Love: Affection; in psychiatry commonly refers to pleasure, particularly as it applies to gratifying experiences between individuals.Obsessive Behavior: Persistent, unwanted idea or impulse which is considered normal when it does not markedly interfere with mental processes or emotional adjustment.Existentialism: Philosophy based on the analysis of the individual's existence in the world which holds that human existence cannot be completely described in scientific terms. Existentialism also stresses the freedom and responsibility of the individual as well as the uniqueness of religious and ethical experiences and the analysis of subjective phenomena such as anxiety, guilt, and suffering. (APA, Thesaurus of Psychological Index Terms, 8th ed.)Literature, ModernJealousy: An irrational reaction compounded of grief, loss of self-esteem, enmity against the rival and self criticism.Holistic Health: Health as viewed from the perspective that humans and other organisms function as complete, integrated units rather than as aggregates of separate parts.Schizoid Personality Disorder: A personality disorder manifested by a profound defect in the ability to form social relationships, no desire for social involvement, and an indifference to praise or criticism.Self Psychology: Psychoanalytic theory focusing on interpretation of behavior in reference to self. (From APA, Thesaurus of Psychological Terms, 1994) This elaboration of the psychoanalytic concepts of narcissism and the self, was developed by Heinz Kohut, and stresses the importance of the self-awareness of excessive needs for approval and self-gratification.Chemical Hazard Release: Uncontrolled release of a chemical from its containment that either threatens to, or does, cause exposure to a chemical hazard. Such an incident may occur accidentally or deliberately.Biological Psychiatry: An interdisciplinary science concerned with studies of the biological bases of behavior - biochemical, genetic, physiological, and neurological - and applying these to the understanding and treatment of mental illness.Beauty: Characteristics or attributes of persons or things which elicit pleasurable feelings.Religion: A set of beliefs concerning the nature, cause, and purpose of the universe, especially when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency. It usually involves devotional and ritual observances and often a moral code for the conduct of human affairs. (Random House Collegiate Dictionary, rev. ed.)Beauty CultureAnimal Communication: Communication between animals involving the giving off by one individual of some chemical or physical signal, that, on being received by another, influences its behavior.Transposases: Enzymes that recombine DNA segments by a process which involves the formation of a synapse between two DNA helices, the cleavage of single strands from each DNA helix and the ligation of a DNA strand from one DNA helix to the other. The resulting DNA structure is called a Holliday junction which can be resolved by DNA REPLICATION or by HOLLIDAY JUNCTION RESOLVASES.Tears: The fluid secreted by the lacrimal glands. This fluid moistens the CONJUNCTIVA and CORNEA.Encyclopedias as Topic: Works containing information articles on subjects in every field of knowledge, usually arranged in alphabetical order, or a similar work limited to a special field or subject. (From The ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983)Heart: The hollow, muscular organ that maintains the circulation of the blood.Heart Rate: The number of times the HEART VENTRICLES contract per unit of time, usually per minute.MedlinePlus: NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE service for health professionals and consumers. It links extensive information from the National Institutes of Health and other reviewed sources of information on specific diseases and conditions.Silver: Silver. An element with the atomic symbol Ag, atomic number 47, and atomic weight 107.87. It is a soft metal that is used medically in surgical instruments, dental prostheses, and alloys. Long-continued use of silver salts can lead to a form of poisoning known as ARGYRIA.Heart Failure: A heterogeneous condition in which the heart is unable to pump out sufficient blood to meet the metabolic need of the body. Heart failure can be caused by structural defects, functional abnormalities (VENTRICULAR DYSFUNCTION), or a sudden overload beyond its capacity. Chronic heart failure is more common than