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FB: My therapist wants me to think about the ways I self-sabotage. Suggestions anyone?

Rabbi Hershel Rabbs Remer Clean up your chat room
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Luke Ford But I like Shira and Leslie!
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Rabbi Hershel Rabbs Remer ‎:-p
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Luke Ford If loving Leslie is wrong, I don’t want to be right!
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Rabbi Hershel Rabbs Remer break your strange addiction to heretical radio show hosts
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Pat Patterson Hindsight in intelligent and basically nice people leads to the assumption that instead of the fault being the other person’s it must be the party that becomes convinced that they did something wrong. It’s not self-sabotage but hindsight.
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Luke Ford But I love Jack Taylor!
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Dawny Zimbler Pull out that beard strand by strand…(sorry if you love your beard)…LOL
Sandy: hmmm..let me count the ways, but probably mostly by not evenreturning a phone call to someone who stood by you, said only good things about you,dismissed and negated the not such wonderful things some other key people were saying and basically helped keep you at a certain shul when it seemd all but hopeless. yeah,i wouldve written this as a private msg but i know that’s not your style and it wouldve ended up online anyway.

Socially isolated people are more likely to kick the bucket, push up the daisies, go thru the final check-out, and do the Big Sleep.

A new Brigham Young University study adds our social relationships to the “short list” of factors that predict a person’s odds of living or dying.

In the journal PLoS Medicine, BYU professors Julianne Holt-Lunstad and Timothy Smith report that social connections – friends, family, neighbors or colleagues – improve our odds of survival by 50 percent. Here is how low social interaction compares to more well-known risk factors:

– Equivalent to smoking 15 cigarettes a day

– Equivalent to being an alcoholic

– More harmful than not exercising

– Twice as harmful as obesity

“The idea that a lack of social relationships is a risk factor for death is still not widely recognized by health organizations and the public,” write the PLoS Medicine editors in a summary of the BYU study and why it was done.

About Luke Ford

I've written five books (see Amazon.com). My work has been followed by the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and 60 Minutes. I teach Alexander Technique in Beverly Hills (Alexander90210.com).
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