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THE NEW CREATIVE MIND:


Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics: Breaking Boundaries of Science, Technology, Medicine, Art & Healthcare Policy.
If you are interested in neuroscience, this is a gateway to the newest topics in Neurosurgery, Neurology, Psychiatry, Radiology, Neuroscience, Neuroengineering, Nano-Bio-Electronics, Spinal Cord, and Policies. Their links section takes you to websites for the above topics.

Psychiatry Online
Lifelong Learning in Psychiatry. Here you can search all major journals for the latest news and updates on any scientific or neuroscientific topic.


The Charlie Rose Brain Series explores one of sciences final frontiers, the study of the human brain. Over the next year Charlie will interview the most knowledgeable scientists and researchers in hopes of illuminating a new topic of study. Each monthly episode will examine different subjects of the brain, including perception, social interaction, aging and creativity. We will also look at scientific discovery and advances in technology, in the hope that someday terrible illnesses such as depression, schizophrenia, and Alzheimer’s will be history.


Society for Neuroscience
Advancing the Understanding of the Brain and Nervous System: Includes issues of the Journal of Neuroscience and Neuroscience in the News


The Human Chakra System
It is said that when you begin to develop your senses, a new and fascinating world opens before you; the hidden world suddenly unveils itself - your perception heightens and your thoughts and feelings are expressed before your very own eyes in color and form. This is a wonderful sight with images and easy reading about the art of breathing and much more.


Sara Lazar: Meditation Research at Harvard University
We use neuroimaging techniques to study neurological, cognitive and emotional changes associated with the practice of meditation and yoga. We also incorporate measures of peripheral physiology (breathing, heart beat) in order to understand how meditation practice influences the brain-body interaction.


U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
National Institutes of Health: NIH is the nation’s medical research agency—supporting scientific studies that turn discovery into health. Here you can search the most recent research publications on any health topic.


Stanford University School of Medicine
Gray matters: Unsung brain cells determine function of neurons, researchers discover.


BrainandSpinalCord.org
BrainandSpinalCord.org's mission is to be the most reliable, timely and complete resource on the internet for Closed Head Injury and other debilitating diseases. These injuries can be devastating, causing physical and emotional distress. This website offers "Resources & Information for Brain & Spinal Cord Injury Survivors."


DSM-IV-TR® Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
DSM-4: The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (DSM-IV) is the current standard classification of mental disorders used by mental health professionals in the United States. It is intended to be applicable in a wide array of contexts and used by clinicians and researchers of many different orientations (e.g., biological, psychodynamic, cognitive, behavioral, interpersonal, family/systems). American Psychiatric Association


Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5)
DSM-5: The Future of Psychiatric Diagnosis Publication of the fifth edition of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) in May 2013 will mark one the most anticipated events in the mental health field. As part of the development process, the preliminary draft revisions to the current diagnostic criteria for psychiatric diagnoses are now available for public review. We thank you for your interest in DSM-5 and hope that you use this opportunity not only to learn more about the proposed changes in DSM-5, but also about its history, its impact, and its developers. American Psychiatric Association





THE CREATIVE MIND AND WRITING:

BBC World Service
BBC World Service is the world's leading international radio broadcaster. It provides impartial news, reports and analysis in English and 27 other languages. Their website for writers is an excellent resource to check out.
How to write a novel, a screenplay, a radio play, memoirs. Get advice from famous writers.



Peace Corps Writers is an Associate Group of the National Peace Corps Association. Their sitemap lists international peace core poets, essayists, and novelists.
How to write a novel in 100 days or less.


Writer Unboxed: about the craft and business of fiction
The Only Way to Know If You'll Be a Successful Writer


How to Write a ‘Lives’ Essay
How to write an essay for The New York Times.


If you are thinking, or were thinking, 'why not just buy an essay', we recommend reading the March 14, 2012 article " 45,000 caught cheating at Britain's universitie s"published by The Independent . While the article is about how technology makes it harder and harder to catch up with cheating students, it includes an excellent case study about what you might expect when you do buy an essay. Many of the 'for sale' essays that we have examined for their content and quality have shown the same kind of problems as mentioned in the article. Pay specific attention to the 'Disclaimer' any essay selling company states (usually in real small letters).




THE CREATIVE MIND AND LEARNING DISABILITIES:

The Tavis Smiley Show
Harry Belafonte, the Tony- and Emmy-winning singer, actor, activist and author of the memoir My Song continues his conversation with Tavis and discusses growing up in poverty, his dyslexia, faith, spirituality, war and peace.


Psych Central
"Psych Central is the Internet's largest and oldest independent mental health and psychology network. Since 1995, it has been run by mental health professionals offering reliable, trusted information and over 160 support groups to consumers. We are today's modern voice for mental health information and advocacy and have the broadest online reach and recognition of any mental health network online today, touching the lives of over 1.5 million people around the world every month." Psych Cental covers a vast variety of topics including ADHD, Alcoholism, Anxiety & Panic, Bipolar Disorder, Grief & Loss, Depression, Eating Disorders, Sleep Proplems, and much more.


www.GreatSchools.org
Could you and your child use a little inspiration? Read about famous folks who overcame the challenges of LD and AD/HD
The website has more famous people with learning disabilities and a lot of other great resources for parents.






THE CREATIVE MIND AND EMOTIONS:

7 Ways Meditation Increases Creativity:
Neuroscience is showing, through brain mapping, how . The most striking difference is a shift, in the meditator, from the stress-prone right frontal cortex to the calmer left frontal cortex. Regular meditation also shows increased brain activity in areas associated with the . This is the shift that Albert Einstein described as “the most beautiful emotion we can experience … the [underlying] power of all true art and science.” What it means for the writer is experiencing more ideas, insights and connections.