acute heart failure which results from sudden insult to cardiac function, such as MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION.GeorgiaJudicial Role: The kind of action or activity proper to the judiciary, particularly its responsibility for decision making.Georgia (Republic)Criminal Law: A branch of law that defines criminal offenses, regulates the apprehension, charging and trial of suspected persons, and fixes the penalties and modes of treatment applicable to convicted offenders.Crime: A violation of the criminal law, i.e., a breach of the conduct code specifically sanctioned by the state, which through its administrative agencies prosecutes offenders and imposes and administers punishments. The concept includes unacceptable actions whether prosecuted or going unpunished.Social Media: Platforms that provide the ability and tools to create and publish information accessed via the INTERNET. Generally these platforms have three characteristics with content user generated, high degree of interaction between creator and viewer, and easily integrated with other sites.Travel: Aspects of health and disease related to travel.Videotape Recording: Recording of visual and sometimes sound signals on magnetic tape.Bees: Insect members of the superfamily Apoidea, found almost everywhere, particularly on flowers. About 3500 species occur in North America. They differ from most WASPS in that their young are fed honey and pollen rather than animal food.Dental Implantation: The grafting or inserting of a prosthetic device of alloplastic material into the oral tissue beneath the mucosal or periosteal layer or within the bone. Its purpose is to provide support and retention to a partial or complete denture.Surgery, Oral: A dental specialty concerned with the diagnosis and surgical treatment of disease, injuries, and defects of the human oral and maxillofacial region.Viola: A plant genus of the family VIOLACEAE. Some species in this genus are called bouncing bet which is a common name more often used with SAPONARIA OFFICINALIS. Members contain macrocyclic peptides.Divorce: Legal dissolution of an officially recognized marriage relationship.Marriage: The social institution involving legal and/or religious sanction whereby individuals are joined together.Morganella morganii: A species of MORGANELLA formerly classified as a Proteus species. It is found in the feces of humans, dogs, other mammals, and reptiles. (From Bergey's Manual of Determinative Bacteriology, 9th ed)United States Health Resources and Services Administration: A component of the PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE that provides leadership related to the delivery of health services and the requirements for and distribution of health resources, including manpower training.Violaceae: A plant family of the order Violales, subclass Dilleniidae, class Magnoliopsida.MoscowGoats: Any of numerous agile, hollow-horned RUMINANTS of the genus Capra, in the family Bovidae, closely related to the SHEEP.Tigers: The species Panthera tigris, a large feline inhabiting Asia. Several subspecies exist including the Siberian tiger and Sumatran tiger.Goat Diseases: Diseases of the domestic or wild goat of the genus Capra.RussiaFriends: Persons whom one knows, likes, and trusts.Budgets: Detailed financial plans for carrying out specific activities for a certain period of time. They include proposed income and expenditures.Birds: Warm-blooded VERTEBRATES possessing FEATHERS and belonging to the class Aves.Sheep: Any of the ruminant mammals with curved horns in the genus Ovis, family Bovidae. They possess lachrymal grooves and interdigital glands, which are absent in GOATS.Ovulation: The discharge of an OVUM from a rupturing follicle in the OVARY.Estrus: The period in the ESTROUS CYCLE associated with maximum sexual receptivity and fertility in non-primate female mammals.Luteinizing Hormone: A major gonadotropin secreted by the adenohypophysis (PITUITARY GLAND, ANTERIOR). Luteinizing hormone regulates steroid production by the interstitial cells of the TESTIS and the OVARY. The preovulatory LUTEINIZING HORMONE surge in females induces OVULATION, and subsequent LUTEINIZATION of the follicle. LUTEINIZING HORMONE consists of two noncovalently linked subunits, alpha and beta. Within a species, the alpha subunit is common in the three pituitary glycoprotein hormones (TSH, LH and FSH), but the beta subunit is unique and confers its biological specificity.

