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Market Yourself With Free Or Low Cost Web Sites! sticky icon

Google and Intuit Take Top Honors

Portfoliositez Is A Winner Too!

Web sites are great for marketing your business too!

by Harris Jensen, MD

Editor, Good Day Journal.Com

Job hunting is brutal now days.  Nothing beats a good marketing approach, showing the world what you are good at.  And there's nothing like having a web site with all the bells and whistles to market yourself.  People starting their own business

A good approach is to have a web site that has:

Students Bullied At School? Here's Help! sticky icon

Colorado has great recommendations for how to deal with bullying...

advice for students, parents and teachers

There is hope for dealing with bullying!  Rise above the situation with the

power of rational thinking!

by Harris Jensen, MD
Editor, Good Day Journal

Bullying is someone being tormented by another seeking to dominate that person.  Adults bully, young people bully.  Here are some great handouts for how to deal with bullying!  Look up bully on Wikipedia for a great review of this awful behavior.

Start Your Own Health Initiatives Committee And Save Lives! sticky icon

Many illnesses can be prevented!

Fort Collins Psychiatrist Shares Ways To Talk To Friends About Their Medical Needs...

Prevent Cancer!  Prevent Heart Disease!  Prevent Diabetes! Prevent Depression!

Be the one to tell your friends how to prevent illnesses and live longer and better lives!

Start a HI! Committee (Health Initiatives Committee) in the club you belong to!

by Harris Jensen, MD
Editor, Good Day Journal

 

Meditate To Feel Close To Nature sticky icon

Meditation Can Be An Antidepressant Too!

The Field Of Mindfulness Cognitive Behavior Therapy Has Much Evidence Behind It To Show It Works

Fort Collins Psychiatrist Records Mindfulness CD

Free Audio File Available In This Article!

by Harris Jensen, MD

Editor, Good Day Journal

Dispatch From The Road In The West... sticky icon

"Trillions"

New Book By Harris Jensen

Millions Are Using New Brain Science

By Tapping Into It On The Internet...

For Free!

by Harris Jensen, MD

Editor, Good Day Journal

I am writing this note to my readers from the road.  We are in Gunnison today, Sunday, May 30, 2010, having travelled to Santa Fe, New Mexico and Durango, Colorado.  Summer is in fuil bloom here, the mountain valleys are lush green, aspen trees are throwing out their green flags and flowers are popping out in mountain meadows.  Yesterday we saw several thousand bicyclers rolled over a mountain pass from Durango to Silverton.  They were part of what I was writing about in my new book, Trillions.

They looked vibrant, excited to see the beautiful mountain scenery, charged up by the cool mountain breezes (which sent several people to the hospital with hypothermia) and bright sun, and just loving life--by being fit and healthy.  They are part of the new healthy class, people who love life and are excited to do whatever it takes to get the most out of life.

Part of doing whatever it takes is using the new science of the brain to learn how it works.

That science has revealed we have 340 trillion connections in our brain. 

That is 340,000,000,000,000 connections if you are counting the zeros.

That is a lot of zeros.

As readers of the Journal know, exercise, eating right, taking medication if you need to for your mood, and things of this nature, all work to support these connections.  Exercise for example expands the memory center 16 percent.  Omega three fatty acid supplements can protect against a depression episode that is known to shrink the memory center by depleting it of nerve growth factor.

It used to be people thought of two classes of people, the wealthy and the poor.  There is now a third class: the healthy.  They see what is really important: living life fully and keeping fit in mind and the rest of the body.

As I wrote about the new brain science I was inspired by the many people who have shared with me through the years what things really helped them turn their lives around.  Thank you for sharing me your stories.  I've shared that information and much more in this book.

The new "Healthy Class" of people are using new and free resources on the internet to make personal changes in their life.  

My book detailing their work is now at 15,000 words and counting!

Many thanks too, to Kevin Houchin and his encouragment.  I've asked for help from many other people too, and appreciate their input: Gary Ogden, Glen Maxey, Ken LeJeune and many others.

