30 Sep 2009

CREATIVITY/Ilana Yahav



This video by Ilana Yahav is a wonderful example of how far creativity can reach. Creativity pertains to a healthy mind open both to internal and external experiences. Freud said it was a form of sublimation of more primary impulses. Living in the human society demands creativity - and being able to communicate it.

26 Sep 2009

Music for the wekend

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHMFie-BOPs

Oumou Sangaré, music from Mali!

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING RESILIENT

I know it's a subject I refer to quite ofen but the fact is that it's so relevant for our well being. The site PsychCentral has a very good summary of the main points. Have a look at

http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2009/09/26

The main "steps" are:

Step One: Become Aware of Acute Stress and Toxic Situations

Step Two: Create a Self-Care, Personal Renewal Program

Step Three: Surround Yourself with Four Kinds of Friends

Step Four: Recognize and Concentrate On Signature Strengths

Step Five: Examine Oneself and Accept Shortcomings

Step Six: Practice Mindfulness and Meditation

Note the need for a balanced circle of different kinds of friends!

21 Sep 2009

20 Sep 2009

HOW'S YOUR SENSE OF HUMOUR?

An hilarious news site.

http://www.theonion.com/content/index

WE SEE WITH THE EYES AND WE SEE WITH THE BRAIN

http://www.ted.com/talks/oliver_sacks_what_hallucination_reveals_about_our_minds.html

I got this most interesting video on hallucinations from the blog Salpicos http://psisalpicos.blogspot.com/.

Certain hallucinations may be due to visual impairment and not psychosis.

18 Sep 2009

ABOUT BULLYING



Another awful news about bullying, this time in England.

17 Sep 2009

Photos by Robert Polidori


http://www.macm.org/en/expositions/59.html#

What a great photographer!

15 Sep 2009

ABOUT MANNERS AND VALUES

http://www.yourmindyourbody.org/

A sensible article published in the APA's journal.

13 Sep 2009

bonnie prince billy

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Have a great song!

HAVE YOU BEEN TO SHINING LISBON?


shining Lisbon
Originally uploaded by banana's views
I have lived most of my life in this city and have been a spectator to its slow destruction by different governments and mayors.
I took this photo from my window a couple of years ago.
Long live Lisbon!

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