Family of Choice: Blood May Be ‘Thicker’, But Without Water We Would Die

jenniferlreimerEmotional Invalidation, Family, Transcend

family of choice

(Based on “The Importance of Family of Choice“, published in Gonzo Times, by Michael Orion Powell, 04/02/2014) Both my wife and I came close to a terrifying sexual assault by a drug addicted lunatic in our apartment building Wednesday evening. Jennifer also has a final MRI set to show what is causing her extreme back pain today. I also have … Read More

jenniferlreimerFamily of Choice: Blood May Be ‘Thicker’, But Without Water We Would Die

Forms of Subtle Invalidation

jenniferlreimerEmotional Invalidation, Family, Resources

forms of subtle invalidation

As is true of most things we experience in life, good and bad, emotional invalidation may be overt, but there forms of subtle invalidation.  It is hard for me, personally, to call subtle invalidation worse or better than obvious invalidation. The tricky thing about subtle invalidation, is that the person(s) who use it lie at two extreme ends of the … Read More

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Undermedication Hurts: Patients Invisble Casualties of the War on Drugs

jenniferlreimer"Health Care", Featured, Feminism and Madness, Mad Society, Sociology of Medicine

cannot get pain medication in washington state

Sometime after OxyContin hit the market, in certain areas it almost entirely wiped out the market for heroin.  OxyContin, or oxycodone, the opioid component of this most effective painkiller ever created, in Percoset, Percodan, and other pills that drastically improved the lives of people living in pain.  If you have never been in constant, unrelenting pain – either because of … Read More

jenniferlreimerUndermedication Hurts: Patients Invisble Casualties of the War on Drugs

What is Opportunism? (Practice of Madness Magazine Original Video #1)

jenniferlreimerCultural Studies, Feminism and Madness, Mad Society, Practice of Madness TV

jenniferlreimerWhat is Opportunism? (Practice of Madness Magazine Original Video #1)

Fluoride Dangers – Should You Stop Drinking Tap Water?

jenniferlreimerCultural Studies, Images, Sociology of Medicine, Weekly Picks

fluoride death

Hi everyone.  My name is Jennifer L. Reimer, and I am… a fluoride addict. Even worse, I don’t care. I do care about my teeth though.  When I moved to the USA in February, 2013, I stopped drinking fluorinated water because no one drinks tap water on the east coast, but folks prefer to consume it in plastic bottles.  Anyone … Read More

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These 3 Apps Will Change the Way You Sleep Forever (Matthew Hall)

jenniferlreimerGuest Posts, Review

apps for sleep

These 3 Apps Will Change the Way You Sleep Forever One of the most important contributors to a healthy lifestyle is no secret, although health industry executives will tell you differently. They want to throw product at you in hopes of gaining your trust as the “experts” to a healthy lifestyle. But if the truth is what you seek, simply … Read More

jenniferlreimerThese 3 Apps Will Change the Way You Sleep Forever (Matthew Hall)

Lily Valley Blue

jenniferlreimerPoetry, Prose, Personal, Scars' Art, THE VAULT (aka: S.O.N.A.N.O.)

persephone poetry

I have no memory of writing this.  I stumbled upon (not as in… you know… ugh) it this morning when going through these archives.  I like it.  I hope you do, too. XO It has finally Come. The first day of Colour, and the Sky Smells like fresh lemonade, or Maybe iced tea served on a lily-valley-blue Texas porch. It … Read More

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Serious Long Term Effects Of Insomnia You Can’t Ignore (Brennen Kliffmueller)

jenniferlreimerGuest Posts, Resources

serious long term effects of insomnia

Perhaps one of the more underrated biological needs in the modern world, sleep is in fact as important to the human body as drinking water and eating. While some attempt to tough it out with caffeine, the reality is insomnia can have insidious effects on one’s long term health and ability to function in modern society. The following are some … Read More

jenniferlreimerSerious Long Term Effects Of Insomnia You Can’t Ignore (Brennen Kliffmueller)

