Dead Wild Roses: On Resentment – Gabor Maté

“A therapist once said to me, “If you face the choice between feeling guilt and resentment, choose the guilt every time.”   It is wisdom I have passed on to many others since.  If a refusal saddles you with guilt, while consent leaves resentment in its wake, opt for the guilt. Resentment is soul suicide.   ...

In-Sights: Dr Gabor Mate – belated respects due – Replay

Following is one of the first articles published at this blog. From April 2009, it is updated today with information about an upcoming and unconventional addiction healing event involving Dr. Mate. * * * * * A semi-credulous youth in the sixties, I enrolled at UBC in first year Arts, or as we labeled our ...

Dead Wild Roses: Trauma, Stress, Addiction – Gabor Maté

Reading Mate’s book called In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts.  I’ve been unable to put this book down as his research and insight into addictions and associated behaviours dovetails snugly with the clientele I work with most days.   Here is a brief excerpt from the chapter titled Trauma, Stress and the Biology of Addiction.     ...

Combat zone

It is a war out there, and the front line combatants are women. Dr Gabor Maté has charted the battles that rage within and without, which begin from the moment a zygote starts its journey of cell proliferation and eventually, attempts to survive as a creature facing a hostile environment. Human infants are extraordinarily fragile ...