I have wanted to write an article about body language for some time now and... this is the month! As it turned out, my one article about body language morphed into a whole series. Seven in total.
At first I was just going to write about understanding body language because this is something that those with social anxiety disorder (SAD) might need help with. The less you have practiced trying to read nonverbal communication the harder it is to know what all those different body signals mean.
However, it quickly became clear to me that there were many other angles to cover.
Recent events have thrust Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke back into the spotlight years after his original difficulties with social anxiety disorder (SAD). During a game against the San Diego Padres, Greinke through a pitch that hit Padres player Carlos Quentin. One thing led to another, and soon Greinke was left with a broken collarbone and Quentin with an eight-game suspension.
Do you ever feel overwhelmed? Like there is too much to do and too little time? All the time?
I go through these phases I'm sure like anyone else. This month the to-do list is unmanageably long and time is short. Such is life with a not-yet-toddler. Actually he's not even crawling or sitting yet, so I am pretty much his only source of entertainment.
For those with social anxiety disorder (SAD), having a lot to do can also bring out an aspect of the disorder that doesn't get talked about too much. Procrastination!
Happy Easter Everyone! And Happy April Fool's Day right around the corner. Do you have any pranks planned?
I have, as they say in the world of writers, a bit of a block today. So, instead of tackling a new topic, reporting on a news item, or dealing with a human interest story, I will simply be doing a little roundup of all the new articles that were published on the site this month for those that might have missed one or more. Hope you enjoy them!
Have you ever seen the show "The Big Bang Theory"? For months I listened as the show was on in the background; others were watching but I wasn't really tuning in. I didn't quite get the concept of a bunch of nerds as a sitcom. That and the voice of some of the characters grated on my last nerve.
Do you collect quotes? Little tidbits of wisdom sprinkled liberally throughout your day... perhaps coming in through your Facebook feed or by other means. For me, I subscribe to Positive Outlooks and the Garden of Thoughts on Facebook. A little bit of inspiration to keep going. Every once in a while a quote will really hit home.
February 12th, 2013 is the Bell Let's Talk Day here in Canada in support of mental health. Canadians who are Bell Canada customers will help raise 5 cents for every text message they send and long distance call that they make.
Not Canadian? Not a Bell customer? Don't fret, you can still help out. Send a tweet with the hashtag #BellLetsTalk or share the Bell Let's Talk image on Facebook.
Have you heard of Royce White? If you don't watch basketball, probably not. White was signed by the Houston Rockets and hasn't yet set foot on the court because of an anxiety disorder. Last night an agreement was reached, in which White will report to the Rocket's D-League affiliate, the Rio Grande Valley Vipers on February 11th.
I was recently reading a blog post here at About.com by Marcia Purse, the guide to bipolar disorder. In the post, she described a strategy for beating depression sent to her by a reader. In a nutshell, the reader noted that when depression struck, although he could not complete ordinary mundane tasks, he found doing something out of the ordinary was not only possible but helped to pull him from his negative spiral.
It's that time of year again... the new year is right around the corner. That means it is time for New Year's resolutions and goal setting. Last year at this time I made a list of professional goals that I wanted to achieve in 2012. How about you? Are you going to set goals for 2013?