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Power unseen and within (Continued from previous blog)

My aim in this particular blog is to challenge and – yes – hopefully, awaken you to and excite you with some genuine truths about yourself. The word “brain” incidentally, comes from an old English or Anglo-Saxon The word “braegen” … Continue reading

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

Happily, the brain also possesses extremely complex but, where operational, (even in the most uncongenial and hazardous host environments) unerringly successful means and mechanisms for coping with life. This may be witnessed in the countless number of well-documented instances of … Continue reading

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

Continuing on from my last blog, the pity of it is that having begun very early on in childhood to lose the sense of wonder and vibrancy about life and the world in which we presently live, we become happier … Continue reading

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Recent Terrorist Attacks: a plain man’s response..

When one reaches one’s eighth decade (as indeed I did a while ago now) one is inclined to believe that one has lived through and in that sense, witnessed and been made aware of just about all of the common … Continue reading

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More about stress.

In the early part of my undergraduate years, I owned and rode a motorcycle, which both suited my pocket and (in good weather at least) provided a healthy and pleasurable mode of travel. One summer, I took a short break … Continue reading

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Depression: Final thoughts (Continued)

Following on from last week’s blog, an important – indeed, key – point to make here concerns the difficulties (for fairly obvious reasons, e.g. practical, ethical, humane, logistical etc.) of researching “learned helplessness” in man. Let me explain what I … Continue reading

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Depression iiic: When all the joy goes out of living.

Continuing on from last week, it is also important to remember that Geraldine was being treated with a combination of cytotoxic drugs, which have, in some cases, been reported to be associated with chemically-induced depression; although it should be stressed … Continue reading

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