Does Culture Illuminate or Obscure Reality?

It is not valid. Although anti-depressant medication effectively suppresses the symptoms of depression, it does not heal the root of the problem. There is much therapy available out there, and cognitive therapy has proven to be effective in treating depression. When it comes to treatment related to the brain, many …

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Rumors and Gossip

The best thing that you can do is to sit up nice and straight, adding in a pillow to your butt if it helps to support you a little bit. If you have some trouble sitting on the floor, you may want to consider using a chair to sit on …

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First indication of knowledge of human nature

The guide was a woman. We entered the same room and she said, Now you'll notice a few guns on the wall and ceiling, but notice the covering on these chairs and the tapestry on the walls. And with that she launched into a detailed description of items that had …

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Analyze people & recognize manipulation

This means you're more likely to make bad decisions - your willpower has almost been deactivated because you bypassed it. Imagine the person who starts off the day by snoozing the alarm multiple times, putting off when they have to get up. This person is also staying in their pyjamas instead …

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Hope Is Contagious

Being able to do this is almost like playing God in an RPG - you're creating a character with the stats you want. It's perfect for the business world because you can be perceived however you want. Create a persona and live it. Some of you may have heard of NLP …

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What proof do you have?

Manipulation is composed of the Latin terms manus (hand) and plere (fill) and has the meaning of handling. The meaning in the sense of handling is still used today. In sociology, politics and psychology, manipulation is understood to mean the concealed exertion of influence. Those who manipulate other people use …

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Second wave of behavioral therapy

I didn't plan for this. But the trouble is there, regardless of our wishes. How will we respond to it? A verse that has meant so much to me is one I ask couples in premarital counseling to build their marriage upon: Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you …

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Talking like a therapist

We don't expect this to really happen to us--it only happens to others. But sickness and death do happen to us, even though we resist its presence. Joyce and I were married for 48 years, and after struggling with cancerous brain tumors for four years, she died and went into …

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Sustain Momentum

Of my top eight relationships, whose dream can I support right now and how? In 2016, we invited about 30 individuals from the Front Row Community to a special gathering we call The Front Row Summit, which is designed to facilitate conversation around the future of the TD Threshold. There …

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Instruction and training

Beth was a positive and upbeat woman with a great smile that warmed any heart. Not only was she a devoted wife and a great mother, but she was also extremely passionate about her job as an oncology nurse and organ transplant coordinator. She was a warrior with an amazing …

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Becoming your therapist

Astheya is seen in a plethora of life situations. We are thieves when we slack off at work. Taking extra time after lunch to do things unrelated to work or an emergency is using company funds or resources for purposes far from what you are paid to do. Showing up …

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How we manage money

Once we tune our minds to focus in one direction, the focus becomes more intense, and as such, other flutters of the mind melt away like wax in the heat. There are different practices to ensure a single-pointed focus: Directing your eyes upward and holding them in place as though …

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How well we speak one another's language

If you don't remind yourself once in a while about how great it will be to have a degree and a well-paying job down the road, for example, the hot system may turn off completely, depriving you of the motivation necessary to achieve your goals. On the other hand, if …

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Quit fearing change

As grown-ups, lack of self-confidence becomes a dirty little secret we don't dare share. The bedroom should be dark for sleeping. Street lights can already inhibit the release of the hormone melatonin, which is essential for sleep, making it difficult to fall asleep. More light is also the reason why …

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Accept with equanimity whatever happens

When during a brainstorming group, they're likely to return up with new ideas or develop the thought of the group member into something that folks can vouch for within the meeting. How they elaborate and visualize, the thought is so amazing that one will always fall for it. They put …

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Living Stress Free

Testosterone is produced in both the ovaries and the adrenal glands, and if your levels dip too low, you may benefit from a supplemental dose. This is usually established by a blood test ordered by your doctor. Low testosterone can cause fatigue, lack of sex drive, and impaired cognitive ability …

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Keeping Peace in the Family

Arguments about past events are often the province of police officers, lawyers, and judges. Aristotle and the other ancient Greek and Roman theorists who thought about the nature of argument decided that logical assertions about the past and future were governed by certain assumptions:1. If the less probable of …

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Awesome sex or masturbation

Pure gene-ius! In the meantime, here's something hot off the scientific presses: Researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine have discovered that blocking just one protein can reverse aging in skin. So far they have only experimented on mice, but the results were startling. In only two weeks, the scientists …

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Finding social support

Overgeneralization - Generalizing that one experience means that another experience will have the same outcome. Assuming that if therapy wasn't helpful in the past, then it will never be helpful, and thus overlooking that there are many types of therapy that might actually be more helpful. Jumping to negative conclusions - Drawing …

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The Beginnings of Emotional Intelligence

There have been numerous cases in which people in relationships with BPD sufferers have seemingly willed themselves into illness, and eventually, death, in order to leave the relationship. But it is important to remember that this is your life. If you are anxious and unhappy in the relationship more than …

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The Five Components of Emotional Intelligence

Do not be drawn into their attempts to do so. Do not try and talk them out of their feelings. A BPD sufferer might come to you with a claim like I am a terrible person. Flat out disagreeing with this with a comment like: You're not a terrible person …

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What Is Emotional Intelligence?

Parents with BPD can often be detached and distant, leading to attachment issues in their children. Therapy sessions can be crucial in countering this. Have someone else care for your child for a period of time. Either put your child in childcare or another family member, allowing you to have …

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Saying No!

If you have reached your limits and need a break, short-term or long-term, in your relationship, we encourage you to focus on your own self-care and problem solving and to build a better life for yourself even if you decide that your life cannot include your loved one. If you've …

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Be Yourself (Not What You Should Be)

Has she been abstinent for six months but you still ask her if she's been drinking when she comes home twenty minutes late? That may reflect your emotional reality, but it doesn't match her behavior--your nervousness would be understandable, but it's not actually helpful to her. Better to approach supervision …

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My Money Rules

Watching the breath, for example, breaks up the obsessive focus on depressive or anxious thoughts and feelings while bringing the person into the present moment. Open awareness practices are used to open the person up and to bring the person into the present moment, rather than ruminating about the past …

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What focus is and why it's so important

He is altered, after all, in his feelings and ability to process information. Some substances numb emotions, for example, inclining a person to underrespond, while others escalate emotions and lead to overreaction. Or he may simply forget and your efforts will have been wasted. Pace yourself and prioritize. Change happens …

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What do you smell?

Negatively minded people interpret it as a personal attack aimed at them and they in turn will react rudely towards the person saying it. You can read the few paragraphs on the cruel behavior of negative people again if you want to refresh your memory. No one likes to be …

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Magnify your impact

Whether you jump fully into the Healing Phase or gradually adopt it makes little difference so long as you get there. Everywhere you want hair, it's thinning. Everywhere you don't want hair, it's growing. GOOD-BYE TO LIP (AND CHIN) HAIR On her 2006 HBO special, Roseanne Barr joked about the …

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Two-way talent

Exams might be coming, but guess what? The antiparkinsonian medications amantadine and selegiline can also make it hard for people to fall asleep or stay asleep, due to their stimulant effect. My mom had this problem. With advanced Parkinson's, she would sometimes experience excessive dyskinesia, which she took amantadine to …

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