weeded mint for air ducts

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Garden Mint for HVAC

Growing mint on  on rich soil in the Mid Atlantic states – pretty easy. Too Easy.
Mint  or “Mentha” can overwhelm garden areas if not contained.
I have given a chore for extra mint.

Photo above is an air intake for forced air HVAC – (heating ventilation air condition )
Its not a bad idea to pay attention to these in a house. One really doesn’t need a dusty or moldy area for the air intake of the ventilation of the house, where the tenants breath the air.
The mint just gives a pleasant aroma to the air conditioning.

Growing Mint.

For the best growth in confined areas such as containers, topdress plants with a thin layer of compost or organic fertilizer every few months. Aboveground pots will need winter protection in cold climates.
In the garden, plant mint near cabbage and tomatoes.

https://www.almanac.com/plant/mint
Mint is can be grown in doors or out. Mint can be part of the supporting caste of a tomato garden, when not segregated.
Common usages , Brewing , cooking and aroma.

Ventilation

Houses need to breathe. They should draw in fresh air and exhaust stale air. In fact, some experts recommend that one half of a home’s air volume should be exchanged every hour.

https://www.hometips.com/how-it-works/ventilation-systems-house.html
older people and folks who live in “dangerous ” neighborhoods forget this.
One can really benefit from ventilated your home and clearing obstructions from vents and intakes.

Breathy healthy , indoors and out!

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William James Table of Self Concept

Tenants
of Self
Examples feelings aroused seeking-
preservation
circumstance
Material
Self
Body, clothes, family

finance , deeds,

possessions

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

therefore

I am “

hungry

sexy

thirsty

anxious

constipated

eat ,

have sex ,

drink,

release emotion,

poop

where I am


To understand William James you must consider He was a pluralist
with regard to James influence, there are countless ways to define “self” or , “self concept” as modern psychologists say…
― so why define ” self ” all ?
to argue if their is a “self or soul or that there is no self ”
how useful is it other than friendly ramblings over a beer at the bar ?

At first, when the laymen views psychiatry and medicine , he may ponder: does Anxiety disorder bipolar or personality disorder , this disorder that disorder really exist?

Truth happens to an idea.”

James makes a case for his version self concept , because its serves a need or a purpose that “happens” . or happens repetitiously.
Just the same , medical professionals today have agreed on defining “disorders” because they happen and reoccur in a clients life repetitiously

Rigorous testing and peer-review that , ultimately lays definition medical “disorder” or disorder diagnosis , serves medical treatment medical and a clients daily management. to improve life.
James “many selves” self concept. really a matrix, array or table of “self concept”
serves to manage daily happenings. The end is to justify concept. Williams James was a psychologist and ” the cash value ” from his philosophy lectures is a person-social relationship that James saw as functional, and clarified.

resource

  1. http://mills-soc116.wikidot.com/notes:james-self-and-its-selves
    by DJJR James, William. 1890. “The Self And Its Selves”
  2. https://williamjamesstudies.org/the-concept-of-truth-that-matters/
    “Concept of truth that matters ” and other William James Studies

Many people complain because they feel that they feel either ambivalent , conflicted or pulled-apart when making decisions in their daily lives.
further more the complaint of no “self” or no self control or fragmentation.

social media and tv media can join the peer pressure of devaluing “self” as negative selfishness with little foundation or empiricism. (what use is these “truths” , especially no evidence ?)

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Girl with a Mandolin – Fanny Tellier
Pablo Picasso

thus the need may arise to create or further their own self-concept.
here are some other links on different approaches of self-concept

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Worksheet on Self.

below are free downloads with a table to fill in your own thoughts on Self .
maybe it can provoke thoughts on how you would define your own self concept:

Self-WilliamJames ODT format

Self-WilliamJames PDF format

Filter_Noise – zone , localise, breathe

originally posted October, 2012

2017-2018 more than ever– especially if one is bombarded with news from television, radio and web feeds– over what is happening “over there”. this group and that group, and globalisation.
Are the going-ons of “over-there” really more important.. during the entire course of a day.. than, going-ons right in the air one breathes… his wellness?
does the ” happening over-there” really apply to oneself? How would he know? his expertise is what and where HE_is over the course of a day.
In practice, breathing and zoning enhances a localized approach in thinking and doing. a practice  that is more economical to ones personal ecology;
without invading th ecology of “over there.”
it is not avoidant, excessively selfish or xenophobic, to organize ones influence, affect and maintenance from a localized center zoning of importance.

