Disclaimer

I started writing  Pennsylvania Echoes  because I wanted to improve my grammar.  I chose meditation, mindfulness and how they apply to my daily life, as the blog’s subject matter.  Writing about Mental Health Management has received the most appreciation.
My world- view will not cure mental disorder. but I cannot separate my world view entirely from management or my great concerns for Mental Health.  So I must present my thoughts, and tips on “Mental Wellness” in my own way and from my own experience–  if I am to be honest.
Any information you find is meaningful is presented as is.  There is no Warranty. Too bad I can’t cure my bad grammar.
Enjoy.
–Chris
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Data Panic – Luxury, Needs and Responsibility

Riding home after the big game on Sunday, on the back road in and between Philadelphia: from I-95 to virtually unknown industrial roads.never once had to glance at the phone device. … google-maps.. miraculous!
Calculating every traffic delay, and a few misses in lane shifts to getting to the exits in the dark night of four lane highways.
What a luxury! necessity? well Google-Maps, OpenStreetMap and such could save lives, not just traffic delays and frustration.

https://echopen.wordpress.com/?attachment_id=6064 I thought of this powerful voice companion map application. I thought of the safelink “Obama phone” which truly can save the life of the disabled and old person, grabbing for his phone to call 911 in a fall or a health emergency. What technological might: to save lives, to clear the path of bottle neck traffic for EMS.to ease stress when trying to navigate crowded dark roads and highways.This is the age of computer aided man.

Sadly, there lies is a flipside to all this modernization more than just a loss of old few values. As technology firms reign supreme offering new offering new luxuries and filling a few voids in necessity, they seem to be ignoring the abuse of their products.
No Cell phone or hand gadget is safe from being hacked, or digitally intercepted. not one.
not one password typed on a cell phone or a gadget is safe from being safe
no data moving from a gadget to Global positioning, or internet satellites. although not proven yet, even cell towers are suspect – especially since bad guys use ” virtual cell towers ” all over the world. they maybe keeping data on Americans, Canadians as old as ten to twenty years.

My Story.

2014-2015 I regularly contacted Google about a Email database breach and fraud. I discovered that no humans responded to tech support. the best they could was offer a volunteer at a google forum . The very company who commanded everyone to use there real name on accounts,offers such high tech software such as the google maps that guided me home. there is no one to talk to about there own comprised software.meanwhile: they marketed laptop software to families with children.
since 2015, reports that they are trying to do businesses in countries that have connections to Hackers of both American AND googles software. Let me summarise that. Google actually ignored reports of breaches and fraud in their own country, and rumoured now to be doing business in the countries that hackers work from.To my government (US) even had to report an internet and cable high jacking of one of their (googles) parent-contril level DNS. no response from the government.

…science without ethics is sociopathology.To say, “I’ll apply what I know regardless of the outcome” is to take absolutely no responsibility for your actions. –Quote by Bill Mollison

The disturbing trend is that technology firms seem to be, more than just ignoring there products massive security holes reports on the internet have suggested that technology firms have move to silence their critics. Comcast a Cable monopoly that manages cable and wifi hotspots across America purchased a News broadcast company in 2011 that regularly is caught broadcasting disinformation and partisan politics over Television. I wonder has there ever been a time when a monopoly had so much power in America and to be openly engaging in politics and slander.

the big question

IS MODERNISED COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY WORTH IT.

Cable and internet firms and businesses continue to ignore high level threats , if not lend there equipment to the worst kind of people. people who wish to keep a tab on your actions for decades. and not for your assistance. no these people want to rob you. and in many cases surround children with the darkest intentions.

All the while the application and email company ignores the breaches of its data bases, the cable company joins in on disinformation and political campaigns.the Cable company is ominously centerd in the city of Philadelphia where i watched the football game.
South East – Delaware the path of many of the U.S corporate Head-quarters.East and North East – New Jersey to New York City. thats 15 million people.and West. well we will save that for another post on how Tech firms maybe ignoring a plot that will end environmentalism as we know it – possibly effecting even all of Europe west of Russia.

