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Archive for April, 2012


The Untroubled Mind

Author: Herbert J. Hall Excerpt: When a man tells me he never worries, I am inclined to think that he is either deceiving himself or trying to deceive me. The great roots of worry are conscience, fear, and regret. Undoubtedly we ought to be conscientious and we ought to fear and regret evil. But if […]

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The Majesty of Calmness

Subtitle: Individual Problems and Possibilities… Author: William George Jordan Excerpt: Calmness is the rarest quality in human life. It is the poise of a great nature, in harmony with itself and its ideals. It is the moral atmosphere of a life self-centred, self-reliant, and self-controlled. Calmness is singleness of purpose, absolute confidence, and conscious power,–ready […]

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Power Through Repose

Author: Annie Payson Call Excerpt: I.  THE GUIDANCE OF THE BODY THE literature relating to the care of the human body is already very extensive. Much has been written about the body’s proper food, the air it should breathe, the clothing by which it should be protected, the best methods of its development. That literature […]

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Our Nervous Friends

Subtitle: Illustrating the Mastery of Nervousness Author: Robert S. Carroll Excerpt: CHAPTER I OUR FRIENDLY NERVES “Hop up, Dick, love! See how glorious the sun is on the new snow. Now isn’t that more beautiful than your dreams? And see the birdies! They can’t find any breakfast. Let’s hurry and have our morning wrestle and […]

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Nerves and Common Sense

Author: Annie Payson Call Excerpt: CHAPTER I Habit and Nervous Strain PEOPLE form habits which cause nervous strain. When these habits have fixed themselves for long enough upon their victims, the nerves give way and severe depression or some other form of nervous prostration is the result. If such an illness turns the attention to […]

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The Nervous Housewife

Author: Abraham Myerson Excerpt: INTRODUCTORY How old is the problem of the Nervous Housewife? Did the semi-mythical Cave Man (who is perhaps only a pseudo-scientific creation) on his return from a prehistoric hunt find his leafy spouse all in tears over her staglocythic house-cleaning, or the conduct of the youngest cave child? Did she complain […]

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The Nervous Child

Author: Hector Charles Cameron Excerpt: CHAPTER I DOCTORS, MOTHERS, AND CHILDREN There is an old fairy story concerning a pea which a princess once slept upon–a little offending pea, a minute disturbance, a trifling departure from the normal which grew to the proportions of intolerable suffering because of the too sensitive and undisciplined nervous system […]

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Quit Your Worrying!

Author: George Wharton James Excerpt: THE CURSE OF WORRY It is the fashion of our active, aggressive, material, Occidental civilization to sneer and scoff at the quiet, passive, and less material civilization of the Orient. We despise–that is, the unthinking majority do–the studious, contemplative Oriental. We believe in being “up and doing.” But in this […]

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As a Matter of Course

Author: Annie Payson Call The aim of this book is to assist towards the removal of nervous irritants, which are not only the cause of much physical disease, but materially interfere with the best possibilities of usefulness and pleasure in everyday life. Excerpt: INTRODUCTION IN climbing a mountain, if we know the path and take […]

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Emergency Childbirth

Subtitle: A Reference Guide for Students of the Medical Self-help Training Course, Lesson No. 11 Author: Department of Defense Excerpt: What To Do 1. Let nature be your best helper. Childbirth is a very natural act. 2. At first signs of labor assign the best qualified person to remain with mother. 3. Be calm; reassure […]

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