Hour 3 – Glenn, Pat & Stu make up their mind after hearing the arguments on both sides of the marijuana issue.
Three hours of the Glenn Beck show today were dedicated to a marijuana debate.
I watched glenn becks interview with Jacob sullum and Robert white. i was wondering if anyone else saw it and what their thoughts on it was.
Hour 2 – The case on why marijuana should be legal with special guest Jacob Sullum, senior editor, Reason Magazine.
Take his poll here:
At 2:00pm Eastern Time, the poll had 28% saying "leave it to the states" and 27% saying "marijuana always legal in any amount nationwide". I see that as 55% supporting legalization at either the state or federal level. Pretty good for his conservative audience.
Hour 1 – The case on why marijuana should remain illegal with special guest Robert White who co-authored the book "Going to Pot: Why the rush to legalize marijuana is harming America"
It starts with a process of breathing and I mean that literally, followed by a sense of grounding one’s self in the reality of what is happening at that moment. It helps one to eradicate the judgements that would direct an "autopilot" response to a learned behavior/reaction.
Self regulation of these states most often does not come naturally and it can be helpful to seek therapy for insight and perspective when dealing with life’s challenges. In order to meet the needs of clients who are centrally based, I will be offering therapy in the CBD and Raffles area(as well as the Rochester Park address) and will be introducing mindfulness based approaches in addition to other therapeutic modalities.
Many people think of meditation as a way of emptying the mind of all the clutter from the week; the list of to do’s that isn’t getting smaller, the incessant phone calls and sms that won’t stop, the gnawing feeling that the work pile is getting higher and of course the vague awareness that we are living out of sync with our values, if we can even remember what they were.
If someone cuts you off on the CTE, on the way to work as they speed by and you feel that twinge of angst rising up through the nerves in your spine and shooting directly to your fingertips where you are now gripping the wheel with fury…you should respond by recognizing the conflict then take a long deep breath. Then remind yourself that he was not cutting you off. He doesn’t even know you. He was cutting off your red Toyota and it looked like all the other cars he passed already. In fact who knows, maybe his wife has just gone into labor and he is racing to join her where she is waiting for him at the hospital or he is late for a meeting where he will land a deal that will change the fate for his entire family. Sure he shouldn’t be speeding. But doesn’t it change your state to realize these other possibilities? Suddenly you become aware of the calming effect in your state and how your grip on the steering wheel has relaxed and your breathing has resumed. You might even smile at the thought of your earlier response realizing how useless it was and that you are still safely on your way.
It starts with learning who we are so that we can learn Self Regulation and managing the states that direct our responses.
In my practice we are often discussing a mindful approach to anger management , work stress/anxiety , addictions, relationship conflict, navigating traffic during the commute and navigating trades during the day. Being mindful in the approach to these normal occurrences allows us to respond calmly and thoughtfully, rather than reacting with judgement and assumptions. This can be learned and honed just like any skill.