Ethnographic interviews to elicit patients' reactions to an intelligent interactive telephone health behavior advisor system. (1/109)

Information technology is being used to collect data directly from patients and to provide educational information to them. Concern over patient reactions to this use of information technology is especially important in light of the debate over whether computers dehumanize patients. This study reports reactions that patient users expressed in ethnographic interviews about using a computer-based telecommunications system. The interviews were conducted as part of a larger evaluation of Telephone-Linked Care (TLC)-HealthCall, an intelligent interactive telephone advisor, that advised individuals about how to improve their health through changes in diet or exercise. Interview findings suggest that people formed personal relationships with the TLC system. These relationships ranged from feeling guilty about their diet or exercise behavior to feeling love for the voice. The findings raise system design and user interface issues as well as research and ethical questions.  (+info)

Child sexual abuse, poor parental care and adult depression: evidence for different mechanisms. (2/109)

BACKGROUND: Child sexual abuse (CSA) and poor parental care (neglect and institutional care) are associated with depression in adult life. Little is known about possible mechanisms underlying these associations. AIMS: To examine the role of adult intimate-love relationships as differential mediators or moderators of the associations between CSA, poor parental care and adult depression. METHOD: Sampling was carried out in two phases. In the first, questionnaires were sent to women aged 25-36 years in five primary care practices. Second-phase subjects for interview (n=198) were drawn from three strata defined on the basis of childhood adversities. Recalled childhood experiences and recent adult relationships and depression were assessed and rated independently. Frequencies of predictor and response variables, effect estimates and their confidence intervals were weighted back to the general population questionnaire sample. RESULTS: The risk for depression associated with CSA was unaffected by quality of adult relationships, while the risk associated with poor parental care was substantially altered. CONCLUSIONS: There may be different pathways linking CSA and poor parental care to adult depression.  (+info)

Reply to Ann Bradshaw. (3/109)

My original paper suggested that an ethics of care which failed to specify how, and about what, to care would be devoid of normative and descriptive content. Bradshaw's approach provides such a specification and is, therefore, not devoid of such content. However, as all ethical approaches suggest something about the 'what' and 'how' of care, they are all 'ethics of care' in this broader sense. This reinforces rather than undermines my original conclusion. Furthermore, Bradshaw's 'ethics of care' has philosophical and historical problems which I outline.  (+info)

Models of dyadic social interaction. (4/109)

We discuss the logic of research designs for dyadic interaction and present statistical models with parameters that are tied to psychologically relevant constructs. Building on Karl Pearson's classic nineteenth-century statistical analysis of within-organism similarity, we describe several approaches to indexing dyadic interdependence and provide graphical methods for visualizing dyadic data. We also describe several statistical and conceptual solutions to the 'levels of analytic' problem in analysing dyadic data. These analytic strategies allow the researcher to examine and measure psychological questions of interdependence and social influence. We provide illustrative data from casually interacting and romantic dyads.  (+info)

Holistic medicine IV: principles of existential holistic group therapy and the holistic process of healing in a group setting. (5/109)

In existential holistic group therapy, the whole person heals in accordance with the holistic process theory and the life mission theory. Existential group psychotherapy addresses the emotional aspect of the human mind related to death, freedom, isolation, and meaninglessness, while existential holistic group therapy addresses the state of the person"s wholeness. This includes the body, the person's philosophy of life, and often also love, purpose of life, and the spiritual dimension, to the same extent as it addresses the emotional psyche and sexuality, and it is thus much broader than traditional psychotherapy. Where existential psychotherapy is rather depressing concerning the fundamental human condition, existential holistic therapy conceives life to be basically good. The fundamentals in existential holistic therapy are that everybody has the potential for healing themselves to become loving, joyful, sexually attractive, strong, and gifted, which is a message that most patients welcome. While the patient is suffering and fighting to get through life, the most important job for the holistic therapist is to keep a positive perspective of life. In accordance with these fundamentals, many participants in holistic group therapy will have positive emotional experiences, often of an unknown intensity, and these experiences appear to transform their lives within only a few days or weeks of therapy. An important idea of the course is Bohm's concept of "holo-movement" in the group, resulting from intense coherence between the group members. When the group comes together, the individual will be linked to the totality and the great movement forward towards love, consciousness, and happiness will happen collectively--if it happens at all. This gives the individual the feeling that everything that happens is right, important, and valuable for all the participants at the same time. Native Americans and other premodern people refer to this experience as "the spiritual design". This design is actually an underlying regulation that appears when people, through their feelings and engagement for each other, tie the group together and engage their complex emotional intelligence. Practically, this means that all participants are sunk in the same information matrix, so that everybody learns from each other. Everything that happens in the perception of each trainee has immediate and developing relevance for him. Spontaneous healing happens far more effectively in a group setting, where all the participants stand together and support each other, than it does in the clinic, where the therapist is alone with the patient. A 5-day course in personal development can be compatible to a half year of holistic individual therapy.  (+info)

Importance of object relations theories for development of capacity for mature love. (6/109)

We discuss Klein's, Winnicott's, and Mahler's object relational theories relevant for creating and maintaining the mature love relationship. The concept of love refers to the basic human relationship. The capacity for adult love involves the attainment of the relation towards the object as whole, satisfying the emotional needs of the self, including simultaneous tolerance of the specific needs of the object. It also involves the optimum resolution of anxiety related to schizo-paranoid and depressive positions and phases of separation and individuation. Primitive defense mechanisms, such as splitting, are replaced by more mature defense mechanisms, and primitive idealization is replaced by more mature idealization. The fusion with the object is reversible and helps in creating the experience of closeness with the partner, while the possibility of separation provides the possibility of recognizing and respecting the differences. Obstacles in the development of object relationships from pre-object to object phase, from symbiotic to separation and individuation phase can impair the capacity to love.  (+info)

