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Posttraumatic growth. Post-traumatic growth (PTG) or benefit finding is positive psychological change experienced as a result of adversity and other challenges in order to rise to a higher level of functioning.[1] These circumstances represent significant challenges to the adaptive resources of the individual, and pose significant challenges to their way of understanding the world and their place in it.[1] Posttraumatic growth involves "life-changing" psychological shifts in thinking and relating to the world, that contribute to a personal process of change, that is deeply meaningful.[1] History[edit] The general understanding that suffering and distress can potentially yield positive change is thousands of years old.[1] For example, some of the early ideas and writing of the ancient Hebrews, Greeks, and early Christians, as well as some of the teachings of Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam[2] and the Baha'i Faith[3] contain elements of the potentially transformative power of suffering.

Causes[edit] Resilience[edit] Love Has No Labels. Safety Center. Drug Class Reviews - NCBI Bookshelf. Memento. Μετάνοια. April Phools. Neuro Learning. Teaching about Confirmation Bias. A key aspect of classic philosophy of science is the need for falsifiability (it must be possible a hypothesis is wrong) and, according to Karl Popper, we can improve our scientific understanding by constantly 'trying' to prove our best hypothesis to date false.

The following activity illustrates a bias for us to think in exactly the opposite way: we try to confirm what we already believe. The activity is an analogy to what scientists do and can illustrate the difficulties was having overcoming a confirmation bias. Print out this PDF file, front and back, as the confirmation bias handout for your students. This is one of my favorite activities to start a semester with because it really gets students thinking about what it means to be a scientist. It's also incredibly fun and it shocks lots of students. You wouldn't believe how many students I've seen drop their mouthes wide open when they find out what happened! It can start you off to a great semester. But you're wrong! The PIECES framework. @ Ack! Well Read Lists. Maybe Someday. NASA Models Predict Total Societal Collapse: "Irreversible" The end of the world as we know it is coming.

You’ve likely heard this before, especially from the growing number of voices in the alternative news and preparedness communities. Often dismissed as conspiracy theory or outright lunacy, there is a growing body of evidence that suggests these fringe thinkers may well be on to something. Despite assurances from most political leaders, experts and researchers who argue that we live in a stable and sustainable world, a new study utilizing mathematical models developed by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center may confirm our worst fears.

According to the Socio Economic Synthesis Center, which led the study’s research team and was made up of well respected natural and social scientists from various U.S. -based universities, society as it exists today is decades, perhaps just years, from a complete collapse of our way of life. The study cites scores of historical examples of civilization collapse dating back thousands of years. The scary version? Testy. The Magic Formula for Expressing Hurt Feelings. If we could all just be more emotionally honest with ourselves and others, the world would be a much different place. Sounds easy, right? Then why is it so hard?!? Well, being straightforward about your feelings is a challenge when you grow up in a culture that polarizes emotions as out to get you and paints them as the take-down of your logical, rational mind (which is an irrational fear).

But no matter how dysfunctional your cultural programming is, you can still reprogram your beliefs about emotions and their role in your life. This formula is good for you You’ve probably already learned from elementary school about the easy way to express your feelings without putting anyone else on the defensive in a mean way. It’s a magic formula helps you put your feelings back into perspective by reminding you that: The formula is: I feel this when you do that. Or, for when you need to try extra hard to get the other person’s attention: When you do that, I feel this.

Change the world with magic ShareThis. Nature of Change. {To download a Word version, click here.} This article offers a simple typology of different kinds of change. It was developed to help clients understand change in organisations and it helps to explain the specific nature of organisational change as the most fundamental of these. It also offers some thoughts on the nature of organisational change. Introduction I usually refer to myself as an organisational consultant; indeed, my masters degree is in organisational consultancy.

The initial premise is that there are four kinds of change in organisations: l Process change. l System change. l Structural change. l Organisational change. In what follows I will say a little more about each—much more than I would expect to say to a potential client, but still being far from exhaustive. Processes Processes are the ordered set of activities which are used to generate the outputs of an organisations. Business Process Re-engineering (BPR) was sold as a radical form of organisational transformation. Systems. Delivering World-Class Health Care, Affordably. India might be the last place on earth where you’d expect to find health care innovation. Government programs have finally brought some infectious diseases under control, but the nation’s ability to meet the basic medical needs of its citizens remains abysmal.

