Category Archives: Mental Health

How to be a better teacher

Take care of yourself. Be good to yourself. Practice Mindfulness: Our minds are made to think many thoughts. To go from one thought to another. Mindful awareness or Mindfulness is about just watching yourself and the world around you without … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Cultivate good Gut Bacteria & Reduce Depression

We are all born with genes that predispose us to all kinds of things — in my case, most of the psychiatric illnesses listed in the DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition). And while we have some control over the … Continue reading

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On the Bredesen Protocol for Curing or Preventing Alzheimer’s & Dementia

That’s a question that I get… a lot. I thought it would be most expeditious if I answered here so that many people could see it and others would hopefully chime in with their thoughts. The answer lies within you; … Continue reading

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English Spirituality

English Spirituality English Spirituality – Anderson’s Anecdotes A Foreigner’s Take on Life in Japan by Tom Anderson This time around I’d like to share a short article by Charles Swindoll, an American writer and theologian, which I use with my … Continue reading

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Culture Shock & English Teachers in Japan

Culture Shock & English Teachers in Japan This article, when it was first published, generated a lot of controversy. It made many non-Japanese, living in Japan angry. But I think these, were the people that needed to read these words … Continue reading

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Managing an Anxiety Disorder at Work

Managing an Anxiety Disorder at Work Learn about ways to manage your anxiety in the workplace, and know your rights if anxiety keeps you from performing at your best. By Diana Rodriguez Medically Reviewed by Niya Jones, MD, MPH Dealing … Continue reading

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Natural Remedies for OCD

Natural Remedies for OCD   by Kevin R Burns When thinking of natural remedies for OCD, one of the most simple, common sense, and probably so obvious that most people miss it, is simply taking good care of yourself. Making … Continue reading

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A Transcendental Solution

A Transcendental Solution by Kevin R. Burns (Kanagawa, Japan) I thought this was a great quote from the famous Dan Millman. To me it sums up mindfulness–being aware of the mind but not taking seriously the endless chatter that comes … Continue reading

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OCD Self Test

OCD Self Test OCD Self Test, how to know if you or a loved one has OCD? Millions of people have OCD or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and some famous and successful people at that! If you have it,you are certainly … Continue reading

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