My Son is treating me to a New Years Eve Lunch....Time to get ready.
If I start reading now, I know I'll be asleep in less than 15 minutes.
Drunk in love...Naw, you're just Drunk!
Ok...So who is moving to Colorado? smh
Well time to do some reading. I've had enough internet fun for today. My favorite day of the week is soon to be here. I ♥ Mondays! ^_^
Since when do you have to return to a different clinic to get the results of a psychological evaluation and why must you bring an over night bag? LOL!
If she smiles and sits on my lap, she must be on eBay again.
If I had the ability to F*ck Crazy right into a Female, I could never tell if my power was working or not. Hehehehehe
Just joking....Now go fix me a sandwich! ^_^
Call me crazy, but I had this plan that
One day I'd walk amongst you as a regular civilian
But now I see there is nothing regular about me
Because I'm friends with the Warlock that must be fed
I talk with shadows they seem so sad
You're trying to save me, stop fooling yourself
And you think I'm crazy, yeah, you think I'm crazy
Well, I'm having fun
Well, I'm having fun
I banged my head on GREATNESS, tripped over AMAZING and fell right into AWESOMENESS! Sometimes it just isn't easy being me. ^_^
Never Judge Someone By The Opinion Of Others...
I'm now on the last season of Misfits...
I get so tired at times seeing people who want to play the victim all the time. Stop your complaining, whining, and talking and become a person of action while also probably having to swallow your pride.
If you have a goal..do what it takes to achieve it.
If someone is beating you...learn to fight back!
If you need or want to lose weight..reduce your calories and exercise.
If you need more money...Find someone who is willing to pay you for providing a service. It may be manual labor, dirty, nasty and beneath your so call standards, but just work! If you have a product that you can produce and there is a demand for it, produce it and sell the damn thing.
If you need help, ask someone.
If you love someone and they don't love you back, why would you continue to love them? Respect yourself more than that, leave them or stop chasing them and find someone who will love you back.
If you feel you are stuck in your environment and can't afford to move, find people who have made it out and review all the options and work on a few then give it time so that you too can reach a point where you can then move. You aren't the only one that has felt trapped before. Someone has made it out whether it be by employment, education, luck, new relationship etc etc.
If you have fear...work on developing courage.
Decide where you want to be in life and then find an example of someone who has made it to that point and study how they did it and Go For It!
It won't always be EASY. You may have to SACRIFICE! You may have to go through hardship to achieve what you want. Sorry, but that's life. Giving up shouldn't be an option. Stop looking at everyone else who may seem as though their life is better than yours in someway and being bitter and hating on them. You don't know what that person had to go through to get where they are. The ones who say they hate the very things that will help them succeed in life because it takes them out of their comfort zone such as school, work, following rules and regulations etc etc are just crazy to me.
If you are thirsty, don't complain about having to get up, get a glass, wash the glass if it's dirty, place water in the glass and then placing it to your lips and swallowing it. Why? Because that's how you quench your thirst fool! If you can't find water and don't want to ask someone or dig a well or locate a water source....then by all means...lay down and die, but why complain? Your life is in your hands. Live It! YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOURSELF if you are an ADULT!
Back to my Misfits marathon...so that means that Sire level may just drop. LMAO!!!!
So I remember the annual Holiday Briefs I use to have to attend while on active duty. One fact made known is that suicides increase AFTER the holidays. Why? Because the thought of a New Year starting off and nothing has change or things have even gotten worse so some people just can't handle going through all the negative for another entire year and see only one way out. Don't make a long term choice for what could be a short term issue. Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. You are not the first one that has gone through problems and you won't be the last. Talk to someone. Seek out assistance. Sometimes assistance can be found from sources you may not be aware of, but someone else knows. Just Hang On....
You follow the writings in your book, I'll follow the writings in mine. We can chat after death to see what's what... ^_^
You ever notice how nervous people get on New Years Eve as if they might not make it to midnight? I mean some churches have lock-ins to pray all night up until midnight and then sinning again at 12:01 am. LMAO!
I rate all pages reflecting sexy female avatars...real or fantasy. It's what I do. ^_^
Man, the ways they kill off main characters may give an inside clue into how negotiations went. So we have five main characters. Two fall in love with other people and move away (however, the second one didn't even get a goodbye scene), one goes back in time in a continuous loop of events, one gets a slashed throat and the last original cast member gets turned into a zombie, gets shot in the chest, blows his own brains out and then falls from a second story structure. I suppose negotiations really went south for that person.
