Learning Wednesday: Treating Chronic Pain Succesfully

Chronic pain is defined as pain that lasts at least 12 weeks. The pain may feel sharp or dull, causing a burning or aching sensation in the affected areas. It may be steady or intermittent, coming and going without any apparent reason. Chronic pain can occur in nearly any part of your body.

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Level AAA diagram. When treatment is done on the sole basis of symptoms, there is no recovery. In the troubled company, “fixes” are also made on the basis of symptoms, and almost never looked at at the deep level. Wrong approach!

4 Images For You To Make You Smile and Hopeful Today!

Inspire yourself, don’t let go, smile, laugh, try to make the best out this day, only this day. Tomorrow do the same. Keep your mental sanity in check every day.

FRUIT AND BUTTERFLIES

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PEACE TRANQUILITY AND BEAUTY

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DELICIOUS REFRESHING VIRGIN DRING…All fruits in their own juices. Do you want the RECIPE? Ask me about it!

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RELAXING IN PARADISE

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In Hard Times The Stronger You Have to Be!

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Lately, several people have communicated to me that they feel extremely anxious about the times the world is going through now. The Covid-19 global pandemic has affected the lives and livelihood of millions around the world.

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All this chaos that exists affects the mind and mental health of individuals. Anxiety, stress, depression, post-traumatic stress and other mental disturbances appear and unfortunately are not well attended and recognized on time. So, it is when you know that things are not working well that you have to work on your mental health and your emotions so you can not only survive but thrive in tough times:

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  • Accept that some situations are beyond your control.
  • Motivate and inspire yourself everyday
  • Allow yourself time to grieve and feel all the feelings.
  • Never be afraid to ask for help.
  • Whenever possible, offer help to those in need.
  • Take joy where life offers it.
  • Reframe your negative thoughts.
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Words of Wisdom: Mental Flexibility to Help You Thrive in Difficult Times

Contemplation by Professor Michele Lynn Pruitt

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Today we face many changes, different ways of doing our daily chores, and huge differences in the way we purchase our necessities in life.

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It was interesting to see the changes in just our phone habits in the course of a few short years: home phones to flip phones to iphones. Now our phones seem a part of us in ways never thought 20 years ago.

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We wait in line to buy food, wear masks, don’t hug or shake hands and cannot see smiles.

Our best choice is to be flexible in this situation in order to survive.

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Flexible, independent thinking will help navigate these uncertain times. Listening, learning, and making decisions that are best for ourselves is the way to make it.

Message For All Of Humanity Charlie Chaplin

In these difficult times that humanity is going through, we all need to be inspired and motivated. We need to hear messages of hope and wisdom.

I’m sorry, but I don’t want to be an emperor
That’s not my business
I don’t want to rule or conquer anyone
I should like to help everyone if possible
Jew, Gentile, Black Man, White
We all want to help one another, human beings are like that
We want to live by each other’s happiness, not by each other’s misery
We don’t want to hate and despise one another.

And this world has room for everyone, and the good Earth is rich and can provide for everyone
The way of life can be free and beautiful, but we have lost the way
Greed has poisoned men’s souls, has barricaded the world with hate, has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed
We have developed speed, but we have shut ourselves in
Machinery that gives us abundance has left us in want

Our knowledge has made us cynical
Our cleverness, hard and unkind
We think too much, and feel too little
More than machinery, we need humanity

More that cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness
Without these qualities life will be violent, and all will be lost

The aeroplane and the radio have brought us closer together
The very nature of these inventions cries out for the goodness in men – cries out for universal brotherhood – for the unity of us all
Even now my voice is reaching millions throughout the world – millions of despairing men, women, and little children – victims of a system that makes men torture and imprison innocent people
To those who can hear me, I say – do not despair

The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed – the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress
The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people
And so long as men die, liberty will never perish

Soldiers!
Don’t give yourselves to brutes – men who despise you – enslave you – who regiment your lives – tell you what to do – what to think and what to feel!
Who drill you – diet you – treat you like cattle, use you as cannon fodder
Don’t give yourselves to these unnatural men – machine men with machine minds and machine hearts!

You are not machines!
You are not cattle!
You are men!
You have the love of humanity in your hearts!
You don’t hate!

Only the unloved hate – the unloved and the unnatural!

Soldiers!
Don’t fight for slavery!
Fight for liberty!
In the 17th Chapter of St Luke it is written: “the Kingdom of God is within man” – not one man nor a group of men, but in all men!

In you!
You, the people have the power – the power to create machines
The power to create happiness!
You, the people, have the power to make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure
Then – in the name of democracy – let us use that power – let us all unite
Let us fight for a new world – a decent world that will give men a chance to work – that will give youth a future and old age a security

By the promise of these things, brutes have risen to power
But they lie!
They do not fulfill that promise
They never will!
Dictators free themselves but they enslave the people!

