Business

How I Study…

One technique I use when I need to study is that I re-write whatever I need to absorb.   Many people have trouble retaining the information so by doing this I am mentally recording what I am trying to learn.

Also, what I like doing is transcribing from a video or audio to really listen to what is being said.  This allows me to pick up on things that I normally do not pick up on when I listen to something naturally.

-Rosemary

Originally posted 2017-03-09 21:12:47.

Mind

The New Codependency – Melody Beattie

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“In Codependent No More, Melody Beattie introduced the world to the term codependency. Now a modern classic, this book established Beattie as a pioneer in self-help literature and endeared her to millions of readers who longed for healthier relationships. Twenty-five years later concepts such as self-care and setting boundaries have become entrenched in mainstream culture. Now Beattie has written a followup volume, The New Codependency, which clears up misconceptions about codependency, identifies how codependent behavior has changed, and provides a new generation with a road map to wellness.

The question remains: What is and what is not codependency? Beattie here reminds us that much of codependency is normal behavior. It’s about crossing lines. There are times we do too much, care too much, feel too little, or overly engage. Feeling resentment after giving is not the same as heartfelt generosity. Narcissism and self-love, enabling and nurturing, and controlling and setting boundaries are not interchangeable terms. In The New Codependency, Beattie explores these differences, effectively invoking her own inspiring story and those of others, to empower us to step out of the victim role forever. Codependency, she shows, is not an illness but rather a series of behaviors that once broken down and analyzed can be successfully combated.

Each section offers an overview of and a series of activities pertaining to a particular behavior — caretaking, controlling, manipulation, denial, repression, etc. — enabling us to personalize our own step-bystep guide to wellness. These sections, in conjunction with a series of tests allowing us to assess the level of our codependent behavior, demonstrate that while it may not seem possible now, we have the power to take care of ourselves, no matter what we are experiencing.

Punctuated with Beattie’s renowned candor and intuitive wisdom, The New Codependency is an owner’s manual to learning to be who we are and gives us the tools necessary to reclaim our lives by renouncing unhealthy practices.” (amazon.com)

Originally posted 2016-10-22 10:31:46.

Body, Sexuality

A Billion Wicked Thoughts – Ogi Ogas and Sai Gaddam

A Billion Wicked Thoughts: What the Internet Tells Us About Sexual Relationships
A Billion Wicked Thoughts: What the Internet Tells Us About Sexual Relationships

A Billion Wicked Thoughts: What the Internet Tells Us About Sexual Relationships

This book taught me so much about people.   When you read about what people are actually searching for when they are alone, it is quite interesting.

Many may believe they know what people like but it is only when individuals are alone that they decide what they want to search.    Based on what you see in the media you can make a lot of assumptions on what people like most but when you read this book, you will see that this is not the case.

-Rosemary


“Informed by 18,000 interviews and bold insight from neuroscientists Sai Gaddam and Ogi Ogas, this groundbreaking study will likely rock many people’s perceptions of what stimulates males and females. The surprising results not only demonstrate people’s needs, but the needs of people’s mates as well.” (audible.com)

Originally posted 2016-06-04 16:18:59.

Mind

Co-Dependency

Co-Dependency

Co-dependency is a learned behavior that can be passed down from one generation to another. It is an emotional and behavioral condition that affects an individual’s ability to have a healthy, mutually satisfying relationship. It is also known as “relationship addiction” because people with codependency often form or maintain relationships that are one-sided, emotionally destructive and/or abusive.

 

 

“Characteristics of Co-dependent People Are:

  • An exaggerated sense of responsibility for the actions of others
  • A tendency to confuse love and pity, with the tendency to “love” people they can pity and rescue
  • A tendency to do more than their share, all of the time
  • A tendency to become hurt when people don’t recognize their efforts
  • An unhealthy dependence on relationships. The co-dependent will do anything to hold on to a relationship; to avoid the feeling of abandonment
  • An extreme need for approval and recognition
  • A sense of guilt when asserting themselves
  • A compelling need to control others
  • Lack of trust in self and/or others
  • Fear of being abandoned or alone
  • Difficulty identifying feelings
  • Rigidity/difficulty adjusting to change
  • Problems with intimacy/boundaries
  • Chronic anger
  • Lying/dishonesty
  • Poor communications
  • Difficulty making decisions”

Originally posted 2016-10-21 20:13:25.

Business

Inside the Artificial Intelligence Revolution: A Special Report, Pt. 1

Inside the Artificial Intelligence Revolution: Pt. 1

Welcome to robot nursery school,” Pieter Abbeel says as he opens the door to the Robot Learning Lab on the seventh floor of a sleek new building on the northern edge of the UC-Berkeley campus. The lab is chaotic: bikes leaning against the wall, a dozen or so grad students in disorganized cubicles, whiteboards covered with indecipherable equations.

 

Originally posted 2017-03-09 20:54:48.