Despite robust economic growth over the past two decades, the infant mortality rate is three times higher than China’s and seven times greater than that of the U.S. Of the 2 million Indians in need of heart surgery, fewer than 5% get it. The majority of the country’s estimated 63 million diabetics and 2.5 million cancer sufferers haven’t been diagnosed, let alone treated. Although India boasts 750,000 doctors and 1.1 million nurses, practitioner density is about one-fourth what it is in the U.S. and less than half that of China.

Necessity spawns innovation. In fact, America’s health care system may soon find itself competing with one of India’s innovators. India’s Hospital Exemplars. Obamacare uninsured avoid penalty. A new government report predicts that nearly 90 percent of the expected 30 million Americans without health insurance in 2016 won't face a tax penalty under Obamacare, because they'll likely qualify for at least one exemption under the Affordable Care Act. According to new findings by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office and the Joint Committee on Taxation, just 4 million uninsured adults will be subject to the tax penalty in 2016, down from the 6 million projected in a September 2012 forecast.

As a result, the CBO now expects Obamacare tax penalty collections of $4 billion in 2016, down from the previous estimate of $7 billion. Penalty was meant as sign-up incentive Under Obamacare, the penalty for tax year 2014 is $95 or 1 percent of an individual’s taxable income, whichever is higher. It increases to $325 or 2 percent of income in 2015, and $695 or 2.5 percent of income in 2016. The law's original exemptions were pretty clear. Expanding exemptions. Thinking too much promotes stagnation. Stop Being Tortured by Your Own Thoughts - Joseph M. Carver, PhD. Serious depression can occur under many circumstances but most commonly is present in these two situations: Sudden Severe Loss In this situation, the individual has experienced a sudden, perhaps surprising severe loss. This loss may be the death of a loved one, loss of a job, loss of friendship, or other grief process.

In this type of depression, the patient can clearly identify what is creating the depressed mood. Long-term High Stress Level In this situation, the patient is depressed but can't quite put their finger on the cause, the "I'm depressed but I don't know why" condition. Imagine running a video tape of your life, reviewing the past 18 months. Look at the stress you've been under, the amount of responsibility, the number of pressures, and the number of hassles. Your Emotional Hurt Can Seriously Alter Your Brain Chemistry The human brain operates, much like your automobile, on fluids called neurotransmitters. Some General Thoughts: 30 Habits that Will Change your Life. Developing good habits is the basic of personal development and growth. Everything we do is the result of a habit that was previously taught to us.

Unfortunately, not all the habits that we have are good, that’s why we are constantly trying to improve. The following is a list of 30 practical habits that can make a huge difference in your life. You should treat this list as a reference, and implement just one habit per month. This way you will have the time to fully absorb each of them, while still seeing significant improvements each month. Health habits Exercise 30 minutes every day. Productivity habits Use an inbox system. Personal Development habits Read 1 book per week. Career habits Start a blog. What do you think? Update: A reader put together a downloadable copy of all these habits. Change A Habit In Three Steps With This Flowchart. I'm going to promote your comment by way of calling you out for being a bullshitter extraordinaire. Nicotine is one of the most famously addictive substances known. There are many cases reported of people who were told they had cancer, were on drugs and treatment to help them fight cancer, and yet could not stop smoking tobacco.

The BBC had a documentary about this phenomenon at least 15 years ago. If you claim that you simply stopped your addiction to tobacco and 'it was easy', I can only suspect you to be either a liar or someone with above-human psychological abilities. Next, you denounce anyone who can't lose weight as being 'weak, lazy' and lacking motivation. You're a troll, right? Fuck you. I do know many people who have just quit tobacco, even after many many years. The simple fact is some people can do it, others cannot. Plenty of people quit that way. How to Worry Less About Money.

By Maria Popova What Goethe can teach us about cultivating a healthy relationship with our finances. The question of how people spend and earn money has been a cultural obsession since the dawn of economic history, but the psychology behind it is sometimes surprising and often riddled with various anxieties. In How to Worry Less about Money (public library) — another great installment in The School of Life’s heartening series reclaiming the traditional self-help genre as intelligent, non-self-helpy, yet immensely helpful guides to modern living, which previously gave us Philippa Perry’s How to Stay Sane, Alain de Botton’s How to Think More About Sex, and Roman Krznaric’s How to Find Fulfilling Work — Melbourne Business School philosopher-in-residence John Armstrong guides us to arriving at our own “big views about money and its role in life,” transcending the narrow and often oppressive conceptions of our monoculture.

