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Walk With Mike

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But the truth is, exercise does not work, diets do not work, feeling crummy does not work. Nothing works. My advice: Quit trying to be something you're not, be happy with the life you've been given, and just go for a pleasant walk outside. With me. Wherever you are. Get off the treadmill, stop drinking diet Coke, throw out all the rules. It's all a scam and it conspires to keep you miserable. If it says "low-fat" or "sugar-free" or "just 100 calories!" throw it out. Remember, one of the main tenets of capitalism is to have the consumer filled with fear, insecurity, envy and unhappiness so that we can spend, spend, spend our way out of it and, dammit, just feel better for a little while. But we don't, do we? The path to happiness - and deep down, we all know this -- is created by love, and being kind to oneself, sharing a sense of community with others, becoming a participant instead of a spectator, and being in motion. Moving. Physically moving around all day. Lifting things, even if it's yourself. Going for a walk every day will change your thinking and have a ripple effect. You'll find yourself only eating when you're truly hungry. And if you're not hungry, go clean your room, or have sex, or call a friend on the phone. Without knowing it, you'll start eating like the French (there is no French word for "fast-food") -- and you will feel better. You do not feel better admonishing yourself or beating yourself up or setting up a bunch of unrealistic rules and goals with all the do's and dont's that are just begging to be broken.



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Community Village Sites's curator insight, June 4, 2014 6:44 PM


Some great common sense advise by Mr. Moore. 


And if you loose any of your abilities to move, you will realize just how enjoyable movement is. 


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Scientists May Have Found A Way To Bring Back Memories Of Dementia Patients

Scientists May Have Found A Way To Bring Back Memories Of Dementia Patients | Kinsanity | Scoop.it
"Since our work shows we can reverse the processes that weaken synapses, we could potentially counteract some of the beta amyloid's effects of Alzheimer's."




The scientists found they could then re-activate the lost memory by re-stimulating the same nerves with a memory-forming, high-frequency train of optical pulses.


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Gust MEES's curator insight, June 1, 2014 5:24 PM

The scientists found they could then re-activate the lost memory by re-stimulating the same nerves with a memory-forming, high-frequency train of optical pulses.


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Antipsychotic medication during pregnancy does affect babies, Monash University

Antipsychotic medication during pregnancy does affect babies, Monash University | Kinsanity | Scoop.it

A seven-year study of women who take antipsychotic medication while pregnant, proves it can affect babies.


The observational study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, reveals that whilst most women gave birth to healthy babies, the use of mood stabilisers or higher doses of antipsychotics during pregnancy increased the need for special care after birth with 43 per cent of babies placed in a Special Care Nursery (SCN) or a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), almost three times the national rate in Australia.

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Confusing Mental-Health Intervention and Violence Prevention

Confusing Mental-Health Intervention and Violence Prevention | Kinsanity | Scoop.it
There are many ways to prevent some violent tragedies, including high-quality mental-health treatment at all levels. But calling for more involuntary hospitalizations isn’t among them. 
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Great insights into mental health checks/mental-health response calls, involuntary commitments, and just what happens as a result of a 72-hour stay on a psych unit.

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Mother threatens to leave disabled daughter at minister's office

Mother threatens to leave disabled daughter at minister's office | Kinsanity | Scoop.it
An Ontario mother desperate to find permanent care for her mentally disabled daughter threatened to leave the 20-year-old at the office of Ontario Deputy Minister of Community and Social Services Marg Rappolt.

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malek's comment, May 21, 2014 11:20 AM
shambolic
Dana Hoffman's comment, May 21, 2014 11:23 AM
isnt it though? what the hell is wrong with people?
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'Arrogance' over need for sleep

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Society has become "supremely arrogant" in ignoring the importance of sleep, leading researchers have told the BBC's Day of the Body Clock.

Scientists from Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, Manchester and Surrey universities warn cutting sleep is leading to "serious health problems".


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The Neurological Similarities Between Successful Writers And The Mentally Ill

The Neurological Similarities Between Successful Writers And The Mentally Ill | Kinsanity | Scoop.it

They cannot focus on one thing quite like the average person. Essentially, their stream of ideas is always running -- the tap does not shut off -- and, as a result, creative people show schizophrenic, borderline manic-depressive tendencies.


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Jane Steen's curator insight, May 4, 2014 2:14 PM

No writer's toolbox is complete without some handy excuses.

Christa Wojo's curator insight, May 6, 2014 10:14 AM

Apparently, my precuneus is very obnoxious.

