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When you love something you wish it goodness,
When you hate something you wish to annihilate it.
Change happens not by hatred but by love.
- Geneen Roth Women Food and God


Borrowed from My Spiritual Journey

The present is that elusive moment between what no longer exists and what had not yet happened- The Dalai Lama

Mindfulness and mediation are powerful tools to focus on the present.

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Mental Health

I have heard statistics over and over that say 1 in 5 (or 1 in 4) Canadians have mental health issues.  I am not good with math or statistics-- need to brush up perhaps- but 1 in 4- I think it's higher.  When you factor in drugs, alcohol, addictions, depression, suicidal ideation, family member issues, friend's issues.... it's more than 1 in 4.
Canadians have mental health issues.  People are dying.

We have a fancy report that proves things but our government doesn't care...
It's a worldwide issue.

Low Birth Weight

A link between low birthweight and autism spectrum disorders has been established according to a study. Premature infants are five times more likely to have autism than children born at normal rates. Think twice about the immunization theory of autism!!

Source Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services

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Mindfullness CBT

Mindfulness CBT as Effective as Antidepressants in Preventing Depression

Deborah Brauser

December 9, 2010 — Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) is as
effective in preventing relapse in patients with recurrent major depressive
disorder (MDD) as maintenance antidepressant monotherapy, the current
standard of care, new research suggests.

In this study, 84 patients with MDD were randomized after achieving
remission to receive continued antidepressant use, MBCT, or placebo. For
the patients deemed "unstable remitters" with periodic symptom flurries,
the relapse rates during 18 months of follow-up did not differ between the
MBCT and antidepressant groups (28% vs 27%) but was significantly higher in
the placebo group (71%).

For more information on Mindfullness CBT check out: The Center For Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

The Edge

"I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over.
Out on the edge you see all the kinds of things you can't see from the center."

Kurt Vonnegut

Ending Stigma

“Letting Go”- Author Unknown To Me

To “let go” does not mean to stop caring,

it means I can’t do it for someone else…


To “let go” is not to cut myself off,

it’s the realization I can’t control another.


To “let go” is not to enable,

but to allow learning from natural consequences.


To “let go” is to admit powerlessness,

which means the outcome is not in my hands.


To “let go” is not to try to change or blame another,

it’s to make the most of myself.


To “let go” is not to care for, but to care about.


To “let go” is not to fix, but to be supportive.

To “let go” is not to judge,

but to allow another to be a human being.


To “let go” is not to be in the middle arranging all the outcomes,

but to allow others to affect their own destinies.


To “let go” is not to be protective,

it’s to permit another to face reality.


To “let go” is not to deny but to accept.

To “let go” is not to nag, scold, or argue,
            but instead to search out my own short comings and correct them.

To “let go” is not to criticize and regulate anybody,

but to try to become what I dream I can be.


To “let go” is not to adjust everything to my desires

but to take each day as it comes and cherish myself in it.


To “let go” is not to regret the past,

but to grow and live for the future.


To “let go” is to fear less and love myself more