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.

William James Table of Self Concept

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of Self
Examplesfeelings arousedseeking-
Body, clothes, family

finance , deeds,


ownership , love , threatened , wronged , securestability , routine , security , control ,
shopping, home rules
home , property , family , bedroom
roles at work , clubspride , friendly,
belonging , importance , competitive , alienated
awards, money , influence friends , employees , withdraw ,
reservation ,ethics
volunteer , gatherings, bar , clubs , social networks , prison
mindful of choice
meaning , purpose , boredom , satisfaction ,exercise, wellness , “mind candy” , sexwhere I or we are
mindful of moral
ethical care
comfort , dread, grief , purpose ,
connected, disconnected , judgement ,
Role of Authority ,  submission ,
relationship , environment, abstention
church , park , temple , meditation , recycling …

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Wetland photos 2

ave , birds , lomography , photography , outdoors . wetlands , parks ,

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I had another good thanksgiving day. I have notice the hype that Turkeys this time of year. But I thought I’d share some pictures other fowl, waterfowl Herons and kingfishers… plus some of there turtles friends hanging out together on a man made pond — a well kept overflow and runoff reservoir.

click on any image to start the  gallery:

I visited this marshy area quite a bit over summer, and I am surprised that turtles sit so comfortably next to the birds. Equally interesting is that the two Herons (A blue heron and a white egret) did not show any confrontational or territorial ill feelings toward each other… in fact the birds fished together, sometimes only a couple feet away from each other. They moved spot to spot in the pond usually with the geese and ducks.. perhaps this communal friendliness was for safety, or perhaps better fishing opportunities……

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Mental Health Poster Fixed… Again

retrieved from year 2008.
this is not a real poster. its a creative rendering of some high functioning people who were diagnosed or claim Mental difficulties.

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As I stated in my Post:

Pennsylvania Echoes: great achievers with mental illness poster,
I was making a poster. I have been pleasantly surprised that its been popular since I posted on this site.

Unfortunately I have had to fix a couple errors in it.(grammar mistakes)
With the way that image search engines work on the Internet, It makes more sense just to post a new one instead of replacing the image at the origional blog post.

The new, fixed poster (seen on this post) is also available at the Pennsylvania Echoes: Charts Tab.
It can be seen or downloaded in  Jpeg format or PDF format.


My next poster Idea: Great Achievers who are to Lazy to Proof Read.  :P

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here and now

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From our first person point of view, what is happening is always in the present time.
What we think and feel about the future; the past; or somewhere else is actually taken place in real time where we are.

I am not saying that nothing is happening elsewhere other than where i am.

Its the here/now lenses that i perceive the future; past; and far away that is happening in the here and now.

Our thinking mind allows us to reevaluate the past; anticipate the future ;make rational judgments on whats happening elsewhere.

This all fine and healthy. along as we realize that all are feelings are of the moment towards the formulated thoughts in our heads of the past, future and elsewhere.
If we forget this realization we can fill are lives with unnecessary, guilt, inhibition, angst and arrogance.

Zen meditation brings me to real time sensing. Simplifying. I…

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Hierarchy of needs

{ ” organic-needs ” , ” security ” , ” social-belonging ” , ” esteem ” , ” actualization ” }

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https://echopen.files.wordpress.com/2016/12/maslows-hierarchy__needs-pe.png Hierarchy of Needs model

When i worked the phones , one of the useful templates was”Maslows Hierarchy of Needs”. This is a loose diagram on the basic structure of personal needs a person maintains as he/she moves towards “personal actualization” or growth and social productivity as Maslow saw the individual.
The real motivation of this diagram ―published with Motivation and Personality  often taught diagram in psychology classes , was to suggest a foundation of “needs” were to be discussed when studying the potential of the individual and the transition to actualization of positive accomplishments in family, community, ecosystem, etc.
As  one might expect ― an actual diagram for each person would differ a bit from person to person… this point- has even  been debated in psychology articles over the decades.


SO  in  working the phones in the past;  after allowing one to vent as i was trained::
if it…

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Two Videos on Meditation from Buddhism

meditation movies on youtube
Zen (Japanese extension of Ch’an )
Tibetan Buddhism

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Intro to ZazenLama Surya Das

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images of authority and God

going back go Kali , Kali
( I dont think so )

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“shes black ”

available at https://youtu.be/1Ftd5RBFYW0

“we are in rebellion against the authoritarian father “

-Alan Watts

Alan Watts discussed the “the specific nature of authority”, that is the absolute truth of the way things are or happen.

“to be substantial is to be underlying “

as it relates to space (depicted as black). this is a “Yin and Yang school”( 陰陽家/阴阳家 ) and early Taoist concept that Alan chooses to apply to the imagery of Deities.

https://echopen.files.wordpress.com/2018/12/Kali_Devi.86952cbadb69_TH.jpg Kali 1770

This discussion focuses on “the specific nature of authority”, that is the absolute truth of the way things are and happen , and as it relate to imagery and art different faiths
” shes black ”

what ever floats your boat

I live in a “mix” of faith in my community. its pretty evenly agnostic (including apathetic agnostic ) and different Christian denominations.
Christians tend to believe in transcendence to…

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