Saturday, 4 July 2020

The Day I Took Control

Acid-suppressing medications, artificial sweeteners, and acidic foods, such as hard cheeses and refined carbohydrates, may reduce alkaline phosphatase's protective ability. In contrast, green leafy vegetables, fruits, fish, butter, fibers, fish, and seeds appear to increase intestinal alkaline phosphatase and detoxify endotoxin. HOW STRONG IS YOUR GUT? While most of the more than one hundred trillion microbes residing in our gut are friendly, there are some rough characters (like endotoxin) in the mix that must be kept in check by our intestinal barrier and our gut immune system. However, research suggests that increased permeability of the intestinal barrier is independently associated with abdominal fat. Or at least that's what it's supposed to do. An abundance of research has connected a compromised intestinal barrier with many of the same ubiquitous, modern-day health conditions also associated with imbalanced gut microflora, including autoimmune disorders, cancer, mood disorders, and fat storage and blood-sugar imbalances. In 2011, research published in the journal Obesity revealed for the first time that the permeability of the intestinal wall is associated with abdominal and liver fat. When bacteria (or bacterial fragments like endotoxin) are able to slip between the cells lining the intestinal wall and enter the sterile environment of your bloodstream, your immune system reacts, causing inflammation and predisposing you to metabolic imbalances and chronic health problems. Basic Massage: Acupressure (light pressure, 1 to 2) Hold LI4, the point on the back of the hand in the webbing where the thumb and index finger meet. Avoid this point if your partner is pregnant, as it can induce labor. This point relieves pain of all kinds, including hand, wrist, neck, and back pain. Hold SI3, the point just below the pinky finger where the palm creases when your hand makes a loose fist. This point is useful for neck and back pain, headache, red and painful eyes, and hand pain. Hold pressure in the webbing between each finger, using your thumb and index finger on both sides of your partner's hand. These points are effective for hand pain and osteoarthritis in the hands. A s we move to a more sedentary lifestyle, particularly with the advent of office and computer work and long work commutes, the muscles in the front of our hips and our buttocks get short, tight, and tense, causing hip and sciatic pain. This article provides a basic sequence plus basic and advanced massage techniques and tips to relieve pain from the following common ailments in our hips. The reality is probably closer to `this may give you a face full of spots, either because the ingredients are comedogenic (block pores), or your skin does not like some of the ingredients'.

The odd whitehead (ie a proper, traditional spot) appearing after using a new product is no big deal. An angry red face with a mixture of swollen, won't-come-to-a-head spots, cysts, whiteheads and blackheads is not `purging'. It's your skin begging you to stop whatever it is you are doing. Listen to it. Personally, even if my skin was bubbling under the surface like a dormant volcano, I'd rather treat it gently. I do not want to use something that makes it erupt. Hey ho, that's just moi. SKINCARE MYTH HAVING SPOTS MEANS YOU HAVE ACNE, OR OILY/COMBINATION SKIN He placed his manuscript on his inner altar and moved on to another project. Two weeks later, the article was accepted by a major publisher for a substantial advance. Turning to his agent he said, I want to thank whoever is responsible, because it certainly wasn't me. It is good to realize that we do not have to do everything alone. Help is available. Invisible hands come to support us at the right time. As the psalmist assures us, Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain thee. Affirmations When I have done all I can, I turn over the outcome to God. I release my attachment to the results. One question I get a lot is Why money?

I had other professions and businesses before starting my organization Live Out Loud. One of them was personal trainer, because I understand how important it is to be healthy and be well. Early on, though, I realized that if people were wealthy, they could do a lot more with their lives--expand their options, including ways to be healthier and happier. While money may not be the most important thing in life, it certainly can have the most impact. That's why education in pursuit of financial freedom has been my focus. The only difference between those who have money and those without it is that those who have money know the key to generating and maintaining wealth, and those who don't, don't. As in every arena, education can save lives. That's why I go around the globe and teach, sharing the truth about financial freedom. I also felt that I had no choice. Instead of judging myself or dismissing my feelings, I can be more compassionate with myself and acknowledge what I'm experiencing. Loneliness happens to many moms. Right now, I'm feeling lonely. Responding to myself with kindness and understanding is important--I can decide the steps to take to move through this feeling. Moving Beyond the Shadows TIP #1: ASK QUESTIONS TO CREATE SELF-AWARENESS. Take a moment to identify the specific feeling you're experiencing. Alone or Isolated Do I have difficulty spending time with friends or family because of the phase of life I'm in, or because of our busy schedules? If I feel isolated from supportive people in my life, is there a way we can be together more often? SEND OUT FUZZY FEELINGS

Don't you just adore the warm, fuzzy feelings you get from spending time with people you love? Fuzzy feelings make your chest feel warm, soften your heart, and bring you a wonderful sense of contentment. You might not have felt these feelings in a while. If not, that's okay--we're going to cultivate them with this meditation! First, bring up some of these fuzzy feelings. If you have a significant other, a child, or another person that is near and dear to you, bring them to mind. Think about some of your best moments with this person, moments in which you felt peace and joy and love during your time with them. Gather these feelings and visualize holding them in your hands. Next, take your hands and grab onto the edges of these feelings, then start slowly moving your hands apart. Every time I come into the bedroom, I feel happy. The high side of bipolar disorder leads past euphoria to a distinct downside that requires intervention. If people around you start to comment or complain, it's an important signal that the high has reached a clinical level that requires professional attention--But I've never felt better in my life! Consider these hallmark symptoms: Your mood changes, so you feel either unusually good or optimistic, or else irritable and argumentative. You feel little need for sleep, and may get two or more hours less sleep than usual nightly. You're fidgety and distractible, and your thoughts race so quickly your speech can barely keep up with them. You are sure you're being creative and insightful, even if you're not. You're impulsive with people and activities, and strike up conversations with strangers and long-lost acquaintances, volunteer for way too many assignments at work, spend a fortune shopping, or have flings you would normally never dream of. No individual with bipolar disorder will show all these symptoms, but that's what to look out for, in yourself and in those around you. Anyone who has been through an exam week in college knows firsthand how sleep debt can catch up with you!

