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    Other Could this be a dissociation disorder?

    I've most likely never been extremely physically fit though, I did a good amount of daily physical work caring for horses for 40 years. Yet that activity ended three decades ago. Too much sitting these days. My BPM also normally drops down quickly, from about 70 or 80 to about 50 within a...
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    Other Could this be a dissociation disorder?

    Seems like my BPM readings have always been red flaged. The medical technicians monitoring my EKG tests always display a jaw dropping look of amazement. My last EKG was 11 months ago. Anymore, I try to warn these technicians before-hand that my EKG readings won't be normal. I've been getting...
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    Other Could this be a dissociation disorder?

    My slow bpm readings have been fairly consistent throughout my life. Yet, now my average bpm at rest is even slower. For the past several months, I’ve been following my bpm readings (24/7) on my smartwatch. When sleeping my bpm average is now 48, when awake and sitting, reading, my bpm average...
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    Art Thread

    I totally agree ... it's a learning experience. And loving it is so important! This silencing of the inner critic has been a huge challenge for me and other artists - I still struggle with it and likely always will. Because my artwork has been mostly imaginary, with no right nor wrong way of...
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    Other My Reading Disability - Cursive Writing vs Printed Text

    I doubt that the brain’s processing of words could ever willfully be slowed down to synchronize with the person’s mouth and tongue movements when speaking. Was this lack of a synchronization caused by your TBI. I think, I acquired developmental brain damage early in my life. I was told I was...
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    Other My Reading Disability - Cursive Writing vs Printed Text

    This life-long reading disability does make one believe they are 'hopelessly broken' ...it's a day after day difficulty that never goes away. Some have say to me that, this difficulty shouldn't bother me once I'm beyond high school yet, they are so wrong. Everyday presents a challenge of some...
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    Other My Reading Disability - Cursive Writing vs Printed Text

    My visual perception in regards to the shape of words and letters, either printed or written, is very accurate. When I misspell a word or don’t know its spelling I often realize it immediately. My problem is that I’ll substitute one word for another. For example, I might type the word ‘made’...
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    Other My Reading Disability - Cursive Writing vs Printed Text

    These words with confusing similarities, I can relate to as well, except that my confusion more often occurs with the visual aspects of the word when viewing them on the printed page. However, when ypu mentioned your confusion using 'im' with 'impossible' and 'important' here the 'im' suggests...
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    Other My Reading Disability - Cursive Writing vs Printed Text

    I’m very sorry to hear about this problem with your nervous system. Losing your sight and disrupting your functions beyond your control. I hope you are receiving the best medical care available. I think the reading and writing therapists and specialists have only scratched the tip of the...
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    Other My Reading Disability - Cursive Writing vs Printed Text

    For me as well, the reading of words are easier to understand when the letters are connected. I knew something was wrong with me in first or second grade yet, my teachers kept telling me I wasn't trying hard enough. How was I to try any harder. I wasn't officially diagnosed until age 35. Not...
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    Other My Reading Disability - Cursive Writing vs Printed Text

    This might be of interest to only those struggling with a reading and writing disability, like myself. My thoughts on this topic aren’t easy to explain though I’ll try. Recently I noticed when reading my old cursive hand-written notes that my cursive writing was much easier to read than printed...
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    Art Thread

    I think my interpretation might be saying more about me than it is saying about you. Again, never drawing! :)
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    Art Thread

    Nice drawing. However this lady seems a little sad, lethargic and disengaged from her environment, as if to suggest that her environment is the chair. The chair seems to have a strong presence while she seems to be feeling insecure, as if she is only half presence. It seems like she doesn’t...
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    Other Could this be a dissociation disorder?

    I recently read on PubMed that when no cardiovascular cause can be found for bradycardia that a brain scan should be taken to rule out any possible brain lesions which might disrupt the communicate between the basal ganglia and cerebellum. I’m beginning to suspect that this might be the cause...
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    Art Thread

    Very imaginative and animated! Here the forms seem to take on an identity of their own. These seem to defy gravity. They seem connected to each other yet with a freedom to move about ...yet, interestingly, they appear as if safely tied together, as if by a cord. The softly rounded dark-gray...
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    Art Thread

    I see two figures ...as if in a gentle loving embrace ...wrapped in a blanket ...with strange little objects appearing as if they were playful surprises. Nice drawing in that it speaks to me!
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    Our Future With AI

    Unfortunately, ChatGPT would only know what data is entered into it. When I complete survey questionnaires, I’ll often noticed that there is no way possible to provide an accurate answer. For example, I recently answered a survey questionnaire about my last meal - was it high fat, high protein...
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    Our Future With AI

    This is so very frightening as there's no way of controlling it! I'd suspect that realistic effects differ greatly from cartoon/animations in that, the more unrealistic or symbolic the creation the more likely the viewer would be able to separate fact from fiction. But then there are the neural...
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    Our Future With AI

    I use to listen to many J.S. Bach fugues. Yes, I'd agree that there's a mathematical element but then, I found myself imagining that I was hearing some of his fugue's repeated voices inside my head. In painting they might refer to this as an 'implied line.' This line or sound really isn't...
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    Our Future With AI

    At first, I couldn’t understand how Euclidean geometry or more precisely, one’s non-Euclidean imagery might be connected to a trauma experience. …spacial disorientation, out of body distortions, the illogical dream-like fragmentation, the surreal …might these resemble a trauma dissociation...
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    Art therapy - share your work here

    Wow, this collage is awesome! It's so very up-lifting and it made me smile!
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    Art therapy - share your work here

    Photos and magazine printed pages cut into various shapes and arranged on paper make a great material for creative self-expression. And yest it's fun! Though magazine pages weren’t easily available anymore nor are they archival, an unglued collage arrangement could still be photographed and...
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    Art therapy - share your work here

    I’m truly amazed that I’m able to sketch this way using only my imagination. I drew this in about 2001 or 2002 when I was becoming painfully aware of my family’s unkind manipulations. Perhaps this explains my defensive pose …my memory of childhood compliance, if never ending. This sketch I...
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    Art therapy - share your work here

    I’ve rarely drawn male figures beyond those I’d drawn in life-drawing class. However I think, this mid-1970s drawing of an imaginary male figure might be interesting in comparison to my imaginary female figures drawn during that same era. So, I'm posting both drawings here for comparison plus...
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    Art therapy - share your work here

    This sketch I drew over 40 years ago and it still seems relevant to me with its many possible interpretations. I was then becoming increasingly aware of my role in society and my struggle with conformity. Rarely have I ever followed the crowd ...there is a loneliness and awkwardness in being...
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