News Articles Week of September 12th-16th

  • Friday, September 16, 2022 2:25 PM
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    Valentino Norton (Administrator)

    Good quotes about leadership

    A leader… is like a shepherd. He stays behind the flock, letting the most nimble go out ahead, whereupon the others follow, not realizing that all along they are being directed from behind.

    — Nelson Mandela

    If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then, you are an excellent leader.

    — Dolly Parton

    The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office.

    — Dwight D. Eisenhower

    A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don't necessarily want to go, but ought to be.

    — Rosalynn Carter

    The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.

    — Ronald Reagan

    Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.

    — Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric

    Fight for the things that you care about but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.

    — Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    Other Good Quotes

    “Contentment makes poor men rich, Discontent makes rich men poor.”

    Benjamin Franklin

    "Be content with your lot; one cannot be first in everything."


    "Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little."


    Interesting Facts (first three from

    13 Surprising Facts About the World’s Population

    This information probably won’t apply to counseling, but you may find it interesting, as I did. Click here to read full article. 

    The idea of patents was recommended to Congress by President George Washington.

    The patent application for the first fire hydrant was destroyed by a fire.

    First two sentences are From New York Times

    “The edge of the observable universe is about 270,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 miles away.

    If you drive at a steady 65 miles per hour, it will take you 480,000,000,000,000,000 years to get there, or 35 million times the current age of the universe.”

    Even though the universe is so immense, there is attention to the smallest detail. An article in the latest edition of Science News tells us that protons are even made up of smaller particles. At present we know protons include up quarks, down quarks, “charm” quarks, antimatter quarks (antiquarks), several more quarks that haven’t even been given names yet, and gluons.

    When we look at the vastness of the universe, all the way down to the details of every cell in microscopic detail, and the fact that all these things were made by a Creator in a single moment, we truly can say with the Psalmist “What is man, that thou are mindful of him?”

    What Babies Hear When You Sing to Them

    This article says mothers or fathers singing to their babies can be very helpful to the baby. Let me just include a short quote from the article: “Singing to children…, as opposed to just speaking, carries distinct benefits. Studies show that infants prefer a mother’s singing to speech, displaying greater alertness, happiness, or calm depending on the type of song. Babies also find a father’s singing highly engaging, especially if he uses a higher vocal pitch.” I encourage you to read the whole article: I’m sure you will run into someone who can benefit from this information. Click here to read full article.

    The Importance of a Daily Schedule for Kids with ADHD: Sample Routines and More

    More than 50 years of research support the idea that children with ADHD develop better with routines. Here is a good discussion of some of the challenges of trying to get a child with ADHD on a routine, and some samples of good ideas for such routines. Click here to read full article.

    How to Respond to Gaslighting — In Your Relationship and In Yourself

    Another good article about ADHD: People with ADHD sometimes seem to be attracted to toxic relationships. And sometimes people with ADHD appear to be gaslighting others. This article has some good ideas to know about, and it also explains why people with ADHD seem to be gaslighting others, but often are behaving that way because of something different. If you are counseling someone who seems to be attracted to toxic relationships, or counseling a parent whose child is having such relationships, this article has some good ideas to consider. Click here to read full article.

    3 Reasons to View Your Career through the Lens of Stewardship

    The world encourages us to “build an impressive resume.” This article encourages us to instead view our career though the lens of stewardship. The most important thing is that when we finish this life, we’ll hear the Lord’s words “Well done, good and faithful servant.” Click here to read full article.

    11 signs you are a functional atheist

    Although most people define an atheist as someone who believes there is no God, this author defines a functional atheist as someone who says they believe in God but lives as though there is no God they are accountable to. See what you think of his description. Click here to read full article.

    Less Messy in 30 Days!

    Children with ADHD are notoriously messy, but messiness is not limited to children with ADHD. This is an amazingly practical program, conducted with the child’s input, to organize the bedroom and playroom. It might be helpful to some of the parents you work with, whether or not their child has ADHD. Click here to read full article.

