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Dalai Lama 'Culture Of Compassion' Talk: Key To Good Health Is 'Peace Of Mind' (VIDEO)

Dalai Lama 'Culture Of Compassion' Talk: Key To Good Health Is 'Peace Of Mind' (VIDEO)

Commented Apr 21, 2013 at 16:45:17 in Healthy Living

“I just spent a wonderful hour with the Dalai Lama. I feel at peace, loved and loving, and full of compassion. After working very hard helping others, I truly feel recharged. He is an amazing essence and healer! Yes being warm hearted, which I try to be, leads to my peace of mind.
Thank you for sharing this experience via tape.”

cydarkwind on Apr 22, 2013 at 05:50:57

“If I tell you ,Dalai Lama was the biggest slave owner in Tibet before He ran out.What would you think? He peeled off the skin of human to celebrate some ceremony.That's a great honour for a slave who was peeled by Monk in Tibet. pls enjoy the truth ,just google.”
Indian Point Nuclear Threat Needs Senate Review, Engineers Contend

Indian Point Nuclear Threat Needs Senate Review, Engineers Contend

Commented Dec 26, 2012 at 14:48:50 in Green

“Thanks for the information. Just starting to do more research on this end.
Keep me posted. I am very open and there is so much work that has been sorely neglected for profit making corps with little or no compassion on the impact of the quality of life and the soaring increase in life threatening illnesses, cancer especially.”

Genders on Dec 26, 2012 at 18:19:11

“Check out Cool Planet bio char.  
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=a-path-to-sustainable-energy-by-2030
solar wind water 100%
http://www.sjsu.edu/people/dustin.mulvaney/courses/envs133/s2/JDEnPolicyPt1.pdf

But with more waste bio char
Solar cheaper
than nukes and energy source amounts:
http://cleantechnica.com/2011/08/23/solar-power-intro-3-key-solar-power-points-top-solar-power-news/
Note the fossil and nuke numbers are totals, the solar wind and
waste are PER YEAR!
  ”

Atoms4Peace1 on Dec 26, 2012 at 15:15:05

“Genders knows nothing except how to fabricate numbers out of the air.”
Indian Point Nuclear Threat Needs Senate Review, Engineers Contend

Indian Point Nuclear Threat Needs Senate Review, Engineers Contend

Commented Dec 23, 2012 at 17:57:02 in Green

“Riverkeepers suggests solar and electric sources as well.”
Indian Point Nuclear Threat Needs Senate Review, Engineers Contend

Indian Point Nuclear Threat Needs Senate Review, Engineers Contend

Commented Dec 23, 2012 at 09:23:43 in Green

“There's much we as residents don't know about and much work to do to expose and take action.
Happy Holidays to you and yours”

ModMark on Dec 24, 2012 at 15:03:47

“And Merry Christmas to you!”

Arden Greenspan-Goldberg on Dec 23, 2012 at 17:57:02

“Riverkeepers suggests solar and electric sources as well.”
Indian Point Nuclear Threat Needs Senate Review, Engineers Contend

Indian Point Nuclear Threat Needs Senate Review, Engineers Contend

Commented Dec 22, 2012 at 07:58:44 in Green

“I am a new activist for Riverkeepers and live in the Orange Zone in Rockland County about 13 miles away from Indian Point.

Our local paper, The Journal News, every so often, "leaks" news of a leakage. How much are we being "protected" from hearing that will ultimately endanger our lives, whether from slow seepage into our water and eco system to a natural disaster like another Hurricane Sandy or earthquake.

Thank goodness we have an active Governor Cuomo who is doing his best to advocate for the closing of Indian Point. We have plenty of cleaner alternative energy here in Rockland and Westchester and NYC.

The incidences of all kinds of Cancer in Rockland is steadily on the increase. Do you think there's a connection here?

The safety and welfare of my fellow New Yorkers is tantamount to me!”

Atoms4Peace1 on Dec 25, 2012 at 22:48:53

“You need to cut out 25% of your electric usage, because that is how much Indian Point provides your life.

I think that Indian Point is the target of a smear campaign without direct causal evidence.

There is no connection. You should question the quality of life people have, the pollution caused by dirty coal and the carcinogens from chemical plants.”

