carnival of eating disorders #13

welcome to this month’s carnival of eating disorders, a monthly collection of interesting posts on eating disorders and related issues such as anorexia, bulimia, orthorexia, cumpulsive exercising and overeating. it’s interesting that this carnival is right after the progressive dinner carnival, isn’t it? lots of stuff about food … because we were so inclusive with… Continue reading carnival of eating disorders #13

progressive dinner is served!

ok, here we go! the long awaited progressive dinner blog carnival! what’s a progressive dinner? you start out at one house or restaurant to have hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, then move on to a different one for appetizers, and continue moving from place to place all the way through dessert. our good man kilroy figured… Continue reading progressive dinner is served!

is overeating a problem for you? 22 questions to help you find an answer.

it’s january 29, and you’ve had a hand at trying your new years resolutions. i sincerely hope they’re going well. one of the three most common new years resolutions concerns dieting or just generally changing the way you eat. if that something you’ve decided to do and it’s going well, good for you. if dieting… Continue reading is overeating a problem for you? 22 questions to help you find an answer.

neurons and chocolate

the text under this beautiful image – which you can watch in animation – goes like this a complete understanding of neurovascular coupling is crucial for interpreting functional imaging data and normal brain function. neurons have an intimate relationship with astrocytes, smooth muscle, endothelial cells, pericytes, and erythrocytes. neuronal chemoelectrical activity is speculated to be… Continue reading neurons and chocolate

recovering from bad work experiences: after the job offer

welcome to my last instalment of jacob share’s and my conversation on leaving bad work experiences behind. we started this in november and discovered the six stages of recovery from bad work experiences: we’ve already covered resign: get the hell out of dodge! recover: get your bearings before you throw yourself back into the job… Continue reading recovering from bad work experiences: after the job offer

loving kindness for our unknown neighbours

our meditation meetup meeting on wednesday was at the buddhist peace fellowship here in vancouver. a great big thanks to my friend jennifer for arranging this! at the end, we did a bit of metta practice. metta is a buddhist loving kindness practice directed literally at everyone in this world, starting with oneself. i was… Continue reading loving kindness for our unknown neighbours

dear abby! no, i mean, dear nettie

nettie has arrived! she’s “your emotional blog adviser“. is she going to become the bloggers’ dear abby? the dan savage of web 2.0? the dr. phil of social media? only time will tell … but you gotta love her handsome little 60’s picture. visit her for her first column: what to do when you’re too… Continue reading dear abby! no, i mean, dear nettie

robbie burns and robbie laing: teachings on blind spots

suspicion is a heavy armour and with its weight it impedes more than it protects robert burns the range of what we think and do is limited by what we fail to notice. and because we fail to notice that we fail to notice, there is little we can do to change; until we notice… Continue reading robbie burns and robbie laing: teachings on blind spots

helping a friend with depression

there was an interesting post a few days ago on PsychCentral, predicting that january 21st – yesterday – would be the most depressing day of the year, according to cliff arnall. or maybe not. maybe it’s in october. whatever it is, the most interesting part of that article to me was that they also touched… Continue reading helping a friend with depression

social media megaproject: twitter

good monday, everyone! many of you know how much i like twitter, the social media site. (if you’ve never been there, go visit here; if you’re looking for me there, you can find me here.) that’s why i’m really happy to be one of the hosts in my friend vivien’s social media mega project over… Continue reading social media megaproject: twitter