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

Alan Watts talks the human game (revised)

Alan Watts ans a Universe at Play —

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Alan Watts speaks of  human game , where he states much of our anxiety is our temporal interpretation of a “universe at play”:

video (with background  music )posted at Youtube by Mrdandylionfave.

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The Golden Rule and Dignity

Regard, Respect & expectation of treatment between two :

“ownership {self-interests self-importance, property} ”

and “Other”.

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From subjective lenses,  I ( the first person perspective of my day -to-day reality),  observe and interact with other people in my-world.

Other people are not me (or “I”) , but other people are like me…and with compassion and relatedness in experiential interaction … I assume that they are more than mere objects:
living-subjects immersed in their lives,   like I am in mine, overlapping existence.

With that in mind,
I think that I would treat other people, these subjects (as I am a subject of my-world)….
I would treat them as I would want to treat myself . Just the same I wish to be treated as more than a mere object, I would expect to be respected by others as they would respect and treat themselves.

Therefore,:
I am to treat others as I would want to be  treated.
— A variant of the “golden…

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Simple Daily Emotions Chart for Children (revised)

K.I.S.S.— Daily Log for emotions
-Special Needs or Anyone.

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This is a  quick revision   of    post:  “Daily Emotion Chart for special needs kids.” the chart is deliberately  simple following the K.I.S.S  method.  Although it was inspired to help  a  child with special needs,   anyone could use it modify it or make their own.  The next post will feature a new simple feeling chart or tracker that is better suited for adolescents or adults.
Now, I have to go shovel Snow,  have a great day!
-Chris.

I have a friend with a special needs child. She told me  that, she was upset. She  unable to communicate what she saw in her child’s behaviour at home to her sons teachers at school. Her son’s teachers were having a very difficult time managing him at school. Because the child was diagnosed with a mood disorder (as well as some serious behaviour problems and patterns)
I suggested having him fill…

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Metabolizing ~ k.i.s.s.

https://echopen.files.wordpress.com/2016/07/keeping-me-healthy-happy-whole-n-human.jpg?w=290&h=374

Keeping Me Healthy

The process involving a set of chemical reactions that modifies a molecule into another for storage, or for immediate use in another reaction or as a by product.
http://www.biology-online.org/dictionary/Metabolism

metabolism is used as a metaphor for psychological functioning. People grow through biting off an appropriate-sized piece (be this food or ideas or relationships), chewing it (considering), and discovering whether it is nourishing or toxic

http://www.gestalt.org/yontef.htm

As one discovers each moment that he experiences…
conscious gestalts(stimuli, senses far & close, emotional response  that together form temporal “phenomena”)  form out of the unconscious  background.
Assessing  these moments, is a matter of deciding what bits and pieces are “swallowed” (and nourishing) and what rejected
This happens at a metaphorical boundary between differences known as Contact“.  In this case Contact is between the subject -and- what-he-is-not,  at that moment.

Metabolism at contact boundary is holistic  body/mind/environment experiential adventure.

Keeping Me Healthy.

 

 

 

 

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Wise quotes for Empirical thinking

⁂ Praxis · Morality · Work · Being · Kiss · Truth —
Can you find a phrase or a quote:
you’re own or another’s for each of these themes?

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Thinking empirically is deriving knowledge and assumptions from experience, experiment, and perceptual evidence. Its thinking for practice and use in the real world.
Here are some Wise Quotes for empirical thinking by some very smart men:

Praxis

In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But, in practice, there is.

— Jan L. A. van de Snepscheut
(source:http://psychology.wikia.com/wiki/Practical_reason)

Morality

…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.

–Bill Mollison
(source:http://www.scottlondon.com/interviews/mollison.html)

Work

1. Out of clutter find simplicity
2. from discord find harmony
3. In the middle of difficulty, lies opportunity

–Albert Einstein
(three rules for work).

Being

Face the facts of being what you are, for that is what changes what you are.

–Soren Kierkegaard.

k.i.s.s

Keep it simple, stupid.

–Unknown

Truth

Truth happens to an idea.

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Feeling Words for Writing

Word𐒖 to feel & write when reflecting the moment.—
Journaling \\ Creative Writing Aid::

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Journaling or writing Mental health / wellness workbook and can’t think what to write at the moment?:

……….

FEELING WORDS

I feel _______ OR I am feeling ________ because I think_________

happy safe scared sad angry
good natured secure anxious tearful trapped
Jubilant warm butterflies morning annoyed
Joyful trusting Afraid haunted outraged
glad trusted fearful lonely explosive
festive inviting nervous helpless irritated
cheerful desired harassed vulnerable resentful
elated satisfied insecure tragic vengeful
loved receptive unsure bullied provoked
loving free worried disappointed offensive
brotherly certain cowardly ashamed useless
playful self assured desperate repugnant forced
aroused inspired threatened indignant pessimistic
esteemed encouraged suspicious lost dull
confident inspired wary pulled careless
provocative enthralled doubtful lousy apathetic
sexy manic victimized unhappy dispatched
manly , feminine energetic cheated confused uncared
comforted healthy wronged disoriented disjointed
strong pain-free terrified disillusion rejected
optimistic inquisitive alienated stupefied menaced
frisky curious offended stunned agonized
animated dependable hurt perplex menaced

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Hobbies and the art of being poor.

What poor people like —
– please feel free to add thoughts to the comments after the post-

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Being poor is pretty easy for me. I grew up with little money. Like many others who grew up poor like me: I can be tight with spending money and a penny pinching to ridiculous extremes.

However, my previous experience in being really poor helps prepare me to get by during these rough economic times. In fact I am quite a master of the art of being poor.
When times get rough we all need those little therapies… hobbies.

Hobbies are activities we do that peak  interests, often ask us to put time in effort to explore the creativity in us. Hobbies are good for are mental wellness… and with can be a fun diversion from the stresses of the bad economic times.

Some of favorite my cheap Hobbies:

Amateur Digital photography.
my first camera is worth about $60 (U.S),

I’ve used the  freeware (thats $0) for photo touch up…

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