PoloniumMan on Dec 23, 2012 at 10:35:48

“"The incidences of all kinds of Cancer in Rockland is steadily on the increase. Do you think there's a connection here? "

Not likely. Is there a study that looks at the cancer incidence rate in Rockland and validated that it's increasing.

"Thank goodness we have an active Governor Cuomo who is doing his best to advocate for the closing of Indian Point."

The most likely replacement for IP power will come from burning natural gas. The extraction of NG in New York and surrounding states is bringing up a fair amount of radioactive radium in the fracking waste water. If you look at the leading industries in terms of radioactive emissions, the nuclear power industry is third behind medical and fossil fuels.”

Michael Mann on Dec 22, 2012 at 15:02:48

“As a new Riverkeeper activist, have you asked why the coal fired plant just downriver from Indian Point gets a pass while Indian Point its singled out? Look into that, the coal plant has the same thermal issues on the river in addition to air pollution, and slurry. Why do we not hear about that?”

Michael Mann on Dec 22, 2012 at 14:58:14

“Ir the safety and well-being of New Yorkers were truly your concern you would be trying to get more nuclear power plants built, not trying to shut one down.”

ModMark on Dec 22, 2012 at 09:03:11

“Opps, make that 70,000 bpd of fuel oil.”

ModMark on Dec 22, 2012 at 09:02:20

“And that alternative will be natural gas. Cuomo wants $500 million for new natural gas pipelines. The NYC city area also need to replace fuel oil, our state consumes 70 bpd of this stuff. And if Indian Point is shut down, look for natural gas turbines to be installed.

Of course Cuomo is being a hypocrite. He has banned fracking but has no problem with burning fracked natural gas from Pennsylvania.

As an upstate New Yorker, please leave us alone. The Ginna Nuclear Power Plant is providing us with affordable electric, our rate are half of those in the NYC area.

And with the arrival of the lake effect snows, natural gas is keeping me warm this weekend.”
Kate Middleton Attends Remembrance Day Ceremony In Military Style Outfit (PHOTOS)

Kate Middleton Attends Remembrance Day Ceremony In Military Style Outfit (PHOTOS)

Commented Nov 13, 2012 at 13:12:29 in Style

“A special day of remembrance, sobering and real. The Duchess, Kate Middleton is a lovely young woman, a role model of authenticity and class.
I actually had the amazing opportunity to sit near her about 4 years ago while lunching at Wimbledon. She was chatting and laughing with her female pals, some secret service were near at hand. When she rose, she was so striking and tall. Her smile was warm and captivating. My lunch companion, Nickie, 25 year old English young man said, "Arden, that's Kate Middleton, our future Queen." He was smitten, as as was I :)”
Baby Sleep Training Methods Safe For Infants [STUDY]

Baby Sleep Training Methods Safe For Infants [STUDY]

Commented Sep 11, 2012 at 16:22:11 in Parents

“It's so true that every baby and parent are so different and really has to take suggestions that fit your babies needs. My children are very grown up and living in Manhattan but I still remember laying on the floor until they'd fall asleep. Many times I would creep out and the floor would creak and they were up again. I found music bedtime rituals were extremely soothing for both of my kids especially for ME. Baby Beluga must have been played 1,000 times at least for Todd. Just loved Raffi, he'd save the day. Todd could fall and stay asleep, Samara had a hard time falling asleep. Everything had to be put in it's place. Window treatment, door half open, outside light, a sleep sound machine. Amazing how she could sleep as a teen in a dorm, but she could!”
Gabby Douglas' Mom, Natalie Hawkins: 'I've Raised An Olympian... Wow'

Gabby Douglas' Mom, Natalie Hawkins: 'I've Raised An Olympian... Wow'

Commented Aug 10, 2012 at 07:48:50 in Parents

“Gabby Douglas is full of life, love and a great role model for teen girls. Like Aly Raisman, she has that "can do" spirit and that team comraderie. Females helping, supporting other females. This role model is crucial in a world that too often misrepresents and demeans women's contributions. I am so proud of the girls gynastics teams, swimming and diving teams, beach volley ball teams and the list goes on and on!”
Parents Say Classic Fairy Tales Are Too Scary To Read To Kids (STUDY)

Parents Say Classic Fairy Tales Are Too Scary To Read To Kids (STUDY)

Commented Feb 22, 2012 at 07:42:16 in Parents

“Good Point. My kids loved Dr. MacGuffie's Haunted House, just up the street from where we live. It was inter-active with students from the local H.S. playing some very gory parts. My kids knew the kids so knew even as youngster they knew that it wasn't real. At the end of the "tour" there was always Dr. M. in a unicorn outfit, serving hot apple cidar and donuts. We all would contribute to her Project Share charity which was put toward plastic surgery for those children with deformites in different parts of Africa.

