Friday, 23 October 2020

Share your greatness

Also, remember that if someone criticizes something you do, that doesn't mean that they criticize you as a person. Place your hands on your belly just below your lowest ribs. With your mouth closed, bring the tip of your tongue behind your top front teeth where they meet your gums. Take a slow, deep inhalation through your nose. Draw your breath all the way into your belly instead of breathing shallowly into the chest. Notice your diaphragm moving downward and, with your hands, feel your belly and ribcage filling like an expanding balloon. When you can take in no more air, exhale slowly through your nose until all the air is out of your lungs--you'll feel your belly falling under your hands. Breathe this way for ten rounds (a complete inhalation and exhalation is one round). As you continue, see if you can extend the exhalation, aiming for an out breath that is twice as long as the in breath. Breathing this way will help to quiet spinning and anxious thinking, and bring you back into your body and the present moment. The 4-7-8 Breath Explicit memory When we store information consciously and actively that's an explicit process. We make the most of this after the working memory when we study so that we can know that Athens is the capital of Greece, Pompeii was a Roman town and not a Greek one, for example. We capture facts and knowledge that we think we're going to need. Like when you are told to remember something specific like a name or number, you concentrate on that detail and file it away, even if just for a brief time. Implicit memory We are not conscious of everything we take in, but our working memory often transfers stuff we're not aware of to the long-term storage. We call this an implicit process, the kind you don't have to actively concentrate on. A good example might be a classically conditioned association;

You don't need to pull up that file in your brain on the last time you got your face drilled down to think, Oh, oral surgery. Falls in PD occur mostly when turning or changing directions and are often related to a freezing episode. People with Parkinson's might also experience falls as a result of orthostatic hypotension (postural low blood pressure) and problems with vision. There is no single solution to preventing falls in PD, and because they become more and more common as people age, the main focus should be on preventing frequent falls and minimizing injury. As a caregiver, one big thing you can do to help keep your loved one from falling is to make your home safer. Tips on how to do this were mentioned in article 25 on home safety for people with Parkinson's. Here are some more specific tips to help with fall prevention. Even talking can contribute to falls, as multitasking may be hard for the Parkinson's brain. Mom found that walking around barefoot was best for her while in the house. If your loved one with PD is in a care facility, you may want to consider the following for additional help in preventing falls. Studies have shown that there is no evidence to support the effectiveness of interventions to reduce falls among people with cognitive impairments. Imagine what that misconception did to their attitude toward things like breakage and food wastage. They wouldn't care, said Marvin. That's for sure, replied Elizabeth. What really convinced my friend I was right about the power of sharing information was the remark the head chef made: 'You mean if I burn a six-dollar steak that we charge the customer fifteen dollars for, we have to sell at least five steaks to recover the six-dollar loss? Interesting, mused Marvin. So they started thinking in business terms. Did it make any difference? Last year my friend declared, 'None of you will get a raise unless you can read our balance sheet and explain what it means. When my friend shared 25 percent of that new profit with her staff, they were thrilled and started talking about additional ways they could cut costs and increase profits in the future.

So you have to show people that you trust them by sharing information, commented Marvin. Acceptance in this situation means acknowledging that your wife is drunk and perhaps wishing she hadn't drunk so much, but instead of devolving into a stew of indignation about the selfishness of your wife and general unfairness of life, you feel some compassion for yourself and take the half hour to breathe more slowly. With acceptance, you choose not to fight with your wife (you always can later). At its most basic level, acceptance allows that your wife has drunk too much to drive--it's too late to change that--and so you keep your family safe by driving yourself. The Power of Powerlessness If you or your loved one has encountered the Twelve Steps in AA or Al-Anon (or NA--Nar-Anon), you know that Step One calls for acceptance, specifically accepting or admitting powerlessness over compulsions to use substances. This step is meant to be empowering, and for many people it is. Others find the concepts of self-empowerment and willpower the real driving forces of change. The reality is that both are true: a person can be both powerful and powerless at the same time. Similarly, a person can accept what is and want things to change at the same time. We're not waxing philosophical here: you have a family member with a problem, and you are in pain. Do it with your goal in mind and see yourself enjoying it. Stir up a feeling of joy inside yourself. SINCERE AND HONEST Sincerity is a RARE occurrence in today's world. People who are free from deceit or falseness, who are genuine, real, pure and honest are hard to find. A friend of mine once said: Honest people are yet to be born. Around the world the news reports on corruption, dishonesty and injustice at every level of society every day. World leaders, politicians, business owners, CEO's, employees, government employees, individuals from all walks of life, pastors, attorneys, doctors, husbands, wives and children - all seem to fall prey to falsehood, dishonesty, corruption, bribery, lying and cheating. When doing business with someone or when you take your car to be fixed or serviced, you don't know whether you'll get a good deal or pay a fair price.

