Monthly Archives: April 2010

The challenge of novelty

I’ve been watching videos of Sonia Lupien, who is a researcher in human stress. The Brain Development and Learning Conference in 2008 had a good talk by her. Two videos of her presentation are below. They are not very good … Continue reading

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Not-so-pretty Poison

I’ve been intermittently following Bret Michaels’ condition over the past few days. The lead singer from the music group Poison has been having a rough time over the past number of months, including getting clotheslined by a lowering stage set … Continue reading

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Just get started

I’ve got a big week ahead of me. I’ve got a ton of work on my plate, most of it broken down into little bits and pieces that I can take, one at a time, and really make some good … Continue reading

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Love your vagus nerve

One of the great mysteries of life, is how the vagus nerve can be so widely ignored. It’s the biggest nerve in the body and it extends from brain (starting near the carotid artery) and down through the chest cavity. … Continue reading

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The brain needs the body to recuperate

I’m happy to report that I am getting back to balance (literally). I’m not 100%, but I’m a far sight better than I’d been for the past few days. I really had to do something — the vertigo was seriously … Continue reading

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I must be in here somewhere…

Kind of a rough week. Started out strong after a good weekend, then my allergies caught up with me and my ears, and I’ve literally be doing a balancing act for the past three days. Hard to stay upright. Hard … Continue reading

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Sometimes you just need to take a break

Fixing your life can be hard work. Fixing your body can be a challenge, as well. You can get to a point where fixing is all you know, all you do, all you think about. Until you just can’t fix … Continue reading

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The magic of the right foods

You know, for years, I thought that my “mental health” issues were all about what went on in my head and my heart. I thought that the depressions I experienced, and the wild mood swings, and the general discontent with … Continue reading

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Use everything to keep calm – or else

Life has been pretty eventful, lately. I’ve been very active at work, which has become even dicier than usual, because upper management has told everyone that the company needs to slash expenses by tens of millions of dollars. Not tens … Continue reading

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Feeling good, in spite of it all

I’ve been meaning to post, for the past few days, but my life has been pretty eventful  (in a good way) so I haven’t had the time. Money… I’m figuring it out, making some hard choices, and putting the effort … Continue reading

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