Your circadian rhythm is a 24-hour cycle of biological processes that has an intricate relationship with your sleep-wake cycle. Your brain is in control of these processes, which are carried out through the release of hormones that rise and fall, depending on the time of day. Some hormones, like cortisol, increase in the morning as you wake up and provide the energy you need to get through the day. In contrast, melatonin increases a couple hours before bed and promotes drowsiness to induce sleep. There are many factors that impact your circadian rhythm, but one of the most powerful is the light-dark cycle. Exposure to bright light (especially daylight) during the daytime and complete darkness at night helps our body regulate this cycle. There are many factors that can disrupt your circadian rhythm, which can cause sleepiness during the day and wakefulness at night. We'll be discussing these later on in the article. SLEEP AND HEALING If the intestinal epithelial cells are bricks, then tight junction proteins are the mortar holding them together. Since 2001, Alessio Fasano, MD, a pediatric endocrinologist who founded the University of Maryland Center for Celiac Research, has been one of the most vocal researchers about the connection between zonulin deregulation, leaky gut, and the development of autoimmune diseases, such as irritable bowel syndrome and celiac disease. This appears to occur because a leaky gut activates a variety of immune messengers, altering insulin function and predisposing the body to obesity and insulin resistance, leading to prediabetes and type 2 diabetes. KEY TAKEAWAYS Modern scientists have confirmed what John Pickup, MD, proposed over fifteen years ago: type 2 diabetes is as much a disorder of the immune system as the metabolic system. Several years later, researchers confirmed Pickup's findings: elevated blood levels of two inflammatory compounds--C reactive protein (CRP) and interleukin-6 (IL-6)--are strongly correlated with the development of adult-onset type 2 diabetes. It is this chronic, albeit low-grade, activation of the immune system that leads to the kind of inflammation linked to obesity and diabetes. For the first time, in 2010, scientists reported that chronic inflammation related to increased body weight starts as early as age three. Certainly, one of the many consequences associated with ingesting processed foods--namely refined sugars, carbohydrates, excessive fats, and alcohol--is obesity and insulin resistance. Rather, they disturb the delicate cross talk between gut microflora and the intestinal barrier, leading to a cascade of immune system disruptions. Hips Sequence

Friday, 3 July 2020

Making Peace, Jennifer Lang

Think about how simple these things are and how willing you would be to do them for someone you love. Imagine if you had reached out and asked for some kindness. How would that have influenced your mood? Would it have given you the boost you needed? Commit to being more willing to ask for some kindness when you need it. Know that you are not weak when you ask for help--it actually takes a lot of inner strength to reach out when you're feeling down! Giving love is one of the best things you can do in this life. It feels good, it's easy to do, and it makes both your life and the lives of those you love better; If you've been hurt or you're struggling to love yourself first, it's not such a simple thing to share your love for others; Then I joined a bipolar support group. Several people talked about SAD. That made a big impression on me. I knew I'd get worse during the winter. I was depressed at other times of the year, but all of my hospital confinements were in the fall and winter. When Roberta heard about a study that involved light therapy, she applied to be part of it. I went in and talked to them. They gave me a light unit and I went from five minutes to about fifteen minutes, and noticed I was feeling better. Eventually I went up to about an hour, and it broke the depression. The lights made me feel better. Fifty years ago, that figure was 2 percent.

Why is this so? A couple of factors--as time goes on, our culture continues to glorify productivity and workaholism more than restoration and relaxation. Time spent sleeping has steadily decreased as time spent working has increased. In addition, exposure to light (especially blue light emitted by TV screens, computers, and smartphones) after the sun has gone down deeply impacts our body's own natural rhythms. This technology has enabled us to work round-the-clock and override the natural process that causes us to sleep. As troubling as it is, sleeplessness has become the norm and a culturally accepted part of modern life, with most of us unaware of its consequences. While the majority of people simply don't get enough quantity or quality of sleep, sleep disorders and other issues are widespread and growing. Nearly 1 in 4 Americans suffer from sleep disorders that are in turn linked to health issues like depression, obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and overall risk of death. These disorders include: The mice became obese and exhibited signs of increased inflammation. Other research using DNA stool analysis found increased levels of Bacteroides , Clostridium , and Escherichia coli in the stool of people with type 2 diabetes, but not in healthy control subjects. Using DNA-based stool analysis, the obese mothers-to-be had fewer Bifidobacteria and an increase in Staphylococcus , Enterobacteriaceae , and Escherichia coli . A French research team also confirmed the link between microbes and obesity in adults. They were the first to show that an increase in the concentration of bacterial genetic material (DNA) in the blood predicted the amount of abdominal fat present and the onset of diabetes. Shortly after French microbiologist Louis Pasteur's discovery that germs cause disease in the mid-1800s, Robert Koch discovered that specific microorganisms are responsible for causing tuberculosis and cholera. His coworker Richard Pfeiffer later discovered that even after he killed the bacteria with heat, it was still toxic to animals when it was injected. He subsequently conceived the concept of the endotoxin , or the toxin within. Professor Patrice D. Cani, PhD, a researcher at the Fund for Scientific Research at the Louvain Drug Research Institute in Brussels, Belgium, was one of the first to demonstrate in animals that an imbalance in gut flora and a condition called leaky gut increase endotoxin, a part of the cell wall of bacteria. This pain can be caused by conditions like sprains, strains, chronic arthritis (worn-down cartilage between two bones resulting in painful bone-on-bone contact), osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, pregnancy, obesity, and trigger finger (a stiff tendon that causes your finger to catch when it is straightened).

Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis ) and golfer's elbow (medial epicondylitis ) are inflammatory conditions in tendons of the elbow that also cause wrist and hand pain. For pain caused by carpal tunnel syndrome, see the previous section. Repetitive hand tasks like typing, painting, handwriting, playing musical instruments or sports, and using tools can also cause pain, cramping, and tension in your hands and wrists. There are several conditions that are usually diagnosed in worker's compensation cases due to the wear and tear on the tendons, muscles, and nerves caused by continuous use over an extended period. These are known as RSI (repetitive strain injury ), CTD (cumulative trauma disorder ), RMI (repetitive motion injury ), and MSD (musculoskeletal disorder ), and they are used interchangeably. Contributing factors include working with bent wrists or neck, extended arm reach, long periods in a fixed position (particularly in awkward postures), task repetition, excessive pressure on muscles and joints, incorrect lighting levels, and excessive pinch grips while writing. Massage can help by reducing hand pain, increasing grip strength, and improving mood and sleep. Massage also increases circulation in the hands, which relieves pain and speeds healing after injury. It also hydrates connective tissue, releases adhesions, and softens scar tissue in your hands and fingers, improving your hands' range of motion and flexibility. There is absolutely no reason to avoid oil when you have acne. Avoid mineral oil, yes, but good, light, plant-derived oils do not clog pores; Use topical exfoliants. Using acids topically will help tackle blocked pores, remove dead skin cells, trapped hair follicles and reduce your acid mantle to the lower end of the scale - usually around a 3 or 4 - which is, in layman's terms, strengthening your first line of defence to the acne. Use glycolic, lactic or salicylic acid (for more information on acids). You can use products containing benzoyl peroxide or sulphur, found in spot treatments, to topically treat bad acne spots. It can penetrate the pore and kill off the bacteria specific to acne, but I prefer to use the acids I mention in the step above. A word of warning: both are extremely drying to the skin in high percentages. Hydrate your skin and consider that it might need facial oil in places. You can have acne in some areas and be really dry or dehydrated in others. This future tripping removes us from our source of guidance in the present.