To all my friends...you were here with me watching movies between 1 am - 5 am...any day of the week. Now what you do with that is up to you. 3:)
What do you mean I'm crazy? Don't think so little of me. Ok I drove through crazy, but it was too boring so we left...I mean I left. ^_^
Currently watching every episode of 'Misfits' on Hulu Plus...
I hate having to read sub-titles when watching a movie. I just know I'm missing something.
Just woke up. Haven't even looked outside yet. I know it's a great day because I'm awake now. ^_^
“Let me tell you this: if you meet a loner, no matter what they tell you, it's not because they enjoy solitude. It's because they have tried to blend into the world before, and people continue to disappoint them.”
― Jodi Picoult
There are only so many MANDATORY expenses that makes up a person's Basics NEEDS to live. Usually a MODEST income would cover them and a few WANTS. It's when your STANDARDS and WANTS exceed your INCOME that gets you into DEBT and POVERTY when you have the means to provide a SERVICE or PRODUCT to fulfill a DEMAND. Not every job is glamorous. You don't have to pretend to keep up with those that have been blessed to be more fortunate than you. Live within your BUDGET. Don't buy into the "Fake It Till You Make It" way of life. If need be, reduce your EXPENSES. If you WANT more, offer to SATISFY that which there is a high DEMAND for.....if you can.
So I woke up this morning wondering what I would do today. A voice in my head said, "The same thing you do everyday Lord MOGY, Enjoy Your Hobbies". It kinda freaked me out because there was only one voice. That means those other bastards are up to something. ^_^
My next water bill cycle is going to break my budget in a major way I feel. First, while increasing the swimming pool's water level, I left the water on for over 10 hours. Some of that increased cost is reflecting in my January's bill so February's bill should break me down in fits of laughter. Next, I discovered yesterday that the water hose in the front yard had been left on estimated at about 2 weeks. I knew extra water was in the front yard, but thought it was due to two broken sprinklers I had to repair which I did on Friday. However, when the yard was still getting more water than it should and as I was walking to the front door, that's when I heard the hose hidden in its hideaway box still on. Lastly, I was showing my son how to turn on the sprinklers manually in the backyard when we noticed the drip system wasn't working so I turned the knob off, but apparently not all the way. Pressure must have billed up and I woke to my neighbor calling me to inform me that a few sprinklers must be broken because he can see water shooting up in the air as well up against my house. Well it wasn't coming from the sprinklers, but from the drip system. Jeesh, all this water and I'm still Thirsty for Women with Face Dimples, Long Hair & Tattoos...LMAO!!! If you don't laugh at the negative, it'll make you cry. I rarely cry. :D
The days have been so warm here. There was a short cold spell, but I told it it was on the wrong Coast so to the East Coast it went. ^_^
So last night I decided to place my tape recorder on Auto Voice Record to hear myself snore as I slept without the aid of my CPAP and Chin Strap. 10 minutes in..... the Sleep Apnea and Snoring began. It recorded almost 21 minutes worth. Let's just say the lyrics 'I'm friend with the monster under my bed'.....well, the monster isn't UNDER my bed. LOL! I struggled to breath, stopped breathing a few times, coughed a few times, wheezed a little, and the recording ended with me talking in my sleep. It sounded like I should have died last night, but my body just keeps fighting on. No wonder I'm so tired daily. I've snored all my life, the Sleep Apnea was only diagnosed in 2006. I've even opted for surgery in 2007, but it only improved it a little. So since my son and a few others want me around longer, I'll continue to use the CPAP & Chin Strap as much as I can tolerate it. If you ever tried to sleep while wearing those things you know what I mean. Oh, and it's not sexy at all. LMAO!
The biggest joke is to witness a person who claims to believe one way, but act another way and then feel they can just hit the reset button every Sunday all out of fear....The joke part is the fear. It's not Fear, but Guilt! I wonder, do they feel Guilt in letting their God down or Themselves or does it even matter?
If I was Adam, I would have eaten every piece of fruit and the serpent and then ate the woman...out! LOL!
Can someone tighten my straps, my jacket feels a bit loose. ^_^
An eternity of milk & honey and never being able to marry or have SEX....I'm sorry, but that too is ETERNAL suffering. If I'm going to suffer, Keep It Real! LOL!
Some men feel they need a beautiful woman by their side to make them feel like a real man, to make them feel special, to make them feel like they're the Mack Daddy and their woman knows this and uses this to their advantage....Sorry ladies, but a rare few of men like myself feels AWESOME solo. In fact, it's me that will enhance YOUR self-esteem. ijs ^_^
Drugs, and Over-exercising: The Quest for Endorphins
Addiction to these activities is a common response to depression or, more precisely, to the deficiency of brain chemicals and nutrients that lead to depression. When we don’t have enough endorphins – the happy chemical – we seek highs to increase endorphins and manufacture happiness.
