inspiration, Motivation

Just Because…I Love Birds and Freedom

I was born to learn, to know…and to be freeDraMacn

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My mind and my soul are my wings…they allow me to fly high, far and awayDraMacn

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I am JUST having fun in paradise…DraMacn

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Enjoying my freedom in solitude and quiet

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Art

5 Confessions of a Wondering Mind

Confessions that dance in my deepest brain waves, transporting me to the highest level of wondering, pondering and questioning…they also make the strings of my heart play wonderful musical notes

MY REFLECTION WITHOUT A MIRROR

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WHAT I WANT FOR THE WORLD

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THIS IS HOW EVERYTHING STARTED

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THIS IS WHO I AM

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JOHN LIVINGSTON AND I AGREE FREEDOM IS HEAVEN

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Dra. Martha Castro Noriega, MD

mental health

Depression Mania Bipolar Understanding Mental Illness and a Quote by Khalil Gibran

UPDATE: November 07, 2019 scroll down to the bottom of the article

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Bipolar disorder is a mental illness that causes dramatic shifts in a person’s mood, energy and ability to think clearly. People with bipolar experience high and low moods—known as mania and depression—which differ from the typical ups-and-downs most people experience, known as distimias.

Depression

The lows of bipolar depression are frequently so debilitating that patients are unable to get out of bed. Typically, people experiencing a depressive episode tend to have difficulty falling and staying asleep, while others sleep far more than usual.

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When patients fall into depression, even minor decisions such as what to eat for dinner can be overwhelming and difficult. They tend to become obsessed with feelings of desperation, loneliness, loss, personal failure, guilt or helplessness; what is very worrisome is that this negative thinking can lead to thoughts of suicide.

A SHORT STORY BY KHALIL GIBRAN “The Asylum”

“So I decided to enter this asylum. At least here I can be myself.’ — Khalil Gibran

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Mania

Most of the time, people in manic states are unaware of the negative consequences of their actions. With bipolar disorder, suicide is an ever-present danger because some people become suicidal even in manic states. Learning from prior episodes what kinds of behavior signals “red flags” of manic behavior can help manage the symptoms of the illness.

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An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness

“But if love is not the cure, it certainly can act as a very strong medicine.” — Kay Redfield Jamison.

1st. UPDATE: (January 18, 2020)

In the largest study of its kind, involving more than 50,000 subjects in 14 countries, researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and more than 200 collaborating institutions have identified 20 new genetic associations with one of the most prevalent and elusive mental illnesses of our time — bipolar disorder.

Beauty, Blogging, Marketing, Music

When Your Patience Wears Thin

When Your Patience Wears Thin, what do you do? Some people do yoga, exercise, some others pray, others get so desperate they yell, behave erratically and dangerously. There is another approach people take: ignore their feelings and put them under the rug.

For starters, there are some persons who are truly patient and can take a lot of bad actions (betrayal, lies, etc) from others without saying a word, but eventually everybody’s patience wears thin, sooner or later. What do you do when this happens to you?

I usually grab my bicycle and go out for a bike ride myself, a long one, with the road full of steep-climbs and difficulty. When I come back I jump in the swimming pool and then relax and by then, my patience is healed.

Spending time in my farm and orchard with my daughter and grandchildren gives me great pleasure. I talk to the birds, plants, my livestock, I enjoy the sunlight rays. Enjoying nature fulfills my heart.

I re-read the Goodman and Gilman Pharmacology book and spend hours creating medical hypothesis and even theories that I have proven right and published.

Playing my guitar, singing my favorites songs —Photo; George the cat – Ayleen O’Hanlon

What do you do when your patience wears thin?

Thin