Sometimes we try to hit it big in a hurry. But there is no fooling the Universe. Sooner or later we will have to go back and retrace the steps that we skipped. The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary. Whatever the goal or desire, approach it one step at a time. Small measures consistently taken guarantee progress. Eventually you will emerge victorious, having attained a reward that you have truly earned. Affirmations I patiently work towards my good. After years of struggling, trying to achieve and prove myself, I learned a wonderful truth: I could change the rules and make up new ones. So I did, and that's how I found Yes! Energy--this easy, graceful, simple way to do a lot less and achieve so much more. Because I was willing to change the conversation and make new rules, I found my freedom. I achieved daily happiness that includes a beautiful family; The good news is that since I missed the truth all those years, I understand why others might be missing it, and I've built a business on helping them find it. Dirt, Sweat, and Leftovers My first glimpse that difficulties are often created and not in-evitable was as a child living on my family's farm. I'd spend those dark, cold mornings either tending to the animals or the grain or walking the beans. To walk the beans meant to weed every stalk. SHADOW MANTRA

If you're saying this . THRIVING MANTRA Positively reframe to say this . I wish someone could understand what I'm going through as a mom. One way to feel more connected is to reach out to a supportive person and share what I'm experiencing. While I may feel alone with this experience, I can reach out for support to feel less alone in my life. I wish I had more friends. If my child came to me with this exact phrase and they were in a similar situation, how would I respond? Wishing for something is passive. This article contains several techniques you can use to practice sharing your love with others, including visualizing it, focusing on one loved one at a time, and thinking about the best ways to give and receive love. GIVE YOURSELF PERMISSION TO LOVE Like many other techniques in this article, the first step in actually applying it is to give yourself permission to use it. You can go through the motions all day long, but if your heart isn't really in it (because your head doesn't allow it), you're not going to get anywhere. If you find it difficult to allow yourself to give love to others, give this meditation a try. Continue breathing deeply, inhaling through your nose and exhaling through your nose. Wrap yourself in a big hug, give yourself a squeeze, then return to your resting position. Think about how it feels to give your love to others. When you have given your love to others in the past, how did it feel? Did it drain you or invigorate you? I always knew that I was better when there was a lot of light.

Thursday, 2 July 2020

Changing gears that grind

Japanese shiatsu uses finger pressure to move the body's energy along meridians to restore balance and health. AYURVEDIC MASSAGE Ayurveda is an ancient system of medicine in India that prescribes daily and seasonal regimens depending on a person's constitution. Massage is an important aspect of Ayurvedic medicine. It uses a copious amount of oil and applies pressure in a circular clockwise motion on an unclothed recipient. The massage begins at the head and ends at the feet. Firm pressure is used on the limbs and light pressure is used on the neck, face, abdomen, and heart area. Pressure is used in the same direction as the body hair (along arterial flow). The recipient applies a powder and takes a warm bath 15 to 20 minutes after an Ayurvedic massage. DEEP TISSUE Try something creative - draw or paint a picture, write a story about your childhood or play a piece of music. Don't worry about the quality of what you're producing, and don't hold back - doing it is the important part! WE ARRIVE HERE WITH NOTHING AND WE LEAVE WITH NOTHING. To distinguish between your work and your leisure, use your journey home to bring your mindful attention to your breath. Let go of the activities and worries of the working day and arrive home relaxed. It may sound strange, but sometimes we forget to breathe! Deep breathing can be incredibly beneficial; Place one hand over your chest and one on your stomach. Inhale through your nose with a closed mouth, then on the exhale, open your mouth and gently sigh.

A compromised barrier function will present as a dull skin that feels rough and/or dry. Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) can also be an issue in darker skins. The discolouration (caused by an increase in melanin) can occur during the wound-healing process and remain after the skin has healed. When checking ingredient lists on products, look for the following to help combat this pigmentation: - vitamin C And I can't say it enough - GET YOUR SPF ON. Dija Ayodele, founder of the Black Skin Directory and an incredible facialist. A GOOD SKINCARE ROUTINE WHERE TO START Our skin is the biggest organ in your body, and it deserves a bit of attention. But that doesn't mean we all need to be scientists. PRACTICE RADICAL ACCEPTANCE Radical acceptance is sort of a funny term; How can you radically accept something? Although it might seem like a nonsensical combination, it's actually a powerful technique that you can use to enhance your self-acceptance and, through this, your self-compassion. Follow these instructions to give it a try: Once you're ready to meditate, take a few more long, cleansing breaths. Extend your inhale to at least four seconds, pause, then stretch your exhale out to at least four seconds, and pause again. Now that you're extra relaxed and centered, bring your awareness to yourself; Think about yourself in a more abstract way, without homing in on any details. Tell yourself, I accept you exactly as you are.

At times you may be called to leave a known situation (a job, home, relationship, etc) for the unknown. Your guidance may go against logic and reason. This is when you need the faith to trust in the process. But here is the paradox. Those things we think of as secure exist in the world of form and are therefore subject to change. On the other hand, the one thing we think of as insubstantial, the world of spirit, is realty the only secure place we have to stand. It is your connection to your spiritual nature, to your Higher Power, to God-in-you, that constitutes your real security, your ultimate grounding. To summarize, in listening to your inner voice, you Step out in faith, and give life the opportunity to support you. If you keep your focus on that benevolent Higher Power, not only will you be guided, but also your life will unfold more beautifully than you ever could have imag- Bariatric surgery is often overwhelmingly effective in causing rapid and long-lasting weight loss and metabolic improvements. However, I'm not suggesting that you or any of the world's two billion overweight people and 346 million diabetics undergo the operation. Instead, I believe in using natural agents to mimic the many beneficial physiologic effects that make bariatric surgery so effective. Research is showing that it's possible to emulate the biological responses of bariatric surgery naturally. By scheduling meals; YOUR BODY--A SOCIAL NETWORK During our journey through your metabolic system in the following articles, we will look at your body as a network of connections, like biologic Facearticle friends or Twitter followers. Just as one Tweet can cost a politician his job, one small bacterial imbalance in your gut or a glitch in one biochemical pathway can instant message your fat cells to swell with fat. When you look at your organs and systems as a vast network of linked connections, you discover why obesity and its related disorders are more than just genetics, calorie overload, or too much sitting. To unravel the core reasons behind your weight problems, you need to decipher how your environment, your mood, and the foods you eat affect the composition of the trillions of microbes in your gut, cause your metabolic engines to misfire, and put your immune system on high alert.

You know, empty calories. Even if you can get people motivated, they won't do it. Well, I believe in the human spirit too much, I said. He gave me a pat on the back and walked away. I shared this dialogue with the room of several hundred older folks. How did we get so unresourceful? My kids have more difficult lives than we ever did, another said. Their schedules are filled; Another stood up. That's the problem. This article is divided into five main shadow emotions: sadness, fear and anxiety, anger, embarrassment, and disgust. With each section, there is a general description of the shadow emotion in motherhood, and articles that explore the variations of these shadow emotions, and how these feelings can present in motherhood. Each article is structured with helpful information including how to reframe negative self-talk, termed as shadow mantras, to positive and compassionate self-talk, called thriving mantras. There are also specific skills and strategies for each shadow feeling called Moving Beyond the Shadows, which will help you manage and move past the shadow emotion you're experiencing. And at the end of each article is an inspiring Thriving Mama Reflection to help you feel inspired to bring self-compassion for yourself into motherhood. The cornerstone of therapy is trust, connection, and confidentiality. In this article there are some examples in motherhood of moms experiencing shadow emotions. None of the descriptions identify any specific individuals. To illustrate examples in motherhood, all names are fictitious, and clinical issues and presentations have been combined to create an illustration for the emotion or struggle highlighted. Any recognizable details have been altered;

