Posts made in January, 2013

Are you sad?

Posted by on Jan 31, 2013 in Depression | Comments Off on Are you sad?

Are you sad?

You may have heard of SAD—Seasonal Affective Disorder. Though many health care professionals for remain skeptical that it is real, a growing number have become convinced. It used to be called the “winter blues” (or “blahs”). Probably everyone experiences it to a lesser degree, especially in the winter. But according to the Mayo Clinic, symptoms of SAD include: Depressed mood Irritability Hopelessness Anxiety Loss of energy Social withdrawal Oversleeping (feeling like you Auditor want to hibernate) Loss of interest in activities you cheap nba jerseys normally enjoy Appetite...

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Are School Counselors the Best Hope for Gun Violence?

Posted by on Jan 16, 2013 in Doctrine | Comments Off on Are School Counselors the Best Hope for Gun Violence?

Are School Counselors the Best Hope for Gun Violence?

Putting school resource officers and mental health professionals in schools can help prevent school crime and student-on-student violence. School resource officers are specially trained police officers that work in schools. When equipped with proper training and supported by evidence-based school discipline policies, they can deter crime with their presence and advance community policing objectives. Their roles as teachers and counselors enable them to develop trusting relationships with students that can result in threats being detected and crises averted before they occur. School...

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Neuroscience and the Mind of Christ: A Reaction to the Huffington Post

Posted by on Jan 11, 2013 in Brain Science | Comments Off on Neuroscience and the Mind of Christ: A Reaction to the Huffington Post

Neuroscience and the Mind of Christ: A Reaction to the Huffington Post

Recently, I read an article about the intersection of brain science and human conflict that I found most fascinating. Before you read on, I recommend you first be familiar with Derek Flood’s “Neuroscience and the Mind of Christ“ at the Huffington Post. A Little About Flood’s PerspectiveDerek Flood represents an element in Protestant/evangelical circles that leaves me conflicted. I don’t want to make this article about him (or even me), but I do need to say a little about where he’s coming from because it impacts my observations about the content of his essay. Flood and his...

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The Cure for Disaster Fatigue

Posted by on Jan 2, 2013 in Brain Science | Comments Off on The Cure for Disaster Fatigue

The Cure for Disaster Fatigue

Call me gloomy if you want, but I’ve been expecting social and economic calamity to befall our nation since the early 1990s. I believe it was popular Christian author Larry Burkett’s book, The Coming Economic Earthquake   that was the alarm bell for me. We took it very seriously and began preparing for tough times. Though Larry’s immediate projections did not seem to pan out, we kept on task, getting out of debt, avoiding credit, and establishing contingency plans for the “earthquake.” Then, just as we felt like things were settling down, a new threat appeared on the...

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