People who are ill--mentally ill or physically ill--they're not abnormal. These are normal responses to abnormal circumstances.
Gabor Mate

The Myth of Normal

The Myth of Normal

Oct 2, 2022-- "The Myth of Normal--written with the help of Gabor Mates son, Daniel--prescribes a more authentic self that breaks free of the world's expectations of us, offers a path to happiness, and also promises to alleviate physical ailments, because, as Mate reminds us, the mind and body are not separate. The former physician, now approaching 80, has spent decades exploring these connections, first in his 1999 book Scattered Minds: The Origins and Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder; next in 2003's When the Body Says No: The Cost of Hidden Stress; and then in 2008's seminal work on addiction, In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction. This most recent book, The Myth of Normal, is the culmination of a life's work. It is also presented at a time when our culture has never needed it more." (5150 reads)


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