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Wetland Photos-Summer2015 Egrets and Herons

As the cold weather of November 2018 seeps in i will say good bye to these guys. possible new photo blog next year

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Photos of Blue Herons and Egrets I have taken recently.
both Egrets and Herons (including Great Blue, Blue and Green Herons) are common in Pennsylvania year round.

More information on Blue Herons: http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Great_Blue_Heron/id
More on Egrets: http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Great_Egret/id
Both links from the Cornell-lab of Ornithologist.

Similar Wetland photos on Pennsylvania Echoes follow the:

Have a great summer!

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Submissions in the Post Modern Life

( poem also @ https://is.gd/ucjbYE
cafedogs canteen)

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I have grown up in the modern world. An I have chosen to participate in it. I have a car, a computer a Television. I live in a friendly, some times violent community. But as i enjoy the comforts of life, i am plagued by the anxieties and pains of the fast paced world.

Like most people, from time to time, I looked at our human history and evolution, and feel the desire to make peace with my elements. We will all die one day, our modern existence will end. We will all physically return to the dust, spirit, or energy that we are constructed of.
I see meditation is key component to find peace my body. It helps to relieve some unpleasant symptoms, that are rooted deep with in me the deep fear of death, and the intense will to live..
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Submissions

the hardest part of submission
is…

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Daily Affirmation Poster Updated

“He tries to find the exit from himself but there is no door.” – D.S. |
Be who I am – Affirmation

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Today, Right Here, Right Now

I am feeling _________________________
I am really good at _________________________
I value most of all _________________________
I feel anxious about __________________________
If i had one wish, one thing that
I’d like to see happen it would be______________

I check my head , I check my breath
And I know everything will be alright.

Fill in the blanks.

the origional version I made of  poster like this …on a post where I boasted my Stewart Smalley like, “the- joy -of- the-therapy” attitude towards mental wellness… well that poster had a typo.
So I’ve posted again a new  “grammatically correct” version, and one with pleasant background, hopefully you won’t nod off. So that make two new posters, yes two.

click on the icons above, and if wish to download them right click after that.

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My Zen and Empiricism

wheel – see what happens.

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Zen, originally Ch’an , is a practice within the frame work of Buddhism and ancient Chinese-Asian philosophies. Zen practice includes meditation, experiential learning and academically deconstructing language (if it is assumed that language is a vehicle of truth). Thus with Zen, the importance of doctrine and texts falls below the former in priority.

The Buddhist presence in Zen is found Zen’s strategy objectives:

  • to let go bad ideas and attachments;
  • to be with the true nature of things; events; happenings… or “Buddha-Nature” ;
  • to end or reduce angst and suffering.

Inferred from ancient Asian influences, of early Taoist philosophy: the best way for one to experience the nature of things, is to focus on the present moment at hand.– thehere and now.

Kill the Buddha

Embrace nothing:
If you meet the Buddha, kill the Buddha.
If you meet your father, kill your father.
Only live your life as…

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Meet Cixous Mantid

https://echopen.files.wordpress.com/2018/10/cixous-mantid-snare-of-truth.jpg?w=502&h=668
Meet Cixous Mantid the philosophy quoting praying mantis!
Praying Mantis have always fascinated me, and are always welcome in a garden are yard with flowers. Praying Mantis love to hunt aphids near roses.

unlike the movie The Naked Lunch … Cixous the Mantid memes will always be lucid and coherent.
Cixous Quotes Søren Aabye Kierkegaard in her first installment

Defense mechanisms. Talking and Listening

focus : active : reflective : listen

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example of a of  a mock therapy session on “Defense mechanisms“. and a great job by the participants of this video.

Note that the lady on the right is using a passive method of conversion  called Active Reflective Listening

Active Reflective listening is

  • Focused on listening to another person who is in command of his/her speaking
  • ‘Active’ because the listener stays focused on what is presently heard in real time (here &now).
  • ‘Reflective’ because replies are meant to be minimal and passive.
  • Coersive response during active reflective listening allow the other speaker to explore or clarify what he has spoken.
  • responses are kept minimal,allowing the speaker to be free and control of his language.

Common Defense mechanisms.

Colloquially, defense mechanisms are the common responses, including thoughts and actions, (and perhaps attitudes) one experiences when he/she feels threatened, fatigued, unconfident, or insecure.
Usually they are useful, some can be…

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