Saturday, July 9, 2011

5 Stages of Grief

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, M.D. was a Swiss-born psychiatrist and the author of the groundbreaking book On Death and Dying, where she first discussed what is now known as the Kübler-Ross model or the now famous Five Stages of Grief.
They include:
1. Denial : The initial stage: "It can't be happening."
2. Anger : "How dare you do this to me?!"
3. Bargaining : "Just let me live to see my son graduate."
4. Depression : "I'm so sad, why bother with anything?"
5. Acceptance : "I know that I will be in a better place."

Monday, July 4, 2011

Medical Intuition

Last night on Coast to Coast am, Dr Mona Lisa Schulz, a medical intuitive, teacher, neuropsychiatrist and researcher was the guest. Her interview was a good overview of medical intuition.
Dr. Schulz outlined 7 warning lights on the body's dashboard or 'emotional centers' that light up when undergoing a particular issue in your life:
*immune system, bones, joints and skin-- related to problems with family or other group in your life.
*lower back, uterus, ovaries, pelvis-- problems balancing money & love.
*digestive track, weight, addictions-- this area will intuitively light up to let you know you have problems with work or self-esteem.
*heart, breasts, lungs-- this will light up with symptoms like hypertension, high cholesterol, asthma-- related to problems with mood, emotional expression, and anxiety.
*neck, thyroid-- lights up around problems with communication, being heard.
*brain, eyes, ears-- symptoms include headaches, tinnitus, and eye problems-- has to do with how you perceive the world.
*life threatening illness-- like cancer, has to do with the question 'why am I here?' and spiritual purpose.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Mind Moods

The many moods that we display every day, even minute by minute are generated in the mind. The brain, which is the "physical mind" has a wide variety of ready-made moods left over from childhood, new moods just learned and also moods that work for us in specific circumstances, tried and true-like old friends.
Moods are results of neurotransmitters in the brain:
Serotonin creates anxiety, sensitivity, overly emotional and obsessions.
Dopamine creates motivation and feelings of wellbeing or euphoria.
Norepinephrine creates focus, attention, energy and organization.
There are hundreds of neurotransmitters in the brain, somehow we only concentrate on these 3!