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Thoughts on Teen Suicide Prevention Program by Dr. Richard Keller Medical Doctor Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 1:35pm I was putting together some materials for our Lake County Suicide Prevention Task Force meeting tomorrow and thinking about 2 articles I read yesterday, they do relate (at least somewhat). I had posted the goals of the Task Force back in March, 2006 on my blog so it was easy to cut and paste the goals to redistribute as a “hard copy” for dis ... Read on »
How does therapy help people? by David M. Posted Wed 18 Jan 2012 11:07pm People ask just how it is that therapy or counseling works. The short answer is that there are many ways not just one way in which therapy may work to help someone. Professionals all have their own preferred theory of therapy which is the basis of their practice. What they do is highly influenced by the theory they use, though the truth be told ... Read on »
Is Running A Skill? by Matt M. Patient Expert Posted Fri 16 Jan 2009 2:20pm I've been reading lately that "running is a skill".  This implies that running is a special human motion that must be practiced until it is mastered.  It puts it in the same category as activities like tennis and golf, where practice is needed to learn the movements. But isn't running part of our evolutionary heritage?  After all, no one nee ... Read on »
New Skills for the Skill Set; Co ... by Sensationally Red Patient Expert Posted Sat 13 Jun 2009 12:00am New Skills for the Skill Set; Cotton Candy Queen Darn! I just redid my resume the other day and I forgot to list my PTA Carney Skills. I was asked for the third year in a row to operate the cotton candy machine for the school dance. I also know how to run one of those industrial size carnival popcorn machines. I also do snow cones. What do y ... Read on »
Strength, Skill; Skill, Strength? by Eugene Thong Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 30 Sep 2009 10:13pm One prominent  and controversial question in strength training circles: Is training strength and demonstrating strength the same thing or different things?  In other words, what’s the best way to build strength – by “demonstrating” it through heavy maximal lifts, explosive movements, and plain-ol’ ‘ lifting stuff ‘, or by ‘training it’ thr ... Read on »
Good Communication Skill: How Do I Acquire Good Communication Skill Quickly If I Am A Poor Communicator? by Cecil M. Health Maven Posted Wed 23 Jun 2010 9:04am If you are a solo professional or entrepreneur, one of the key to your success is to have good communicator Skill. One of the concerns that can drive you crazy is If somebody is stressed out, they need to step back and start listening. They need to take that on themselves.   Wayne: Is that right?   Cecil: No. You can’t do that b ... Read on »
Caregiver Skills - How to videos teach needed skills by Sharon K. Brothers, MSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Sat 20 Dec 2008 7:14pm We've been developing our training videos for caregiver and nursing assistant training. One website, has great tools we've been using to build these training videos. Here's a sample: How to take a blood pressure (to learn more go to our website, CaringforMom ): Today I got their Holiday email with samples of How-to vi ... Read on »
Basic Skills are the Highest Skills by Sue Wharton Posted Mon 25 Jan 2010 12:00am Neal Martin from Urban Samurai has been writing recently about the importance of practising basics and why he thinks people sometimes neglect to do this (Why the fundamentals of Martial Arts are neglected). He e-mailed me and asked if I would write a post on the same subject. As I mentioned in an earlier post (A Drive on Basics) ... Read on »
Fine Motor Skills & Visual Peceptual Skills Activity Video by Your Therapy Source Posted Wed 05 May 2010 1:08pm Complete the Picture: Materials: picture, scissors, glue stick, markers or crayons Purpose: Encourage fine motor and visual perceptual skills Check out What's Missing? for more fine motor and visual perceptual activities. Only $3.99! Read on »
For Weight-Loss Success You Will Have to Learn New Skills and Build Your Skills by Doctor of Philosophy Posted Sun 05 May 2013 5:00am You cannot develop the skills it takes to lose weight and keep weight off permanently free of charge. It will take effort and plenty of it. To lose your unwanted weight, you will have to replace your old skills, eating too much food, eating too many calorie-rich foods, gaining and maintaining excess weight, with new skills like eating less and ... Read on »