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When Happiness Is Bad For You

  I’m still short on time for original content creation, but couldn’t pass up this item from the Center for Greater Good. It reminds me of a folk story I read in a collection once upon a time, long ago … Continue reading

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Not New Content– But..

Perhaps a clue as to how to be content… http://www.npr.org/sections/13.7/2017/03/20/520803361/is-happiness-a-universal-human-right

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Love After Love

Ran across a poem from one of my favorite poets: Love After Love The time will come when, with elation you will greet yourself arriving at your own door, in your own mirror and each will smile at the other’s … Continue reading

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Fake News, Creativity, Fact Checking, Happiness

If I am someone with depression, I may go to a cognitive therapist. The cognitive therapist will then coach me on identifying my cognitive distortions, like all/nothing thinking, fortune-telling, discounting, labeling, over-generalization, and so on. The handbook for this is … Continue reading

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Mixed Feelings

http://www.npr.org/2017/02/02/513126985/house-votes-to-overturn-obama-rule-restricting-gun-sales-to-mentally-ill On one hand, it would be nice if we could get away from stigmatizing people with mental illness. On the other hand, https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/magazine/guns-and-suicide/ gun suicides outnumber gun homicides two to one.

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Take Your Placebos- They’re Good for You

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/10/27/499475288/is-it-still-a-placebo-when-it-works-and-you-know-its-a-placebo I suggest using the following placebos, as needed: 1) Vitamin C supplements for colds, 500 mg every four to six hours; 2) Vitamin D supplements for depressed mood, 1000 units once a day (may be some clinical evidence in … Continue reading

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Save a Life– Either Your Own or a Friend’s.

There has been controversy over gun violence killing people, but one of the comparative statistics is that 11,208 people died from firearm homicide,(http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/homicide.htm) while firearm suicides are double that– 21,175 (http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/suicide.htm) One of the problems is that many who own … Continue reading

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