when it means gathering a number of…