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Drawing Autism: A Visual Tour of the Autistic Mind from Kids and Celebrated Artists on the Spectrum

Drawing Autism: A Visual Tour of the Autistic Mind from Kids and Celebrated Artists on the Spectrum | Kinsanity | Scoop.it
Pattern-recognition, demon-taming, and a humbling invitation into a different way of experiencing the world.

Autism and its related condi
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Decay of asylum which was once 7,000 disturbed U.S. patients

Decay of asylum which was once 7,000 disturbed U.S. patients | Kinsanity | Scoop.it
Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital, New Jersey, opened in 1876 and was once America's largest building, with more than 7,000 patients including folk singer Woody Guthrie.

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Inmates Train Dogs to Be Service Animals for Autistic Children - TIME

Inmates Train Dogs to Be Service Animals for Autistic Children - TIME | Kinsanity | Scoop.it
Inmates Train Dogs to Be Service Animals for Autistic Children TIME This week, KABC profiled a two-year-old program called Pathways To Hope in which inmates at the California Institute for Women in Chino, California, train dogs to be service...

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How Artistic Brains Differ | The Scientist Magazine®

How Artistic Brains Differ | The Scientist Magazine® | Kinsanity | Scoop.it
A study reveals structural differences between the brains of artists and non-artists.

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Not into trains: Gender bias & Asperger’s Syndrome

Not into trains: Gender bias & Asperger’s Syndrome | Kinsanity | Scoop.it
Michelle Parsons wasn't diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome until adulthood. She explores the gendered stereotypes associated with the condition.
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malek's curator insight, April 3, 2014 5:47 PM

We all stand together

Learning disability is not a story about mystical beings.

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Scandal in Old Baltimore: Wealthy Families “Adopted” Asylum Inmates and Turned Them Into Slaves

Scandal in Old Baltimore: Wealthy Families “Adopted” Asylum Inmates and Turned Them Into Slaves | Kinsanity | Scoop.it
The Rosewood Center (née the Maryland Asylum and Training School for the Feeble Minded, est. 1888) is an abandoned mental hospital on the outskirts of Baltimore. The state closed its doors only in 2009 after a mountain of angry complaints involving understaffing, patient abuse, and neglect. Much of the rotting...
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Panic Attacks

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“ One of the most accurate depictions of a panic attack that I’ve ever seen.

Thank you. Just thank you. Far too many people don’t seem to grasp the...
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Nearly 1 in 5 Americans Suffer from Mental Illness Each Year

Nearly 1 in 5 Americans Suffer from Mental Illness Each Year | Kinsanity | Scoop.it

20% of Every year, about 42.5 million American adults (or 18.2 percent of the total adult population in the United States) suffers from some mental illness, enduring conditions such as depression, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, statistics released Friday reveal.

The data, compiled by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), also indicate that approximately 9.3 million adults, or about 4 percent of those Americans ages 18 and up, experience “serious mental illness” – that is, their condition impedes day-to-day activities, such as going to work.


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Community Village Sites's curator insight, March 3, 2014 6:41 PM


And guns are super easy to get in the U.S. 

How do you like that combination?


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What's Depression Like?

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» Why Novel Reading Reduces Anxiety - World of Psychology

» Why Novel Reading Reduces Anxiety - World of Psychology | Kinsanity | Scoop.it
“You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that t

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Science Confirms: Internet Trolls Really Are Narcissistic, Psychopathic, and Sadistic

Science Confirms: Internet Trolls Really Are Narcissistic, Psychopathic, and Sadistic | Kinsanity | Scoop.it
In the past few years, the science of Internet trollology has made some strides. Last year, for instance, we learned that by hurling insults and inciting discord in online comment sections, so-called Internet trolls (who are frequently anonymous) have a polarizing effect on audiences, leading to politicization, rather than deeper...

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Asil's curator insight, February 16, 2014 1:17 PM

The study comes as websites, particularly at major media outlets, are increasingly weighing steps to rein in trollish behavior. Last year Popular Science did away with its comments sections completely, citing research on the deleterious effects of trolling, and YouTube also took measures to rein in trolling.

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How Colleges Flunk Mental Health

How Colleges Flunk Mental Health | Kinsanity | Scoop.it

One night in 2012, alone in his dorm room at Princeton University, Dan downed 20 Trazodone, his prescribed antidepressant. He had recently switched medication and was experiencing rapid mood swings; a fight with his girlfriend and a tense email exchange with a friend led him to overdose, which Dan says he knew was "ridiculous" even as he swallowed the pills.

