“Everyone is touched by psychiatric conditions, either themselves or a loved one. Our goal is to share cutting edge information from experts along with personal experiences from people who live with psychiatric conditions. Recently, national legislation was passed to bring about parity or equality of mental health benefits — now more than ever it is important to reduce stigma and encourage people who have a psychiatric condition not to suffer in silence but to seek help. I want people to know that with help, there is hope.”
HEALTHY MINDS is a 13 part series that aims to remove the stigma that can prevent patients and their families from seeking help for mental disorders.
This blog is a showcase of writing from the internet, work that is written by different authors, that relates to topics surrounding the mind and personal perception of reality. It features various articles and information that focus on areas of the mind such as personal awareness, new discoveries in science and technology, information on topics relating to personal perception of the world around us.
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Stacey T. Pollock is a writer who enjoys delving deep into the mind for answers to life and experiences.
Do you have a FB page you rely on heavily? If FB bans it for some reason, you are banned from creating any more new pages Why would your Page get banned? ‘How to avoid such a situation There are many reasons for which your page can be shut down including: 1) Your Page does […]
I don’t see why that has to be ‘an experiment that’s never been tried’. Isn’t it enough knowing someone who is an atheist but is more moral than religionists? ‘…de Waal’s argument, which he has been making for years, is strengthened by the fact that recent research is starting to paint a better picture of […]
We now have google video for each program episode on the Theories of Everything website. All programs can be viewed via our Programs page (see left menu). Or, you can scroll down to the Quick Episode Links at the bottom of every page.
Welcome to the Theories of Everything website. Here you can find our science and philosophy programs that were previously broadcast on Community Television across Australia and are currently available for downloading on your player from Google Video and YouTube as well as on social networks and websites globally. last year the programs were also broadcast we […]
Make no mistake. Flu season isn’t over. I was in my doc’s office the other day for something routine, and he’s still pushing the H1N1 vaccine. I don’t know why the other patients were in the waiting room, but I do know a few of them were sniffling and sneezing. There was a video on the TV about the importance of hand washing during flu season, to prevent the […]
Brent Staples is an editorial writer for the New York Times and a University of Chicago-trained psychologist. He is also African-American, and back in the 70s, when he was doing his graduate studies, he discovered that he could threaten white people simply by walking down the streets of his Hyde Park neighborhood. When white couples saw him coming, especiall […]
My all-time favorite description of what time is comes not from a scientist but from a writer of pulp science fiction, the late Ray Cumming. In 1922, he observed that time is “what keeps everything from happening at once.” This is more than a not-half-way-bad way of describing time. It’s such a doggone-good way that even [...]
I took a look the past couple of days to see if I could find any evidence of a breakthrough in the area of breakthrough thinking, and I didn’t find one. This isn’t to say that there aren’t some interesting things going on. For example, the guys and gals at Idea Champions are still touting the benefits [...]
This is the first fortnightly column I’ll be writing for The Conversation, a creative commons news and opinion website that launched today. The site has been set up by a number of UK universities and bodies such as the Wellcome Trust, Nuffield Foundation and HEFCE, following the successful model of the Australian version of the site. Their plan is to unlock […]
The Boston Globe has a short but fascinating interview on the history of swearing where author Melissa Mohr describes how the meaning of the act of swearing has changed over time. IDEAS: Are there other old curses that 21st-century people would be surprised to hear about? MOHR: Because [bad words] were mostly religious in the Middle Ages, any part of God’s b […]
I had the strangest experience recently. I was sitting in my music room and a bell started ringing over by my piano. So much goes through your mind when something like this happens. The left brain tries to make sense of it all and immediately goes into overdrive analyzing everything. I decided to test the sound to see if I could get a response so asked that […]
I've had a peaceful couple of months and although I don't mind spirit activity per se, I do not like how everything else malfunctions when spirits are present. I guess it was too good to last. The other evening around the usual 9:00-10.00 P.M. hour, when most of the unusual stuff occurs around here, my smoke detectors started screaming again. Reade […]
A new tool that could help map and track the interactions between neurons in different areas of the brain is being developed by University of Texas Arlington assistant professor of physics Samarendra Mohanty. The technology would be useful in the BRAIN (Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) mapping initiative. This new method, which […]
A harmless form of brain stimulation called transcranial random noise stimulation (TRNS) can help you learn math faster, researchers report. “With just five days of cognitive training and noninvasive, painless brain stimulation, we were able to bring about long-lasting improvements in cognitive and brain functions,” says Roi Cohen Kadosh of the University of […]
Recently, I recalled practising meditation so I became good at it. What do I mean by good? Well, I wanted to meditate easily, enjoyably, with minimum distraction, being relaxed and still. Oh yeah, I wanted to be less stressed with less anxiety too. That's a lot of wants isn't it? I managed it with a simple practise that I built upon after spending […]
Like millions of other people upon this planet, I enjoy watching videos online. I felt it was time for an audio visual treat. I've watched some excellent instructional videos recently and I've embedded three of them here. I think you'll like what they show you. The topics are in the broad areas of Relaxation and Well Being. They cover themes o […]
Day 5 Today I am cheating. I’m handing over to Nicholas Cooper, the Curate at St.Mildred’s, Tenterden, soon to be Priest-in-Charge at St. Peter and St. Paul, Saltwood near Hythe. Over to you Nicholas. The work has been rewarding. For most of us carpentry has been entirely new experience, for others it brings back memories [...]
Fellowship My previous blogs have harped on about the Tenterden team and the North-East team. Considering the incredible friendship that is developing between us all I feel it is time to introduce the North-East team and from then on we shall all be considered as one team. We have Stephen Squires Callum Squires Adam Squires [...]
Some time ago I heard an interview with a writer, Kennedy Douglas. He said that “People who say that they have balance in their lives are either liars or they don’t know what they say”. It kept me thinking about what he said. It is true that sometimes when you read or hear people reassuring […]
“Leadership can be thought of as a capacity to define oneself to others in a way that clarifies and expands a vision of the future” said Edwin H. Friedman and I totally agree with the statement. It is not the whole truth about leadership though. Wonderful vision is not enough to make people follow it. […]
Does thinking too specifically about a bet make you more likely to lose? Making Habits, Breaking Habits In his new book, Jeremy Dean--psychologist and author of PsyBlog--looks at how habits work, why they are so hard to change, and how to break bad old cycles and develop new healthy, creative, happy habits. → "Making Habits, Breaking Habits", is av […]
Would you give this man your telephone number? (Don't let the guitar case influence you.) Making Habits, Breaking Habits In his new book, Jeremy Dean--psychologist and author of PsyBlog--looks at how habits work, why they are so hard to change, and how to break bad old cycles and develop new healthy, creative, happy habits. → "Making Habits, Breaki […]