    Noninvasive Brain Stimulation May Boost Memory for at Least 4 Weeks

    As you know, there is no cure for Alzheimer's at this time, but “transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS) for 20 minutes over 4 consecutive days can improve both short- and long-term memory for at least 1 month in older adults, new research suggests.” This improvement was found in 85 to 90% of older adults with mild cognitive impairment, which sometimes precedes full Alzheimer's. Researchers observed no negative results of the treatment, which was done with about 150 older adults. Click here to read full article.

    Both from Ginny Sale’s webpage:

    “Pay close attention to a narcissist’s accusations. They’re confessions.

    This is called projection. They accuse you of the very things that they are doing.”

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    COVID-19 Boosters Help Keep People Out of the Hospital, Study Finds

    With all the allegations flying around, I know it’s difficult to know what to believe. This large study seemed to demonstrate that having the vaccine and the booster was the best way to prevent serious illness. Some older people with several medical issues who were vaccinated and boosted still had to be hospitalized, but for most people, the combination of being vaccinated and boosted did confer an advantage. Click here to read full article.

    When the Problem You Treat Becomes Your Problem Too

    Here is an article from the Psychotherapy Networker which has brief responses from five couples’ therapists who had divorces of their own. I think they share some wisdom in their responses, but you probably will not agree with everything they say. Click here to read full article.

    Getting a Grip on Uncontrollable Anger

    Anger for most of us lasts for seconds or minutes, and then stops when the problem resolves. In contrast, bipolar anger sometimes lasts for days. This article would be helpful to those with bipolar disorder who sometimes experience this type of anger. Click here to read full article.

    Hoarding: Ownership Gone Awry

    Hoarding is considered one of the most difficult mental disorders to treat, and its very possible that some of you will never have a client with it that you have to treat. This short article does give some insights into hoarding and the emotional attachments hoarders develop. Click here to read full article.

    Boundary Issues of Concern

    Although this article concerns boundary issues for psychiatrists, it makes a good point—to always be aware of how the interaction with a client may be interpreted by them, which may be quite different than how we intend it. Especially as communication is facilitated by new communication devices, we need to be thoughtful about how the new communication may be interpreted by the client. Click here to read full article.

    Florida, Arizona top 'Educational Freedom Report Card'

    The Heritage Foundation ranked public schools on four criteria--school choice, transparency, regulatory freedom, and spending—and 30 discrete criteria, and Florida was listed as Number 1 according to those criteria. For more explanation of what those criteria are, and also for information about the states that ranked lowest, see the article. Click here to read full article.

    Neuroscientists Aim to Explain Near-Death Experiences Without the Soul—but Fall Flat Every Time, and Here’s Why

    This article lists about 15 ways skeptical scientists have tried to explain near-death experiences as a purely naturalistic phenomenon and brings a pretty good argument against each “explanation.” Click here to read full article.

    Long COVID-Induced Neuropsychiatric Risks Can Last for Over 2 Years; 1 Remedy to Protect From or Reverse the Situation

    As we get further from the beginning of COVID, we are learning more. This study, by researchers from Oxford and Cambridge and published in the Lancet, says that for some people, long COVID can last up to two years. And the mortality rate for those with long COVID continues to be higher among these individuals as well. Researchers are finding that COVID in some cases causes changes in brain cells. However, there is some good news. It is now recognized that new brain cells can be developed, even in older individuals. And the most effective way to increase new brain cell development is aerobic exercise. So if you need an additional reason to start exercising, this could be it. Click here to read full article.

    FDA Clears SAINT Rapid-Acting Brain Stimulation Approach for Those Suffering From Resistant Major Depression

    This new form of non-invasive brain stimulation is a refinement of TMS that appears to be more effective in treating resistant major depression. Click here to read full article.

    Have a wonderful week or weekend!

    Henry Virkler

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