Dan tried to make himself throw up the Trazodone but couldn't, so he went to Princeton's health center. They sent him to a nearby hospital, where doctors determined he didn't pose an imminent risk of harm to himself or others but kept him for three days to monitor his health. As Dan prepared to leave the hospital to attend a class, the director of student life left a voicemail message on his mother's cell phone: Dan had been evicted from his dorm room, banned from attending classes, and was prohibited from setting foot on campus....


According to the complaint Dan later filed with the Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights (OCR) alleging prejudice on the basis of a protected disability, mental depression - he believes Princeton treated him differently than a student with, say, mononucleosis or a broken leg - Princeton told Dan that if he didn't voluntarily withdraw, he would be forced to as soon as he had missed enough of the classes from which he had been banned. The school also told him that a mandatory withdrawal would be noted on his record and that his family wouldn't be refunded for the semester's tuition or room and board.

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Treatment denial cost man’s life

Treatment denial cost man’s life | Kinsanity | Scoop.it
A PATIENT who died days after he was denied hospital care because he had a learning disability has sparked a major review of NHS services in Lothian.
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This makes me so angry! And, since anger is just an emotional cover, I know that what I really am is sad.

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AutisMate LITE the Communication and Life Skills App For Adults and Children with Autism

AutisMate LITE the Communication and Life Skills App  For Adults and Children with Autism | Kinsanity | Scoop.it

AutisMate’s Smart Scenes™ technology combines a traditional grid-display sentence builder with customizable visual scenes, which incorporate visual stories, visual schedules and video modeling into a single learning app.  AutisMate’s personalization allows users to employ images and videos from an environment the individual with autism is familiar, including their home, school or work.


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Diana Petschauer's curator insight, July 26, 2013 3:39 PM

This is one of the most comprehensive apps I have ever used for students/ individuals with autism or any individual needing AAC or  life skills features that are built right into the app! Visual schedules and timers, customizable interactive scenes that are literally the rooms/ places that the student/ individual will be in daily, video modeling and sequencing, and communication; it's absolutely phenomenal! The Lite version is FREE and starts with an excellent step by step tutorial and allows you to experience much of what the app has to offer before deciding to purchase the full version. Well worth the price for students/ individuals who will benefit as it replaces so many other apps and having to use multiple apps.

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I'm going to look into this. I need a customizable app for higher level students.
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Offenders with learning disabilities 'neglected' | Nursing in Practice

Offenders with learning disabilities 'neglected' | Nursing in Practice | Kinsanity | Scoop.it
The needs of people with learning disabilities are “going unnoticed” when they are arrested, a government investigation has revealed.  The inspection, carried out by three government justice departments and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) covered activity at police stations, the prosecution and court process, pre-sentencing pre
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Howie Mandel: 'We don't take care of our mental health'

Howie Mandel: 'We don't take care of our mental health' | Kinsanity | Scoop.it

Howie Mandel says the embarrassment and stigma surrounding mental health needs to end.


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Douglas Eby's curator insight, February 1, 2014 2:52 PM

Also see my publication: Psychology and Mental Health Daily
http://paper.li/talentdevelop/psychology
and multiple articles on mental health
http://talentdevelop.com/category/mental-health/

Paige durand's curator insight, March 5, 2014 9:36 PM

I think Howie Mandel is completely right and how mental disorders should not be ashamed of. I for one had the fear of gems and that they would somehow get me greatly ill or would spread all over me. I remember in high school how people would ask me why i constantly washed my hands or used hand sanitize just because i read someone else's paper. then once people began to notice it more, people would call me names or make me feel embarrassed because i felt like i needed to wash my hands. I finally got the help i need but i know how he felt and how horrible it was. He explains his story of his OCD, ADHD, and, depression. He explains how people actually need to get help when it first starts rather than wait since it only gets worse. But unfortunately when he was younger they did not know what his case was.

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Japanese Researcher Uses Controversial Experiments to Prove Our Thoughts and Intentions Can Alter the Physical World

Japanese Researcher Uses Controversial Experiments to Prove Our Thoughts and Intentions Can Alter the Physical World | Kinsanity | Scoop.it
Self-help gurus have been telling us about the power of positive thinking for years. Now, the results of an experiment might just prove that they were right all along. Dr.

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An opinionated woman obsessed with objects, entertained by ephemera, intrigued by researching, fascinated by culture & addicted to writing. The wind says my name; doesn't put an @ in front of it, so maybe you don't notice. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com
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