When buying food you find that the quality doesn't always correspond with what was advertised. This app focuses on goals, strategies, journaling, and tracking progress following a number of the cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) methods for HD. Strategies include establishing rules for making decisions about acquiring, rerouting to develop alternative activities to replace excessive acquiring, ruminating to evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of acquiring, and rewards to reinforce goal achievement. The journal invites the user to respond to questions about acquiring, including need versus want, and the tracker tool can be used to list acquired and not acquired items as well as costs/savings. No doubt additional web-based apps will appear in the coming years, and hopefully these methods will be studied to determine how helpful they are in reducing acquiring, difficulty discarding, and clutter. Are there self-help articles I can read? A quick online search produced an impressive list of over 1,000 self-help articles aimed at helping people organize their homes and reduce clutter. These decluttering articles are often intended for people with moderate clutter and messy homes, but not necessarily for those whose symptoms, impairment, and distress qualify for an HD diagnosis. A few of these self-help articles for hoarding have been written by mental health professionals with extensive clinical experience in treating people with HD. They include: David Tolin, Randy O. When you focus on your depression and ask its questions, you may realize that all of your energy is going into refusing to set clear boundaries and refusing to treat yourself with love and respect. In this situation, your poor self-care and your negative self-image are parts of the problem, and you'll need to take a serious look at them if you want anything to get better. Your depression doesn't hate you or want to punish you, but in this situation it needs you to stop and take a long look at how you're creating so much pain for yourself. In response, your shame may arise because you're doing something wrong (or being something wrong). This is an excellent emotional response because your self-harming behavior needs to change, and shame is the emotion that can help you change it. However, as we've all experienced, feeling this kind of shame can be painful in the best of times, but it can be truly excruciating when we're already feeling depression or depresxiety. If your depression is paired with shame, take a breather here. Inhale gently and exhale out with a sigh, perform the Hands-On Grounding practice, and of course, reach out for support. When shame and depression pair up (depresshame?

However, this can be a difficult process, so it's important to have a supportive friend or counselor by your side. Pisces is probably the most soulful sign of the zodiac. It's certainly the most psychic. You have an ability to tap into that phantasmal world that surrounds us, a world that nobody sees but we all know is there. It's a place that mystics and saints visited all the time in earlier centuries, an ethereal plane where mysteries were revealed but never fully understood. These experiences couldn't be explained, but they could be described--and they filled the seer with such ecstasy that friends and neighbors couldn't help but respond. Some thought the person was crazy, but others were moved by their words and felt that this person had seen God. Some mystics held up the bleeding palms of their hands as evidence, unearthed hidden springs with healing waters for the sick to drink, or led armies to stunning victories against impossible odds. They were living proof of the miraculous at work in our world and that God had not abandoned us all together. But what was revered in one century was burned at the stake in the next, and this explains the uneasy relationship between mystic and church--or you and your supervisor, for that matter. On one hand the church needed those mystic visions to refill its wineskins. This severely reduced microbiome is a major health hazard since it severely compromises the body's ability to protect itself and make the nutrients and neurotransmitters it needs. Four important points about gut bacteria: The gut microbiome strongly influences mood and feelings. Seventy percent of the immune system is in the gut. Problems with the intestinal wall and tight junctions are virtually universal, leading to widespread leaky gut and leaky brain, which let in toxins, increase inflammation, and weaken brain function. The above points dynamically interact: How you feel has a powerful effect on the immune system and affects the microbiome as well as gut and blood-brain barrier permeability. The microbiome's production of neurotransmitters, hormones, neuropeptides, and proteins such as BDNF (brain-derived neurotrophic factor, the key protein that stimulates neurogenesis and neuroplasticity) have a major effect on how you feel. Anxiety, stress, depression, and cognitive decline are disorders linked to gut bacteria. Researchers took two groups of mice, one group genetically bred to be anxious and timid, the other strain known for their courageous exploratory behavior.

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