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Yesterday morning, Joey was struggling to walk. His back was hunched over and he was obviously in pain. Since Joey is a 10 year old Labrador/Great Pyrenees mix I was greatly concerned.
I took Joey to the veterinarian. They did x-rays and gave him a full physical, but couldn’t find anything wrong. The doctor decided to check Joey’s anal glands. He wasn’t dragging his butt on the ground, so it wasn’t the first thing that came to mind.
She discovered Joey’s anal glands are infected. All he needs is some antibiotics and he will be fine. The Thaler family let out a sigh of relief. We all love that old dog.
Do you ever feel like your life is stuck in a rut? If so, this book is for you. The author provides tips on how to improve your life and thought patterns. Here are a few examples:
- Develop your courage muscles by doing something everyday that scares the heck out of you.
- Consider your available options, and choose one that stretches and empowers you.
- Take action based on making the choice that empowers and inspires you to move forward.
- Mistakes are where learning happens, so don’t be afraid of making them.
This is the coolest mini car I have ever seen.
This is a book about PTSD and how trauma changes brain chemistry. Here are a few things I found interesting:
- Trauma results in fundamental reorganization of the way mind and brain manage perceptions. It changes not only how we think and what we think about, but also our very capacity to think.
- The stress hormones of traumatized people take longer to return to baseline and spike quickly and disproportionally in response to mildly stressful stimuli.
- Depersonalization (feeling nothing) is one symptom of massive dissociation caused by trauma.
The author also covers various treatment options and the effectiveness of each one. This is an interesting book and I highly recommend it.