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You are relatively true but also universally true.  You are relatively conscious as a person in the space/time continuum, but you are also Universal Consciousness, free from space and time. You are part, but you are also whole.  You are person, but you are also God.   –Mike Zonta, BB editor

Trauma, trust and triumph: psychiatrist Bessel van der Kolk on how to recover from our deepest pain

Zoe Williams His 2014 book, The Body Keeps the Score, has become a huge pandemic hit, topping bestseller lists this summer and becoming a meme on social media. What does it tell us about the world we live in? @zoesqwilliams Mon 20 Sep 2021 (theguaridian.com) When Dr Bessel van der Kolk published The Body Keeps the … Continue reading Trauma, trust and triumph: psychiatrist Bessel van der Kolk on how to recover from our deepest pain

6 ways to heal trauma without medication, from the author of “The Body Keeps the Score”

Big Think 6 ways to heal trauma without medication, from the author of “The Body Keeps the Score,” Bessel van der Kolk Subscribe to Big Think on YouTube ►► https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvQE… Up next ►► How to heal trauma with meaning: A case study in emotional evolution | BJ Miller https://youtu.be/hQAqBkKJRbs Conventional psychiatric practices tell us that … Continue reading 6 ways to heal trauma without medication, from the author of “The Body Keeps the Score”

Sometimes Mindlessness Is Better Than Mindfulness

In some situations, don’t pay so much attention By Alexander P. Burgoyne, David Z. Hambrick on August 31, 2021 (scientificamerican.com) “Be present.” This is the mantra of mindfulness meditation and a supposed key to self-awareness and acceptance. In one type of mindfulness exercise, the goal is to perform routine activities with a heightened sense of attention. “Try to take … Continue reading Sometimes Mindlessness Is Better Than Mindfulness

Female hummingbirds ‘dress’ like males to avoid being harassed

Sarah Knapton Thu, August 26, 2021, 7:11 AM (yahoo.colm) Female hummingbirds can “dress” like males to avoid being harassed, allowing them to get more food, a new study suggests. Male white-necked Jacobin hummingbirds of Panama have bright and flashy colors, with iridescent blue heads, bright white tails, and white bellies, while females tend to be drabber, with … Continue reading Female hummingbirds ‘dress’ like males to avoid being harassed

Bio: Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon on Wikipedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Dorothy Louise Taliaferro “Del” Martin (May 5, 1921 – August 27, 2008)[1] and Phyllis Ann Lyon (November 10, 1924 – April 9, 2020)[2][3] were an American lesbian couple known as feminist and gay-rights activists.[1] Martin and Lyon met in 1950, became lovers in 1952, and moved in together on Valentine’s Day 1953 in an apartment on Castro Street in San Francisco. They had been together for three years … Continue reading Bio: Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon on Wikipedia

Famed writer/publisher pursued the meaning of ancient myths

Roberto Calasso, Renaissance Man of Letters, Dies at 80 A Florentine by birth, he was a polymath as an author and publisher (Kafka, Vedic philosophy, Greek mythology) who reached a wide international readership. By Alexandra Alter Published July 30, 2021 Updated Aug. 2, 2021 (NYTimes.com) Roberto Calasso, the Italian publisher, translator and writer whose wide-ranging works explored the … Continue reading Famed writer/publisher pursued the meaning of ancient myths

Schizophrenia linked to marijuana use disorder is on the rise, study finds

By Katie Hunt, CNN Updated July 22, 2021 (edition.cnn.com)Cannabis use disorder is usually defined as a problematic use of the drug. (CNN)The proportion of schizophrenia cases linked with problematic use of marijuana has increased over the past 25 years, according to a new study from Denmark.In 1995, 2% of schizophrenia diagnoses in the country were associated … Continue reading Schizophrenia linked to marijuana use disorder is on the rise, study finds