Phew, okay, are you still with me? It can be hard to concentrate when the depression is bad. Feel free to take breaks, sleep for a while, cry if you need to. I'll be here when you get back. Henri Nouwen, The Inner Voice of Love (New York: Image, 1998), xiii. Companions on the Road Two are better than one, If either of them falls down, But pity anyone who falls Also, if two lie down together, Come night, the situation is reversed. We are flooded with light pollution from televisions and computer screens. Even after we turn off the electronics and go to bed, there are streetlights, neighbors' outdoor flood lamps, the headlights of passing cars, and even self-imposed night-lights. These directly disturb the quality of our sleep and provoke mini-jet lags by affecting the circadian clock during its most sensitive interval. Homes have evolved over the millennia to protect us from the elements and from extremes of heat and cold. The amount and quality of light we receive indoors has been given much lower priority than protection from the weather. Neither architects nor the public have yet discovered the pervasive biological role of light in optimizing sleep and daytime well-being.The misguided indoor lighting that results contributes greatly to insomnia, depression, poor concentration, and fatigue. Circadian rhythms are a basic fact of life, throughout life. However, at different points in the life span, the particularities of their influence change, sometimes dramatically. Pregnancy is a time when many women feel their sleep and mood go awry.

Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Love, Magic & Mudpies

One standard approach for examining the mental representations that people use to guide themselves through a task is to stop them in the middle of the task, turn out the lights, and then ask them to describe the current situation, what has happened, and what is about to happen. In cases where simulators are available--flight training, for instance, or certain types of medical procedures--it is actually possible to stop in the middle and quiz people. Or, in the case of real surgeries, the doctors can be questioned before and after the operations about how they envision the surgery going and about their thought processes during the surgery; Ideally, you would like to identify characteristics of mental representations that are associated with greater success in the surgeries. It has been primarily since the beginning of the twenty-first century that a few researchers have been successful in identifying those practicing doctors with reliably superior performance and have begun to investigate their mental processes. It's already clear, however, that a major factor underlying the abilities of the world's best doctors is the quality of their mental representations. This implies that a major part of applying the lessons of deliberate practice to medicine will be finding ways to help doctors develop better mental representations through training--a situation that holds in most other professions as well. You will find various lists of professionals and helplines collated, including at the end of this article. You can also check for word-of-mouth references. Please do not attempt to use this article or any information here to make a self-diagnosis or to diagnose anyone yourself. I have noticed that children almost always confide in someone about their self-harming acts and somehow no one takes them seriously and hence they hesitate to share this with anyone. Sadly, self-harming behaviour is dismissed as attention-seeking behaviour and children are often shamed when their parents find out about it. Self-harming behaviour is a cry for help and needs to be attended to with urgency. Escalate any such behaviour to the concerned experts. What do you think is the difference between feeling sad and depressed? Do you use these terms interchangeably? What do you feel is the difference? Let us return to remembering names, faces and places. Remembering names, faces, and places is often the top item that people wish to remember. That is because man is a social being.

His social interaction, his business, his ability to network, all depends upon remembering names and relations. It is seen that when a person is able to remember names, he finds it easy to remember faces, places, and even events and conversations. Passwords are rising in importance, and one needs to remember unbreakable passwords. Let us return to remembering names, faces, places, passwords. Most people cannot remember these days. Researches have shown we are unable to remember them, in spite of a desire to remember, because of developed habits. The developed habit is to throw the baby with the water. This includes universal access to free or heavily subsidized hospital care, primary care, and specialist physician services. No patient is turned away from public hospitals for want of insurance, although there may be long waiting lists for some elective procedures. Second, patients have free choice of primary care physician. Third, prescription drugs are affordable at the point of service, and the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme effectively limits drug prices. Out-of-pocket costs are capped and income-linked. Finally, the financing structure is quite progressive. With no premiums, Medicare, the PBS, and long-term care are almost universally financed through national progressive income taxes, and a very small fraction of patients forgo care because of cost. Nevertheless, Australia confronts at least 5 serious challenges over the next decade. First, there is poor coordination across the continuum of care arising from how care is financed. Funding is divided, with states paying the bulk of hospital care, the Commonwealth government paying for physician services, and private payers covering physicians and select elective procedures. That's why so many Chinese restaurants have aquariums near the entry. A vase of good clean water will do--you don't need to run the old Slip N' Slide down the hallway. Symbolic water can work too.

A snowy scene in a picture, or even a watercolor of just about anything, invites change (except earth pictures). Items connected to water also work well here, like starfish or seashells. Black Not only is this color just downright cool, it is also the feng shui symbol for water. Throw that black briefcase over there and make it work for you. Or grab that Men in Black poster and hang it in the Career section. Undulating Shapes The shape or form for the element of water is free-form or undulating. Since water can take on any shape, any shape will do to describe it. Principles of Deliberate Practice in Everyday Life IN 2010 I GOT AN E-MAIL from a man named Dan McLaughlin from Portland, Oregon. He had read about my deliberate-practice research in various places, including Geoff Colvin's article Talent Is Overrated, and he wanted to use it in his efforts to become a professional golfer. To understand just how audacious this was, you need to know a little about Dan. He had not played on his high school or college golf team. In fact, he'd never really played golf at all. He'd been to a driving range with friends a few times, but he'd never played a full eighteen-hole round of golf in his life. Indeed, at thirty years old, he had never been a competitive athlete of any sort. But he had a plan, and he was serious about it: he would quit his job as a commercial photographer and spend the next six or so years learning to play golf. Having read Malcolm Gladwell's article Outliers and taken the ten-thousand-hour rule at face value, Dan figured he would put in ten thousand hours of deliberate practice and become a good enough player to join the Professional Golfers' Association tour. During my sessions with children and adolescents, I find that for most of my young clients, the feeling of sadness is transient -- it would stay for a short time and it was usually felt in response to an external event. For instance, a fight with a friend, a low score on a test, not getting selected to be on the school team or your parents saying no to a sleepover at your friend's place -- all could be grounds for sadness. Depression on the other hand seemed to feel more intense -- a feeling that would come from the inside and have a life of its own.

You could wake up feeling low and not want to get out of bed. There might not be any immediate reason or trigger for this. Going to school might become a major drag. You find you really need to push yourself to do things. While feeling sadness is an essential part of living our lives, depression seems to be getting in the way of our lives. How do you deal with your sadness? It's not a very popular emotion -- most of us want to get rid of it. As we reject the bulk of the information each day, names also get rejected. We all ask people their name, but our brains have developed the unconscious habit of NOT listening, NOT recording, and NOT remembering. This means that though we ask people their names, with the hope that we will remember it, our brain quickly erases it. In fact, our brain does not even consciously listen to names when people mention their name, though we hear it. Thus, we need to consciously FIGHT against this habit of the brain. The first thing to do is to firmly decide that now onward when I ask a person his/her name, I will memorize it. The next thing is to consciously hear the name and immediately repeat it in your mind. The more you can repeat, the better. Then at the first opportunity, write it down in your small diary. Later, write it down in your main diary under the right heading such as barber, grocer, butcher, chemist, etc This creates significant barriers to care coordination and drives cost growth. No single payer is responsible for the entire continuum of care. There is always an incentive to push patients from one setting to another--from hospitals to outpatient or outpatient to hospitals--rather than improve the continuum of care.

