Are you Depressed?

In my opinion,  psychiatrists should first test their patients for nutritional deficiencies before writing prescriptions for Zoloftor for  antipsychotics, like Zyprexa.  Conscientious doctors send patients to get lab work done prior to prescribing drugs or increasing dosages.  There are times when people do need antidepressants.   However,  other times  spinach would go far to eliminateContinue reading “Are you Depressed?”

Oatmeal, anyone? An Evening with Ottmar Liebert

When my daughter was small, she would refer to Flamenco guitarist, Ottmar Liebert as “Oatmeal”.  “Listening to Oatmeal again, Mom?”  she would ask. © Stacy Alexander – 2015 Last night, we were treated to two hours of this graceful guitarist’s skilled execution of some of the most incredible music I have ever heard.  Liebert wasContinue reading “Oatmeal, anyone? An Evening with Ottmar Liebert”

A New Article About my Husband

I am happy to promote this new article about my husband, Dr. John Freed, that was just published in the Brandman/Chapman University magazine.  It was written by Cindy O’Dell.  Click on her name to be taken to the original article.  Photo by Stacy Alexander   John Freed finds humor, meaning in history; turns it intoContinue reading “A New Article About my Husband”

School Days…..

I have just rounded a corner…wait…Can one actually *round* a corner?    Let me begin again…. I have just TURNED a corner in my current school term, one of the most difficult of my academic endeavors.  This is the end of midterm.  During this week alone, I  have read 4 dense, technical chapters on brain chemistry,Continue reading “School Days…..”

Hockney in San Francisco

A press conference attended by my husband, John, was held today to celebrate the exhibit, David Hockney: A Bigger Exhibition, opening on the 26th and staying up through the 20th of January at the De Young Museum in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.   The celebrated British artist  talked about his work and how he hasContinue reading “Hockney in San Francisco”