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thu pt. 2 posted: Thu 2017-08-10 10:57:36 tags: healing
2011 Liz Mullinar TEDxNewy: Childhood trauma... - is highly correlated (70-90%) with adult bipolar disorder, depression, suicide, et al - happens overwhelmingly in the family - only 1% "stranger danger" or religious abuse - responds to therapy - 45% reduction in mental-health crises, 5 years after a short program 2015 Benjamin Perks TEDxPodgorica: Prevalence and mitigation of Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE) I'm not sure I can line up behind the claim that ANY exposure to sexually explicit mater... (...more)
sat posted: Sat 2017-07-29 11:30:26 tags: healing
Sat Morning Serenity at Living Word beginner meeting: Chair's Choice, sharing about "creativity" We may be great at creative production (outwardly-directed), and yet stalled on inward-directed creativity: e.g. creating an inner "safe space" free from habitual self-reproach, etc. Our family dysfunction taught us to deny feelings, talents, desires, experiences. Part of recovering self-acceptance is learning to honor our own creativity. The other day I expressed the feeling that if Dad was "just some ... (...more)
wed: music and emotional processing posted: Wed 2017-07-19 08:21:32 tags: healing
Funded a checking account at a really amazing credit union. Not the nearby one. What do you do when you need cash? They're a member of an extensive ATM network. Deposit a check? Mobile deposit is a thing, but their ATMs also accept deposits. Need hands-on/face-to-face service? Visit a CO-OP branch, they're not quite as convenient as ubiquitous big commercial bank branches but they're near enough. * * * I've been on an electro-swing kick lately, and since my car CD player finally went mute, I've been most... (...more)
wed posted: Wed 2017-07-05 05:03:41 tags: healing
coffee, 7-eleven turkey/ham sammich (19g) transcribed a few pages of 1993 journals * * * Many years ago when I was suffering some heartbreak, I picked up a copy of Dr. Deborah Phillips' 1985 "How to Fall Out of Love". It advocated and instructed the cognitive skill of "thought-stopping" as a first response to the intrusive, misery-inducing thoughts typical of heartache. And I think it was a good self-help investment, as I had need of that skill many times over the years. What Phillips specifically... (...more)
tue posted: Tue 2017-06-20 05:29:37 tags: healing
ThoughtCatalog: 20 Toxic Tactics Terrible title, good field guide for spotting narcissistic and/or abusive distortions. Back in college one of the courses I took when I was leaning toward a Psych degree was Abnormal Psych. In our journey through the DSM-IIIR of course we touched on personality disorders. When you're coming at it as an academic exercise, it's easy to think that all these disorders are rare and somewhat evenly distributed. But from my decades of experience, the conclusion I've come to is... (...more)