There really is a new world out there, with the new resources on the internet, the new science available there, and the new class of people who are tapping into both.  It's really fun writing about it.  In the near future I'll offer free pdf files of this book to those who ask for it, by calling my office at 970-416-8354, and we'll give you the secret url address to put in your internet browser window to get the book.  That's right: the book will be kept at a secret web page!

Happy Trails...

HJ

 

 

Job hunting? Here's Thinking Strategies For You! sticky icon

The Words You Use Make All The Difference In Job Interviews In Northern Colorado...Here's Thinking Strategies That Are Tested By Experience

by Harris Jensen, MD

Editor, Good Day Journal

The words we use to think our thoughts are so powerful, and no where is this more true than in the job interview.

Heck, I ought to know, I'm an employer!  I didn't know what to look for when I started interviewing people to work in my office in 1998 when I started in private practice.

Journal Gets 9,011 Hits In 2009! sticky icon

Hit counts jump to 9,011 in 2009 after addition of new charts, music, books and audio books!

Light therapy and quitting smoking articles by Northern Colorado Psychiatrist gain top hit counts!

by Harris Jensen, MD

Editor, Good Day Journal

The Good Day Journal just started out as a whimsical idea.  Let's put out some articles about what people are doing to make a better life for themselves.  In our first year, we got 5,000 hits.  Not bad!

But this year the hit count almost doubled!  The addition of the web page free stuff is credited for doubling the traffic to the web site.  Find it at http://gooddayjournal.com/freestuff.

Free Stuff is a page of free downloads.  Just click the item and download it!  Items include the four step stress managment model that you see to the left:)

Dr. Harris Jensen releases strategies for stress managment sticky icon

"Chart 16" reviews secrets he's learned in 15 years of doing cognitive behavior therapy

Soon to be released in new book

by Harris Jensen, MD

Editor, Good Day Journal

 

"How can I turn around my anger when it hits me," a patient recently asked me.  "What's a simple way?  I don't have time to read some long book."

I now refer many people to Chart 16 at http://gooddayjournal.com/freestuff.

This is a review of many of the thinking errors and communication mishaps that are like traffic accidents in the mind.  They create a mess with lots of consequences.  So to know these mistakes, it is like seeing trouble in advance.  It is as if you can see an icy street up ahead and you know what to do.  Avoid it!  It is as if you see trouble ahead in the form of a reckless driver...and you know what to do...avoid him!

Many times in cognitive behavior therapy, the therapist and patient will arrive at some conclusion about what is a certain error in one's thinking or actions, or in communication.  Then a name is placed on the mistake, in a way to say "stay awar from this one!  I learned my lesson here!  This is trouble!"

So much of our life is created by the words we use to think our thoughts.  Knowing which ones to avoid makes life so much easier.  You can see things much clearer. 

Massage Therapy Helps Heal The Soul And The Body... sticky icon

Here’s Some Lame Excuses For Not Getting Massage Therapy!

Sharon Welch Reviews What Is Known About Massage Therapy And It's Potential For Physical Healing

 
By Sharon Welch
 
Massage Therapy Editor For The Good Day Journal, and
Certified Massage Therapist
Loveland, Colorado
 

Massage therapists are a little like celebrities in social situations. People are fascinated with us, and the mystery that what we do. When people find out what I do for a living, we usually have one of two kinds of conversations. The first is the obvious, and starts with “I sure could use a massage, how much do you charge!” and the other is the polar opposite, “I could never get a massage.” The latter is the conversation that I love to get into. 

Animal Companions--God Love 'Em! sticky icon

"Fuel The Spark" is a great book, reminding us of great truths,

which our animal companions have already mastered!

By Harris Jensen, MD

Editor, Good Day Journal
 
Sometimes just showing up, just coming to the place you are supposed to be, is 90 percent of a person’s success. I was reminded of that tried and true principle reading a great little book last night, it is called “Fuel For The Spark,” written by a great entrepreneur and creativity consultant in Fort Collins, Kevin Houchin.
So it was of no surprise today, that my dog Elsker had a great day right off the bat.
Here is Elsker, the "lover dog,"
 
She just needs to show up. I have to show up and work at being a doctor, but she just needs to show up.  She's been my office dog for nine years, what a great record!
 “That’s a nice dog you have in your office,” a patient told me.