While giving each Australian state latitude to experiment with different ways to pay for hospital care may produce some innovation, on balance this division creates an adversarial budget battle between states and the Commonwealth government. As Professor Freed noted, efforts to keep federal spending low almost invariably affect states adversely: The federal government was constraining how much doctors would be reimbursed, so they were charging more and more over the federal reimbursement, which meant more people would go to the state hospitals. The federal government didn't care because it wasn't their problem. There is a minority opinion that the division of financing and provision of care across states and the federal government allows for innovation. As one physician described the system, I don't see those problems of federal coordination as a major structural problem. I think they're just part of the landscape we work with. The only shape that would be least appropriate would be squares. Square shapes relate to the element of earth, and once again, we don't want earth symbols in this area damming our water. Mirrors They also equal water and they let you see how fabulous you look dressed for your new career. In addition, they bounce the light, which keeps energy flowing in this area of the home. Always be careful how you hang a mirror. Make sure it is placed at a level where you can look yourself in the eye and see your entire head. That way you'll get ahead in business. Mirrors not recommended: those found in fun houses. Glass Glass is considered a water element in feng shui. Glass is also used quite extensively in containers for water--vases, aquariums, fish bowls, stemware--so it is usually quite easy to make glass work for your career. To get on the tour, he'd have to first gain admission to the PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament and then do well enough in that tournament to receive a PGA Tour card. This would allow him to compete in PGA tournaments. A year and a half after starting his project, which he called the Dan Plan, he gave an interview to Golf magazine.

Love, Animals & Miracles

That is, you get retrospective reports, you have people describe what they're thinking about as they perform a task, and you observe which tasks are easier or harder for someone and draw conclusions from that. The researchers who have studied doctors' thought processes in order to understand what separates the best from the rest have used all of these techniques. A good example of this approach is a recent study of eight surgeons who were quizzed about their thought processes before, during, and after they performed laparoscopic surgeries. These surgeries, which are carried out with a small incision through which the surgical instruments are inserted and then guided to the surgical target, require a great amount of preparation and the ability to adapt to whatever conditions are discovered once the surgery begins. A major aim of the study was to identify the sorts of decisions the surgeons made throughout the process and to figure out how they made those decisions. The researchers listed several types of decisions that the surgeons had to make during surgery, such as which tissues to cut, whether to switch from laparoscopy to open surgery, and if they needed to drop their original surgical plan and improvise. The details are mostly interesting only to laparoscopic surgeons and those who teach them, but one finding has much broader relevance. Behaviour in children varies from one development stage to another. The challenge parents often face is to be able to differentiate in their child's behaviour and understand whether it is just a phase that their child is going through or if there is a reason for concern. It must be noted that only a medical practitioner can diagnose a mental health illness such as depression. Psychiatrists follow a manual called the DSM ie `Diagnostical Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders' or the `International Classification of Diseases (ICD) . These manuals offer a common language and standard criteria for the classification of mental disorders. The DSM and ICD manuals are revised periodically to make it more relevant and current with research. The DSM-5 and ICD-11 are the latest revisions of these manuals. For the purpose of the writing of this article, I have referred to the DSM-5. Please be cautioned not to self-diagnose your children's mental health. Always remember to consult a qualified mental health professional for a diagnosis. The first step is to give a nudge to the brain to select the information. For this you have to consciously remember the list, or at least first four or five items, and stop at the first occurrence of that item Names of People is usually the first item on the list of most people.

Most people complain that they are unable to remember names, faces, and places. At this stage you might ask whether we will teach you any techniques. Actually, people have invented hundreds of techniques from Mnemonics to Hooks. Some of them are useful while some of them are so difficult that they contribute nothing. They only discourage the potential student from going ahead with memory training. Techniques are good, but they are good only if selective memory processing is already there. If the process of selective retention of information is not there, no amount of techniques will ever help you to master memory. Aspiring specialists work for 4 to 7 years in a public hospital to gain specialty training. This period is known as registrarship. There are about 305,000 active nurses and midwives registered in Australia, and just over 275,000 are employed as clinicians. The overall supply of employed nurses is 11. About 3,500 are solely midwives, while about 30,000 are both RNs and midwives. Moreover, 90% of nurses in Australia are female. Especially in rural areas, there are persistent nursing shortages, which are expected to grow over time. Nurse practitioners (NPs) may function without physician supervision in clinical roles. Becoming an NP requires 2 additional years of master's-level education after being an RN. NPs can prescribe medications, refer patients to other practitioners, and receive payments through the MBS, but specific scopes of practice are context dependent. Following the feng shui path in the Career area of the home can create results. Did you win the lottery or that big, million-dollar sweepstakes this week? Well, if not, then you are probably still going to work every day.

Hey, we all have to work, but we also have the luxury of choice. You have the freedom to choose something else if you aren't really into what you're currently doing. Choice equals change. And change is the only thing that's certain in life. When it comes to traveling on your life path, are you stopped at a red light? Is your life path filled with potholes? Are you stuck in gridlock and there's no exit in sight? Relatively few of the surgeries were simple and straightforward enough to be carried out by following the basic pattern one expects for such surgeries; As the researchers who performed the study put it, even expert surgeons find themselves in situations in which they must thoughtfully reevaluate their approach during surgery, evaluating alternative actions, such as the selection of different instruments or changing the position of the patient. This ability--to recognize unexpected situations, quickly consider various possible responses, and decide on the best one--is important not just in medicine but in many areas. For instance, the U. Army has spent a considerable amount of time and effort figuring out the best way to teach what it calls adaptive thinking to its officers, particularly the lieutenants, captains, majors, and colonels who are on the ground with the troops and may have to immediately determine the best actions in response to an unexpected attack or other unforeseen event. It has even developed the Think Like a Commander Training Program to teach this sort of adaptive thinking to its junior officers using deliberate-practice techniques. Research into the mental processes of the best doctors has shown that while they may have prepared surgical plans before they start, they regularly monitor the surgeries in progress and are ready to switch gears if necessary. This was apparent from a series of recent studies done by medical researchers in Canada who observed operations that the surgeons had predicted would be challenging. When the researchers interviewed the surgeons after the operations about their thought processes during the surgery, they found that the main way the surgeons detected problems was by noticing that something about the surgery didn't match the way they had visualized the surgery in their preoperative plan. Once they noticed the mismatch, they came up with a list of alternative approaches and decided which was most likely to work. The DSM-5 is a manual that outlines specific criteria to help professionals diagnose mental health illnesses. Using DSM-5 as a reference63, here is what you need to look out for as signs of depression: If your child experiences five or more of the symptoms listed below most of the day, nearly every day for at least a two week period:

