Sunday, November 29, 2015

Anti -Depressant , Meditation and other equivalent approaches

People reading The title will be surprised why I am writing about Anti - Depressant and Meditation

From.a medical standpoint anti - Depressant helps stabilize The chemical inbalance in The brain that causes depression which is true .

But what doctors and psychiatrists are ignoring is the fact that ant - Depressant has become FASHIONABLE if so to speak only in the past aproximately 20 years .

People have had depression for decades !

Doctors used to recommend walks in The forest , Change of diet , Change of environment or change of social life .

Some of it helped and some of it did not .

Nowadays if you say you have depression , Your doctor immediately prescribes anti - Depressant as opposed to discussing with you in dept about what is happening in your life and even if they do ask you about you t life , They still prescrib anti - Depressant as if that were The solution to ALL worldly problems !

There are two different reasons for depression ; 1)

Chemical inbalance that can be caused by varius brain injuries or simply by an on born chemical in balance in The brain anything related to The immune system/  Immune deficiancy .

2)

Beyond stressful environment including work , Family,  Social / Relationship and or living environment .

Any of the above mentioned can cause anxciety and or depression !

Many people take anti - Depressant to calm their mind which makes perfect sense !
But ! And yes I have a HUGE BUT !

Anti - Depressant does NOT work o t help EVRYONE !

If anti -Depressant does not help , Then try something NON chemical like healthy diet , Excersis or Meditation and or Yoga .

And I will admit that even the last ones I mentioned will not be efficient if you are affected by your environment meaning if your environment causes you to be sick then you have to change your environment .

Unfortunately sometimes it is difficult to change your environment when it is not in your hands meaning when you cannot choose due to lack of funds or other obstakles that are beyond your control.

Thank you for reading !

Dusya

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

God And Raising Children

I am now since almost 4 months a Nursery leader at a non denominational church that still includes Jesus and his teachings .

I lead The Nursery with a couple and despite that non of us has children of our own , Many parents are full of gratitude and praise .

But that is actually beside the point ( Just short background information)  .

Anyways , I cannot help but observe the parents and how they seem to raise the children.

In my time ( 1981-2000) or at least till 19 95 discipline was part of raising children.  I was never spanked , But I was raised with assertiveness and patients and love .

These children in Nursery though seem or at least some of them obviously NEVER heard the word no .

I do understand that parents are thought that these are God's children and that they are innocent and all , But from my perspective that does not mean that they should not be disciplined .

I am.not thinking here as a religious person or atheist,  I am using common sense .

Even The old testament,  People who go to read the 10 commandements, But that does not mean they immediately stop lying , Stealing or anything else that The testament talks about !

It is the parents job to teach their children right from wrong by saying no when necessary and those who teach children,  But not GOD !

Parents and teachers in religious institutions are supposed to follow the teachings of The leader and use their own mind as well .

Being a parent is a lifetime responsibility and if you are religious,  You do NOT hand that responsibility to GOD ! You let God GUIDE YOU by following what you remember from your own child hood that you appreciated and what you have seen other parents do that was impressive.

Thank you for reading

Dusya