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04
Dec
08

Ericson D. Batican M.S.

Ericson with Dr. Jose Rizal

A 32-year old bachelor, a psychologist, and ofcourse an MKD professor. He has AB Psychology graduate and has a Master’s Degree in Psychology which he finished at Ateneo de Davao University.

He has been busy in different things. He has worked as a medical representative ( med rep ), a Disc Jockey ( DJ ) at 105.7, a vocalist of Ground Zero, a consulting psychologist up to present, a businessman, and an instructor of various subjects in MKD.

Recently, he presented his research in the National Convention of the Psychological Association of the Philippines, last August 2008 at Germany. He’s got a wide range of interests. He loves to read self-help books, he’s a movie addict, and definitely a music-lover which is quite obvious. He also engages himself in yoga for as to him, he finds it very calm, relaxing, soothing, and peaceful. He also has the passion to travel. He’s been to different places and still plans for future trip in Asia and eventually, around the world.

As of now, he focuses himself in childhood depression intervention, Psychoanalysis, Dream interpretation, health and wellness, and peace psychology. He’s an advocate of  ” The Quality School ” by William Glasser, focusing on raising the level of motivation of students to increase school works. Because as for him, the most difficult thing about a teacher is to raise the level of motivation of students. He also believes in the egalitarian principle.

” Success is a state of mind and to conquer one’s self is wisdom. “

01
Dec
08

Here are some things you can begin doing as soon as today to begin the great brain tune up

Eat Almonds
Almond is believed to improve memory. If a combination of almond oil and milk is taken together before going to bed or after getting up at morning, it strengthens our memory power. Almond milk is prepared by crushing the almonds without the outer cover and adding water and sugar to it.

Drink Apple Juice

Research from the University of Massachusetts Lowell (UML) indicates that apple juice increases the production of the essential neurotransmitter acetylcholine in the brain, resulting in an increased memory power.

Sleep well
Research indicates that the long-term memory is consolidated during sleep by replaying the images of the experiences of the day. These repeated playbacks program the subconscious mind to store these images and other related information.

Enjoy simple Pleasures
Stress drains our brainpower. A stress-ridden mind consumes much of our memory resources to leave us with a feeble mind. Make a habit to engage yourself in few simple pleasures everyday to dissolve stress from your mind. Some of these simple pleasures are good for your mind, body and soul.

* Enjoy music you love
* Play with your children
* Appreciate others
* Run few miles a day, bike or swim
* Start a blog
* Take a yoga class or Total Wellness routine

Exercise your mind
Just as physical exercise is essential for a strong body, mental exercise is equally essential for a sharp and agile mind. Have you noticed that children have far superior brainpower than an adult does? Children have playful minds. A playful mind exhibits superior memory power. Engage in some of the activities that require your mind to remain active and playful.

* Play scrabble or crossword puzzle
* Volunteer
* Interact with others
* Start a new hobby such as blogging, reading, painting, bird watching
* Learn new skill or a foreign language

Practice Yoga or Meditation
Yoga or Meditation relives stress. Stress is a known memory buster. With less stress, lower blood pressure, slower respiration, slower metabolism, and released muscle tension follows. All of these factors contribute significantly towards increases in our brainpower.

Reduce Sugar intake
Sugar is a non-food. It’s a form of carbohydrate that offers illusionary energy, only to cause a downhill slump once the initial burst has been worn off. Excess intake of sugar results in neurotic symptoms. Excess sugar is known to cause claustrophobia, memory loss and other neurotic disorders. Eat food without adding sugar. Stay away from sweet drinks or excess consumption of caffeine with sugar.

Eat whole wheat
The whole wheat germs contain lecithin. Lecithin helps ease the problem of the hardening of the arteries, which often impairs brain functioning.

Eat a light meal at night
A heavy meal at night causes tossing and turning and a prolonged emotional stress while at sleep. It’s wise to eat heavy meal during the day when our body is in motion to consume the heavy in-take. Eating a light meal with some fruits allows us to sleep well. A good night sleep strengthens our brainpower.