In his work ” Introduction of Permaculture“, Mollison explains his use of “zoning” to allocate areas of gardening and agriculture in a landscape. “Zones”, are prioritize by importance and demand of work. most important and/or work/time intensive crops are located closes to the dwelling area. Un-farmed areas are designated as “the wild”.

Mollison’s (and fellow permaculture father Dave Holmgren) application of zoning is, essential, the act of organizing one’s environment — in the case of permaculture — the garden or farm, around and including living-space. In the image above the living quarters in graphically centered; the most labor intensive and important areas of the garden are kept close .. the least important tasks are pushed to “the wild” or unmanaged land.

I’ve been thinking about the Permaculture method of zoning in gardening and agriculture and I have wondered if one could apply (pattern, if you will) zoning to managing the flood of stimuli and information that seems thrown at us in our day-to-day busy lives.
So many things we sense or think about  in any moment of our consciousness, One could easily feel overwhelmed and overloaded.
I am wondering if i can make a connection with Gestalt talk as well, as one visualize  zones as figures formed out of a ground (what Mollison calls the wild) by designers.

Could one organize, or garden , his rough consciousness landscape of raw stimuli, senses thoughts, worries, brainstorms and activities? Keep the meaningful tasks, ideas and concerns close and push meaningless data to the background?

From Dischord find Harmony

— Albert Einstein *

Image, senses and thoughts arise as Gestalts, figures from the background of constant noise, discord… It’s up to you and I to decide what is meaningful, important at a given moment, and reject unimportant information, zone back to “the wild”, or background.

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so how can i improve my abilty to “zone” the flood of information each day?
one way could be to create a simple todo list:
here is one: Pennsylavania Echoes — Todo List.

I keep a todo or task list on my computer, also a calendar — and I have learned not to worry about them until I look at them again.

Another way to learn how to stay relatively “mindful” of important things in the moment and filter out the meaningless to “the  wild ”  or “background”:
Sit or stand somewhere in …

  1. relax, be confident, be square in posture.
  2. breathe in and out from the belly
  3. become aware of your breathing
  4. when you catch you mind thinking of some else return to step one

I like this breathing exercise and practice often. I am less distracted by unimportant thing in the present- centered moment.

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When being mindful of only breathing, breathing fills the whole of mindfulness, a single zone, while all else is ignored and left to the background of wild data.
Overtime, breathing exercises and meditations are helpful in developing an intuitive ability to zone:
cognation and doing what is important at the moment, and letting go of the unimportant.

Its a great way to reducing stress, feeling more organized, focused and at-peace.

Anger rather than Sad


from the Book of Life

Common tenants of Depression or Major Depressive Episodes

  • Persistent sad, anxious or “empty” mood
  • Feelings of hopelessness, pessimism
  • Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, helplessness
  • Loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies and activities, including sex
  • Decreased energy, fatigue, feeling “slowed down”
  • Difficulty concentrating, remembering, making decisions
  • Insomnia, early-morning awakening, or oversleeping
  • Low appetite and weight loss or overeating and weight gain
  • Thoughts of death or suicide, suicide attempts
  • Restlessness, irritability
  • Persistent physical symptoms that do not respond to treatment

Common tenants of Anxiety―Depression (disorder group GAD)PDF
thanks https://www.adaa.org/understanding-anxiety/depression/symptoms

What is Disorder?