We can get that extra lift from refined carbs, drugs, sex, or extreme sports.
Depression can take years to become outwardly obvious, especially in children. As a parent, it is important to know what traits – many of which seem perfectly normal – are a sign of a biochemical deficiency which can lead to depression and destructive behavior.
What Is Endorphin?
Endorphins function as neurotransmitters, or brain chemicals that transmit electrical signals throughout the nervous system. This complex of amino acids is released when we are under stress, in pain, or feeling pleasure.
◾Endorphins deliver our feelings of contentment and euphoria. They are responsible for that warm and fuzzy feeling we get when we’re in love.
◾Endorphins numb the pain in times of physical or emotional stress. They are the reason why soldiers wounded in battle are able to keep on fighting. The are the reason why family members manage to make funeral preparations for loved ones despite the agony of loss.
◾Endorphins help to regulate appetite, release sex hormones, and enhance the immune system.
Subtler experiences also release endorphins. The smell of roses, a beautiful sunset, and hugs and kisses all make us happy by way of endorphins. Frequent pleasurable experiences can help maintain a consistent elevated mood.
Experiencing beautiful things, having sex, laughing, eating spicy foods, touching, meditation, moderate exercise, and sunlight all contribute to a general positive outlook. On the contrary, spending too much time inside a cubicle with angry, worn out co-workers, coming home to a television and bitching wife, and living a generally dull life all contribute to a low mood. To be happy, we need to give our brains a chance to release endorphins.
Primal man would not have been lacking in opportunity. Beauty is all around us in nature and beauty is impossible not to notice when life is simple.
In our modern world, however, things get complicated. Not only are we too busy to experience beauty but many of us experience so much pain that we drain our stores of endorphins or require so much to numb the pain that we cannot keep up with the demand.
Are You Low On Endorphin?
You might be low on endorphins if you:
◾Cry easily. Sad movies are sad, yes, but they don’t usually warrant tears.
◾Cannot bear grief. Of course we should feel sad when we lose a loved one but the pain should pass and the bad memories should fade.
◾Can’t bounce back. When stressful events occur and you just can’t seem to get life back to normal.
◾Feel sad for no reason. Sadness strikes us all sometimes but when you’re sad and you don’t even know why, you can bet that you’re low on endorphins. This is not a normal human experience.
◾Put up a tough or jovial veneer.
◾Often are referred to as “too sensitive”.
◾Have a tendency to eat “comfort foods”.
◾Are a thrill seeker or substance abuser. Drugs and thrill seeking activities produce the biochemical in large amounts.
A consistent stream of endorphins is what makes joyous people so annoyingly joyous. I’m talking about the real ones, not the ones who pose as happy to hide the pain beneath. The real happy people are simply high all the time – high on endorphins. They probably inherited a hefty store of endorphins from their mothers but they also take care of their endorphin stores. They give their bodies the building blocks needed to make plenty of it and they rarely expend too much of it at one time.
Some people experiencing low mood will benefit from some pretty simple life changes. Adding the pleasurable activities mentioned above may just be enough to boost mood and feel happy again. Try it and see what happens.
But if you’re one of the many people who are depressed and do not get much lift from the little things, you may already be seeking bigger rushes of endorphin from unhealthy places. People with deficiencies use vigorous exercise, tobacco, drugs, alcohol, violence, wild parties, gambling, scary movies, and any kind of thrill-seeking activity just to feel a few moments of pleasure – pleasure that they should experience on a regular basis. All of these activities and substances release an enormous amount of endorphin and set a person up for depletion.
For example, sex and bungee jumping both raise endorphin levels by 200 percent. While sex is known to be quite healthy, it is often abused in people who are low on endorphin.
How We Drain Our Endorphins
Unresolved emotional pain and PTSD
Too much emotional pain is draining on endorphin levels. Unresolved emotional pain such as denial of some big trauma requires that a person use a constant supply of endorphin to cover up an almost constant feeling of pain.
Years down the road, after we’ve been living with unresolved post traumatic stress, our endorphin levels can get so low that suddenly we might feel horrible pain for something that happened long ago. At this point, with no natural sedatives, if we don’t face the pain, we will have no choice but to turn to drugs, alcohol, or junk foods to further block it out. Since those endorphin bursts don’t last long we will need it with increasing frequency.
