Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Show 156 Classes and Tips to Manage Your Anxiety

If you are noticing a few more pebbles in the road it is because I am taking a class or two to increase my knowledge base and feed my need for information. This is a quick episode on what I'm doing and a resource or two for you to get a grip on our bug-a-boos.




If you need support contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 741-741.

Resources Mentioned: 


The Second City Improv for Anxiety workshop has a therapy component and classes for people that have mild to moderate social anxiety or a fear of public speaking. This is a real world class that is held in Chicago, Illinois.

Anxiety and Depression Association of America has a tips page on how to deal with stress and anxiety. No, you can't control everything. Yes, you can find ways to cope.

2017 post from Talkspace about How to Get Rid of Anxiety, Separating the Good from the Bad. You can't eliminate anxiety. You need it to survive. But you can get it back into a normal role of support and not dominance.

The music this week is from Purple Planet Music at Purple-Planet.com

Disclaimer: 


Links to other sites are provided for information purposes only and do not constitute endorsements. 

Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health disorder.

This blog and podcast is intended for informational and educational purposes only. Nothing in this program is intended to be a substitute for professional psychological, psychiatric or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Show 155 - Are Bananas Good for Your Mind?

Now days, everybody is trying to help you by selling you something. You don't have to accept or reject everything you read but you can take the time to check it out.

In this quick episode, a look at Bananas, can they help you with symptom control or not?






If you need support contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 741-741.

Music in this episode is from https://www.purple-planet.com

Resources Mentioned: 


National Nutrition Databases for Standard References on Bananas,

State of Massachusetts Public Health Blog has an post about bananas and four other foods that can help boost moods.

National Institute of Health Office of Dietary Supplements has a consumer friendly page about Vitamin B6 which for those of us that have problems with depression could be interested in reading more about it.

If you must go the distance with this then check out the Banana Kale Smoothie. Those of you on Keto, Paleo or Low Carb look away.

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Links to other sites are provided for information purposes only and do not constitute endorsements. 

Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health disorder.

This blog and podcast is intended for informational and educational purposes only. Nothing in this program is intended to be a substitute for professional psychological, psychiatric or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Show 154 Five Quick Meditation Pebbles in the Road

You say you don't have time to meditate. I say you might be wrong. In this episode, I want to point you to a couple of short meditation experiences that don't take up a lot of time but might help you to feel better.





If you need support contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 741-741.


Resources Mentioned: 


Fragrant Heart Meditation Center has a one minute calming meditation, with or without music. You can listen free on the website or purchase to download the mp3 recording.

Insight Timer has free and a paid subscription meditation app. This is a sample of a meditation by Don Reed Simmons that might be a match for your spirit. If you like what you hear you can download the app and get more content.

Tara Branch is a well known teacher of meditative practices. On her website there is a brief meditation called Arriving in Mindful Presence.

At Just a Minute.org you can download one minute meditations, Try the Feeling Safe meditation. What is need about this site is that you can read the text version of the meditation first to see if it suits your spirit.

If you need a bit more then I want to point you to the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center page of meditations. Most are under ten minutes or twenty minutes.

Music for this episode is from https://www.purple-planet.com

Disclaimer: 


Links to other sites are provided for information purposes only and do not constitute endorsements. 

Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health disorder.

This blog and podcast is intended for informational and educational purposes only. Nothing in this program is intended to be a substitute for professional psychological, psychiatric or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Show 153 - Part Two of Lust in the Dust or Not on Speaking Terms with Your Libido

In this episode, a look at the Lego Fish Building Kit, a new site called PsyberGuide for mental health apps and a brief overview of some of the over the counter drugs and other medications that could have an effect on your performance.




If you need support contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 741-741.

Resources Mentioned: 


The website PsyberGuide.org reviews mental health and wellness apps. You can select your criteria for treatment and the app will give you what it knows about the app and possible effectiveness.

MedLine Plus information sheet on Diphenhydramine which is found in sleep medication, cold and flu medication and other similar products. You can view the brand name over the counter drugs that contain this medication.

MedLinePlus has a page listing drugs that can cause impotence.

AARP page on 7 Meds that Can Wreck Your Sex Life. Benzodiazepines made the list.

Psychology Today - Do You Take Drugs That Might Cause Sex Problems?

