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!

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

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

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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