  • Disorders such as Bipolar disorder, Personality Disorders. or Anxiety Disorders can only be “Diagnosed” by healthcare―professionals or psychologists.
  • One maybe diagnosed with 6 disorders or 1 disorder – this does not mean one is anymore “screwed up” than the other.
  • Disorder is categorized for the purposes of treatment & management between a client, therapist & healthcare―providers.
  • There are legal and professional standards that healthcare―providers in mental-physical health must abide by – that’s what the literature is about: DSM4 DSM5

Gestalt therapy perspective

  • Self awareness not why but:
  • how and when? do ” I feel angry and sad “.
  • Moral- am I judging myself for feeling angry? sad? or tired?
  • How and When do I judge myself.. others environment.
  • Ambivalence: do i feel “conflicting” sensations? ↓Examples:↓
  • thrilled but angry and anxious
  • sad but tuned_in
  • relaxed.. but tight in the legs or chest

contact―boundary memoirs

At a good time (when sad happy or angry etc.)
can I observe between “me” and “not―me” :

  • projection — eg. expressing feeling in drawing or painting ; blaming someone or somthing)
  • Deflection — avoiding both good or bad feeling for another time)
  • confluence — losing sense of self to the outside world, or defending in reaction
  • retroflection — turning ones desires for others (especially with anger) back and substituding ones self) i.e. self blame and self harm
  • Introjection — absorbents in the interactions between “me” and “not―me” without processing (metabolizing)
Anger is part of depression. Anger is part of all of us in daily life.
the good choices we make are in
how to manage are emotions, sensations and Affects so they are not regular intrusions or regularly destructive.
This Management.
This is Anger. This is Depression.

Quick coached breathing exercise.

One is– What he metabolizes.
and this includes breath.
the breathing exercise video posted on youtube BreathoftheLove simple with
change-ups.

Noting that our thinking will often “forget” new challenging therapies like simple breathing ;
and practicing with repetition breathing exercises regularly, over the course of the day:
One might find breathing exercises beneficial.

I don’t think i need to pitch this. just do it, do it often. see what you think and feel.

A Review of the Human Respiratory System.

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Respiratory System by LadyofHats

Value & Meaning building

Ultimately, man should not ask what the meaning of his life is, but rather he must recognize that it is he who is asked.

__Viktor Emil Frankl

 
 
What is  “Meaning” ?
To me:  A personal  or subjective  experience in definition. for something to  be “Meaningful”  it must hold Value and– in my relationship with this something or someone, concept, goal, object, human or life-fom, I must “esteem” it to be more value in comparison to other somethings in a context, landscape or gestalt.
 
 

Esteem

respect for or a high opinion of someone

Respect

 Admiration for someone or something that you believe has good ideas or qualities.

Value

the importance or worth of something for someone
how useful or important something is

dictionary.cambridge.org
 
 

Meaning.

  • meaningful… description of information, that is:
    • that is formed out of background of discord
    • that is relative: relative  to a topic, study, paradigm, “game” , time-space location, happening, or world- view.
    • that is defined  in language, symbols or gesture,
    • that is prioritized in importance – intellectually and emotionally.
  • meaninglessness:  information that is not meaningful and therefore  remains, or is relegated to the background.

—from  Agnostic Conditons : Pennsylvania Echoes

I have reworked a task/todo   sheet
Visible here:  Value Building Exercise Example Page .
to be a simple    exercise in thinking about Value  and then about Meaning.
the instructions are at the bottom of the page linked above.

Free as is now warranting  for Download:

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valuing-building-exercise-pdf  PDF

valuing-building-exercise-odt -Editable ODT

Click on the links or picture Above for downloads.

Have a meaningful Day!

 

Mantra with phonics

Something be mindful with.. whether college educated professional, Laymen Child or impaired:

Today we are bombarded with noises and data, seemingly at a increasing rate..
This can be disorienting for even adults.  Whispering or bellowing mantras has been a practice in various paradigms: Hindi, Buddhist, Yoga , Pacific- & African- practices..

The phonetic Alphabet is excellent choice to meditate to or to chant to.

    what can one discover when being mindful of these sounds?

  •  Do I feel or imagine something on any given letter or sound ?
  •  Do I feel apprehensive or embarrassed about listening to letters and sounds?
  •  Do I sense my awareness drifting away to day dream or something else

Written Language and Phonics is fundamental, to most, in our social consciousnesses and contexts—
from our first words to our parents. Something to be Mindful of.

props to: https://www.havefunteaching.com

additionally on this blog, Breathing and Counting.