Hidden Brain is one of my favorite podcast. For the April 2022 National Poetry Month I have set myself the challenge of writing one or more found poems ripped from the pages of the Hidden Brain podcast with Shankar Vedantam.
Vision, The Brain and Leadership, Knowledge development and skill enhancement
Kimberly Burnham, PhD (Integrative Medicine)
Organized by: Parul Institute of Business Administration-BBA, Parul University.
Vision, The Brain and Leadership
Writing About Stressful Events Doesn't Impair Working Memory
"Acute stress impairs working memory (i.e., the ability to update and keep information in mind). Although that effect is well established, the boundaries around it are not. In particular, little is known about how recalling an unresolved stressor might influence working memory, or about how stress-or recalling a stressful event-influences the processes underlying working memory task performance (e.g., sustained/controlled attention vs. capacity). We addressed these issues in the present study (N = 171) by randomly assigning participants to write about an unresolved, extremely stressful experience (stressful writing condition; n = 85) or the events of the prior day (control condition; n = 86), and, subsequently, both measured change detection task performance and used computational cognitive modeling to estimate the processes underlying it-namely, attention, capacity, and bias. We found that, relative to the control task, writing about a stressful experience neither impaired performance on the change detection task nor altered any of the processes underlying performance on that task. These results show that the effects of writing about an unresolved, stressful episode do not parallel effects of acute stress on working memory, indicating that experiencing a stressor may have very different cognitive effects than recalling it at a later time." Shields, G. S., et al. (2020). "Feel free to write this down: Writing about a stressful experience does not impair change detection task performance." Emotion 20(2): 317-322.
Write Your Memoir Today
Happy New Year
may this "January" be spectacular
for you and your family
may the doors of your heart be open
to opportunity and love
while the doors of your community
shut out conflict
"Jānua“ means doors in Latin
"Jānus“ is the Roman God of the doors
and the beginning of the year
he had a small temple in the Forum
two doors stood opposite each other
in time of war the doors stood open
in time of peace or "pax" in Latin they stood shut
Happy Holidays. This year my goal is to discover and share with the world, the word for peace in 5,000 or more languages through blogs, poetry, books, and public events. I have gathered the word for peace in over 2000 languages, trying to contextualize the word and understand nuanced differences. I am looking for funding to continue this project which I have funded out of my own pocket for the past two years.
This is a proposal that I become the poet-in-residence (remote as I live in Spokane, Washington) for your organization or one that you know. As the poet-in-residence, I would post daily blogs, pictures, and poetry to social media and run online seminars. Each post would include the word for peace, calm, harmony, or tranquility in one of the 7000 plus languages of the world with a link back to your organization.
Some of my work can be found at https://www.nervewhisperer.solutions/peace-poetry/category/peace-poetry
Let me know if you see any opportunities.
Kimberly Burnham email@example.com
Darier's Disease: Skin, the Brain and Energy Medicine Approaches, Exercises for Enhanced Brain and Skin Health with Creative Problem Solving (Forthcoming Book)
Keep Out of The Heat
It would be easy to say, just keep out of the heat, don't sweat or get injured but that is difficult to do with a full life. This book is designed to help increase the quality of life of people with Darier's disease using nutrition and several forms of manual therapy and energy medicine.
A 2015 study found that Darier's disease or keratosis follicularis is worsened by heat, sun exposure, perspiration and mechanical trauma. Researchers noted, "Darier's disease is a rare autosomal dominant genodermatosis. It has an estimated prevalence of 1 in 55,000 to 100,000 individuals, regardless of gender. It is characterized by multiple keratotic papules on the seborrheic areas of the trunk, scalp, forehead and flexures, and the clinical picture is worsened by heat, sun exposure, perspiration and mechanical trauma. Histopathology observed loss of epithelial adhesion and abnormal keratinization. About 10% of cases present in the localized form of the disease. We report a case of segmental Darier's Disease Type I and discuss the main characteristics of this condition." - Medeiros, P. M., N. R. Alves, et al. (2015). "Segmental Darier's disease: a presentation of difficult diagnosis." An Bras Dermatol 90(3 Suppl 1): 62-65.