Diabetes.org page about diabetes, treatment and men.

Cleveland Clinic on Diabetes and Female Sexuality; how the diabetes can have multiple influences on women.

University of Santa Barbara Sex Info Online page on  Sex and Anxiety Disorders. It lists the many anxiety conditions, medication treatment options and some of the side effect that might happen.

Mayo Clinic on Chronic Pain Can Interfere with Sexuality

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Links to other sites are provided for information purposes only and do not constitute endorsements. 

Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health disorder.

This blog and podcast is intended for informational and educational purposes only. Nothing in this program is intended to be a substitute for professional psychological, psychiatric or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Show 152 - Lust in the Dust with Anxiety

Having libido issues while having anxiety attacks or symptoms is complicated. But before we can talk about lack of or too much libido and what that means to us as anxious people we must first admit that we want to metaphorically gnaw on some bone.

For those of you from certain faith based tradition that believe that sex is for reproduction only and lust is a sin and you just want to know how to stop having spasms in your arm, not about sex stuff.

I understand but for the next two episodes I am talking psychology and body chemistry kind of libido and lust. You might want to look into the show’s archive for what you are looking for treatment options.




If you need support contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 741-741.


Resources Mentioned: 


LoveSync, a Kickstarter campaign to help people communicate about their desire for sex by pressing a button.

Consumer version of the Merck Manuals, for looking up drugs and potential side effects.

Harvard Graduate School  of Arts and Science The Science Behind Lust, Attraction and Companionship 


This is the video that I mentioned in the opening. It is called Love's Routine.


Disclaimer: 


Links to other sites are provided for information purposes only and do not constitute endorsements. 

Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health disorder.

This blog and podcast is intended for informational and educational purposes only. Nothing in this program is intended to be a substitute for professional psychological, psychiatric or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Show 151 - Psychodermatology and Anxiety

Some of us have symptoms that are very visual. We wear our pain for the world to see. Is it possible that some skin conditions have an anxiety connection?




If you need support contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 741-741.


Resources Mentioned: 

Anxiety and Depression Association of America  has a Twitter account. Once a month they have a Twitter Chat. It is another way to obtain info about anxiety conditions.

Third Ear Sound Meditation App for Apple devises. To get a sample of sound bathing you can listen and view a sample on the YouTube channel.

The Singing Detective staring in this clip Michael Gambon, Joanna Whalley and Patrick Malahide.




Gizomodo post,  Does Your Skin Affect Your Mental Health? looks at the possibility of biochemical interactions between a product, the skin and the brain. Or that having a certain physical skin condition might bring about a mental one.

American Psychological Association page on the link between skin and psychology.

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) Connection has a post What is Psychodermatology? looking at the types of mind body connections when it comes to skin.

Psychodermatology: Four Myths That Can Keep Your Skin From Getting Better

7 Cups, an emotional support network that also has links to counselors or therapists for a fee.

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Links to other sites are provided for information purposes only and do not constitute endorsements. 

Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health disorder.

This blog and podcast is intended for informational and educational purposes only. Nothing in this program is intended to be a substitute for professional psychological, psychiatric or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Show 150 Meditations for Anger and Stress Relief

I'm not gonna lie to you. I'm angry. I've been this way before so I know I have keep finding ways to deal with living in a chaotic, crazy mixed up time when the truth is converted with a lie and a little shinola.

I need a chill break and I bet you do too. This is a pebble in the road on some meditation resources when you need to step back before you blow your top.




If you need support contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 741-741.


Resources Mentioned: 


Trudy Goodman from Insight LA has a five-minute discomfort meditation. You can listen on the website or download the meditation. There is also an audio/video meditation page.

Fragrant Heart has a page of free guided meditations that you can listen to on the webpage. There are meditations for healing, self-esteem and relaxation.

Chel Hamilton has Meditation Minis with episode 151 gentle meditation for anxiety and stress.

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center a meditation on Forgiveness Lovingkindness for Those Who Are Difficult.


Disclaimer: 


Links to other sites are provided for information purposes only and do not constitute endorsements. 

Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health disorder.

This blog and podcast is intended for informational and educational purposes only. Nothing in this program is intended to be a substitute for professional psychological, psychiatric or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.