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Happiness At Work Is A Collar

Apr 07, 14 Happiness At Work Is A Collar

Posted by in An English Angle, Mental Health

Are you happy in your work? If a new bit of research by the UK's Office for National Statistics (ONS) is anything to go by, the best thing you can do is take up the cloth, get religion, don a dog collar and learn to belt out the hymns.

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Autistic Wandering Is No Joke

Apr 01, 14 Autistic Wandering Is No Joke

Posted by in Autism Is A Trip, Mental Health

Every year, almost half of all children with autism attempt to escape, or elope, from a safe environment. Too many of them never make it home. Today, April 1, 2014, we pause to remember those we have lost to wandering.

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Stop Beating Yourself Up

Mar 16, 14 Stop Beating Yourself Up

Posted by in Lifestyle, Mental Health

Everyone has those moments where they say or do something that later they stress over or regret. This is natural, and just about everyone does it. Sometimes, though, that momentary stress turns longer and suddenly we may beat ourselves up over something that really does not deserve that much attention.

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Marcia And The Demons

Mar 13, 14 Marcia And The Demons

Posted by in An English Angle, Mental Health

In a week from now, I will be back in the hospital for another round of treatment. Am I nervous? Oh yes. Thinking about it reminded me of a very distressing incident when I was on the same ward almost a year ago. f you can take a minute out of your journey towards the Apocalypse, I’d like to share a brief condensed version of what happened that night.

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HSP?

Mar 05, 14 HSP?

Posted by in Mental Health

Recently, a friend alerted me to an article about highly sensitive people, otherwise known as HSPs. She immediately thought of me upon reading the article, and after reading through it myself, I understand why. For the most part, it seemed the article was describing my personality down to the minutest traits.

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Extreme Air Park – Hostility, Greed, And Autism

Mar 03, 14 Extreme Air Park – Hostility, Greed, And Autism

Posted by in Autism Is A Trip, Mental Health

A special needs mom tried to enlighten a local indoor play park on the benefits of giving caregivers reduced or free admission. They responded with open hostility and derision. It's time for a little autism awareness and a lesson in public relations, don't you think?

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Alarming Increase In UK Male Suicides

Feb 24, 14 Alarming Increase In UK Male Suicides

Posted by in An English Angle, Mental Health

One person every two hours takes their own life in the UK. Suicide rates can tell us a lot about our societies and are often quoted by the media when comparing the quality of life in different countries. If this is the case, the UK has witnessed a national tragedy and seems to be doing little about it.

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The Mysterious Brain: The Walking Corpse Syndrome

Feb 22, 14 The Mysterious Brain: The Walking Corpse Syndrome

Posted by in An English Angle, Mental Health

The human brain is a strange and wonderful thing and, like any other major organ, when it goes wrong the results can be devastating. But brain malfunction is different in that it can change a sufferer’s perception of reality. The victim lives in a world that is far removed from “consensus reality,” which is the world that the rest of us see and accept.

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Memory Loss Prevention

Feb 19, 14 Memory Loss Prevention

Posted by in Mental Health

Nobody likes to forget important dates or important memories. Nobody likes to forget. From misplacing our keys to missing an event to a forgotten due date, memory loss is just a pain. In an effort to help prevent memory loss, here are seven tips to improve our memories.

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The Muse And The Booze – More Tales Of Writers And Drink

Jan 26, 14 The Muse And The Booze – More Tales Of Writers And Drink

Posted by in An English Angle, Mental Health

In a recent redOrbit article, I wrote about the association between certain writers and the “demon drink,” in particular Ernest Hemingway and William Faulkner. Today I will look at another writer who hit the bottle hard - Edgar Allen Poe.

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