Another study listed common complaints as "itching, with exacerbations attributed to heat, sweating, sunlight, lithium, steroid therapy, stress, and menstruation "-Santos-Alarcon, S., C. Sanchis-Sanchez, et al. (2016). "Diclofenac sodium 3% gel for darier's disease treatment." Dermatol Online J 22(4).
Table of Contents for Darier's Disease: Skin, the Brain and Energy Medicine Approaches, Exercises for Enhanced Brain and Skin Health with Creative Problem Solving
About the Author 3
How To Use This Book 13
Keep Out of The Heat 16
What Can Change 18
What Do You Want? Health Coaching Wheel or Goal Setting 20
Health Coaching Wheel 22
Health Coaching Wheel Part 2 24
Nutrition and the Skin 26
Vitamin B Complex and Zinc 28
B3 or Flush Niacin 29
Radiation Induced Darier's 30
Skin and Niacin 31
Foods with Vitamin B and Vitamin A 33
Vitamin A 35
Traditional Chinese Medicine Color Therapies 36
Color Therapy 37
Metal Element Visualization 38
Breathing Exercises 39
Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress and Darier's Disease 40
Good Proteins 42
Magnesium Chloride Supplements 43
Calcium and the Brain 44
Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress 47
Acupuncture and Governing Vessel 20 49
GV 20 Stimulating the Governing Vessel and Conception Vessel 52
Acupressure, Diabetic Neuropathy and Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress 53
Ways to Stimulate Acupressure Points 55
Stomach 36 57
Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress and the Brain 58
Darier's and the Brain 59
The Relationship Between Skin and Mood 60
Effecting Change With Hands-On 63
Neurofascial Process Why You Should Touch 64
Tuning The Brain With Touch 65
Thriving on Touch 68
N as in Neural 71
Touch, Energy & Nervous System 72
Fascial System Connected To The.........Everything 73
“P” as in Process 74
Touch and Pain Reduction 75
Emotions and Organs 76
Recognizing Emotions 77
Angry Liver, Anxious Heart, Melancholy Spleen 79
Balancing Pain and Emotions 80
Intestines Boiling 81
Which Comes First: Smiling or That Happy Feeling 82
Touch and the Medical System 83
Traditional Chinese Medicine and Touch Diagnosis 84
Touch First Aid 85
Poetry and Symptoms 87
Therapeutic Writing 88
Found Poetry 89
Visual Poetry 90
Writing Poetry 91
Mind, Body, Spirit 92
One Hand Here, One Hand There Healing the Body and Brain 93
Rest Quietly Hands in Place 94
The Feeling of Hands 95
What Has Changed? 96
One Hand Here, One Hand There Healing with Brain Emotions and Colors 97
Time Travel and Integrating the Past and the Future 99
Bring Back To Now 101
List of Contact Points, Visualizations and Associated Structures to Use for Brain and Nervous System Health 103
Substantia Nigra 104
Limbic System 105
Almond Shaped Amygdala 106
Electricity and Light 110
Memory in the Hippocampus 112
The Heart and the Cirgulate Gyrus 113
Visualization and the Cingulate 114
Happy Anterior Cingulate Gyrus 115
Signal Carrier 116
Back Pain and Movement Disorders 119
Thalamus Comfort 121
Blinking Your Way to a Brighter Future 122
Vision, Balance, and Pain 125
Eliminating Hallucinations with the Mammillary Bodies 126
Harnessing the Limbic System 128
Basal Ganglia 130
Emotional Memory 132
Basal Ganglia Memories 133
Main Components of the Basal Ganglia 134
Exercise: Sleep Solutions 139
Hands-On Emotions 140
Organs and Structures 140
Touch Related References 147
More Books by Kimberly Burnham 152
Kimberly Burnham, PhD (Integrative Medicine), The Nerve Whisperer
Published in over 100 books, Kimberly Burnham is a writer, poet, and complementary medicine practitioner. She authored Awakenings: Peace Dictionary, Language and the Mind, a Daily Brain Health Program for people interested in improving their brain clarity, creativity and muscle movements. Her current project focuses on color words, the brain and vision health designed to assist people in seeing better. Kimberly's Ph.D. (Integrative Medicine) considered manual therapy techniques (Integrative Manual Therapy, Matrix Energetics, Acupressure, Reiki, CranioSacral Therapy, Myofascial release, Unwinding) and brain health coaching for people with Parkinson's disease. She is an avid gardener and environmentalist, who bicycled 3000 miles across the U.S. with Hazon (US Jewish Environmental group) in 2013. Contact Kimberly at https://www.nervewhisperer.solutions/ or email her at NerveWhisperer@gmail.com for a brain health coaching session.
