Saturday, March 30, 2013

Anger Management

One aspect of anger management is the ability to remain mindful as the anger stirs, the ability to regulate it once it has begun, and empathy to notice them.  If the thoughts persist, try to short-circuit them by saying or thinking STOP, ... and try to substitute reasonable thoughts for cynical, mistrustful ones....

D. Goleman

Friday, March 22, 2013


" If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. It's the hard that makes it great. "

Tom Hanks

Thursday, March 21, 2013


 Children love and want to be loved and they very much prefer the joy of accomplishment to the triumph of hateful failure. Do not mistake a child for his symptom. 

Eric Erikson

Wednesday, March 20, 2013


" By not caring too much about what people think, I'm able to think for myself and propagate ideas which are very often unpopular. And I succeed. "

Albert Ellis

Tuesday, March 19, 2013


" Acceptance is not love. You love a person because he or she has lovable traits, but you accept everybody just because they're alive and human. 

Albert Ellis

Monday, March 18, 2013


" Self-esteem is the reputation we acquire with ourselves. "

Nathaniel Brandon

Friday, March 8, 2013

It's More Difficult For People to Control Their Eating Habits Than Narcotics

That is the one single word that the food industry hates: "addiction." They much prefer words like "crave-ability" and "allure." Some of the top scientists who are very knowledgeable about addiction in the country are very convinced that for some people, the most highly sugared, high fat foods are every bit as addictive as some narcotics.
Their advice to these people is don't try to eat just a couple Oreo cookies, because you are not going to be able to stop. Sugar uses the same neurological pathways as narcotic [products rely on] to hit the pleasure center of the brain that send out the signals: "eat more, eat more." That said, the food industry defends itself by saying true narcotic addiction has certain technical thresholds that you just don't find in food addiction. It's true, but in some ways getting unhooked on foods is harder than getting unhooked on narcotics, because you can't go cold turkey. You can't just stop eating.
The head of the National Institute on Drug Abuse in Washington says that it's more difficult for people to control their eating habits than narcotics. She is hugely empathic with overeaters.

Thursday, March 7, 2013