Funny how chatting brings back memories!”
Parents Say Classic Fairy Tales Are Too Scary To Read To Kids (STUDY)

Parents Say Classic Fairy Tales Are Too Scary To Read To Kids (STUDY)

Commented Feb 21, 2012 at 22:05:18 in Parents

“I get your point. I was referring to when they were very little under 4. True, lots of movies can be very upsetting, like Extremely loud, Uncomfortably Close. That upset me.! I knew what I was in for. As adults they are more discerning. They just don't go for the Freddie Kruger, Jason kind of stuff. Though the Harry Potter Series was quite frightening and dark and inappropriate for little kids, it was one of their and my favorite books and movies. There were spine tingling, edge of your seat, close your eyes kind of scene mixed with intrigue and near ending loyal and friendship. We are on the same page when it comes to black and white good and bad. There are so many colors of the rainbow and shades of grey and opportunities for teaching moments with our children, tween, teens and young adults.
Absolutely we make the most of a teaching moment for our kids”
Parents Say Classic Fairy Tales Are Too Scary To Read To Kids (STUDY)

Parents Say Classic Fairy Tales Are Too Scary To Read To Kids (STUDY)

Commented Feb 21, 2012 at 19:27:05 in Parents

“I didn't read a fairy tale to my kids when they were little. Rather "The Hungry Catepillar" Todd's favorite, The Little Engine that Could (inspiring the Can Do spirit), Goodnight Moon, Pat the Cat, Pat the Bunny (bedtime reading)... You can see where this is going.

Children are highly impressionable and can get easily disturbed. In my new book, What Do You Expect? She's A Teenager, I speak of the Aerial Parent. We don't want to overwhelm them and expect them to be adults. As parents we need to see the bigger picture, be their filter, screeners and their brain trust.

Neither one of my young adult kids, Todd 29 and Samara 22, still to this day go to horror movies. Just not for them. They used to say to me, it fightened them. Watch and pay attention to your child's verbal and non-verbal cues. Don't forget someone has been making a profit from selling scary books. Doesn't mean you have to buy them.”

Arden Greenspan-Goldberg on Feb 22, 2012 at 07:42:16

“Good Point. My kids loved Dr. MacGuffie's Haunted House, just up the street from where we live. It was inter-active with students from the local H.S. playing some very gory parts. My kids knew the kids so knew even as youngster they knew that it wasn't real. At the end of the "tour" there was always Dr. M. in a unicorn outfit, serving hot apple cidar and donuts. We all would contribute to her Project Share charity which was put toward plastic surgery for those children with deformites in different parts of Africa.

Funny how chatting brings back memories!”

Vrano on Feb 21, 2012 at 23:27:07

“I made my oldest kid go through a haunted house...with me there. He was scared out of his wits the entire time. But I was there, always whispering in his ear, "Its not real, it just make believe."

Now, he loves watching horror flicks, read through Dante's Divine Comedy, Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur, Brothers Grimm and HCA.

Yes, things frighten our children, but you can teach them that many things in life are scary because we choose to allow ourselves to be scared by them.”

seekeru1 on Feb 21, 2012 at 21:09:28

“A lot depends on your definition of horror or scary stuff. I would argue that an over the top humorous zombie flick (Shaun of the Dead) is not horror, while something like Killing Fields, Hotel Rwanda, or Schindlers List has more horror. A scene with a cop planting some drugs into an innocent man's car will send more chills up my spine that that of entire planets getting blown up in Star Wars.

