Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Sometimes we don't know why

No matter what I say or do, I can't reason with her. Because I failed to answer one question, I cannot move forward; I cannot order new checks. I am left sputtering into the phone, reduced to shouting at the lady (I swear she enjoyed it). But the fact is, her denial was nothing personal. It never is. She has a goal, and it's to protect me from not just others, but myself, too. Still, I felt helpless, because I couldn't reason with this person. Asked about her area of interest - animal science - she spoke eloquently, intelligently, and insightfully for an extended period of time. But then an interviewer asked her to define happiness. Quickly, she became flustered and frustrated. That's too abstract, she protested. Topic over. While those two stories seem woefully unrelated, I would argue that they are profoundly connected. Aspies don't like frothy eloquence unless it can be backed up with concrete reality. Our minds don't operate on vague intangibilities; But, to really ingest, taste, and then elevate a concept, we are all from Missouri. Don't tell me. If I simply relied on my everyday experience, I would have said my arm is solid and not mostly empty. But it is mostly empty.

And the remaining 0. As we saw in the double-slit study, sometimes particles behave like bits of matter, and at other times they behave like waves of probability. So this stuff that we call matter and assume to be solid, isn't actually solid at all. As stated by physicist Peter Russell: With the development of quantum theory, physicists have found that even subatomic particles are far from solid. In fact, they are nothing like matter as we know it. They cannot be pinned down and measured precisely. Much of the time they seem more like waves than particles. They are like fuzzy clouds of potential existence, with no definite location. It's always easy to hate the nefarious fat person: Ursula from The Little Mermaid, Penguin from Batman, Slug from Marvel Comics, the Queen of Hearts from Alice in Wonderland, Oogie Boogie from The Nightmare Before Christmas, Big Dan Teague from O Brother, Where Art Thou? It's important to note that not all stupid, funny, and evil characters are fat; What is problematic is when we see fat characters, they fall into these negative stereotypes more often than not. Thanks to these common and prevailing tropes, we are repulsed/humored/angered by fat people because our reality has no other frame of reference in which to sort them out. For the most part they are not positively represented in the media, so when we see fat people happy, in love, feeling worthy, achieving success, or engaging in any positive activity . A FAT PERSON WHO ISN'T MISERABLE OR TRYING TO BECOME UN-FAT? We don't know how to process this information. We don't understand. The unfamiliarity is uncomfortable. We feel confused . This will disinfect them and neutralise any smells. When they are dry, replace them and then you can start organising.

Go through all the fresh products with a limited shelf life, such as dairy, and dispose of any that are past their sell-by dates or starting to smell. Be especially careful with meat, fish and poultry. Check any jars and don't bother keeping those that are gungy at the bottom or have only a spoonful left inside. Sort out the fruit and vegetables, removing any that are bruised, smelly or soft and past their best. Now replace the food in its designated space. I like to use containers wherever possible, especially in the fruit and vegetable drawers. MGJY Top Tip Want to organise your fridge without spending any money? And in this safe environment, the cast tests out new material. And just like the students I watched, they bomb quite frequently. The fast-paced improv format allows actors to redirect the action, change scenes, and cut off jokes that aren't working. Performers typically take audience suggestions for topics or backstories for characters, then act out the first thing that comes to mind. Amid all the zaniness that ensues, casts can slip in scenes they've been considering for their show and gauge audience reactions. And though sometimes the material is dreadful, it doesn't matter. They can fail without failing. SINCE THE EARLY 20TH century, psychologists have argued about the effects of feedback interventions, or critiques, on behavior and performance. Various studies have shown that such interventions improved learning, while others prove that feedback has negative effects on performance. For years, academics debated whether positive feedback (You're doing great! That was just one of my many worries: my brain was like Velcro for anything remotely scary, whether it related to me, my family, friends, or something out in the big bad world. After another failed trip to the doctor, where `nothing physically wrong' was found to explain my recurring tummy aches, I felt like shouting from the rooftops: `How can you say there's nothing wrong with me when my tummy is telling me there is and when I feel like my world is turning upside down?

When you suffer from anxiety, children and adults alike lose the power to trust their own feelings. This makes it hard to believe that you'll be able to cope. Because so many situations feel threatening, you end up feeling really confused about what is safe and what isn't. It's like your brain and body are telling you big, fat lies, which to a small child feels really unsettling and lonely. Even if there is no apparent danger, it starts to feel safer to avoid even mildly challenging situations altogether than to risk the dread deep inside you that something will go wrong. Telling a child that a perceived threat is only in their head, or that there's nothing to worry about, invalidates the child's feelings and doesn't help at all in that particular moment. Not only does a child lose trust in their own feelings and in their ability to cope, but you risk unintentionally sending the message that the child's body and mind aren't to be trusted. This message is of course not intentional from a parent's point of view; He holds a free-throw average of 90 per cent. Compare this to LeBron James, regarded by some as the greatest player of all time, who scored only 74. But players hardly ever use the granny shot -- in fact, there appears to be an aversion to even trying the technique. Many players who have tried this shot stopped playing it because they were teased or felt it looked silly, in some cases despite the fact that their free-throw shots were better when taken as granny shots. So, despite there being a potentially more brilliant way to shoot, the stigma that comes with the granny shot makes the majority of players choose the overhand throw, which actually minimises the opportunity for success. When I asked my 16-year-old son about this, he said, `No-one shoots like that, Mum. You'd look stupid'. There's no doubt that being the same as everyone else is a comfortable place to be. It's great to feel like we belong. Yet when we do this, we're unconsciously choosing to stay the same. This, of course, did not work, because diseases come on horseback, but go away on foot through continued treatment. Although methods of supplementing the yang energy abound in traditional Chinese medicine, none will be effective unless the patient perseveres in the treatment.

According to a philosopher, two species in the world can finally reach the top of the pyramid. One is the eagle, and the other is the snail. The former is highly talented and can soar into the sky easily. The latter, though mediocre in talent, can also succeed in reaching the summit. What he depends on is nothing but perseverance. The most difficult thing in the world is to persevere. This is also true in medical treatment. Seeing no obvious effect after two or three days of treatment by a doctor, many patients wish to change doctors or medicine, not knowing that they must persevere with a particular recipe before it takes effect. First, let's unpack step 2 so you can experience activating the subconscious. You'll use The 3/12/7 Method script (see The 3/12/7 Method) to slow down your brain, shift it from left- to right-hemisphere dominance, and turn on and off different parts of the brain. SVT is a learned skill; Not only that, but you'll also engage your subconscious brain more quickly, and the positive transformation will stick. I recommend that you use SVT at least a few times a week. Multiple studies have demonstrated that benefits amplify as subjects use subconscious-activating practices more. After you practice SVT once or twice, you'll probably feel something happening in your brain. After you practice it eight times, you'll probably notice changes in your body or subtle changes in the way you talk to yourself. After you've been practicing it for a year, your life may look and feel significantly different than it does today. If you are experiencing the pain of daily migraines or the disaster of a messy divorce, then you can even use SVT as a daily tool. If these times don't suit you (for example, if 10pm until 6am works better with your schedule), that's fine - you can change the times, but try to make sure they allow for seven to eight hours of shut-eye every night. You'll need to set aside four weeks for this, because conditioning your body into a new routine won't happen overnight (excuse the pun).

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