Break it down, man

The term is sometimes extended to cover such things as eyeglasses and hearing aids, which improve the functioning of a part. The medical specialty that deals with prostheses is called prosthetics. So, you see, the term prosthetics could be used to describe the enhancement of a part of the body …

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Improvising

Usually, they will be highly intelligent. They will be undeniably socially awkward. They often lack empathy or emotion. They very often show an affinity for science and technology. They often show little or no interest in forming relationships with the opposite sex. They tend to have a strong bond with …

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DV in a 2CV

Breathe this feeling down into your chest, your arms, and your hands. Breathe it in through your chest and abdomen and into your lower belly, and breathe it out and down into your legs and feet. Breathe this delightful feeling into every part of your body and fill yourself with …

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Pummelled to Death

And if you frequently complain (unconsciously) to others, you are likely overburdening them. Bringing consciousness and boundaries to complaining helps you access the gifts of your emotions when you're struggling. This may sound contradictory, but you just can't be happy or productive -- and you can't access the gifts in all …

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A Bad Death

Conscious Complaining is an emotional channeling practice that gives a voice to your struggles, which can restore your flow, your energy, and your hope. This solo practice helps you access the truth of what you're feeling in a safe and private way, so you can listen to the genius inside …

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A Journey into the Past

Yes, there are numerous studies (we will cite 4, but there are many, many more) that show that aluminum toxicity causes a homeostatic disregulation of neuronal calcium channels and calcium mechanisms54,55,56,57. Vaccines are only one component of a synergistic convergence of factors that are contributing to the …

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Ask what can be possible

This program was designed to mimic the problem solving skills of a human being. Logic Theorist was funded by the RAND Corporation. This was the first acknowledged artificial intelligence program. Logic Theorist was presented at a 1956 conference organized by John McCarthy called the Dartmouth Summer Research Project on Artificial …

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How are we smart?

Bateson says, In principle, then, a causal circuit will generate a non-random response to a random event at the position in the circuit at which the random event occurred. This causal circuit is used to change the value of a variable at a later time when the sequence of effects …

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Dignify differences as a resource

After further study, it was concluded that, although the double bind concept had some merit to it, ultimately, there had to be a physiological factor involved that caused schizophrenia. Keep in mind, at this point in history, autism had not caught on as a diagnosis yet, so, patients with autism …

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Wanting to Win

Those with positive symptoms of schizophrenia often explain their hoarding behavior as motivated by delusional beliefs. For example, empty takeout food containers might be saved as protection from alien invaders. Excessive saving may also be motivated by negative schizophrenia symptoms when the person feels unmotivated to attend to the accumulating …

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Why is this true?

For the Stoics, this boils down to the understanding that the only thing that is good is virtue, or excellence of character, and the only thing that is bad is vice, or defect of character. Everything else-- including the sort of things most people desire, such as health, wealth, fame …

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How is the past a blueprint for the present?

Most hoarded homes are disorganized to a point where similar items are not deliberately stored together and therefore can't be found easily. This means that important papers like car titles, insurance, and bills are mixed in among old magazines and other unrelated papers and objects. One woman, described in the …

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Pose questions to self and try to figure them out

In a number of cases, the substance of my version is not different from that of Epictetus's version, in which case what you get is simply Epictetus rendered in modern language, and using more relatable examples. But there are also twenty-seven units, that is, just about 50 percent of the …

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Exchange value

When feasible, suggest that clients do the experiment right in the session to test cognitions such as the following: If I tell you about how I was abused, I'll get so upset that I'll go crazy. If my heart starts to pound and I'm short of breath, I'll have a …

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Identify yourself

It is paying attention to little details and anticipating future actions--both yours and the actions of the people around you. Walk with me into a Big Box Store parking lot for a moment. As we head toward your car, did you see the father handing shopping bags to his adolescent …

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Become an action taker

MAKE A HOME INVASION PLAN It's impossible to predict exactly how an intruder will get in the house and how everyone will react. That's why it's important for your family to sit down together to discuss possible What if scenarios and make a plan. What if a bad guy breaks …

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First impressions count

Some options are: motion detectors, glass break detectors, video surveillance cameras, panic buttons, flood detectors, battery back-up, remote control key fobs and fire and carbon monoxide alarms. Usually, signing a two or three year monitoring contract with the company results in a hefty discount on the price of equipment and …

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Respect everyone's time

Posts like Paris, here we come! Yes, you may have the privacy settings activated but how well do you really know everyone on your friends list? Save the vacation photos and the status updates for when you return. Also, avoid talking about your vacation plans in public. It's very possible …

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Get out of your own way

Exterior lights should always be turned on at night. Every door should have a light and preferably a two light bulb fixture in case one blows out. Motion sensor lights provide a bright sudden burst of light when someone walks by and can be effective at scaring away someone who …

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How to find your Core Four

Engaging in (and being fully mindful of) social, pleasurable, or productive activities Accepting negative emotion nonjudgmentally Using mindfulness (to detach from upsetting thoughts) Doing relaxation, guided imagery, or breathing exercises Engaging in self-soothing activities (walking in nature, taking a bath, hugging another person or a pet, listening to soothing music …

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Own what you're doing and why

What could happen if I changed my thinking? What would I tell my friend [think of a specific person] if this happened to them? What should I do now? Questions to evaluate automatic thoughts 2 (from the Testing Your Thoughts Worksheet). On the other hand, behavioral methods (if you help …

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Where are you now?

Never use your gas oven, cooktop or clothes dryer to heat your home. Always use your grill outside. Set up your generator outside and away from the house. Carbon monoxide detectors are the best way to alert you to the deadly gas' presence. Buy battery-powered detectors that have met the …

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Are you open or closed?

When clients describe an issue or obstacle, ask questions to organize the material into the categories of the cognitive model: situation, automatic thought, and reaction (emotion, behavior, and physiological response). One reason that clients confuse thoughts and emotions is that they sometimes use the word feel to indicate an emotion …

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Living with certainty

I visited many places of worship and listened to many scientific lectures. Everywhere, there were different words. Every word was beautiful. Which word to pick to point to the Ineffable? I determined first, that any word for the Ineffable could work, though it would not quite capture the full essence …

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Start doing

It belongs to you and, seemingly paradoxically, to everyone entirely, to no one exclusively, and, It belongs to Itself completely. And yet this article need not go on forever. It is temporary matter. Fortunately, like the traveler in the story of the woman and the stone, you are the only …

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Creating clarity in your life

I don't see me sitting in the apartment by myself. I would at least find some people to sit in there with me. Meet my neighbors. I definitely would take a class, and be involved. I'd hike and do nature. I'd keep the friends and relationships I have in place …

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Decide on your deadline

Then, David gets to be with his dad over a weekend on the alternating weeks. His dad attacked my character and it got ugly. But the judge didn't give his dad the eleven days for the out-of-state trip. He has to prove certain things to the judge first. Any changes …

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