Clinical holistic medicine: applied consciousness-based medicine. (7/109)

Consciousness-based medicine is our term for a form of medical treatment that works by direct appeal to the consciousness of the patient, in contrast to modern biomedical treatment where drugs are used to affect body chemistry. With this concept, maybe we are (in a sense) turning back to the "old medicine", where the family physician was the all-concerned "old country doctor" who knew the child, the siblings, the parents, the family, and the village. In a series of papers on clinical holistic medicine, we would like to present the classic art of healing, where the physician works mostly with his hands, then show how the modern biomedical physician performs with biochemistry, and finally introduce consciousness-based medicine. Some of our questions will be: If you improve your quality of life, will you also improve your health? Will learning more about yourself bring more purpose in your life? Will finding someone to live with in a loving and mutually respectful relationship improve your health? Scientists and thinkers like Antonovsky, Frankl, Maslow, and Jung have pointed to love as a unique way to coherence in life, and thus to biological order and a better health. Several scientific studies have also suggested that patients who focus on improving their quality of life usually will not follow the general statistics for survival, since somehow other factors are at play, which sometimes you will find referred to as "exceptional".  (+info)

Clinical holistic medicine: classic art of healing or the therapeutic touch. (8/109)

Touching is often a forgotten part of medicine. The manual medicine or therapeutic touch (TT) is much more powerful than many modern, biomedically oriented physicians think. Pain and discomfort can be alleviated just by touching the sick area and in this way help the patient to be in better contact with the tissue and organs of their body. Lack of presence in the body seems to be connected with many symptoms that can be readily reversed simply by sensitive touch. When touch is combined with therapeutic work on mind and feelings, holistic healing seems to be facilitated and many problems can be solved in a direct and easy way in the clinic without drugs. This paper gives examples of the strength of manual medicine or therapeutic touch in its most simple form, and points to the power of physical contact between physician and his patient in the context of the theory and practice of holistic healing. Intimacy seems highly beneficial for the process of healing and it is very important to distinguish clearly between intimacy and sexuality for the physician and his patent to be able to give and receive touch without fear and without holding back emotionally.  (+info)

