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Rosie_0801 last won the day on June 10 2018

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About Rosie_0801

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    Beekeeping Professor
  • Birthday 01/08/1980

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    Central Vic, AU
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    Food. Books. Road Trips. Occasionally protesting against the government. Normal stuff like that.

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    Central Vic, AU
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    Mostly SCA related; books and food, of course. Doing grammar tests, uh huh.
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    Mamma to Raziya and Rememberer of Marek

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  1. I don't know. It sort of seems self evident? We did explore a few basic areas of the brain when dd was small- the hippocampus, the prefrontal cortex and the amygdala. That helped depersonalise things a bit. We had someone to blame! 😛 "Hey Amygdala! Can you calm your farm a bit and let Prefrontal Cortex do some thinking? No? Okay. We'll wait a bit. You good now? Alrighty." Dd's prefrontal cortex is not terribly robust, so she was always trying to remember things that she didn't know, so then it'd be "This is new, so your hippocampus doesn't know it. We need your prefrontal cortex to do some thinking and learning now." Dd always seemed to find it helpful to know who in there was supposed to be responsible, lol. Part of all this was Amygdala can be a bit touchy, so sometimes they need us to ask if they are having a real problem or if they have accidentally made one up. Nobody likes to be told they are overreacting, but it is a fact of life that Amygdala do this sometimes and we don't want them to feel bad if they don't have to. That kind of thing.
  2. We shrug and say "brains are weird." It depersonalises it a bit. Sometimes brains won't do what we want them to do. Sometimes our bodies won't do what we want them to do. Sometimes our emotions or hormones won't do what we want them to do. Life is kind of weird like that.
  3. If I have reason to, sure.
  4. Hate is tied up with love, for sure. But it can continue long past the time one ceases to love the nasty person because it is tied up with one's self love.
  5. So what emotions are people supposed to feel about abuse and their abusers?
  6. I would modify that to "cultivating hate." Cultivating hate, to keep it alive, will only hurt you.
  7. Sure. They earned it. I try not to dwell on it because apathy and disgust are less unpleasant experiences for me, but I know it is there and I will have to feel it again when it is triggered next. It's a hassle, but it'd be mentally unhealthy not to.
  8. All the best to you guys. ❤️
  9. I moved the mesh covering to allow room for my lettuce to grow, and dd's chooks got in and ate it all! 😫 But there wasn't room enough for them to scratch it all up, so they should regrow. Luckily they are the loose leaf cos types.
  10. Yes, I got that one. I was also taught not to write as I spoke. To some extent, this was good advice. It was hard to have faith in it, though, when I pointed out published writers who wrote that way and was told that was different because they were published writers. Not much can be learned from people who consider repetitive testing a quality teaching method.
  11. How can you say that?????? !!!!!!!!!! Javert deserves to be sung by Philip Quast!
  12. We weren't allowed to borrow The Hobbit or the Asterix comics because we were girls...
  13. I always wondered about this when our school librarians were reading us award winning books. I *knew* there were better books available and the sight of that gold or silver sticker always made my heart sink. But then, they only read the book. They didn't discuss or provide context or anything, which makes any read aloud less alive than it could have been.
  14. *We* know that. The women I was speaking of don't.
  15. I think the YA genre became necessary because people's tastes in topics mature faster than their reading skills. I listen to a few book groups on Facebook, and there are women in their 20's and 30's, who consider themselves complete bookworms, who can't read Little Women and Heidi because they are too hard. What I find particularly interesting about that demographic is they then seem to fear moving into ordinary fiction, because they are afraid of what they might find there.
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