If so it's crucial you have your child evaluated by a mental health professional immediately. If the thoughts are really serious and there is imminent threat, you will need to take your child to the emergency department at the nearest hospital. To receive a diagnosis of depression, these symptoms shared above must cause the child significant distress or difficulties in important areas of functioning such as learning in school/college or socialising with peers, etc The symptoms must also not be a result of substance abuse or any another medical condition. If you suspect that your child has depression, talk to them and check with them on how they are feeling. Children may respond that they are sad or unhappy while others will say that they want to hurt themselves or to die. These statements should be taken very seriously. Please escalate any concerns to a trained mental health expert. Thus, in this article our first emphasis will be training your brain to reject what it needs to reject, BUT to stop rejecting information that is vital to you. After that we will train it to retain that information. Once this much is attained, you can choose one or two easy techniques to retain information. Once you master the easy methods, you can decide if you need more advanced techniques. Most people discover that they do not need anything other than a training in selective retention. Others find that they do not need anything other than such training plus a diary. Still others find that some very simple exercise done at convenience, but regularly, for five to ten minutes is a great aid. We will talk about all of them later. Please remember that at this stage what you need is selective retention of information. No technique can help a brain remember things if it is not trained to retain information. Dental Care According to the government, there are just over 16,000 dentists, or about 0. Except for Australians with qualifying conditions, Medicare does not pay for most dental services.

The government subsidizes routine dental care up to $700 USD ($1,000 AUD) over 2 years for children under age 18 in families with under $56,200 USD ($80,000 AUD) in income. Consequently, more than three-quarters of dental care is privately financed, and over half is paid for out of pocket. This results in significant disparities in access. Just under half of Australians report going to the dentist in the past year, and 32% of people aged 5 and over delayed dental care due to cost. Among people who went to the dentist, one in 5 did not get follow-up treatment, also due to cost. There are many positive features of the Australian health care system. First, there is universal coverage for most services. Well, pull over and read on, because this is your twenty-four-hour roadside assistance program. Career location in bagua. Take the first step on your life path by going immediately to the front door. As you walk through, find the center of the wall plane that the door is on, because the Career section is front and center in the home (see Figure 31). It is directly opposite the Fame and Reputation gua in the rear of the home. Now that you know where it is, it's easy to bring about change. Both kinds--cha ching! Power Tools for Career and Life Path Plug in some of these tools in the Career area of your home: Water Although most people think the only qualified water for this section is a fountain, an aquarium, or a river, it really can be any kind of water (as long as it's not smelly toilet water). This points to something important about how these experienced surgeons perform: over time they have developed effective mental representations that they use in planning the surgery, in performing it, and in monitoring its progress so that they can detect when something is wrong and adapt accordingly. Ultimately, then, if we are going to understand what makes a superior surgeon, we need to have a good idea of what a superior surgeon's mental representations look like. Psychologists have developed various ways to study mental representations.

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In the paper describing the results, Vickers noted that his group had not had the chance to figure out just what the highly experienced surgeons were doing differently. It seemed clear, however, that performing hundreds or thousands of the surgeries had led the doctors to develop particular skills that made a huge difference to their patients' outcomes. It is also worth noting that because increasing experience in the surgery led to increasing competence, there must have been some sort of feedback available to the surgeons that allowed them to improve over time by correcting and sharpening their techniques. Surgery is different from most other areas of medicine in that many problems are immediately apparent, such as a rupture of a blood vessel or damage to tissue, and thus surgeons get immediate feedback about at least some of their mistakes. In the postoperative surgery suite, the patient's condition is monitored carefully. Occasionally at this stage there is bleeding or some other problem, and the patient must undergo surgery to correct the problem. Such corrective surgeries also give surgeons feedback about potentially avoidable problems. I have had the privilege of working with Dr Ivan Eisler61 as a family therapy trainee in his multi-family therapy research programme that has shown to be a promising treatment for adolescent anorexia nervosa. In most school settings in India, school counsellors are not clinically trained. Therefore it is important to ascertain the qualifications of the counsellor depending on your referral concerns, before choosing them to work with your child. Like other mental health professionals, school counsellors use the initial meeting to assess whether they are able provide the support needed or if the child and family would benefit from a referral off campus. A school counsellor could be considered when your concerns are school-related issues, such as helping new students adjust in school, peer-related issues, bullying issues, teacher-related problems, etc These are situations where a school counsellor is able to liaison with other members of the school community in an effort to provide support for the child and parents. For more serious issues such as anxiety or depression, eating disorders, abuse, etc, the child and family would benefit from seeking therapy off-campus from a professional who is qualified to work with these issues. As you will have gathered, there are many implications of Mental Health issues, some of which can be life-long, which is why we feel that early identification and intervention are so important. I do sometimes have people asking me, `Why are we identifying so many more disorders now? It is helpful to re-frame this narrative, acknowledging the concern that lies at the heart of some of these statements and misconceptions. It is extremely important for parents and even teachers to know how to have conversations about these issues, without minimising or dismissing them as trivial. Keeping these notes on your computer would not do at this stage, though after a few months you can do it at your discretion. I recommend a diary or notearticle because that is more tuned to the exercises steps you need to take in the first month. An average sized (A5 or slightly larger, but smaller than A4) would do.

Also, get a small diary that you need to carry everywhere in your shirt pocket. Once the two diaries are in place, do the following things faithfully, without ignoring any step: Identify the most important 10 things that you need to remember. The list will vary from person to person so do not ignore it. Do not underestimate the making of this list. I am a writer. I am also very active socially so for me the top ten things would include remembering article names, article summaries, names of people, places, and such items. Specialist and medical workforce distribution is a serious problem, with clustering around Sydney Harbor, where doctors want to live. The average physician works just over 42 hours per week. Similar to most countries, GPs are paid less than specialists. Compared to international counterparts, Australian GPs are relatively low paid. GPs make an average of about $103,000 USD ($150,000 AUD) per year, or 1. However, many GPs receive a tax benefit targeted to small businesses, such as deducting a greater number of practice-related costs, such as office supplies and travel expenses, which offsets some of their lower income. In contrast, specialists make an average of about $206,000 USD ($300,000 AUD) per year. Of course, specialties based in private practice have high incomes. The Australian Tax Office notes that the average salaries of surgeons, anesthesiologists, and internal medicine specialists ranged from $202,000 to $266,000 USD ($299,000 to $395,000 AUD), making them the highest-paid professionals in Australia. Physician training is a blend of the UK and American medical education models. You can change the affirmations, or just read them every once in a while to reinforce them. If you want to upgrade yourself into traveling first class, enhance the gua opposite Helpful People and Travel--the Prosperity gua (see Figure 30). With the right stuff placed with the right intention, you can say good-bye to motor lodges and peanuts and say hello to the Ritz and chocolate souffle.