  • When you adopt the viewpoint that there is nothing that exists that is not part of you, that there is no one who exists who is not part of you, that any judgment you make is self-judgment, that any criticism you level is self-criticism, you will wisely extend to yourself an unconditional love that will be the light of the world. (positivityblog.com)
  • Compassion is a virtue, allowing one person to feel empathy, sympathy, and other emotions as part of love itself. (datehookup.com)
  • Romance is an emotional feeling of love for, or a strong attraction towards another person , and the courtship behaviors undertaken by an individual to express those overall feelings and resultant emotions. (wikipedia.org)
  • For example, a healthy-minded person would not feel 'lust' for their parents or pet, but the same person could easily feel 'love' for those things due to emotional investment. (datehookup.com)
  • I wish to assure all our families of my prayers for you, that you may continually grow in your love for eachother, in the knowledge of God's love for you. (archbishopetienne.com)
  • The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in. (positivityblog.com)
  • Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit. (positivityblog.com)
  • In order to ponder anew the mystery of love, without which man's "life remains senseless" and "incomprehensible," 1 I would like to appeal in this essay to Balthasar's understanding of God as an "eternal happening. (communio-icr.com)
  • Clearly, all this begins in the sacrament of marriage, for the husband and wife to begin sharing their love in a mystical, yet very real way which acknowledges, opens to, and incorporates Divine Love into each and every fabric of their life and love together. (archbishopetienne.com)
  • Added to the foundation of the Sacraments is the way each family makes their home a "Domestic Church" through the life of love, prayer, and all the other family traditions that help make the connection from family to God's family. (archbishopetienne.com)
  • Somehow in the midst of this household of love, respect, and Catholic "ethos", each of us came to know our self and find our unique path in life, and in the Church. (archbishopetienne.com)
  • As a son, husband, father, and deacon who presides at numerous baptisms, I have often marveled at the life-giving love that mothers provide. (catholicjournal.us)
  • Love is that aspect of life, where two individuals get shared awareness and are looking someone after. (loveduainislam.com)
  • One of the main linking factors for Love Medicine is religion, a hybrid of the naturalistic Ojibwa beliefs and practices, and the Catholic "missionary" religion lived by her reservation characters that promotes good living and embraces life in all its splendor and warts. (wordpress.com)
  • Love is something humans call "special", when in reality, it is just a feeling that God created. (techdirt.com)
  • This insight attempts to bring together what the Triune God reveals of himself in Jesus Christ: he reveals himself as love (1 Jn 4:16), and as a love that is both an eternal being ( esse ) and an eternal event ( Ereignis , Geschehen ). (communio-icr.com)
  • 2 In Christ, man has come to learn that love is not a transient emotion, but rather the mystery that encompasses all of being: from the moment when there was nothing but God (Gn 1:1) to the present instant in which man lives out his existence (2 Cor 5:14-15). (communio-icr.com)
  • 4 The third part of the paper attempts to elucidate a notion of person that is fitting for the portrayal of the divine love Christ revealed as an agapic threefold donation. (communio-icr.com)
  • that you, rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the holy ones what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. (archbishopetienne.com)
  • Do we truly believe that God loved us into existence and sent His only Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, to die for us? (catholicjournal.us)
  • Sometimes the most compassionate type of love is not actually doing or saying anything, but caring deeply and waiting for the precise moment to act. (datehookup.com)
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  • Each person must find their own balance, and their own ways to reach a state of compassionate love. (datehookup.com)
  • I also see it as a privelage to be able to love someone with all your heart and not just "use" one another for self-preservation. (techdirt.com)
  • While the heart is the most common image associated with the idea of love, it's really the brain that's doing all the work. (electrochem.org)
  • Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart and the senses. (positivityblog.com)
  • Keep love in your heart. (positivityblog.com)
  • 27 So he answered and said, " 'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind,' and 'your neighbor as yourself. (graceoflife.com)
  • He wins her heart and her daughter's love and then it's over. (luvafoodie.com)
  • Here at ECS, we're going to delve into the chemical reactions that occur to make a person feel sensations associated with love. (electrochem.org)
  • The word romance developed other meanings, such as the early nineteenth century Spanish and Italian definitions of "adventurous" and "passionate," which could intimate both "love affair" and "idealistic quality. (wikipedia.org)
  • Brain wave studies have identified "the cortical networks associated with passionate love. (luvafoodie.com)
  • True love is an emotion that is reserved for those who are capable of returning love. (datehookup.com)
  • Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well. (positivityblog.com)
  • But it is equally true that long before Thomas Alva Edison's invention of the phonograph allowed us to record songs of love, love has been on our minds. (catholicjournal.us)
  • We think that we're missing out on true love and are anxiously praying for that moment when the fair maiden or prince will save us from our desperate situation. (absoluteunderstanding.org)
  • Its stories are stories of ordinary people seeking their true identity, looking for love, looking for something to believe in - or, equally important, finding their way back to something to believe in. (wordpress.com)
  • It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things…Love never fails. (catholicjournal.us)
  • On one level, Love Medicine is about religion, about the shared beliefs and differences in the Ojibwe naturalistic religion and the Catholic religion, a unique mix of the very human and the very spiritual and sometimes very Catholic practices and beliefs. (wordpress.com)
  • It is not too much of a stretch to imagine Plains Indians hearing of the loving nature of Jesus from Catholic Missionaries, then blending beliefs of Jesus with their own naturalistic religion, and calling this new hybrid religion "love medicine. (wordpress.com)
  • Erdrich could be expressing her own religious beliefs in and through Love Medicine, setting it up as a kind of "Erdrich bible" in which, as Thomas Jefferson did in his "Jefferson bible," she crosses out the parts of Catholicism she doesn't like or agree with, and adds heaping portions of Ojibwe beliefs she feels strongly about. (wordpress.com)
  • It would have been easy for Erdrich to project her own beliefs on Love Medicine's characters and promote a blend of the best of Ojibwe and Catholic religions in their lives. (wordpress.com)
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  • May each child raised in the family of this "local Church of Cheyenne" come to know God's call, and may they have the love and freedom to say "Yes" to wherever God is leading them for the good of the People of God. (archbishopetienne.com)