Develop imagination
Greeks mastered the principle of imagination and association to memorize everything. This technique requires one to develop a vivid and colorful imagination that can be linked to a known object. If you involve all your senses – touching, feeling, smelling, hearing and seeing in the imagination process, you can remember greater details of the event.

Control your temper
Bleached food, excess of starch or excess of white bread can lead to nerve grating effect. This results in a violent and some time depressive behavior. Eat fresh vegetables. Drink lots of water and meditate or practice yoga to relieve these toxic emotions of temper and stressful mood swings.

Take Vitamin B-complex
Vitamin B-complex strengthens memory power. Eat food and vegetables high in Vitamin B-complex. Stay away from the starch food or white bread, which depletes the Vitamin B-complex necessary for a healthy mind.

I don’t believe these are that tough. If you find yourself increasing stumped, give a couple of these a try.

22
Mar
08

-love-

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Love, a simple word, yet powerful.

Some may say it’s crazy, and some do not.

Some may defined it for lovers only,

But for many, love is for everyone. It’s for everybody.

Love is not about the K-I-S-S-I-N-G

Nor about W-E-D-D-I-N-G.

It’s about how you value something as it should be valued.

Loving the way it should be loved, whoever and whatever it may be.

It is not just for those fortunate people,

but also for the less fortunate ones.

Moreover, its not only for guys and girls,

But also for gays and lesbians- that is, love conquers all.

It can be our sacrifice for our loved ones,

And our loved ones’ sacrifice for us.

Yes, Love’s a sacrifice.

Priceless, yet invaluable.

But loving is not just sarificing..

It can be a prayer, silent but sincere and true.

A song which must be sung, a game we must play,

And a gift that should be treasured…:)

13
Mar
08

Information and Communication Technology

Information technology is defined as use of hardware, software, services, and supporting infrastructure to manage and deliver information using voice, data, and video. Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is an increasingly powerful tool for participating in global remarks:

  •  promoting political accountability
  • improving the delivery of basic services
  • enchanting local development opportunities.

But without modern ICT rules, many people in developing countries- especially the poor- will be left behind. UNDP help countries draw on capability and best practices from around the world to develop tactic that expand access to ICT and bind it for development.

On the other hand, Information Technology (IT), as defined by the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA) is ” the study, design, development, implementation, support or management of computer-based information system, particularly software applications and computer hardware. “ IT deals with the use of electroni computers and compter software to convert, store, safeguard, process, transmit, and securely recover information. Benedict Boulay and his companions divide Information Technology into two types. 

 

  1.  ” Tools “, IT to support doctors and dentists in the everyday conduct of their jobs. For example an Mr. scanner, a patient record system, or a decision support system. 
  2. Training System“, IT designed explicitly for training. For example, a CD-ROM containing dermatology images and related text or computer-based teaching system for a surgical technique

08
Mar
08

Why sorry is a hard word for others

    Can you still recall the instance when you were small and you stained the living room carpet, broke your Mom’s favorite flowerpot or lost your Dad’s reading eyeglasses? All you have to do is say sorry and all is forgiven.

There’s both good news and bad news. The good news is saying sorry still works. The bad news is as you get older, making apologies seem to get harder and harder. By the time you’re a hundred, saying sorry will be like pulling teeth which probably won’t have by then.  This derive from the fact as you go older, arguments become complicated, the one who’s at fault is hard to determine. In cases like these, making apologies mean admitting that you are wrong. And everyone knows that words can’t find its way out of your mouth when something is lodged in your throat; namely, the pride you’re trying to swallow. In addition to that, it was easier when you were little because you were cuter then and easier to forgive. So what will a person who’s no longer cute and small suppose to do? The important thing to remember is to be truly sincere when you say you’re sorry. If you find it still hard to do, shame on you! My hint: if you can’t say it, write it! Not only this will lessen the awkwardness between you both, but this will also make your apology more sincere and it’s very effective especially if you put it in action. Or you can make it as personal as you want. Use as many healing words as you need and be sure to be able to say it without being interrupted!

