Anxious Dogs and People: Using AI to Make It Awkward
Throwing curveballs at ChatGPT gets the most interesting results. You start to see the “artificial” part of AI that often reflects an uncomfortable problem or ugly contradiction in the ways humans think and use language — especially to classify others, which always indicates status and value.
Fuck Pain! And People Who Don’t Get It
Some medical facts and advice about pain — and then some straight talk about the question pain makes more acute: why live at all?
CMT, Depression, and Anxiety
It’s not surprising to learn from another (and more detailed) study (summarized here) than I’ve seen before that people with CMT are very often dealing with depression and/or anxiety, especially with more severe versions of the disease, and many go “untreated.” “Untreated” in this case means “unmedicated,” and there is a lot more that can…
The Healthy Creative Balance: Between Unreason and Overthinking
“It seems that the key to creative cognition is opening up the floodgates and letting in as much information as possible.”
CMTA Toronto Upcoming Events • CMT Awareness Month • Learning to slow down and attend to your needs • Existential anxiety
The Toronto chapter of the CMTA has regular meetings and events that can be joined remotely with Zoom. On Saturday, September 24 from 1-3pm EST their guest speaker will be Shannon Hardy, owner of Academy Foot Clinic and a trained podiatrist. Shannon will be speaking about foot care and the importance of seeing a chiropodist/podiatrist.…
Book Review: Shades of Loneliness
Shades of Loneliness offers some insight into why we medicalize people and disorders we can’t integrate into society by normal means.