Headin' Out The body part connected to the Helpful People and Travel area of the home is the head. If your noggin needs repair, give this corner a little care. Five Countries in a Day The Helpful People and Travel part of the house is connected to the 5 vibration. Like your fingers, 5 is a handful. If you are up to globe-trotting and are looking forward to what tomorrow may bring, a 5 home is for you. In the case of surgeries to remove cancerous lesions, laboratory analysis of the removed cancer tissue permits an analysis of whether all of the cancer was successfully removed. Ideally, all of the removed tissue should have some healthy tissue surrounding the cancer, and if the surgeon failed to provide these clean margins, this provides yet another type of feedback he or she can use when carrying out similar operations in the future. In heart surgery, it is possible to test the repaired heart to assess the success of the surgery and to determine, if the surgery was not successful, what went wrong. Feedback like this is most likely the reason that surgeons, unlike most other medical professionals, get better as they gain experience. Deliberate practice-based techniques to build surgical skills could be particularly valuable because it is clear from this study and others like it that surgeons need years and many surgeries to reach a point at which they can be considered experts. If training programs could be developed that halved the time a surgeon needs to reach expert status, it could make a major difference to patients. A pattern of improvement similar to what Vickers observed in surgeons was seen in a study of radiologists interpreting mammograms. The radiologists improved considerably in their interpretations over the first three years they spent on the job, coming up with fewer and fewer false positives--that is, cases in which women did not have breast cancer but were called in for further screening--and then their rate of improvement slowed down sharply. Interestingly, this improvement over the first three years occurred only for radiologists who had not had fellowship training in radiology. Those doctors who had gone through a radiology fellowship did not have the same sort of learning curve but instead took only a few months on the job to reach the same skill level that the nonfellowship radiologists took three years to develop. We want to ensure children get the attention and help they might need early on, which can include support or intervention that helps address certain concerns that do not then lead to more serious challenges in their adult life. The goal of this article is to help raise awareness about anxiety and depression in children and adolescents, and equip you with the tools you need, to have conversations about these pertinent issues without being in a rush to label others. A diagnosis needs to serve you and empower you- not the other way around.

We owe it to our younger generations to be more aware -- and in my opinion, it is that awareness which is helping us notice and identify those who need help and support the most. I want to share some of the questions that often come up, which trouble parents. But keep in mind that these are indicative, and as I've mentioned before, not to be used for self-diagnosis! Less than three decades ago, depression was seen as a predominantly adult disorder: children were considered developmentally immature to experience depressive disorders, and adolescent low mood was seen as part of `normal' teenage mood swings. Developmental studies have been central in modifying that view. Few would now doubt the reality of child and adolescent depressive disorders, or that youth depression is associated with a range of adverse outcomes including social and educational impairments as well as both physical and mental health problems later in life. Depression is a mental health illness that affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. You decide what is important for you and write them in the big diary starting with the most important one and progress to the least important one among these ten, which would be given the 10th place in the list. Your priorities will shift as you progress with memory training, so keep correction tape handy for easy revision of the list. One the list is final, you need to tune your forgetful brain NOT to forget these ten things. Once this training goes on for 30 days, your brain will start getting tuned to selectively remember these items. Once this change begins, you will notice that you are NOW able to do much better at remembering essentials. We are still at a stage where all of this might look foolish to you. You might want to omit this step. Do NOT do it. Each step is here for a purpose. Our next step is to begin training the brain to selectively remember information that belongs to the ten categories that we have chosen Medical school can begin either immediately after graduating high school or after getting an undergraduate degree. For students beginning medical school as undergraduates, the degree program typically lasts between 5 and 6 years. Graduate programs for students who already have an undergraduate degree last 4 years.

Most medical schools offer an MD or bachelor's of medicine and bachelor's of surgery (MBBS) degrees. The Commonwealth subsidizes and controls medical education. Nearly all medical students are in Commonwealth-supported universities, in which the Commonwealth funds each university for a set number of student places. Students pay approximately $7,200 USD ($10,500 AUD) per year. To remedy urban-rural physician maldistribution, about 30% of Commonwealth-supported places are bonded through the Bonded Medical Place Scheme, which requires students to sign a contract with the government to work in a workforce-shortage area for at least one year after completing their medical degree. After a one-year internship, most junior doctors spend an additional year or 2 working in a public hospital before beginning training to become a GP or specialist. For students seeking to become primary care physicians, training occurs in GPs' private practices for a minimum of 2 years. If you are not up to spontaneous parties or unusual adventures and you live in a 5 house, pack your bags. Immediate Action Items for Helpful People and Travel Create a place to house your requests for helpful people (with aluminum foil or silver containers). Add enhancements as necessary. Power Tools: silver containers, gray, symbols of helpful beings, religious objects, bells, water, hands, symbols of favorite places. Hazardous Materials: junk, drains, dirt and dust, broken items, trash cans, toilets, reminders of broke and bad times. Opposite Gua: Prosperity Body Part: head Associated Number: 5 At the Intersection of Possibility and Potential--Career and Life Path If the training received in fellowships helps radiologists reach expert status that much more quickly than they normally would, it seems reasonable to assume that a well-designed training program that didn't require a fellowship might be able to accomplish the same thing. Once you have identified people who consistently perform better than their peers, the next step is to figure out what underlies that superior performance. This usually involves some variation of the approach, described in article 1, that I used in the memory work with Steve Faloon.

either or both of those things before the fact.

Tests have shown, for example, that some radiologists are much more accurate than others in distinguishing between benign and malignant lesions. The main problem that radiologists face in this situation is the difficulty in getting effective feedback on their diagnoses, which limits how much they can improve over time. Part of the challenge is that only four to eight cases of cancer are expected to be found among every thousand mammograms. And even when the radiologist detects what may be cancer, the results are sent back to the patient's personal doctor, and the radiologist will seldom be notified about the biopsy's results. It is even less common for the radiologist to be informed whether the patient develops breast cancer within the next year or so after the mammogram--which would give the radiologist a chance to reexamine the mammograms and see whether he or she might have missed the early signs of cancer. With little chance for the type of feedback-driven practice that leads to improvement, radiologists do not necessarily get better with more experience. A 2004 analysis of half a million mammograms and 124 American radiologists was not able to identify any background factors of the radiologists, such as years of experience or the number of yearly diagnosed mammograms, that were related to accuracy of diagnosis. They were encouraged to be curious about her interest in the performing arts and work toward understanding her expectations from what she wanted to do in college. This helped strengthen their bond with Lakshmi. This helped them become clearer about differentiating between the past and present. UNDERSTANDING THERAPY: WHAT IS FAMILY THERAPY? The interdisciplinary study of how different systems influence the individual and maintain difficulties underpins family therapy. In this form of therapy the emphasis is upon working with different members of a family or system. This is what sets family therapy apart from other psychotherapy approaches that focus on the individual. There are many theories in family therapy, some focus on the role of the family in predisposing certain members to developing the problems for instance if a child is refusing to go to school -- the child is not seen as the problem but the family dynamics are explored to understand why the child feels he needs to stay at home. In such a case, it could be that the parents are going through conflict and the child feels the need to stay at home and support his mother. Other theories focus on the role of the family in problem maintenance. The rigid separation evoked by Jamison may be precisely what the manic-depressive subject searches for yet in most cases fails to create. Cheney brilliantly describes the experience of mixed states here: `I was full of restless, undissipated energy that had no place to go, making me want to strike out and break something, preferably something that would crash and tinkle into a thousand satisfying tiny pieces. She felt the desperate need to hit something, but when she did in fact strike the man she was with at the time, she regretted it instantly: she had to hit something, but `I never meant it to be you.