My 5yr daughter has seen bits of zombie movies and thinks it is sort of funny because we explained to her that those are all pretend stuff. However, she still cries at something like Charlie walking home alone when his mother is overworked (from the Old Wonka movie). That's closer to reality.

The real horror is in handling grey areas -- and developing an impression of how good people look like and how bad people look like. A small mistake by a bad looking person can be enough to pass judgement. That's what leads to dehumanization of people. We are still working on that :)

In my opinion, we should be concerned when a child gets an unequivocal "good vs bad" message from something that is very much in the grey area. I will give an example of manufactured message from "Tangled" [Rapunzel] movie. My child thinks that the old lady is evil and it's fine that she dies. At least in the movie, there is too much grey area...”
Latest Parenting Trend: The CTFD Method

Latest Parenting Trend: The CTFD Method

Commented Jul 17, 2013 at 20:42:52 in Parents

“As a marriage, family psychotherapist, psychoanalyst, Mom of two grown lovely caring adults, I have to say, I laughed out loud. Been a very busy summer with my parenting end of my private practice and I think CTFD is hilarious!!!! Don't think I will teaching that practice though. Just a funny one!!!!
Thanks for the laugh, I needed it!!!
Arden
Author: What Do You Expect? She's A Teenager!”
Why Do We Condone Cruel Coaches?

Why Do We Condone Cruel Coaches?

Commented Jun 9, 2013 at 12:33:17 in Parents

“Great writeup Vivian!
As a Family Psychotherapist who has worked with very stressed and pressured athletes and children in the creative arts, author of What Do You Expect? She's A Teenager! and Mom to two young adults Todd, 30 and Samara 23, I have seen it all.
A coach needs to be carefully chosen and parents need to be protective with the fingers on the pulse of your child to see if there are any "red flags." Todd a budding Tennis prodigy had a wonderful Russian coach, Eugene, who trained him for 3 years during his teens. Todd was doing amazing under his guidance along with 2 other coaches. Unfortunately when Eugene developed Cancer, it was traumatic for my son, who I believed took years to recover from the loss. Coaches do become the "second parents." As a therapist, many times parents bring in their kids for a quick fix and do not want to her our "truths," Vivian. That's a hazard of the field. We do the best we can on that end.
Thank you for an enlightening article!!!”
Why I'm Finally Sharing My Struggle With An Eating Disorder

Why I'm Finally Sharing My Struggle With An Eating Disorder

Commented Feb 28, 2013 at 22:44:55 in Parents

“Thank you Jessica for being so brave and sharing your personal story. As a member of NEDA, an eating disorder/nutrition specialist, it's so key to find and share your voice. Coming out of hiding, loving and liking yourself inside and out is the key to recovery.
There is so much to change culturally, whether ads for weight loss, photo shopped pictures and some girls, boys, women and men measuring themselves by the size of their clothes rather than by the size of their hearts.
Your children are very lucky to have you at the helm:)
Good Luck and keep it up!”
Kids And Patience: Pamela Druckerman's Tips For Teaching Kids To Wait A Minute

Kids And Patience: Pamela Druckerman's Tips For Teaching Kids To Wait A Minute

Commented Feb 22, 2013 at 08:49:11 in Parents

“Yes, as a family therapist, mom and a gal who gives "Tackling Temper Tantrums with Humor workshop for parents with kids ages 1-5," I am totally in agreement with teaching patience to your child in a very age appropriate way.
With both my children, now adults very much launched, they understood what calmly and lovingly saying wait a minute was. There was no hoop jumping. Just self and other respect. Also lots of one on one time with each of them so that they felt special, head and loved.
I guess I had the heads up being a family therapist for about 8 years before I had children and learned so much from my children and parent clients and from other Psychotherapists far more experienced than I.
Looking forward to reading your Day by Day Pamela. I just purchased it:)”
Welcome To The Stress-Less Parenting Club!

Welcome To The Stress-Less Parenting Club!

Commented Feb 14, 2013 at 13:06:47 in Parents

“Always interested to hear the latest on "Tackling Temper Tantrums with Humor for Parents with children ages 1-5," me and my daughter Samara's workshop that we have given and that I have had wonderful opportunities to do some TV segments as well in NY, California and upcoming in Chicago.”
What Decides a Baby's First Words?

