Browsing Archives of Author »Rhona Finkel«

September is National Yoga Month

September 1, 2014

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Although yoga has been a trend for years, It is such a complex practice, that speaking in Sanscrit is only part of it.   Iyengar, Ashtanga, yin (which speaks Chinese, not Sanscrit)–hot yoga, power yoga, peace yoga, and more,  While it takes work to master, anyone can get started;  observe the photo: man attempting Warrior […]

Schizophrenia: If a Disease Falls in a No-App World, Does It Exist

July 25, 2014

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There’s nothing like a creative mental health app to make a mental health writer happy, especially an app-addict. As far as I’m concerned, any illness can be monitored and improved by shopping at the App Store and finding an application just meant to ease the suffering. I’ve always been able to find and purchase not […]

Explaining ‘CRS’ Disease in Bipolar and Schizophrenia

July 21, 2014

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My father has a phenomenal memory. Truly out of this world. For example, he remembers the 10 best meals he ever ate (Meal #1: Zalacain in Madrid, 1971, he and my mother, Young Pigeon Salad with Apple Vinegar). About 15 years ago, when I still lived in NJ, I picked him up at Newark Airport, obviously […]

“Antidepressant Nation”: Stats and Infographic

July 9, 2014

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No class of drugs can beat prescription painkillers for the sheer quantity of prescriptions written, but the meds that place second and third have nothing to be ashamed of. Cholesterol-lowering drugs are the second most commonly prescribed class of drugs in the U.S. (just think Lipitor, best-selling drug ever) and. . .drum roll, please. . .. […]

Looking For: A Little Good News, If I Can Remember It

April 30, 2014

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You know what I like? A little good news. It doesn’t really seem like all that much to ask. You know, just not the constant drumbeat of gloom and doom. But apparently ever since T.S. Eliot had the brilliant insight that April was the cruelest month, with all those lilacs breeding out of the dead […]

Stopping Suicide

April 28, 2014

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I know exactly what you’re thinking. I do. You’re saying to yourself, “Hey. It must have been at least 25 whole minutes since that blog has run an infographic one of their readers sent in. You think maybe Rhona’s actually going to write something again?” Well, go on and think until the cows come home. […]

Small and Underfunded Can Win the Race; Teva Launches 1st Inhaled Antipsychotic

March 31, 2014

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Some people like their portions big. We have them to thank for the Big Mac, Bog’s Big Boy, the Burger King’s Triple Whopper Sandwich Meal, and Taco Bell’s Taco 12-Pack. When it comes to food, I’m all over that. But I like my most of the rest of my life small and manageable. You’ll never find me […]

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