The only thing to give Cheney some sense of relief was the sound of breaking glass or china, and she would smash teacups one after the other. Certainly not love. Love is far too fragile: it is a picture window, just begging to be shattered. Glass shards flew everywhere, and in this moment Cheney knew that she had `murdered my mother's voice', the voice that said No to her accompanying them. Her mania here was perhaps a form of exclusion of her mother, but what is so striking in Cheney's account is the fragility of love. Mania is often accompanied by a sense of pervasive, universal love, yet now it is described as a mere `picture window', waiting to be smashed. We know from Cheney's memoir that her manic highs involved an identification with her energized, ebullient father. The government also publishes data on waiting times for elective surgery in public hospitals. Waiting times tend to vary by geographic area, procedure, and socioeconomic status. In 2017, the waiting time for elective surgery for patients with Medicare was 42 days, compared to 21 days for patients with private health insurance. Median waiting times ranged from 28 days in the Northern Territory to 54 days in New South Wales (Sydney). Waiting times can be much longer for some procedures. For example, average waiting times for knee replacements are much higher in public hospitals than in private ones: 211 days versus 57 days. In theory, the transition from capped hospital budgets to activity-based funding was supposed to alleviate waiting times in public hospitals, but it is not clear whether the transition has been successful. Outpatient Care Outpatient care mostly occurs in primary care physicians' offices. According to the OECD, there are over 29,000 general practitioners (1. Helpful People and Travel location in bagua. Power Tools for Helpful People and Travel Silver Containers Silver works well in this gua.

Because this area is next to Creativity and Career, both metal and water are OK here too. My no-frills answer to having silver and metal here is to use aluminum foil. If you want to set up this corner for life in the most efficient manner, I would suggest the following: Position three containers for three different tasks of attracting helpful people somewhere in the vicinity (remember, they don't have to be publicly displayed). Optimally, these three should include one small silver box with a lid (real silver, silverplated, or even a paper box painted silver), one silver envelope large enough to hold documents (from a stationery store, or use an aluminum foil envelope), and one larger container like a paper grocery bag or box (spray it silver if you want). The small silver box is used for events that need help now (three days to three weeks). This container must have a lid. The authors of that study speculated that the differences in performance among the 124 radiologists might be due to the initial training the doctors received before starting independent practice. After completing medical school and their internships, future radiologists have a four-year specialty training program in which they learn their craft by working with experienced radiologists who teach them what to look for and allow them to read mammograms of patients. These supervisors check their readings, telling them whether their diagnoses and identification of abnormal areas agreed with the supervisor's own expert opinion. Of course, there is no way to know immediately whether the supervisor was right or wrong, and even experienced radiologists are estimated to miss one cancer per every thousand readings and to regularly request unnecessary biopsies. In the published version of my keynote at the 2003 annual meeting of the American Association of Medical Colleges, I suggested a Top Gun-like approach to training radiologists to interpret mammograms more effectively. The main problem, as I saw it, was that radiologists do not have the chance to practice their readings over and over again, getting accurate feedback with each attempt. So this is what I suggested: You'd start by collecting a library of digitized mammograms taken from patients years ago along with enough information from those patients' records to know the ultimate outcome--whether there actually was a cancerous lesion present and, if so, how the cancer progressed over time. In this way we would collect, in essence, a number of test questions in which the answer is known: Is cancer present or not? Some of the images would be from women who never did develop cancer, while others would be from women whose doctors correctly diagnosed cancer from the image. It would even be possible to include images in which cancer was present but the doctor missed it originally, as long as a retrospective analysis of the image discovered signs of the cancer's presence. For example, if a teenager is getting into trouble with late night partying, drinking and doing drugs -- the focus is not on the teenager being the problem to fix, it is about how the family is responding to this problem. The parents may not have clear boundaries or limits set for her. She may have access to money to maintain her lifestyle.

There may not be clear communication between the family members on what is accepted and appropriate behaviour. Thus the family plays a role in maintaining this problem and the therapist focuses on working with them to establish clearer boundaries and better communication between members of the family. Still, other theorists have broadened family therapy to include members of the wider professional and social networks around the family.This is called `systemic practice'. An example for this would be if a child were being bullied at school, the family therapist would work with the school and family to ensure that both systems are aware and in sync with regards to ensuring that the child feels safe. While the school implements their discipline policy with regards to bullying and works with children who are bullying the concerned child, the therapist also works with the child and family to alleviate the anxiety and provide them with support and effective strategies to cope with the situation. There are times when the therapist sits with the family and school to help them have conversations about the child's concerns. The therapist mediates these conversations and also advocates for the child's well-being. Being swept up in his schemes was a pivotal part of her childhood, and we have the sense that her enthusiasms were a way of creating a distance from her mother. The love for her father was based on these fragile shared highs, vital to allow an escape from the other parent yet at the same time doomed to disintegrate, like the space shuttle evoked by my patient. The more fragile the love, the greater, perhaps, the need to invest in it. And this may be a part of the extraordinary sense of loyalty that we find in manic-depression. However they may be mistreated, wronged or maligned by some significant individual, they remain faithful, even if others in their entourage might be dropped for some much lesser evil. Just as they had clung to a love that saved them from a perilous and terrifying space where they could be abandoned at any moment, so they desperately try to ensure that there is one figure who embodies this for them, be it a lover, a doctor or a therapist. We could note here how separating two traits, which get too close in mixed states, may seem like the right psychical solution, but in fact cannot succeed. Because, as both Klein and Lacan saw, to establish a certain peace in the psyche, two needs to move to three, a dialectical transformation which will almost invariably produce the effect of sadness. Remaining in a field with two terms, the person has little choice but to oscillate between them. With three, a signification can be produced, and a loss situated or triangulated in that person's life. Primary care physicians are the backbone of the Australian health system, acting as care coordinators and gatekeepers to specialist care. Nearly all (92%) primary care physicians are in private practice, and nearly 88% are in group practices. Access to primary care physicians is good for most.

In 2018, 85% of Australians reported seeing a primary care physician within the last year. However, there still appear to be some access barriers. In 2017, about a quarter of Australians reported delaying seeing a primary care physician, and 16% reported cost as the primary barrier. Since the 1990s primary care physicians' scopes of practice have focused more on chronic care for adults. For instance, 40% of primary care physician appointments entail managing at least one chronic condition, and 12% of appointments involve managing mental health conditions. Because Australian primary care is based on the general practitioner model, internal medicine and primary care pediatrics are virtually nonexistent. Children receive primary care from general practitioners. I prefer those little jewelry boxes with red velvet inside (remember--red can activate something). This container will hold papers with names of people or projects on it. So, for convenience, make the box at least business-card size. As a rule, do not place more than three requests in this container at one time. Here are the requests I currently have in my box as examples: Delta Air Lines ticket agents are helpful to me. The counter closed before I could purchase the ticket I had reserved, and the fare went up. I have to go to the ticket office tomorrow. I attract only the perfect health care practitioners for me. I am looking for help with my allergies. Ideally, the images would be chosen for their training value. There would be little value, for instance, in having lots of images of clearly healthy breasts or breasts with obvious tumors; Once such a library was accumulated, it could easily be turned into a training tool.