This book is about worries. The U.S. Market scene, 1922 Share on Tumblr. Inspiration & Expert Advice for Changing Your Life | First30Days. 25 Simple Ways to Motivate Yourself. Feeling less than motivated all too often? I do. Well, perhaps not too often. But sometimes I just feel really lazy and unmotivated. Want some practical solutions to that universal motivation-problem? Let me know which ones work well for you. I’m sure you’ll find at least one or two that do just that among these suggestions. 1. 2. 3. What am I ______ about in my life right now? Put in your own value in the blank space.

What am I happy about in my life right now? It’s important that you really feel how it makes you feel. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Reviewing your results is important so you see where you have gone wrong in the past to avoid similar missteps further on. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. Also, try to find the valuable lesson(s) in each of your failures. 14. When you know what has happened to others in similar situations – what path they have walked – you can adapt and try their solutions (and personal variations of those) and your own. 15. 16. 17. 18. The Secret to Changing Habits Successfully. I bet you have some harmful habits that you would love to change. What are some of the things you wish you didn’t do?

We all have habits that limit us, things we just can’t help doing and we swear we will never do again. Nobody is perfect and everybody has limiting habits—some more than others—but we generally notice our harmful habits once they are already limiting us in some way and we find ourselves saying things like “I wish I could just be more…” or “I wish I didn’t always do that”, and then we simply move onto the next thought, and it is forgotten. Have you considered how much of an influence your habits have on your life right now?

Half your day consists of habits, from the moment you wake up to the moment you go to sleep. Did you know that almost 40% of the actions you take every day are habitual? Meaning, you act automatically without really making active decisions; you just do. Let’s focus on habits that are the most difficult to change, like quitting cigarettes. 1. 2. 3. Stop Procrastinating by "Clearing to Neutral" By Thanh Pham We often procrastinate because there is this one hidden thing holding us back. It is this one thing that makes you procrastinate and most people are not even aware what this is, but if you eliminate it you can say goodbye to procrastination forever. Friction A lot of times we procrastinate because we have to jump through a lot of hurdles before we can do the thing we actually want to do.

To put it in other words, before you can do your main activity (cooking), you have to all these others things (cleaning) before you can get to your main activity. If you make it hard for yourself to get started, that’s when you will most likely procrastinate. Now imagine you actually cleaned your desk and now you need to do some work on your computer. All these little starting points where you have friction are very common. Now this is where, as we at Asian Efficiency like to call it, the habit of Clearing To Neutral (CTN) comes in. More Examples Next Steps. How to Stop Procrastinating: 7 Timeless Tips. Image by tbondolfi (license). “Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week.”Spanish Proverb “How soon ‘not now’ becomes ‘never’.”Martin Luther “A year from now you may wish you had started today.”Karen Lamb One of the most common problems is procrastination. We know what we want to do and should do. But still we end up spending hours upon hours doing “easier” work or escaping via TV, blogs or music.

Now, nothing wrong with a little escape from time to time. So what can you do? 1. “To think too long about doing a thing often becomes its undoing.”Eva Young A bit of planning can certainly help you to achieve what you want to achieve. You think and think and try to come up with “the perfect plan”. 2. “If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it.”Olin Miller ”Putting off an easy thing makes it hard.

By over thinking and putting things off you are not only trying to protect yourself from pain. Because you are dwelling on it. 3. 4. “Do the hard jobs first. 5. 5 Habits of People With Remarkable Willpower. How to Act on Your Idea. How To Be Efficient: Dan Ariely's 6 New Secrets To Managing Your Time. Acceptance of What Is: How to Align Yourself with Truth. How to Focus A Wandering Mind, by Wendy Hasenkamp. How to Stop Overthinking Everything: 9 Simple Habits. Dialectical Behavior Therapy vs Experts: Suicidal Behaviors & Borderline Personality Disorder. Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder - Robert O. Friedel MD, Steven Gans MD, John M. Grohol Psy.D. Tools for creating ideas. About the Author (2012) Dr.Henry A. Giroux-Online Articles. Why Nikola Tesla was the greatest geek who ever lived.

New Test for Computers - Grading Essays at College Level. College | 35 Scholarships Anyone Can Get. Apple Genius Bar training manual: a brilliant, manipulative guide to customer service. Pope blames capitalism. What I Hope to Be Next Year. Finding the Sweet Spot 2008.

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