Eventually these people become bitter and then it becomes a vicious cycle of hate and pain.
Physical accident or trauma
Car accidents or sports injuries will drain a person of their endorphins in order to ease the physical pain. When the pain is severe and enduring, the need for endorphins is too high. As endorphins are depleted the physical pain endures. Additionally, the emotional stress that is usually accompanied with missing work, caring for children, financial hardship, etc. also needs to be soothed by endorphins.
An abusive situation
Usually women but men too can end up in an abusive relationship. The emotional and physical pain requires a pain killer just to make it through the day – and that means endorphins. Children whose parents fight all the time are forced to numb the pain with endorphins. We should protect our children from undue stress and pain to save them from later endorphin depletion.
Faking the happy life
The rules we impose upon ourselves can cause long term stress for some people. Some people love college, but for those who hate it, spending 12 years at med school can be enough to deplete endorphin stores, yielding one stressed out, unhappy doctor.
People in bad relationships who refuse to divorce for religious or social reasons wear a mask throughout their marriage until finally they just can’t wear it anymore. They have lost thier ability to pretend that everything is ok and they are now chronically unhappy.
Abusive or neglectful parents
The saddest thing of all is to see a child’s face when his mother abandons him, or the little girl whose deadbeat dad misses another scheduled custody meeting, or the kids who live with nannies because the parents are too busy working to spend time at home.
Rejected children can seem like they’ve got it together in the early years. They are told to accept it and so they use endorphins to mask the pain, but in time they can’t keep up the facade unaided, and they turn to sex in the dorms or late nights out with wrong crowd.
What Happens When Endorphins Get Depleted
When we become deficient in endorphins (maybe it happened to you as a child or maybe it’s happening to your children) music, exercise, and nature no longer produce that warm and fuzzy feeling. We don’t feel much pleasure from the simple things in life and we start reaching out to more extreme sources of endorphin highs
We might become addicted to carbohydrates or start extreme sports. We might go out each weekend to wild parties and clubs. We may have sex with one or more partners or get addicted to pornography because of the endorphin high we get with each orgasm.
When we stop producing our body’s natural pain killer, we take pain medications. When we’re tired of our abusive spouse and our screaming children, we hit the bottle. When all of life has finally beaten us down and our own resources are tapped, we look to drugs.
While this may sound pretty hopeless, our endorphin supply can be rebuilt. For the most extreme case this is not an easy task but it can be done with the help of food an supplements.
Endorphin Producing Foods and Supplements
Protein is the king here. Endorphins are composed of at least 15 different amino acids and meat contains all of the aminos necessary to make endorphins. (Vegetarian foods don’t. Food combining offers limited aminos when extra support is required.) A person low on endorphins needs to eat protein with every single meal.
The question of whether or not to eat carbohydrates when mood disorders are present is a hot debate in the Primal community. I like the way Emily Deans of Evolutionary Psychiatry questioned it in this blog post today.
Stanford offers a good list of foods to help manage stress.
Often, supplementing with endorphin boosting foods and supplements, and removing the false-endorphin stimulants would be enough to eliminate things like chronic back pain, arthritis, and migraines.
Some of the nutrients which encourage endorphin release are fats, B vitamins, and vitamin C. Magnesium promotes protein synthesis and is depleted very easily after any stressful event (even a very loud noise or concert!).
Amino acids which will help restore endorphins are a combination of D and L phenylalanine. In health food store you would probably find this as DLPA. For those sensitive to the L form, i.e. you get hyper, use the D form alone.
I found this very interesting and helpful information, thank you for posting it.
You're very welcome. I found it explains a lot about me.
A friend and I have been talking about needing to eat more protein for general brain health.
This is very interesting.
Ahhh Mondays....How I Love You. ^_^
I was forced fed a religion full of fantasy and taught by people living a life contrary to what they were teaching. I married women who deceived me and made vows that they later broke for their own selfish reasons. So if there is one truth in this world that I've come to know it's that I'm AWESOME! ^_^
How is it that I love life so much that I actually look forward to death? This is the ultimate conundrum.
I don't know the day I will actually die, but I do know I'm one day closer. ^_^
Time to eat breakfast and watch a movie on Hulu.....My life, My life, My life is so chill I have to walk around wearing a robe. ^_^
Do you prepare the night before by ensuring you have what you need the next morning? Well me too! But my item may be a little different than yours. The only thing I need in the morning that I make sure to have close by me....A Sleeping Eye Mask. ^_^
My Smartphone has a Back View Option & an AWESOME View Option. ^_^