Northfielder Henry Emmons was profiled on the front page of the Variety section in yesterday’s StarTribune in a piece titled Capturing calm. "A Minnesota psychiatrist and author is trying to shake up how people think about mental illness." Henry’s second book, was released last month: The Chemistry of Calm: A Powerful, Drug-Free Plan to Quiet Your Fears and Overcome Your Anxiety.
Depression is a devastating illness with many root causes, some of them genetic. This summer I participated in a wonderful healing program called, "Resilience Training" which was developed by Dr. Henry Emmons at the at the Penny George Institute of Health and Healing at Abbott Northwestern Hospital.
Here is my story which I presented on Dec. 14, 2009 at the St. Olaf College Boe Chapel. The video of my presentation is available from the college.
Chris Heimerl from Eagan-based Spooky All Natural Gourmet Hot Sauces also had an aisle stand at Just Food Co-op on Saturday. After I snarfed down several of his samples (“made with honey instead of corn syrup”) on pork and chicken, I motioned Northfielder Henry Emmons (left) into the photo with Chris, even though he hadn’t yet tasted the goodies. Presumably, Henry liked the sauces, too. And who knows, we could soon see a sequel to Henry’s book. How about The Joy of Hot Sauce Chemistry for a title?
My daughter Gilly, who’s an Americorps worker placed at the Northfield Public Library this year, took these photos of the new Booker bus arriving at the city garage last night. Left photo: Library Empress Lynne Young. Right photo: Diana Tallent and Kathy Ness. Click photos to enlarge.
The Friends of the Library will introduce the new Booker the Book bus at their annual meeting Thursday, Nov. 16, at the library. Tours of the bus will begin at 6:30 p.m., with the meeting starting at 7 p.m. Guest speaker at the meeting will be local psychiatrist and author Dr. Henry Emmons, who will talk about his book “The Chemistry of Joy.” Emmons combines western medicine and eastern philosophy in treating depression. Refreshments will be served.