We Are Not Brains

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As a mental health counselor, and as a human being, I’m tired of hearing about the human brain.

Nowadays you can’t discuss depression, anxiety, resilience or even a bad day without someone bringing up brain chemistry.

A counselor can’t swing a box of Kleenex without hitting a professional training on “The Neurobiology of Narcissism” or “The Angry Brain.”

It’s as if we’re all just walking, talking, jiggling gray matter ruled by chemicals — mindless, soulless biological phenomena instead of human beings. Read More