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Brad Esau
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An amateur scholar, albeit a highly motivated autodidact one, and writer with numerous interests from neuroscience to music to sports
An amateur scholar, albeit a highly motivated autodidact one, and writer with numerous interests from neuroscience to music to sports

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Believe it or not there are people in the health care "profession" who "doubt" that learning to master staying in the present day is relevant or important for learning to better manage anxiety, depression, overwhelm and suicidal danger.

I've frankly have had enough of these idiots. Make no mistake, this is one of the most important daily habits you must master.

It is, of course, not easy. Here we examine why it's not easy, why it's important to master and some (hopefully) helpful things to do to get you going.

http://tamingthepolarbears.blogspot.com/2016/03/positive-difference-making-fundamentals.html
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My sorta somewhat popular and well received post introducing and explaining neurotransmitters and in particular the (in)famous serotonin of SSRI class antidepressants fame (Prozac, et al).

http://tamingthepolarbears.blogspot.com/2016/08/neurochemical-in-focus-serotonin.html
Neurochemical in Focus - Serotonin
Neurochemical in Focus - Serotonin
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I was recently asked how I managed to overcome so many mental health and life issues. The person, a TV executive, wanted to know how she could handle panic attacks that had started within the last year. She did not want to resort to psychiatric medications (for a wide variety of reasons). We had a long conversation and discussed a number of lifestyle adjustments and other strategies but of course it's impossible in a brief amount of time at a crowded social event to get all the most important strategies across.

Had I more time, this is what I would have liked to better introduce.

http://tamingthepolarbears.blogspot.com/2015/10/an-introduction-to-mindfulness.html
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Posting this in hopes it'll help spur me to complete Part II (which has been in various stages of i(n)completion for the better part of two + years now).

http://tamingthepolarbears.blogspot.com/2015/08/brads-brain-training-exercises.html
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I feel a little sheepish about posting this but the last few months my character, online integrity, pretty much everything about who I am, what I've been through, what I've had to overcome and have accomplished has been if not outright attacked, then brought into skeptical doubt or denied.

I don't often look at this but I sort of needed to this morning.

http://tamingthepolarbears.blogspot.com/2016/02/professional-testimonials.html
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Hopefully more is coming on the odd psychological phenomenon of "ego defenses" (denial, rationalizations, projection, etc) but this will have to do for now.

http://tamingthepolarbears.blogspot.com/2013/09/more-bipolar-psychology-broken-ego.html
More Bipolar Psychology - Broken Ego Defenses
More Bipolar Psychology - Broken Ego Defenses
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The Illusion of Free Will
The Illusion of Free Will
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