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Mental Health: Death & Dying

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  1. Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    Help others and doors shall open for you without even expecting them to ever open.

    A gem from the pen of @Ali Anani
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    The Death of My Brother, but not his great lesson
    www.linkedin.com My brother Eng. Azzam passed away fifteen years ago at the age of 47 suffering from brain cancer. I still remember him walking in my office shortly before his death walking in my office with a...
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    Ali Anani
    19/08/2016 #11 Ali Anani
    #9 You shall remain one of my closest brain and heart friends dear @Milos Djukic
    Ali Anani
    19/08/2016 #10 Ali Anani
    #7 A warm heart that doesn't break even if we throw chilled water on it. Yoi are very human @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Milos Djukic
    18/08/2016 #9 Anonymous
    One of my all time favorite posts @Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic. Once again thank you very much dear Ali @Ali Anani for this gem..
    Donald Grandy
    18/08/2016 #8 Donald Grandy
    Great post @Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic. Thank you for sharing this heart felt story, Helping others is the key to many doors..
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    18/08/2016 #7 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    "Help others and doors shall open for you without even expecting them to ever open." ~ This true story truly needs no prose, font, or 'Bold' to make it ring alive. It sinks and sails to the words my father taught us, as he told of giving his jacket off his own back to a homeless man at the railroad track. He just couldn't walk away, or look past. He had to act. "Act." Your brother "Acted" and showed true "Love." And there is nothing that conquers All better than true love. Thank you for sharing such a personal and profound accounting, one that I will share with you every July 5th, as I remember Love that Still lives. For you, your brother, my father, and the anonymous man with big, big eyes.
    Ali Anani
    15/08/2016 #6 Ali Anani
    That is the key wisdom- doors open when most needed and to the point you are @Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    Ali Anani
    15/08/2016 #5 Ali Anani
    Thanks dears @Sara Jacobovici and @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich. And you are spot on, Deb
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    15/08/2016 #4 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    #1 I had to share this, @Ali Anani! As Milos Djukic commented, any further words are superfluous.

