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Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
~Anton Chekhov

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
~Isaac Asimov

Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.
~Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

There was a man that hated his footprints and his shadow, so one day he thought that if he ran fast enough, his footprints and shadow would not be able to follow him and then he never ever had to look at them again. He ran and he ran as fast as he could, but the shadow and the footprints had no problems keeping up to him. And he ran even faster and all of a sudden he fell dead to the ground. But if he been standing still there hadn't been any footprints and if he had been resting under a tree his shadow had been swallowed of the trees shadow.
-The Tao of Pooh

Member Since: 3/12/2008

My Goals:
1. Feel like a human being again! (Or, at least a healthy alien.)

2. Some form of physical activity-daily.

3. Tighten. Everything.

4. Seek balance; make choices most apropos for my constitution.

5. Laugh until it hurts.

My Program:
*Flow ("action of inaction")

*Lunacy (liberal doses)

Personal Information:
My life is that of an introvert, punctuated by moments of extroversion. On top of that, I'm a bit of a nomad. NY (orig.), FL, CA. Wherever. Spark-Speaking, I have been a health neurotic since I was a pre-teen. Nothing new there.

Other Information:
"All things are only transitory."

"All things appear and disappear because of the concurrence of causes and conditions. Nothing ever exists entirely alone; everything is in relation to everything else."


He who lives only for pleasures, and whose soul is not in harmony, who considers not the food he eats, is idle, and has not the power of virtue - such a man is moved by MARA (evil one), is moved by selfish temptations, even as a weak tree is shaken by the wind.
-the Dhammapada

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    found your page from the thyroid article.. are you on any meds for this.. i'm just learning about it, they say i'm borderline and could get meds if i want.. any ideas? zo
    3450 days ago
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    They hear, even if they don't respond quickly -- I found this out doing music therapy == my first experience with kids didn't go too well. I thought they weren't learning the song because they just stared at me, so I didn't add more songs--found out from a mom that one child sang it at home all the time (driving mom nuts!). When they don't have internal stimulus providing an override, they hear.
    3705 days ago
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    I thought I wouldn't do the bribery thing either, but getting rewarded for effort is a behavioral standard. In the world of behavior analysts it's called a token economy.

    I think that we teach people how we want to be treated, or what we will tolerate and with children, some of this teaching has to be direct and as a result of direct contact. While that means you don't have to directly parent them, they will still learn from you and what you expect behaviorally because the are learning from everything in their environment. It's not about undoing the habit as letting them know that this habit is not okay with Aunt P
    3705 days ago
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    I live in a house of introverts and started showing up there in tests in graduate school. Part of my anxiety from childhood is due to being expected to function as an extrovert when I'm more naturally introverted!
    Julia Cameron suggests an artist's date in her book, The Artist's Way. When you mentioned the over-stimulation from child-care, child-rearing, I thought "babysitter" for an de-stimulation date! Sometimes you can structure the quiet play times, though I would use music as the cue ( while this music is on, quiet voices, quiet play) -- and the introverted children may gravitate towards it. The amount of time depends on the age range, but even bouncy children can figure out how to bounce quietly.
    Finding your balance ultimately helps them find theirs.
    3711 days ago
    haha ya the one eye I can see is definitely doing something like a smize! Either that or its the evil eye... I'm kinda torn.... ha Anyways I love the photo cuz it reveals a previously unseen dark side of the multifacted Piglet.

    Moon is gorgeous tonite. Hope you get to see it... its full, so its rising at sunset.

    : )
    3713 days ago
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