Holocene extinction

Physicist Peter Russell explains1 with the compelling logic of physics that our species is whirling toward the plughole of extinction. Similarly, scientific data of the Holocene extinction (caused mainly by human activity) show that this ecological collapse is accelerating,2 a key driver of the destructive human activity is increased human population and per capita consumption,2Continue reading “Holocene extinction”

Solar storm effects on humans

Solar storms The sun continuously emits a stream of charged particles (“solar wind”) in all directions. The wind blows radially away from the sun, its speed and density are highly variable, and it contains a magnetic field that is also highly variable in magnitude and direction. When the sun is relatively calm, the only manifestationContinue reading “Solar storm effects on humans”

Suicide by Lunar and Seasonal Factors

In my work I (Aspects of Mind) noticed that lunar and seasonal factors were associated with demand for appointments, symptoms and symptom intensity reported across meetings, and relapse. In order to investigate the effects of lunar and seasonal factors on psychological distress, in 2011 I analyzed the dates of 43,645 suicides in England and WalesContinue reading “Suicide by Lunar and Seasonal Factors”

Life Events

The work of Holmes and Rahe (1967) suggested that an accumulation of significant life events in any one year increased your vulnerability to stress-related health problems. Total up your score. A score over 300 points in one year suggests increased susceptibility to stress-related problems, while a score below 150 means a relatively low amount ofContinue reading “Life Events”

Work Stressors

Common occupational stressors are listed below. Stressors need to be identified before they can be managed. Job IntrinsicToo much workToo little workRole conflictRole ambiguityShift workTime pressuresLong hoursResponsibility for peopleInterpersonal conflictLack of supportOver-promotionLack of job securityRepetitive, paced workLow payLack of job mobilityUnfulfilled job expectationsLack of recognition of accomplishmentsExcessive travelTechnologyPublic scrutiny of activitiesReport to committeeExtreme accountability forContinue reading “Work Stressors”

Life Stages

Life stages are part of the normal growth process. Adult development, like that of children, occurs in a predictable, if not always orderly, pattern. Bodies change. Responsibilities shift. Goals are revised. Dreams are restructured. Self-image fluctuates. Each life stage poses unique developmental tasks. There are challenges to be met, skills to be developed, issues toContinue reading “Life Stages”

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