Friday, August 26, 2005
Sunday, August 21, 2005
I made 8 of these. I slow cooked in a crock pot a big pork roast with fresh tomatoes onion and celery. The boiled potatoes, broccoli and corn, were added later to these containers. Then 7 into the freezer and one in the refrigerator to take to work tomorrow.
I only used half of the roast here, I will make BBQ out of the rest. Mmmm!
I am all signed up to go to The Southeren Comfort in Atlanta.
It will be my first! and I am nervous and excited! I do not have the clothes for such a thing.
If any of you are going write me and lets talk about it.
Wednesday, August 17, 2005
Compulsive hoarding is a complex psychological disorder that can significantly disrupt a person's life. Hoarding occurs when a person acquires and saves possessions that have either little or no value (or have some perceived value), and the person then has great difficulty in discarding their possessions. This usually results in clutter.
Hoarding behavior can often lead to other problems. Often associated with OCD, OCPD and depression, hoarding can affect people's lives across all levels of functioning, It is common for hoarders to have interpersonal difficulties, family tension, poor self-esteem, poor social skills, weak decision-making skills, occupational issues, and even legal issues. In addition, there are physical risks, such as falls and fires within the home environment.
The following are some common characteristics within compulsive hoarding:
Saving or collecting continues beyond what is needed or of use.
Avoiding throwing possessions away, or experience high levels of anxiety when discarding items.
Having significant clutter at home, often to the point where pathways need to be made to walk around.
Functional spaces are lost due to clutter. For example, can not sit on chairs or use tabletops because possessions occupy those areas. Socializing is curtailed or eliminated.
Value of uniqueness is attached to items that others do not find valuable, such as papers, containers and food items.
Strong emotional connections are formed to the extent that and individual feels a sense of safety or comfort.
Feeling suspicious of other people touching possessions (or throwing them away).
Feeling overwhelmed and/or embarrassed by possessions.
Others perceive belongings as bothersome and/or dangerous.
Although excessive savings and collecting may become overwhelming, appropriate interventions are available. At the Bio-Behavioral Institute, our treatment plan for hoarding is based on many years of experience and research. The approach is cognitive-behavioral in nature in which patients are taught to develop an organizational plan. The patient and therapist work jointly on such skills as sorting items, applying decision making strategies and utilizing cognitive techniques to deal with attachment and emotional connections to one’s belongings. Likewise, patient and therapist focus on reducing the acquisition of new possessions. When appropriate, psychopharmacological interventions are also introduced to address symptoms of anxiety and depression.
I wrote the following to her:
I love what you wrote about alternate treatments for GID.
I have thought about how GID was simmar to OCD. We certianly are obsessed! I took Prozac for a while after my divorce to try to get more motivated. It did not help. I was not looking at my how it effected my need to crossdress.
I saw a woman on Oprah that had "OCD with hording." She saved everything and lived in total chaos. It looked just like me! LOL
Combining all that with my GID, and I am a mess. At least I have a good job.
I want to reread your TS section. I am afraid I read it a bit too fast.
Thanks for writing this!
VickieYahoo IM: vickiecd
Tuesday, August 16, 2005
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Tuesday, August 02, 2005
I dread giving my guy oral sex because he takes too long to finish. Any tips to speed things along?
"Men can take a long time to climax if your moves aren’t consistent as they’re nearing the Big O," says certified sex educator Lou Paget, author of Hot Mamas. But by mastering one simple move, you can ensure a speedy finish. First, kneel with a pillow under your knees, or stretch out on your side, says Paget.
Then put your mouth on just the top inch and a half of him, and use your hand to cover the area below your mouth; this way your hand does most of the work. Keep alternating the speed of your mouth and hand until you feel he’s close, then apply consistent pressure and constant rapid motion until he reaches his peak.
He’ll finish sooner, and you’ll still have energy to reach your peak.