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Posted on Jan 30, 2012 9:20:47 AM PST
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/living/2017364499_lifecoach29.html

LIFE-COACHES: MOTIVATIONAL OR THERAPEUTIC?
A lot of minimally trained people (some "degrees" come from 30-day courses) are taking people's money as motivational "life-coaches". They pump up positive views of their clients, although studies reveal that most people want help with their problems - not a cheerleader.

Are these "life-coaches" really necessary? Could they actually harm people by glossing over/ignoring serious problems? There is already a problem with minimally-trained people calling themselves "Coaches" and trolling the Internet for clients.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 30, 2012 2:53:07 PM PST
Lisareads says:
It is called marketing.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 31, 2012 5:54:15 AM PST
paul best says:
These coasches have a good tack for showmanship, entertaining extroverts. They remind me of a good used car salesman, great talkers for tricking you into buying a piece of junk.
These con ARTISTs see *Doctor* Phil make millions via his cohort Oprah.
But then look at the protestant churches, especially the mega style. These *pastors* make big bucks as well as con artists selling the gosple.
Yeah the jungians are just as guilty with their exorbant fees.
The entire field is full of these coaches. Yet everyone walks around ill. When truth does come around, no one is willing to believe, due to beinng scamed all their life.
Funny americans.

Posted on Jan 31, 2012 8:22:44 AM PST
Paul -

There's nothing wrong with finding some Feel-Good when you are down in the dumps. But for God's Sake, don't waste money on these "life coaches" and their superficial cheerfulness!

1) Play some favorite upbeat music ("Santana" is my favorite).
2) Reread your 'Chicken Soup for the Soul', or other Feel-Good book.
3) Find something to make you laugh, whether Comedy Central comedians, or a funny book.
4) Talk to an old friend and share some life-lessons and laughs.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 1, 2012 12:47:22 PM PST
paul best says:
No
People want the real deal today,,no more cotton candy = suicides will be epidemic = everyone will have someone in their extended family who will commit suicide, cousins, aunts, etc etc.
I want to help people, but I can not work free. I do not want $100/hour,,just enough to pay bills ona very modest home, small car, some books. Very modest lifestyle, unlike the super wealthy shrinks taking full advantage of the breakdown of the american psyche, like leeches sucking blood from victims.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 1, 2012 2:52:35 PM PST
Lisareads says:
"suicides will be epidemic "
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One way to rid the over population of those that can not survive.

Posted on Feb 6, 2012 11:19:29 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 6, 2012 11:24:46 AM PST
It's a fact that 90% of black babies are born out of wedlock. This is especially hard on the boys, since they grow up without the calm guiding hand of a father.

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/opinion/2017417915_will06.html

FOCUSING ON FATHERLESSNESS
This is the heart-breaking tale of Sugar Bear, who was arrested for Grand Theft Auto - at 5. As an adult criminal, he was released from prison at the same time he saw his son coming in.

Today there is a program called "World Impact" that works in inner cities, focusing on "fatherlessness and the social pathologies that result."

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 6, 2012 11:24:36 AM PST
Lisareads says:
"It's a fact that 90% of black babies are born out of wedlock."
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Because they can spread their genes with no consequence. Stop welfare and providing for those that can not afford children. Also forced labor for those that create children that do not pay.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 8, 2012 3:20:21 PM PST
Far Lefkas says:
>>>they grow up without the calm guiding hand of a father.<<<

I can't imagine these absentee fathers would have calm guiding hands.

Posted on Feb 9, 2012 7:44:00 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 9, 2012 7:44:44 AM PST
Not the absentee fathers, but fathers in the home raising their children would have "calm guiding hands". Fatherless boys, especially, suffer the most from absentee fathers.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 9, 2012 8:02:05 AM PST
Lisareads says:
"

Not the absentee fathers, but fathers in the home raising their children would have "calm guiding hands"."
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They are absent because they do not have the skills or wherewithal to raise children. They had sex for entertainment and nothing else.

Posted on Feb 16, 2012 8:35:34 AM PST
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/15/us-anxiety-computers-idUSTRE81E2AB20120215?feedType=RSS&feedName=scienceNews&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter&dlvrit=309301

SCIENTISTS TEACH COMPUTERS HOW TO ASSESS PSYCHIATRIC RISK

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 16, 2012 10:53:02 AM PST
Lisareads says:
"SCIENTISTS TEACH COMPUTERS HOW TO ASSESS PSYCHIATRIC RISK "
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Computers are programed, people are not. They are just brainwashed. The whole concept of psychiatric risk is based on how to control people. This concept is straight out of the Soviet handbook. The real deal is metaphysical and no one has the answers.

Posted on Feb 27, 2012 7:46:52 AM PST
Sad signs of the times:

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2017598648_suicide26m.html

WASHINGTON STATE BILL WOULD REQUIRE SUICIDE-RISK TRAINING FOR MENTAL HEALTH PROVIDERS

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/health/2017567353_webdepress22.html

PSYCHIATRY DEBATES WHETHER THE PAIN OF LOSS IS REALLY DEPRESSION

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 27, 2012 5:26:29 PM PST
Lisareads says:
Sovereign individuals own their own life and are free to take it if it is what they want.