What Decides a Baby's First Words?

Commented Feb 8, 2013 at 13:50:13 in TED Weekends

“My wonderful great niece Stacey finally got her wish, her beautiful inside and out daughter, our great great niece, Riley Harper said mama mama. Da Da was her first word. Stacey was heart broken and working with Riley. Stacey know it's some much easier for a little one to say Da Da, but that didn't stop her trying.
Does it really make a difference.?
My children, now 23 and 30 spoke when they were ready. Todd, the "kings English" with full sentences and Samara when ever she did. Both are lovely warm and compassionate adults.
Like everything else patience, awe, joy and letting our children unfold at their own pace is the key.
I guess my niece Stacey was a bit anxious, maybe over-anxious. Yep that's how most brand new parents are.
I just adore watching Stacey with Riley. Such a beautiful love!”
Flu Is Here: 5 Things Parents Must Do

Flu Is Here: 5 Things Parents Must Do

Commented Jan 14, 2013 at 07:36:59 in Parents

“I can appreciate your concern. However Mom and George live in Florida. I am not seeing them until mid March. I am one of those folks that wash her hands constantly, cancel alppt's if I am ill. Very protective of people I love.
I am an open person.
This year my daughter Samara, 23, may get the flu vaccination because she works with little children ages 1-5 and she may need some extra protection for herself. This is very complicated. I have a physician, MD, homeopath that does not go for the flu shot nor recommends it. The flu shot does not protect against every strain as well.
It's rather complicated. I respect your opinion but I am openly uncertain for myself at this point and think I will do what I have always done, be careful, considerate and protective.”

cartershields on Jan 14, 2013 at 22:04:52

“I certainly respect that. I work in pediatrics & currently, we have seen severe flu in several children without the flu shot & mild flu in some with it. There are 2 varieties of B strain we see mostly, but have seen some A & a new B not included in this year's vaccine. I am very much open & into yoga & alternative healing & my chiropractor certainly is against vaccines. My personal feelings are I would rather have SOME protection than none & it certainly doesn't hurt to have it. You can wash your hands all day long & still catch the flu from others who are not as careful & hygienic as you are. I appreciate your response. Stay well!”
Flu Is Here: 5 Things Parents Must Do

Flu Is Here: 5 Things Parents Must Do

Commented Jan 13, 2013 at 15:40:55 in Parents

“Thank you Claire for great advice. Sometimes my patients, I'm a psychotherapist, come in ill. I do my best to let them know, no charge, for staying home and taking care of themselves. I really appreciate it. I don't want to get sick. I always say nicely too many people depend on me and I have to stay as healthy as I can.
My Mom 85 and George 91 get their flu shots in Florida every year. I am sorry that I don't and have not ever, nor has my husband and grown children. So far when we have had the flu it ran it's course with thank goodness, no complications.
Stay healthy and safe:)”

cartershields on Jan 13, 2013 at 18:54:26

“being in the healthcare field & aware as you sound, it is unreal to me that you & your family don't get flu shots to protect those around you. (like mom & George & patients, etc.) Yes, thank goodness you all had no complications with flu. To stay healthy & safe, please vaccinate yourself against influenza to protect everyone around you & lessen the chance you will get it yourself. I, too, am a healthcare provider & cannot imagine not vaccinating myself.”
Hillary Clinton Admitted To New York Hospital With Blood Clot Following Concussion

Hillary Clinton Admitted To New York Hospital With Blood Clot Following Concussion

Commented Dec 30, 2012 at 20:49:47 in Politics

“My heartfelt prayers to our Hillary. This is serious. I pray the clot dissolves. She is under good care.
Hillary has been a superb role model, diplomat as our Secretary of State and is ever present at the forefront for women's rights.
Get well, we do need you especially for all us women and men who will be supporting a potential run for the first woman president of the United States.”
When Parents Disagree Over Guns At Home

When Parents Disagree Over Guns At Home

Commented Dec 26, 2012 at 15:20:02 in Parents

“As a family psychotherapist who lives one hour away from Newton, Ct where I will be volunteering my time in Jan/Feb and as needed, I have a very hard time encouraging having a gun in any one's home to "arm and protect their family." I do have friends that are cops and they have guns in their homes. They are very trained and generally wise about the usage. Hunters, hunt and that's it. Lots of folks go out for target practice.

