Category Archives: personal illness

“Man know thyself”. Cont’d from previous blog).

I did, in fact (it now seem an age ago) make reference in my series of blogs on coping with serious and life-threatening illnesses, to a time of just such an illness during my undergraduate days. One day, after some … Continue reading

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“Man know thyself” (Intro) Cont’d from previous blog.

Let me emphasize yet again that the contents of these blogs on their current subject matter, must not in any sense to be regarded as anything more than a swift and cursory overview of what is currently known about the … Continue reading

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Support from without and within. (Continued from previous blog).

Around and beyond, i.e. strengthening and supporting, every brain event which produces a corresponding and concomitant happening or actual experience, there is, taking place, possibly millions of discreet but connected events, over a time span of mere seconds. As we … Continue reading

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The Brain ‘Minds’ the Body. (i) ( Continued from previous blog).

Having made reference to the manner in which the human brain has controlled and contributed to every aspect and facet of human functioning – conscious and otherwise – I want in this presentation to refer to another essential way in … Continue reading

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Living and Learning (i). (continued from previous blog)

In the early part of this particular blog, we may well appear to be returning to ground previously covered in my earlier postings on coping with life-threatening illness; and to some extent that would be a valid conclusion to reach. … Continue reading

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Coping with stress – Final thoughts.

Over the past weeks, I have attempted, to chart something of the history of our present-day usage of the word “stress”; especially in the sense of both its applications to, and implications for healthcare and quality of life. We have … Continue reading

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Stress Can Be Good For You: (Cont.d further).

Following on from last week’s posting, take an analogy if you will, concerning this profitable input of stress from the activity of the gymnasium and regular roadwork in athletic and sporting pursuit. Exposure to controlled bursts of stressful exercise and … Continue reading

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Stress Can Be Good For You: About Stress Generally.(Cont.d from last week).

The great and persisting worry – indeed, as one patient described it to me, “This clinging and inescapable mire” – amounts to something like this: “I am caught in a trap, knowing as I do that I am (or my … Continue reading

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