Posted on Feb 27, 2012 5:28:48 PM PST
Lisareads says:
"The very desire for guarantees that our values are eternal and secure in some objective heaven is perhaps only a craving for the certainties of childhood or the absolute values of our primitive past."

Posted on May 7, 2012 8:27:39 AM PDT
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/07/opinion/more-time-for-justice.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20120507

LENGTHENING REPORTING TIMES FOR SEXUALLY ABUSED CHILDREN TO SUE THEIR ABUSERS.

Posted on May 13, 2012 8:50:56 AM PDT
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/13/magazine/can-you-call-a-9-year-old-a-psychopath.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20120513

CAN YOU CALL A 9-YEAR OLD A PSYCHOPATH?
Psychiatrists and Psychologists think they can now identify a budding psychopath as young as kindergarten age. Can these children be taught empathy before it's too late?

Posted on Jun 27, 2012 7:43:29 AM PDT
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2018521017_militarychildren25.html

EXPERTS GET ELEMENTARY TO HELP CHILDREN IN MILITARY FAMILIES
Funded by the U.S. Army Medical Command, the "School Behavioral Health" program puts clinical social workers in on-base elementary schools, to help kids cope with deployed parents.

Posted on Jun 27, 2012 7:49:26 AM PDT
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/health/2018484158_mindfulness24.html

'MINDFULNESS' GROWS IN POPULARITY - AND PROFITS
"Increasingly, people in settings beyond the serene yoga studio or contemplative nature path, are engaging in the practice of 'Mindfulness'. It's a mental technique that dwells on breathing, attention to areas of the body and periods of silence to concentrate on the present rather than the worries of yesterday and tomorrow."

Posted on Jul 7, 2012 9:07:50 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 7, 2012 9:09:57 AM PDT
There is a lot of discussion over babies born to unwed mothers. In the Black community, 70%-90% of all babies are born to unwed mothers. This is not only a less-than-ideal setting to raise children (in a struggling one-parent home), but contributes to many of the pathologies when Black boys get older, as they seek "connectedness" thru sex and gangs (drugs and crime).

One-parent homes in general are a drain on social resources, especially since mothers have to work to get food stamps and welfare in most states, and her salary may be cancelled out by childcare.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/07/opinion/time-for-pregnancy-support-alimony.html?_r=1&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20120707

RESPONSIBILITY BEGINS AT CONCEPTION
Since DNA can now identify the father of any child, even still in the womb, this editorial proposes something called Preglimony. This means the father has a financial obligation for his unborn child, starting with medical costs.

Could this make potential fathers more willing to use contraception? Could this make potential fathers "bond" with their out-of-wedlock child, enough to participate in more child rearing care? Could this help stem the too-many babies born out of wedlock?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 7, 2012 12:28:32 PM PDT
Lisareads says:
"Could this help stem the too-many babies born out of wedlock? "
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Rape is the main reason yet few will admit it. It would be a attack on freedom to record and store people's DNA. The best we can do is not provide government services to anyone and let the cards fall where they may.

Posted on Jul 8, 2012 9:35:25 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 8, 2012 9:37:00 AM PDT
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/health/2018631401_suicidecats08.html

STUDY LINKS PARASITE IN CATS TO SUICIDE RISK IN HUMANS
"A parasite known for influencing behavior in rodents had demonstrated in research studies that humans can also undergo behavioral changes when they're infected. The parasite, often carried by cats, has been linked in some studies to schizophrenia and an uncreased risk of suicide."

I've never heard of such a linkage. Maybe "crazy old cat ladies with thirty cats" really are experiencing schizophrenia-by-parasite!

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 8, 2012 4:43:25 PM PDT
Lisareads says:
I knew an old lady that almost died from cat parasites as she put her dead cat in the freezer.

Posted on Jul 12, 2012 8:22:30 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 12, 2012 8:23:31 AM PDT
MODERN-DAY WEIGHT LOSS:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/12/fashion/cooler-cleanse-and-blueprintcleanse-for-juice-diets-at-companies.html?_r=1&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20120712
COMPANY GROUP FASTING
Some companies are now sponsoring 1-5 days of all-liquid diets for employees. Supposedly for "team bond building", it couldn't apply to everyone (like diabetics or others with serious health problems).

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/12/fashion/turning-to-electrical-currents-to-zap-flabby-muscles.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20120712
QUICK FIX FOR FASHION - OR A DANGEROUS FAD?
Electrostimulation can supposedly quickly spur weight loss, tone skin and muscles, and drain toxins.

http://www.the-cosmetic-surgery-directory.com/article_noninvasive.html
NON-SURGICAL PLASTIC SURGERY
Gaining in popularity, these are all performed by licensed plastic surgeons. My only question, is if they last - or if this is a money-pit with constant trips to the plastic surgeon for repeat procedures.
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