Friday, October 30, 2015

The Leaves of Fall

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

If at first you don't succeed, it only means you are getting closer.
Scoff at the odds.
Having a dream and wanting to live it so greatly, that one would rather
 move with it and fail than succeed in another realm. At which point, 
failure becomes impossible and joy becomes the measure of success.
Never compromise a dream.
We are drawn to all our heart's desire.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Walk in the green forest of silence
Swim in the blue ocean of joy
Dance in the golden light of love,
And laugh in the raging river of life.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

We are all part of a master team.
When opportunities arise to express love and gratitude, 
take advantage of them.
"Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others,
 cannot keep it from themselves."

- Sir James Matthew Barrie
Be the source. 
Whatever you want to experience in yourself, 
be the source of it in the lives of others. This is a great secret. 
This is the sacred wisdom. Do unto others as you would have it done unto you. All of your problems, all of your conflicts, all of your difficulties in creating 
a life on your planet of peace and joy are based 
in your failure to understand this simple instruction, and to follow it.
Be the source.
"Be the change you wish to see."

- Gandhi
"The person who is waiting for something to turn up,
 might start with their shirt sleeves."

- Garth Henrichs

Monday, October 19, 2015

THC Helps Us Overcome Our Fears – And Maybe PTSD

THC boosts a type of memory called extinction memory, which helps us forget fearful memories. Scientists also hope it can be used to treat PTSD.

THC can improve memory in a process called extinction learning. It’s a type of conditioning that helps us forget fearful memories by overwriting them with new, less fearful ones. And as you might imagine, this learning process has been a major focus of PTSD research for years.

But when it comes to harnessing the potential of marijuana in treating post traumatic stress disorder, one group of scientists at the University of Michigan seem to be leading the way. Dr. Israel Liberzon explained why his team decided to study marijuana compounds – also known as (endo)cannabinoids – in an interview with Psychiatric News last month.

While endocannabinoids are produced naturally by the brain, cannabinoids from marijuana are able to mimic – and even enhance – their effects. That’s what led Dr. Liberzon, along with research fellow Dr. Christine Rabinak and several of their colleagues, to conduct the first human study – published in Neuropharmacology in January – that confirmed THC’s ability to improve extinction memory in 14 healthy volunteers.

Dr. Rabinak and Dr. Liberzon believe chemicals in marijuana may prevent the return of fear memories in people with anxiety disorders like PTSD.

But memory and marijuana are tricky subjects and – although animal studies show similar results – Dr. Rabinak told Psychiatric News they still aren’t sure how it works.

    “We speculate that the THC is doing something in the brain to change areas that are activating or interacting after learning – but exactly what is still unknown.”

Still, the treatment seems to fit with problems associated with PTSD. According to Dr. Liberzon, “we see deficits in how PTSD patients learn or unlearn to be fearful” and – as his latest study shows – it’s quite possible that cannabinoids like THC could help.

Saturday, October 03, 2015

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Suggestion from the movie,

 “The Secret”

Find a special rock, keep it in your pocket and use it as a gratitude rock. Every time you touch it or see it, think of something you are thankful for.
Grateful thoughts are empowering.
Gratitude is the creator of miracles.
Maintain a gratitude attitude, regardless of life's challenges.
Count your blessings with gratitude.
It's important every day to feel and think about what you love in your life.