So, what are you waiting for, say sorry now! Before it’ll be late.

04
Mar
08

-What makes woman Happy?Sex Tops List-^_^

Dec. 9, 2004 — Women enjoy sex most and commuting least, according to a study using a new tool that attempts to measure what really makes people happy on a daily basis.

Surprisingly, researchers said they found that activities, such as sex, socializing, eating, exercising, and watching TV have a much bigger impact on women’s happiness on a daily basis than general circumstances, such as income, religion, or marital status.

The study also showed that time pressures at work, lack of sleep, and temperament (including depression) have a major impact on personal happiness.

Researchers say new tools like this one are needed to measure and quantify people’s quality of life and well-being. Current tools rely on broader measures, such as income or educational status that may not accurately reflect personal happiness.

A New Way to Measure Personal Happiness

In the study, which appears in the Dec. 3 issue of Science, researchers tested a new tool, called the Day Reconstruction Method, which is designed to assess how people spend their time and how they felt about those activities on a given day.

More than 900 women answered general demographic questions and then were asked to create a short diary of the previous day by thinking of the day as a film containing a series of scenes and episodes.

After the women constructed their diary, they answered a series of questions about each episode, including what they were doing, with whom, and how they felt.

The average number of daily activities was 14 and each lasted about an hour.

The most enjoyable activities included: sex or intimate relations, socializing, relaxing, praying or meditating, eating, exercising, and watching TV. The least enjoyable activity was commuting, followed by working and doing housework.

Interactions with friends were rated as most enjoyable, notably more enjoyable than interactions with relatives, spouses, or children.

Although children are frequently cited as the greatest source of joy in people’s lives, researchers say taking care of children isn’t always enjoyable.

“When people are asked how much they enjoy spending time with their kids they think of all the nice things — reading them a story, going to the zoo,” says researcher Norbert Schwarz of the University of Michigan, in a news release. “But they don’t take the other times into account, the times when they are trying to do something else and find the kids distracting.”

“When we sample all the times that parents spend with their children, the picture is less positive than parents expect,” says Schwarz. “On the other hand, we also find that people enjoy spending time with their relatives much more than they usually assume.”

Researchers also found that the quality of women’s sleep had a major impact on their enjoyment of life. Women who slept poorly, on average, enjoyed their day as little as the average person enjoys commuting. But those who slept well enjoyed their day as much as most people enjoy watching TV.

When it comes to personal happiness, researchers say the results show that general life circumstances, such as job security and marital status, had a much smaller impact on feelings than the types of activities that people were engaged in.

“It’s not that life circumstances are irrelevant to well-being,” says Schwarz, “on the contrary, we found that people experience large variations in feelings during the course of a normal day. This variation highlights the importance of optimizing the allocation of time across situations and activities. If you want to improve your well-being, make sure that you allocate your time wisely.”

19
Feb
08

-mEangirLz…-^_^

-tanoshikatta…-

Hmmmmmmmmmmm……..

How I miss these girls….

I still remember the days when we we’re together…

Sharing jokes,problems,laughter and tears….

All the happy and sad moments I miss those times…

I wish I can turn back time…

These girls are very dear to me even though sometimes they misunderstood me.

It’s just so sad that the friendship you value the most  for 2 years is just a game.

How sad:’-(

right…???
I just can’t imagine that one of us told me that  she don’t treat me as her true friend  or even valuing us as her friends or should I say she don’t even respect us as human beings….

I  believe, in be half of my friends that we don’t deserved those kind of treatment as what she’s doing to us…

Well…

Its her choice anyway…

I believe that this is a democratic country.right…???
However, its just so sad that even this is a democratic country we should limit  ourselves not doing those  things that we know  we can hurt other people.

i admit it, I also commit mistakes but not as worst as she does. So, I  apologize.

I just miss the days when we’re together sharing all the things that happened in our life.

But I have nothing to do about it…That’s LIFE…

I have to deal with it^_^

I just hope and pray that even if we are apart they are in a  good condition…