Pych Central: The Emotionally Sensitive Person:
An Emotionally Sensitive Person is one who experiences more intense emotions than most other people do....



The Charlie Rose Brain Series explores one of sciences final frontiers, the study of the human brain. Over the next year Charlie will interview the most knowledgeable scientists and researchers in hopes of illuminating a new topic of study. Each monthly episode will examine different subjects of the brain, including perception, social interaction, aging and creativity. We will also look at scientific discovery and advances in technology, in the hope that someday terrible illnesses such as depression, schizophrenia, and Alzheimer’s will be history.


CreativeMindSeries.org Blog
This blog is designed to explore some of the topics that link our creative mind. This blog also provides additional Insights, Tips, and Techniques to our website: The Creative Mind and Antidepressant Medication; Emotions and Actions; The Power of the Creative Mind: Writing, Learning Disabilities, Emotions; What Makes Writing Good Writing.


American Psychiatric Association
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (DSM-IV) is the standard classification of mental disorders used by mental health professionals in the United States. It is intended to be applicable in a wide array of contexts and used by clinicians and researchers of many different orientations (e.g., biological, psychodynamic, cognitive, behavioral, interpersonal, family/systems).





THE CREATIVE MIND AND THE CHSPE:

California Board of Education:
The California Board of Education official website for the CHSPE.


TestPrepReview.com
TestPrepReview.com provides free unofficial review materials for a variety of exams including the CHSPE.


Test Preparation Guide for the California High School Proficiency Exam
This is the official test preparation guide for the CHSPE sold for $29.95 by the Sacramento County Office of Education. It appears that you have to order it through the mail.






CreativeMindSeries.org - OUR PUBLICATIONS

A Father’s Day Poem: Fathers Come in Many Forms

How I Became a Better Listener in One Easy Step
Being an emotionally sensitive person can be a gift but it also comes with some bad habits. One of those habits is not being a good listener and interrupting when someone else is talking. One would expect that an emotionally sensitive person wouldn't do that and be more sensitive to the fact that someone else is saying something. Not so.
How I Overcame My Depression
Over thirty years ago, my family doctor looked at me and said, "Your problem is simple. You just feel everything ten times stronger than everyone else. But if you can ever learn to use BOTH the negative and the positive, your life will be amazing."
How I Save 30 – 50% on My Bills and Monthly Expenses

How to save on your food bill . How to save on your utility bills . How to save on your water bill . How to save on your electricity bill . How to save ...

How to Celebrate Father’s Day:   50 Father’s Day Gift Ideas

How to Create a Memorable Gift for Any Special Celebration

How to Deal with the Symptoms of Attention Deficit Disorder:  “The Shoe Trick”
The first time I came up with the Shoe Trick many years ago was when I asked one of my students where his homework was. When he responded, "It ran away. It walked away!" I laughed and said, "Well, did you make sure it was wearing shoes?"

How to Leave High School Early – Without Dropping Out
Over the past years, I have heard many students say, "I wish I was done with high school", or "I just want to get out of here". My usual answer to ...
How to Remember Your Dreams in 30 Seconds – Without Having to Write!
I don't have time to write in the morning. I have to get up to feed my animals. But I can remember my dreams without having to write.

How to Save and Earn Money in College: The 6 Most Important Tips
No matter how much money you or your parents have set aside for college, apply for FAFSA. There are many other financial aid, scholarship programs, and grants available but some of them might not be safe. FAFSA is the Federal Student Aid program

How to Teach Children with Dyslexia: 6 Tips for Success
Whether you are a teacher or a parent, would you like to have a 10 year old who loves to discuss the Dalai Lama, an 11 year old who is interested in mortgage interest, a 12 year old who writes her own creative stories, or a 15 year old girl who comes up with her own profound philosophical ideas?


My Newest Odyssey (Part 2):  My Experience with the Independent Foreclosure Review – Continued
The final statement by the Independent Review website and the e-mail that I received clearly state, "Your request will now be evaluated to confirm eligibility for the Independent Foreclosure Review....

My Newest Odyssey: My Experience with the Independent Foreclosure Review
Upon reading the letter more closely, I found the sentence, "The Independent Foreclosure Review is monitored by federal bank regulators, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (written in bold) to ensure a fair and impartial process.

Sexual Abuse in Boys and Girls - the Silent Victims of the Economy:  “Into the Arms of Strangers”
Ten, twenty, or even thirty years from now, there is going to be a new headline in the news. It might sound something like this: "More and more law suits are filed by adults who were sexually abused as children during the recession years of the first decade of this century." Other headlines might read, "Paying the price of the past: When the abused becomes the abuser." or "A generation would like to sue - if the abusers were still alive."

Thank God for My Depression!
I've always been an emotionally sensitive person. Even as a child, I would just quietly sit on the soft grass near the sandy playground and enjoy the warmth of the sun, the presence of trees, and the sound of birds. I could feel the energetic play of the other kids, but I didn't feel like one of them.

The Chosen One – My Son, the Bully!
As it turned out, the one phone call by the school counselor that Monday morning did turn into a life-changing event. I discovered that my child was a bully because he looked like a bully and his peers needed a bully.
Sexual Abuse in Boys and Girls - the Silent Victims of the Economy: “Into the Arms of Strangers”

Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment of Auditory Processing Disorder

Emotional disabilities in children: A silent killer



















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