She helps people with brain, spinal cord and vision issues including Darier's Disease, Parkinson's disease, Huntington's ataxia, diabetic neuropathy, multiple sclerosis, chronic back pain, autism, down syndrome, seizure disorders, macular degeneration, keratoconus, and night vision issues.
Kimberly Burnham co-owns a small self-publishing house - Creating Calm Network Publishing Group and helps authors, writers, and poets with publishing memoirs, novels, fiction, non-fiction essays, family cookbooks and more.
An award winning poet, Kim writes monthly for The Year of the Poet book and Inner Child Press. Kim recently read her peace poem for Spokane City Council as part of the Spokane Arts Poetry at the podium. She is a poet in residence for 2nd look books, a Spokane bookstore on the South Hill.
If you have Darier's disease and would like to have a consultation with Kimberly Burnham, please contact her at 860-221-8510 or via email NerveWhisperer@gmail.com or through her website http://NerveWhisperer.Solutions.
Home of the Daily Peace Challenge. Learn about world peace - one word and one language at a time. (c) Kimberly Burnham, 2022
The Meaning of Peace in 8000 Languages
Looking for grant money to complete this peace project
Kimberly Burnham, PhD (Integrative Medicine)
860-221-8510 phone and what's app. Skype: Kimberly Burnham (Spokane, Washington)
Author of Awakenings, Peace Dictionary, Language and the Mind, a Daily Brain Health and P as in Peace, Paix and Perdamiam: an Inner Peace Journal To Stimulate The Brain
imberly Burnham, The Nerve Whisperer, Brain Health Expert, Professional Health Coach for people with Alzheimer's disease, Memory Issues, Parkinson's disease, Chronic Pain, Huntington's Ataxia, Multiple Sclerosis, Keratoconus, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Neuropathy, Traumatic Brain Injuries, Spinal Cord Injuries, Brain Health Coaching ... Contact Kimberly Burnham in Spokane Washington (860) 221-8510 NerveWhisperer@gmail.com.
Chat with Kimberly about Parkinson's, Poetry or other Brain related issues.
Not Taking Advantage of Your Amazon Author's page?
Kimberly Burnham helps authors get their books out into the world more broadly by improving their free Amazon Author's page and book pages, posting a book review on her blog and on her LinkedIn Pulse blog (over 12,000 followers) Promotion packages start at $50. Contact her at NerveWhisperer@gmail.com. See her Amazon Author's Page.
See her list of publications including her latest book of brain health meditations, Awakenings: Peace Dictionary, Language and the Mind, a Daily Brain Health Program.
Designed to enhance memory, creativity, and inner peace, Awakenings: Peace,Dictionary, Language and the Mind, a Daily Brain Health Program is available free of charge as a Kindle eBook on February 14-15, 2019. [Click Here].
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I am looking for guest blog opportunities and a position as poet-in-residence. My current project is writing dictionary poems using words in different languages for the English word "peace." You can read some of my poems on Poemhunter .
As poet-in-residence I would write poems on different words in different languages and broadcast them throughout the social media blogosphere. Each poem would link back to your site where the word or language appeared.
I would expect some sort of stipend and a six month to one year placement. Please contact me for details if your organization is interested in having a poet-in-residence to help get your message out. Nervewhisperer@gmial.com
Buy the print or eBook, review Awakenings then contact Kimberly for a free 20 minute brain health consultation. Email or Phone
(Regular rates $120 per hour or 10 sessions for $650.)