Evan on September 28th, 2007

I made this vow after leaving a job I had been in for three years.  It was a pretty good job too – working in the national office of christian-based youth and community work organisation.  The work I did made a difference to our staff and the people I worked with were good to get […]

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Evan on September 26th, 2007

Apologies for no posts lately.  I’ve been down with a particularly nasty cold.  I’m either on the mend or getting a cough at the moment. Hopefully I won’t get the cough and be back on deck next week. Evan Bookmark It Hide Sites

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Evan on September 21st, 2007

learning can do strange things There is a theory that the rise in allergies is due to the fall in infectious diseases (due to immunisation). Thanks, primarily to public health and then to immunisation, those of us in the west are far less likely to die of infectious diseases. Those of us who die early […]

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Evan on September 19th, 2007

This is the stage where we focus on one particular thing, before we begin interacting with it. This may be anything from the tap to turn on to get a glass of water to the contradiction in a sophisticated philosophical argument that has taken us years to locate. It is a time of concentration and […]

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Evan on September 17th, 2007

This is a simple three stage approach to counseling. This process is for when someone comes to you with a problem or wanting to talk about something.  It is for the ‘normal neurotics like you and me”, not for dealing with people with serious psychiatric conditions. It avoids giving advice (a trap for any counseling […]

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Evan on September 7th, 2007

I don’t mean just the stress caused by tax time – though this is no doubt relevant too. Our tax systems rewards some people and falls more heavily on others. The first example I always think of is: fertilisers and pesticides being subsidised, so organic farmers are effectively penalised. But there are examples that affect […]

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Evan on September 5th, 2007

Our experience involves acting on our needs and desires. And the first stage of acting is scanning. This may take a fraction of a second (to locate a glass and the tap to get a drink of water) or a good deal longer (to find a book I want to read in a library or […]

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Evan on September 3rd, 2007

A common component of fruit and vegetables (pectin) has been shown to kill prostate cancer cells. The study was published in the academic journal Glycobiology, the August issue, and was conducted by Debra Mohnen at the University of Georgia UGA Cancer Center where the study is also reported. So far this is only a laboratory […]

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