What’s eating you?

Eating disorders are overwhelmingly misunderstood by the general population, and even many medical professionals.  The American Psychiatric Association has established criteria for three separate eating disorders as of the fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified (EDNOS) (DSM-IV-TR, 2000).  Each disease … Continue reading What’s eating you?

Dancing in the Brain

Training to become a dancer requires kinesthetic, visual/spatial, musical/auditory, and creative intelligences as well as linguistic and mathematical intelligence. Creative endeavors like dance, art, and music are guided by the right hemisphere of the brain, although the left hemisphere also plays an important role in one's ability to master these skills. The cerebellum is vital … Continue reading Dancing in the Brain

When the Brain Fissures

Dissociation is a common defense and coping mechanism people use when confronted with trauma or overwhelming stress.  Dissociation can be utilized as a healthy coping strategy, however when overused, it can create a fissure in one’s identity.  There are several dissociative disorders recognized by the American Psychiatric Association including dissociative amnesia, dissociative fugue, depersonalization disorder, … Continue reading When the Brain Fissures

When the Earth Burps

Energy is everywhere and can be observed in various forms at all levels: from chemical reactions in atoms, to thermal radiation entering the Earth’s atmosphere from the sun, to the sound waves that travel through the air; energy is constantly moving all around us.  Scientifically speaking, energy is defined as the ability to do work; … Continue reading When the Earth Burps

Quote By Charles Darwin on Evolution

Wonderful blog: short, sweet, to the point and thought provoking.

Consilient Interest

“The slightest advantage in one being… over those with which it comes into competition, or better adaption in however slight a degree to the surrounding physical conditions, will turn the balance.”

Charles Darwin

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