Now let us fight to fulfill that promise!
Let us fight to free the world – to do away with national barriers – to do away with greed, with hate and intolerance

Let us fight for a world of reason, a world where science and progress will lead to all men’s happiness
Soldiers!
In the name of democracy, let us all unite

Donald Trump Hate Groups Increase in America – San Diego Holds Many

BEFORE I START THIS POST, PLEASE READ: I am not affiliated to any political party. I am a free thinker and nobody owns me, nothing owns me. I owe nothing to nobody. So, no, I don’t hate Trump, I don’t love Obama nor vice versa. I just analyze publicly certain situations when I think they are out of control.

And United States of America so called president (yes, with ‘p’ lower case) is out of control. It is chaos reigning in the world right now. If there is chaos in the USA, there is chaos in the world, simply because the US has been the leader of the globe for decades. And that -chaos- is not good for the USA and it is not good for the planet.

I cannot call him “President Trump”, because he might have the title but he does not behave like one. I have no respect for him at all. He is crude, rude, low class, vulgar, even perverse. Yes, I have been quiet, but he has gone too far. He is absolutely and irrefutable out of his mind, saying things like “there is a vaccine for AIDS” …. WHAT?! When I heard this, how can I say it without insulting him badly? ah, no, impossible to find a decent word.

What I cannot comprehend is why there are still many people who believe the words that come out of his mouth and follow him to his rallies. He is not “going to drain the swamp” people, because HE IS part of the swamp. He gives tax relieves to his friends. He hasn’t revealed his taxes because he has powerful friends who protect him from doing so, because it is good for what ever they are doing with him and through him: M.O.N.E.Y.

Worst of all, he has created a climate of hate, terrible fear and death. Frankly, I am making this post as a statement of my opposition to killing and the suppression of life. As a medical doctor I have the obligation and responsibility to save lives, to extend the lifespan of my patients, I make their lives more comfortable and help them live with physical and mental dignity.

Trump, with the hate that invades his tiny little mind, is infecting humanity and it’s my obligation to say it so, as a doctor. As a medical doctor I oppose the use of choke-holds, I oppose brutality and aggression against ANY human being. I will NEVER agree to the use of deadly force to control any type of situation (those that many hate groups, consider it to be “normal”!) Those are excuses to kill because of hate and rage.

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MY FINAL THOUGHTS: Hate creates sadness, anxiety, depression, physical illnesses that can threaten human lives. Hate produces a huge increment in suicide numbers, a terrible loss of lives. STOP HATE! It is imperative that we stop hate. Yes, one person cannot stop violence in the world, but we can do something pro-love, against fear, against hate in our neck of the woods. If we defend and/or save one life in our lifetime, oh goodness, it’d be a wonderful thing. Let’s try to do it. Just one, one at a time. Let’s teach our children love and compassion, not fear, not hate.

Let’s teach love and compassion

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These are some reports about HATE GROUPS in the US since the Trump Era

White nationalist hate groups in the US have increased 55% throughout the Trump era, according to a new report by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), and a “surging” racist movement continues to be driven by “a deep fear of demographic change”.

“Though the experts appear to understand the threat, they remain hamstrung by the Trump administration, which has hired members of hate groups into high-level positions and has on its staff people like Stephen Miller, the senior policy adviser in the White House who has long been allied with anti-immigrant hate groups,” it said.

The law center said the number of hate groups rose by 7 percent last year to 1,020, a 30 percent jump from 2014. That broadly echoes other worrying developments, including a 30 percent increase in the number of hate crimes reported to the F.B.I. from 2015 through 2017 and a surge of right-wing violence that the Anti-Defamation League said had killed at least 50 people in 2018.

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List of organizations designated by the Southern Poverty Law Center as hate groups

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Are We Alone In This World Of Ours?

Well, I think it all depends how you look at it. People surround us, unless you live in the woods, people are all over the city and communities, right? But still, we can be all alone. Because loneliness can be physical or spiritual (mental loneliness for the ones who do not believe in a spirit inside of us).

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When we are born, we are born alone, and then we die alone. It’s in the time in between, when we grow up, develop into adulthood and elder age that we tend to feel or be alone.

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For the lucky ones, the ones who are really loved by their parents, relatives and friends, they get to part from this world surrounded by them and blessed by them. But many get to die…alone, physically, I mean.

Because many others, even though they have nobody with them in their final time on this earth, they die with a smile on their face showing a glory of peace. As a medical doctor I have seen these faces, when none of their relatives showed up at the end.

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Only me, as her doctor and two nurses around her, but she was so peaceful and content when she passed. Her last words were full with blessings to me and my nurses. Bless her soul. She was full with love inside of her. She did not die alone. And not because we, the three of us, were with her, it was because of the way she lived her life and respected herself, the way she loved herself.

This tells me that, even when people are surrounding you, you can be all alone. and if you live alone physically, but you have taken care of your mind and soul through out your life, you are NOT alone! But, you can have both, definitely! I have seen that too. And it’s wonderful when you can see that a human being has love all around him/herself.

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Maybe it’s like K.D. Lang sings in Constant Craving: “Even through the darkest phase be it thick or thin, always someone marches brave here beneath my skin.” My thought: that someone…it’s YOU!

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