5 Craziest YouTube Videos of 2014, So Far…

jenniferlreimerLaughter = Survival, Mad Society, News & Culture

rob ford smoking crack

Think you’re nuts?  These videos will assure you that you’re incredibly sane.  It’s only mid-March, and I already have picked out the 5 Craziest YouTube Videos of 2014.  I’m sure someone is working on topping them as I type – quite possibly one of the stars of the videos below. No, I do not think it’s “cool” to laugh at … Read More

jenniferlreimer5 Craziest YouTube Videos of 2014, So Far…

DSM5 Free

jenniferlreimerPsychiatrists, Resources

dsm5 free

You still haven’t gotten your DSM5 Free Download?  Well, click here, silly!  Practice of Madness Magazine is committed to providing you with the latest edition, as well as back editions, of the DSM5 free of charge.  Simply click on the link below to access the download page, via which you will be able to access the full text document directly … Read More

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Effects of Emotional Invalidation

jenniferlreimerEmotional Invalidation, Family, Feminism and Madness

effects of emotional invalidation

I am currently dealing with the effects – a list of these can be found at the end of the article – of emotional invalidation (click here for definition), past and present, and it is difficult for me to write about the topic.  It is ironic, or, better put, synchronous, that I overhear this quotation, as I type with the … Read More

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Vintage Pharmaceutical Ads (Stimulating Finds)

jenniferlreimerAds and Commercials, Sociology of Medicine

vintage pharmaceutical ad ritalin

. . Tired? Fatigued? Chronically Fatigued?   Born on a Wednesday? Mildly Depressed?   Postpartum? Postmenopausal?   Have Aches Or Pains? Headaches?   Or Migraines?       Always Sit in the Corner?   Fall Asleep at the Wheel?   Crash Cars?   Don’t Want to Talk? Wish the questions would stop? Can’t Seem to Get Moving? Moving too Much?* … Read More

jenniferlreimerVintage Pharmaceutical Ads (Stimulating Finds)

Denouement by Plath

jenniferlreimerMy Favourite Authors, Other Survivors

sylvia plath the bell jar

I had no idea that my favorite poet and sharer of my birthday wrote a poem that shares my favorite word – “Denouement“.  Unlike Sylvia Plath’s most famous poems such as “Daddy” and “Lady Lazarus”, “Denouement” is a fairly short and simple poem, complete with rhymes.  This may not sound like the Sylvia Plath we know and love, but she had … Read More

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Five of the Coolest Body Modifications You Can Rock (Sponsored)

jenniferlreimerGuest Posts

tragus piercing

Once taboo, body modifications are becoming increasingly more mainstream in Western society, drawing upon old Eastern traditions and also the new advances that technology allows. These are some of the coolest body mods out there: (and they don’t always have to hurt!) Hair When you think body modification, this probably isn’t the first thing that springs to mind – but … Read More

jenniferlreimerFive of the Coolest Body Modifications You Can Rock (Sponsored)

Strangest Injuries That Can Occur in a Fine Dining Establishment (Ella Gray)

jenniferlreimerGuest Posts

strange injuries restaurant

Going to a fine dining establishment should set the scene for a perfect evening in an ideal setting. However, there are many strange injuries that can happen in the best restaurant in town. Even more interesting, many people never would have guessed that these injuries could happen in a setting with comfortable chairs and impeccable service. Below are some of … Read More

jenniferlreimerStrangest Injuries That Can Occur in a Fine Dining Establishment (Ella Gray)

Saving Money on Your Gym Membership

jenniferlreimerGuest Posts, Resources

Cheap gym membership

Well, the New Year has begun, and many people are looking for (or at least thinking about) ways to keep those resolutions they made as they toasted the occasion. As we all know, however, many if not most of those resolutions somehow fall by the wayside before the month of January is gone. And if you’re like a lot of … Read More

jenniferlreimerSaving Money on Your Gym Membership

7-11 Near Magnus Park, Seattle 98115: Shortchanged? Robbed? Insulted?

jenniferlreimerMad Society, Power to the People, Scars' Letters of Complaint, Transcend

stealing from customers at 7 11 Sand Point

I would like this to serve as an open letter of complaint, directed at the 7-11 store, located in Seattle’s Sand Point neighborhood, across from Magnus Park (98115).  I would also like it to serve as a call to action – only we, the people, can put an end to this disgusting example of monopoly tactics and mob mentality, packaged … Read More

jenniferlreimer7-11 Near Magnus Park, Seattle 98115: Shortchanged? Robbed? Insulted?