Siobhan: Alex, like other children and teenagers, did not have the words to describe his thoughts and feelings, or his perceptions of his internal and external world. His play brought him to a deeper level than his verbal skills would allow. Play enables complex thoughts, feelings, ideas and perceptions to be brought into focus. The content of play is informed by the player's personality and current worries. Alex's play provided him with opportunities to explore his fears through the wonderful dramatic distance that play provides. The scary incident Alex's parents felt he had been too young to be affected by took centre stage in his play. Using role play gave him the chance to try out a new way of being, initially within the safety of the playroom and the play. Through role play, he took his power back. We didn't have to talk about the incident, in order for him to gain healing from it. Alex grew in confidence before my very eyes in the playroom. You don't realise that all the little things you do every day, layer upon themselves and build up to create something really big. Because when you're in it, you're just doing it. I remember looking at him and my heart just filled because I just thought, We're in this together'. There are so many stories like Melinda's, from business owners and corporate leaders, from philanthropists to change makers, from individuals to groups. What these people have in common is a determination to make a difference and lead change no matter how large or how small; In reflecting on her journey, Melinda says, When you share yourself and your vision and you get other people on board to share that vision too, then you can absolutely make a huge difference. <a href=''>The</a> key is not to be afraid of how big your vision can become'. <a href=''>As</a> the US poet and writer Marianne Williamson so beautifully put it:And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others'. So where are you right now?

Serenity is the state of being calm, peaceful and untroubled. We have spoken about Shiva's 112 techniques to attain a higher reality and go beyond the mind. Maybe this is Krishna's one and only method. For Krishna, nothing else is needed to attain the highest reality but surrender. According to Krishna, Arjun can experience Nirvana, Samadhi, Bhairava, his true reality if he surrenders and submits his will wholeheartedly, whereby not a trace of Arjun is left behind. This idea of surrender has helped one of my students recently. She has read the Bhagavad Gita since childhood, but she never really found meaning or inspiration. Lately she has been in a real war or battle with her troublesome son. Her husband and her are battling a raging war with their son for various reasons, and both parties are on the edge of madness as a result. After discussing the Gita with me, my student all of a sudden came to the realisation that the root of the problem is that she is overly attached to her son. But wouldn't it be nice if you could make those changes even more deep rooted? That's what SVT can help you to do--by harnessing the conscious brain and the power of the subconscious. Wouldn't it be so nice to suddenly become an optimist? Would you like to be reminded that any gray sky will soon give way to sunshine? Or perhaps you need some positivity planted so that you'll effortlessly take part in activities that make you happy--even when something didn't go your way. I wonder if you'd like to be reminded of how capable and confident you are . A TREMENDOUS TRIO Let's take a brief look at how the conscious and subconscious brain work in lifting your mood. CBT works by pointing out what you're doing wrong, your errors in thinking. Then, it helps you talk back to the naysaying tapes playing in your head.

A common form of treatment for all breathing disorders, from snoring to OSA, it forces air into your lungs raising the air pressure (usually automatically) in your mouth, nose and throat just enough to prevent your airways from collapsing. Although initial CPAP devices (brought out in the early 1980s) were big and heavy, modern systems are often small enough even to be taken on aircraft. You may also hear it called an nCPAP (nasal CPAP, which covers just the nose) or a BiPAP (BiLevel Positive Airway Pressure), which adjusts the air pressure both for inspiration and for expiration. The pitfalls of CPAP include: SLEEP THERAPY STRENGTHENING YOUR MOUTH AND THROAT A study in the USA in 2009 revealed that a group of snorers and OSA sufferers asked to do 30 minutes of throat exercises every day for three months reduced their symptoms by almost 40 percent. Practise the following once a day (you don't have to do them all in the same session) and see if your symptoms improve over time. Using your toothbrush, scrub away at the centre and sides of your tongue for three minutes a day. This action triggers the gagging reflex, which has the effect of tensing and releasing your throat muscles and tongue to help strengthen them. The main reason was my impatience. I always tried to hurry everything: Sending emails, making calls, writing reports, assignments, essays, you name it. I thought that it mattered that I got the work done. But I was wrong. Because things often seem easy from the outside. Until you start doing them. This article took me 15 months to write. I spent countless hours researching the topic. I also spent hours on writing, editing, cutting, writing more, and editing it again. And then, again.

Standard moles are rounder with clearly defined borders. A melanoma can vary in color. If a mole becomes darker in color this is a sign that it is possibly cancerous. Sizes of cancerous and normal moles can vary. Look for any changes in size. Check any suspicious mole with your doctor, who can refer you to a dermatologist if they think specialist treatment is required. CHECK YOUR HEALTH Self-monitoring is a good way to keep an eye out for any changes in your health that might require medical help, as well as being a way of generally keeping you in fine fettle. Even if you are super-healthy be sure to register with a local doctor's office. Every two years is recommended. JACKI ZEHNER What is one thing you've done to shift the limiting mindset of others? I have acknowledged the limiting mindset of myself. What do you know that you want others to know about collaboration? Collaboration requires a different mindset than what we are used to. We have to move away from trying to one-up each other with our intelligence, our ideas, our credentials, in order for it to work. It is about creating a new kind of space that is truly respectful, inviting, and inclusive. Collaboration requires skills that few of us are taught; To work together effectively, we will have to challenge what we think we know and be open to doing things differently. To increase your collaborative intelligence, where could you grow?

Bill was fed and watered by the nursing staff, but as doctors we did nothing. There wasn't really anything we could do. One morning I came in to find he had died overnight. Looking back, I suppose he could have had a depression, but there were no specialist psychiatric services for the elderly then. I think most of us, in truth, thought he had a valid point. In 2018 the NHS celebrated its seventieth birthday. Three score and ten: what the Bible tells us is the natural length of a life. All seventy-year-olds should take stock, give thanks and look to the future. At its birth, funding for the NHS consumed just 3. We have seen a near five-fold increase in the number of nurses and a near ten-fold increase in doctors for a population rising from 49 million to 67 million. But now that one-way street has gone two-way. And it may not have improved relationships (that would take a three-way), but it corrected for something, like improving the flow of ideas. I do realize that the correction might be an overcorrection--but I'm struggling now to see how to fix that. First, try to see how different the past would be if you simply replaced any American political leader with Trump. The Left branded George W. Bush a war criminal, based on the Iraq incursion. How would Trump have dealt with that, if he were the target? Would he ignore it? Probably not. My guess is (and this is hard to do because I'm imagining Trump defending a war he was against, so my eyes are twitching a bit) he would call his critics sick, and in bed with terrorists, and people who don't care if radical extremist Islamists come to your city and bomb the crap out your schools IDIOTS!