Quit trying to please everyone

They explain how to ramp up each medication to the therapeutic range. However, we are a team, and as a team, we depend on everyone being where they are supposed to be when they are supposed to be there. I expect that, and so do the others. Starting time is …

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Define What Meditation Is for You

Even if you have happy thoughts, place them on a leaf and let them fall and float past you. Meditation takes some practice. You may need a few days to do the meditative exercises correctly and without interruption. The relaxing effect does not appear immediately after the start of meditation …

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Heavy Black Population

Remember that practice makes perfect. This will be hard at first, but it will get easier! There's a popular saying in neuroscience that what fires together wires together. What this means is that the more often you think a certain way, the more inclined you will be to continue to …

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Home is Where Your Sister is

When you include more protein in your diet you will feel more satiated, and in the long term that'll make you feel happier and hopefully help you stay on course with your nutrition plan. Consuming too much protein, though, isn't necessarily a good thing--that'll only unnecessarily increase your caloric intake …

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Tell Me About Your Brother

Given his attitude to my not drinking, I very much doubt that he could take it or leave it on that occasion. Observe the normal drinker when the question of who's going to drive arises. I've witnessed so many discussions between partners who regard themselves as normal drinkers. Am I …

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Rye High Locker Mate (and Diversity)

When a routine has become firmly established, everyone will have to fit in with it; This fixed regime can make something quite simple, like going out for a meal, hard work and certainly not the enjoyable experience it should be. These strict routines can include door and window locking, turning …

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Thank God You're Alive

But it's these ill effects that made you want to cut down in the first place. Therefore, as your desire increases, you start to forget your reasons for cutting down. Small wonder that most attempts to cut down end up with drinkers eventually returning to their previous intake and more …

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The View From Jamaica

What rules or laws, if any, are you absolutely committed to honor, even with your life on the line? Which ones are you committed to honor unless, say, your life is at stake? To honor unless you see a tremendous benefit in breaking them? To honor if you don't think …

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Live according to human nature

Sometimes--I hate to admit this; But it is also really important for me to admit that to myself, because it's a sign it's time to get back to my center. I want to be my own center, and to see my partner have her center. Those centers can then intersect …

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Prepare yourself for loss in general

What does it say about me if I think there are things about me that are so awful that people would run in terror if they found out? It says there are some things about myself I really don't accept. Since the whole premise of this section of the article …

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Skill number one in our Emotions 101 curriculum is learning to identify and name our emotions. This may be harder than you think. Often, we categorize emotions as simply bad or good. It is natural that we want to have more of the good ones and less of the bad …

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Healing Your Relationships

When I finally opened that bottle of wine, it was like welcoming an old lover back into my house--a lover I knew would smash the place up and run off with my money. The reason we continue to crave a drink even when all traces of alcohol have left our …

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Letting Go of Your Past

My girlfriend tells me almost every day that she really loves me. My girlfriend plans romantic things to do and leaves me notes in the morning to remind me that she cares. My mom and grandparents really love me. I had a girlfriend in high school who really seemed to …

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Loving Your Body, Healing Your Pain

In your plan to control the mind of a private, it's important that you simply look out for the values they uphold. However, it's risky to vow to satisfy something to someone associated with value, and you fail, this might turn against you during a way you never expected. Therefore …

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Releasing Your Inner Critic

One of the most critical pieces of learning mindfulness is the ability to manage our thoughts and feelings. We can only take in a finite amount of information, and sometimes, our thoughts are clouded by other things. Teaching children to focus on one singular object will afford them the chance …

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Mental Body - Fourth Layer

The gap is that highly insecure but necessary transition space between who you were and who you are becoming. Putting the self first is the practical first step toward a more rewarding and more loving way of living. When you have neglected and forgotten about your real self long enough …

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Special Needs of Spousal Caregivers

Free your mind with the realization that most things people say are impossible are not, in reality, impossible at all. Somebody's going to do the things you envision; And it all starts with a mindset that works for you, not against you. A great example is what happened on May …

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How to Handle Weight Loss

Migraines are often undiagnosed (again I put my hand up here) and inappropriately treated; I suffered from migraine with aura but never got a headache. Instead I was overcome with vertigo, nausea, vision and hearing problems, and some cognitive confusion. The statistics are on our side though, ladies; After three …

