Rain, Shine, Catastrophization

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Catastrophizing—expecting or concluding only the worst possible outcome.
We often catastophize are circumstances present, past and future.
Bad Things are usually never as terrible as they seem. Our defenses often overplay and distort circumstances that scare us.

posted by  alefernandeschaves at youtube.

Beatles: “Rain” from 1966

If the rain comes they run and hide their heads.
They might as well be dead.
If the rain comes, if the rain comes.

When the sun shines they slip into the shade
And sip their lemonade.
When the sun shines,
when the sun shines.

Rain, I don’t mind.
Shine, the weather’s fine.

Can you hear me, that when it rains and shines,
It’s just a state of mind
Can you hear me, can you hear me?

Full Lyrics of Rain

*Catastrophizing is a form of thinking where one leaps to the worsed possible out come..

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Clearing my mind with Purging to Paper Journaling

a scrap paper therapy guide

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We all need to vent some times.  We need to get things off our chests.
Our minds maybe filled with thoughts, anxieties and it needs to get out.
Its a stressful world we live in
Perhaps we need a friend to talk to.
But what if we are somewhere where we have no one to talk to?
What if we don’t believe we can talk to someone about what is on our mind?

The form of self therapy I  favor most is writing and journaling…
Journaling can take many forms and
may include meditation, creativity or venting
… it can be done with pen and paper or into a voice recorder, etc.

When  I need to vent and there is no to listen I can always turn to :

Purging to Paper!
Purging to Paper Journaling ” is  basically just venting  out or purging  what is  ones  mind……

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Arthritis Management Chart on Scribd

managing pain

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Since I have taken my health more seriously over the years, I have had less and less symptoms…. and pain and today Arthritis is mostly inconvenience. I do mobility exercises, Tai chi and swimming. I also ,use journaling and meditation to live with pain. I discovered with meditation that my own thoughts of anticipating and dreading pain actually make the pain worse.

The tightening of my body do to stress seems to increase symptoms. I have learned to live with my health problems and not fight them… this is a big part of my wellness management.
I have created a simple chart for Arthritis Management. The idea of charting…..

From my Post:
Pennsylvania Echoes::Arthritis and charting Health Problems.

I have come to believe that managing health conditions such as my Arthritis, in which no fix or cure exists: it is helpful to think Holistically.
That is, paying attention to not…

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All Dogs have ADHD

book reading

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by video blogger, fitness model and kickboxer Tailia St.

ADHD is one of the most common childhood disorders and can continue through adolescence and into adulthood. The average age of onset is 7 years old.
ADHD affects about 4.1% American adults age 18 years and older in a given year. The disorder affects 9.0% of American children age 13 to 18 years. Boys are four times at risk than girls.
Studies show that the number of children being diagnosed with ADHD is increasing, but it is unclear why.

Information on ADHD can be found at:


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Journey of life – education

Alan Watts, revisited

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Nice rendition of a popular lecture of Alan Watts.
journey of purpose TJOP – on youtube.
Video address the relative standards of how one or a group is trained in the present post academic job and career market.
When does one, or a family feel the sense of achievement, satisfaction and purpose in the context of finances, when goals and quotas are more tangible then in the moment rewards.
Another Edit of Alan Watts Lecture- can be found here:

* Alan Watts talks the human game / Universe At Play *

Making Plans for the for future is only Useful to those who are capable of living in the moment,”
-Alan Watts.

K’naan – ABC’s — Album Troubadour 2007
(amaz: http://tinyurl.com/hfq8uep)

Various Quotes on Education:

I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.
― Mark Twain

Whatever the cost of our libraries…

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subjective disagreements, market and intersubjectivity

tolerance– in group dynamics, markets & democratic communities.

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A market, group or society makes decisions on values and meanings as a whole while its  diversity   engines the interaction between components or individuals.

Interesting video  shared by randyhe.[..]man    entitled “Intersubjectivity“.

The narrator uses the example of a stock in a market to demonstrate how intersubjective relationships determine value. As he demonstrates on the chalkboard   it is the the whole of a free  market that determines a price of a stock, and  the  market requires  subjective disagreements between individuals with  different perspectives to work. That is, without the differences of subjective  valuing of a particular stock,  with different subjective  opinions of  the individual  buyers, sellers , no trading activity would take place.

Even though the participants  have come  to this market with similar interests: business, market trading, interest in a the same stock, …it is the difference of their belief  ( in particular the worth…

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Beisser: Flying Without Wings

Valued & Disabled –

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Arnold Biesser is the Author “Paradoxical Theory of change”
one of my favourite essays.

Briefly stated, it is this: that change occurs when one becomes what he is, not when he tries to become what he is not


Paradoxical Theory of Change on PDF

Earlier post on Paradoxical Theory of change.

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