There are no guns in my home. Too scary for me.
It's so complicated.

Please sit down quietly with calm with your husband and share you concerns. He sounds like he is coming from a place of fear and anxiety that is driving him right now.
Let him know you are appreciative of his concern about yours and his safety and start
from there. You both need lots of conversation on that end.

The Newtown tragedy, the senseless loss of lives, those defenseless innocent babies, teachers and administrators has rocked our roots and has cut to the core.

Perhaps persuading him to go for some counseling with you may be helpful as well.
All the best for peace and healing!

With Warmth,
Arden”

Ivan Liedto on Jan 4, 2013 at 12:51:33

“Now that's a great mind set for those that have a secret desire to be a helpless victim. After all you can always call 911 and maybe the police will get there in time to recover some fresh evidence.”
Raising U.S. Olympic Gymnast Aly Raisman

Raising U.S. Olympic Gymnast Aly Raisman

Commented Aug 10, 2012 at 07:38:58 in Fifty

“It's incredible to get an inside view of the Raisman family through the eyes of our Olympic gold medal winner Aly Raisman. The gynastic team stood as wonderful teen role models, so supportive of each other with a tremendous "can do" spirit! As a therapist who works with teens and a mom of a son, 29, a former tennis collegiate athlete and daughter, 23, a dancer, singer, actress, now an instructor at the New York Kids Club, it's so important to tap into your child's dreams and help them reach their full potential. It involves some temporary sacrifices and readjustments but it's so worth it!”
The Lies Every Parent Tells

The Lies Every Parent Tells

Commented Aug 8, 2012 at 07:33:28 in Parents

“As a psychotherapist, Mom of two adults, and a person who has seen it all, it's important to be real. Let your kids see that your are not perfect, that you make mistakes and that you know how to rectify, resolve and say you're sorry. Families putting up a facade takes so much effort and don't avail themselves of the help they may need. I believe I did the best I could as a parent, I was approachable, compassionate, conversational, the teacher, the adult and had a good sense of where my kids were at. I expected them to make mistakes and tried hard to make them part of the solution. My daughter, Sam, had lots of academic issues that involved tutoring, extra test time and lots of heartache on her end. Today, Samara is 23, Todd 29, they live their passions, as they always have, love the work they do and the life they have. My husband and I are blessed to have them in our lives!”
Room for Two: Phil and I Celebrate 32 Years of Marriage

Room for Two: Phil and I Celebrate 32 Years of Marriage

Commented May 21, 2012 at 11:29:27 in Women

“Hi There,
Larry and I have been married 41 years. Keeping our relationship filled with Spice has gone a long way. Compromise, heated discussions leading to conversation, respect, tons of love for each other and our loving compassionate kids, Todd, 29 and Samara 22 had made our marriage everlasting. Being a parenting, family and marriage psychotherapist, who has seen plenty, has also kept me on my path.
Congrats on your 32nd year of marriage. I wish you both many many more years of love!”
The Pregnancy Book That Made Me A Wreck Is Now A Movie

The Pregnancy Book That Made Me A Wreck Is Now A Movie

Commented May 16, 2012 at 22:53:36 in Parents

“When I was writing my book, What Do You Expect? She's A Teenager! Our original title was "What to expect when you are expecting a teenager." Wel,l not only was I told that was a copyright infringement but that the original book was "hated" by so many moms and not to associate myself with it in any capacity. This was the feedback by many of my colleagues and parenting experts. Lisa, I have not ever read the book. I had my son in 1982 and winged it with my Family Therapy backround and my confidence in my intutitive way of being. By the time my daughter born in 1989, I figured I knew what I was doing with Todd so just continued with being a kind patient person with limits and reasonable boundaries for my daughter as well. Every parent, every child is different. There is no one prescription, no cookie cutter one size fits all. I am so glad that the language of the book was softened. A mom doesn't need to feel criticized, guilt tripped and made to feel inadequate.
I am looking forward to the movie, I love the cast, and hope there are lots of laughs!
Happy Mother's day, belatedly, to all the Mom's out there. We deserve the kudos!!!!!”
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