Conditioning Your Shins for Muay Thai

A lot of Muay Thai fighters look to condition their shins by kicking hard wood or something similar. This is not a good way to go about doing this and may result in injury.  If you want to properly condition your shins, then you’ll need to kick something a bit softer than a hard wood. …

Vincent Van Gogh, Death by Bullying?

Vincent Van Gogh is one of the most famous and celebrated of all artists, with paintings such as ‘The Starry Night’, ‘Café Terrace at Night’ and ‘Sunflowers’ just a small example of the paintings he is known for throughout the world. Vincent Van Gogh paintings are amongst the highest paid for paintings sought after by…

The Yin and Yang of Strokes

I was fascinated by the YouTube video of brain researcher Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor. She somehow managed to study her own stroke as it happened. She felt her brain functions slipping away one by one. First speech, movement and then understanding slipped away leaving her totally numbed by the experience. Eight years later she has…

A Review of The Family Crucible

The Family Crucible, by Napier and Whitaker (1978), reads like a novel while at the same time laying down some of the fundamental concepts of family systems therapy. It is a case study of one family’s experience in family therapy. While the therapy shifts from daughter to son and then to parent interaction to daughters…

Paranoid Schizophrenia, the Krays, and Freud’s Confusion

There are various types of Schizophrenia, but Paranoid Schizophrenia is the most common. The patient has delusions that people are deliberately trying to persecute her, she may well consider herself of exalted birth, or maybe that she’s been sent on a special mission by the Government, although she’s not always sure what that mission might…

How to Massage Migraine Headaches

Massage, a common method of relieving migraine headaches, can be done by a professional – or you can do it yourself using this technique. A light massage combined with migraine pressure points will give you the greatest relief. You need only a few simple points about how to massage a migraine headache. Migraine Pressure Point…

Effective Ways to Cure Oral Thrush

Oral thrush is a fungal infection of the mouth, the condition where the mouth is invaded by candida albicans fungus. The organism normally lives in the mouth in controlled quantity. Imbalance in your system makes the fungus grow faster resulting to infection. The infection may spread on the tongue, inner cheeks and esophagus. It is…

Participant Structures and Communicative Competence

In her article, “Participant Structures and Communicative Competence: Warm Springs Children in Community and Classroom” Susan Philips described the disjuncture between verbal encounters in classrooms where young North American Indians get formally educated and in their native communities where they learn the particular skills their people deem necessary in their roles as members of the…

When It Pays To Use Incentive Programs

Non-cash incentive programs and fringe benefits can have a powerful impact on attitudes, which should in turn improve results. You can give employees the greatest incentive program, however, by impairing a sense of ownership in the organization. If you do not know what kind of incentive programs to employ so as to motivate your people…