    I have only to add that my husband did similar thing as your late brother, and the door opened when it was most needed.
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    15/08/2016 #3 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    A very touching story about giving and letting the receiving occur when it will, @Ali Anani
    Sara Jacobovici
    15/08/2016 #2 Sara Jacobovici
    Great share @Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic. Thank you.
    Ali Anani
    15/08/2016 #1 Ali Anani
    I am deeply grateful for your sharing this particular post dear @Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic. Thank you isn't enough
  2. ProducerLisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Is Anxiety Disease Interfering With Your Job?
    Is Anxiety Disease Interfering With Your Job?We all get anxious when it comes to our jobs, however, Anxiety Disease - also called Anxiety Disorderย can lead to missing too much time from work, leaving work early, or ultimately losing your job.Many people aren't aware they have Anxiety disorder...
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    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    02/02/2017 #71 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #70 Interesting stuff @Robert Cormack and great analogy with the use of ginger ale 'going off in my head,' by Tony Soprano!
    Robert Cormack
    01/02/2017 #70 Robert Cormack
    They did some studies at the University of Toronto, comparing certain centres of the brain using MRIs. Depression causes red areas whereas, when the brain is more stimulated (read happy or relaxed) the centres turn yellow. Both CBT and SSRIs produced the same yellow areas over essentially the same time (SSRIs were quicker but tended to move from red to yellow to red while the CBT patients were more consistent). Yoga and meditation are particularly good before stressful days, parties, lectures, etc. It takes time, but it's important to reduce stress levels whenever possible. Anxiety is really the build up of stress, acting like a release valve. If you think of air suddenly coming out of a tire puncture, that's what anxiety is like. That's why Tony Soprano once said about his panic attacks "It feels like a can of ginger ale going off in my head." Very apt description.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    01/02/2017 #69 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #67 lol no biggie @Lisa Vanderburg :)) Should see my typing when I don't have my glasses, I have typo's galore.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    01/02/2017 #68 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #66 Hi @Robert Cormack, I agree... I've found after being in therapy for quite a few months now that was the beginning of my tipping point. I always thought maybe there were many triggers but never brought it up to the Dr because I didn't want to sound like a major complainer. Sad that with an illness we still get embarrassed. Thankfully, this is the first Counselor who seems to really know what he is doing. CBT for quite a few months and just began my first session of EMDR followed by some type of meditative techniques to bring the mind back down before I left. As even my Dr. told me, this can work much better than meds- we shall see, I have a lot of hope! I haven't given up on the idea of taking yoga either. Tag me in one of your next buzzes, thanks!
    Lisa Vanderburg
    31/01/2017 #67 Lisa Vanderburg
    #65 My bad - you're right Lisa...it was his friend Bobby. MUST put my glasses on! :)
    Robert Cormack
    31/01/2017 #66 Robert Cormack
    I've written on this as well, Lisa. So many people change jobs, linking those jobs directly to their panic disorder. Unfortunately, events at work may only be the tipping point of many early unresolved issues. I think panic disorder is the result of too many "triggers." It's not the job so much (Let's call it the irritant factor), it's all the triggers making an anxiety soup in our brains. CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) takes timeโ€”more time than most people want to spendโ€”but it can be just as effective as relying on SSRIs, etc. I also firmly believe that medication and yogaโ€”together with CBTโ€”is more effective SSRI therapy (and a lot less expensive if Trump really bungles healthcare). Thanks for the post.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    31/01/2017 #65 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #64 Hi @Lisa Vanderburg, My brother is still alive. I forget what I said that may have been misinterpreted that I lost him. Appreciate your kind words!
    Lisa Vanderburg
    30/01/2017 #64 Lisa Vanderburg
    You have really brought home the concept of applied perception @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher, in such a heart-gripping way! The idea that the very thing that 'turns us on' or fulfills us, can turn around and become the acid that burns deep. I am so very sorry to hear your brother didn't make it - would the outcome (of your perception) have changed if he'd lived? Maybe for a while?
    Like @Deb๐Ÿ Lange so astutely conveyed, we often await for that final drop to take us from 'in control' to out of control; of our minds.
    Beautifully written, lovely Lady - thank you so much for allowing us in.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    20/01/2017 #63 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #62 Thanks for reading @Sandra Smith, yes it can feel like a heart attack or as if your going to faint ( I think I've read that some people have fainted) obviously many more symptoms and if it lasts long enough un-treated or not treated properly it can lead to clinical depression. I was going to begin with EMDR quite some time ago but I wasn't ready. It's taken a lot of work (and that means, still in a state of anxiety because of the work) but now ready for EMDR. We've been doing CBT for quite some time. Had a few set backs and will begin EMDR in 2 weeks. I may write about my set backs.. this has been one hell of a journey. I have faith in my counselor though, he's awesome and doesn't coddle.
    Sandra Smith
    19/01/2017 #62 Sandra Smith
    Great post, Lisa...I remember from my psych 101 class that panic attacks feel a lot like heart attacks to the sufferer... but therapy and relaxation techniques can make all the difference. As well as medicine of course.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    04/01/2017 #61 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #60 I just became anxious reading about you getting fired lol. Did you really get fired because of anxiety? Its happened to some, sadly.
    Lyon Brave
    03/01/2017 #60 Lyon Brave
    Anxiety, how naughty! I once got fired from a job, and then for awhile i was really anxious about getting fried from a job lol
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    21/10/2016 #59 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #57 Hi @Deb๐Ÿ Lange, your poor dad! I have to tell you, somatic therapist is a new term to me. I will have to check that out. As you explained your fathers surgeries, on-going pain for years and PTSD it made me think of the back and neck pain I've been dealing with for a very long time which got worse after I fell and broke my left shoulder and right hand 2 years ago. I notice on days that my anxiety is at an all time low, the pain is too. They are inter-connected. I will check out the link you left and appreciate you sharing what you did! Sharing information is very helpful. Thanks!
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    21/10/2016 #58 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #56 Thnaks @Paul Walters, not sure how I missed your comment, since you only posted it 7 days ago LOL. I find it easier to share some of these issues that used to be kept so hush. Thanks for reading Paul!
    Deb๐Ÿ Lange
    21/10/2016 #57 Deb๐Ÿ Lange
    @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher an inspiring post of truth and trust. I am glad you found ways to release your anxiety. There are so many ways available today, somatic therapists, body work, yes you name exercise etc. My Dad had a car accident at 60. He then had 3 back operations which did not work. Finally, a psychiatrist said, "If we had treated you for post traumatic stress, it is likely you would not have had those back operations and you would have an able body and mind today." Yes, if Dad had been able to see a somatic therapist, he could have released the pain and tension of trauma from his body. The psychiatrist also said, the accident was like a trigger for all of the stress from him post world war 2, that he had held onto for 60 years. You might like my post and be interested in my new book that will be released shortly. Thank-you for sharing your experience. So imprtnat for people to know there are ways back to wellness. https://www.bebee.com/producer/@deb-lange/trust-your-senses-embodied-wisdom-for-the-modern-age
    Paul Walters
    13/10/2016 #56 Paul Walters
    @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher Again a brave and insightful piece Ms Gallagher. Whatever works for you when it comes to treatment is YOUR choice and good on you for voicing your opinions !!!!!
    Robert Bacal
    01/08/2016 #55 Robert Bacal
    #54 Ok. Rebel @Rebel Brown I'm making this one last comment. The numbers DO matter, and 10% or 50% or 60% being non verbal is factually wrong, and a result of ignorance which is shared by a LOT of very smart people who simply don't know better. To promulgate falsehoods, or to repeat falsehoods does a disservice to others, and not an insignificant one. The numbers people quote are ALL bullshit. FInally, if the numbers don't matter, why did you use a number? Let's have a little accountability and responsibility for spreading bullshit.
    Rebel Brown
    01/08/2016 #54 Rebel Brown
    @Robert Bacal I've heard what you're saying and I've studied that research and what M said. My bottom line around this whole argument is simple.... specific numbers DO NOT MATTER. You can make words 50% or whatever will make you happy. Words are still not the only source of input into our minds, and they are certainly not the majority of the communication inputs into our unconscious minds. We have individual interpretations of words that are stored as programs that trigger with the words. Which is one of the reasons we've all seen the miscommunication in emails, social media, any form of the written word. For complete and clear communication to occur - our minds need more. Especially our unconscious minds which control our data filtering and processing. The language of our UM is the senses, not words. So we need MORE... And that was my point. Which I am guessing you already knew anyway...
    Robert Bacal
    01/08/2016 #53 Robert Bacal
    #52 Rebel @Rebel Brown Not to minimize the importance of non verbals, but you are propagating a commonly held myth here. What you say about the 10% is simply and absolutely not true. It's a gross misinterpretation of Meharabian's research, one that he often bemoaned. For a full explanation, http://work911.com/communication/mehrabian.htm
    Rebel Brown
    01/08/2016 #52 Rebel Brown
    #50 No Worries @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher Words comprise less than 10% of our total communication processing, which is why email, social media etc are such nebulous forms of communication. I know your heart sistah!!