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Long-Distance Caregiving

A hat with a two-or three-inch brim all around will protect your face, neck, and ears. Wraparound sunglasses protect not only your eyes, but also the delicate skin around them. And the less you squint in the sun, the less you'll contribute to wrinkles forming. Perhaps the smart rule to …

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Mealtime and Swallowing Tips

The aim of the next article is not to make you into an expert on these diseases and conditions, but rather to show you that in each case of serious chronic illness it is time and time again our lifestyle and diet that contribute to making the brain a toxic …

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What to Do When No One Will Help

This offers some rest for the brain as it uses other parts for physical activities. Take care of your brain and health: Get enough sleep, do physical activities, eat well, and maintain a balanced lifestyle. The effect of our physical environment on our cognitive skills is overlooked by many people …

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How to Cope With Loneliness

The stone is also an enduring force and a reminder that all stresses are temporary. Smooth river stone Acrylic paint Help the participating children design and paint a river stone that they may carry around with them. The consequence of this mindset towards food has opened the gateway to a …

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How to Deal With Guilt

You could base an entire argument on definition by genus. We do so frequently: Women bosses are emotional. Men bosses are reasonable. Unfortunately, that is normally not the case MRI's and x-rays are only snapshot images, meaning when you get an x-ray or MRI, you are laying down and perfectly …

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How to Handle Depression

This leads us back to less shame around our practice, because climbing out is itself a practice. Sometimes we scramble to the top; As much as I am dedicated to not measuring our worth by our productivity, when I am not meeting easy standards in my work, I know something …

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How to Help When Help Isn't Wanted

The fascinating thing about mind control is, the primary time you mention it, many of us will cringe and dismiss it as a nasty thing that ought to never appear in our vocabulary. This is often avoided the knowledge that mind control is getting used on you, but during a …

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Curating good, healthy sleep

For the time being, that was quite enough. I Want a Sister My sister, Lorraine, was seven years old when I was born, and she says that I am the only thing she ever really asked for, out loud. She's grateful for many things. Do not identify with them. Endure …

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Take Care of Yourself

Taking an antidepressant helped me get a handle on the depression, and I was able to keep that secret to myself. My life turned around the minute I started taking the pills, and as an off-label benefit, they also managed both my migraines and hot flashes. After two years, I …

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The Physical Side of Caregiving

Or maybe somebody told you that your hips are out of alignment or your S. This terminology is not doing anything for your recovery, and if your S. These words and labels are not helping you, especially with low back pain. I once had a patient in her late 50s …

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Asking for help

Your best option is to ignore it. The Breath of Life Another cue to how you are coming across in a conversation is how the other person is breathing. Truly avid people readers pay special attention to how the other person breathes. Moving the joints that need to be moved …

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Cutting Existing Commitments

Mindful listening is designed to allow you to listen to neutral sounds and music, with a present consciousness that is not blocked by any preconceptions. Choose music or a soundtrack that you are not really familiar with. Perhaps you have something in your playlist that you have never listened to …

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Cutting People Who Suck Your Time

Rather than deal with what happened, sometimes it's easier to just stuff the whole experience into the subconscious. This is an example of avoidance. Change in routine is also avoidant in nature. Sometimes, people with PTSD will purposefully change their routines so they don't have to worry about dealing with …

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Listening to Noise

The study involved patients suffering from depression, with 8 out of 10 having experienced at least three episodes of depression. Following the stress reduction sessions, around 30% of participants who experienced at least three episodes of depression did not relapse for more than a year, in comparison to those who …

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Deceleration Time

Many times, DBT has helped individuals decrease the episodes' severity and frequency. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) The body has a built-in and naturally occurring mechanism that makes individuals seek to escape danger. This mechanism is known as the fight-or-flight response. When your brain receives the signal that there is imminent …

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When Less Is More

Here are some symptoms that are characteristic of Bipolar Disorder: The manic episode includes symptoms such as: Feeling high for a long period, demonstrated by an excessively happy mood Fast-talking and hopping from one idea to another. This is reflective of running thoughts. Being easily distracted Excessive activity level and …

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Conversation skills

Emotional arguments are a near-daily occurrence in your home. Work stoparticle from anger or arguing amongst employees is a frequent problem. You have given up on getting along with some people. People easily get under your skin. You feel tired and depressed daily. You feel angry constantly. You feel lethargic …

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