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Dr. Dan's "That's How I See It!" Newsletter Vol. # 120

The key to the human potential movement is laughter. Laughter is a reflex; it’s a free pharmacy of serotonin and dopamine. Laughter, like exercise, is a good way to deal with stress.   Dan

 What's on Tap!

 Why did I write these books (FB and C & R); Why Teachers Drink Heavily (spaced throughout newsletter); Wellness; Reader Response—It’s payback time; Story of the Five Balls; Cholesterol; Coffee House

Why did I write “Finding Balance” and "Communication & Relationships"?

 I didn’t mean to write these books it came about as a result of the creative collaboration between client and therapist. 1+1 never equals just 2. New ways of understanding and treating the issues/stressors that people presented began to evolve. Insights, concepts and therapeutic stories just seemed to flow from every session. I wrote them down on a piece of paper and threw them in a folder in my briefcase. One day I dumped the contents of the folder out on the dinning room table, and started writing, as I felt compelled to shape the ideas into readable form. The result was “Finding Balance”. Same process occurred for my new book "Communication & Relationships"

 I tell people that at first I didn’t believe in my own book—“Finding Balance." It had a nice look to it, nice cover, and it said a lot of things I believed in and I found it meaningful and useful. What I didn’t know was that other people were also finding it meaningful and useful. That I had written a valid piece of literature (as judged by those who have read the book) nearly blew my mind. (See: direct link click on Testimonials)

 I now truly believe in both books! I find them easy to recommend to my friends and clients, not just so they will purchase them but because they are helpful and deal with “real” subject matter. The cases described are actual composites of many different sessions with many different clients.

 People are saying nice things about the “Communication & Relationships" (See: direct link Testimonials). I feel like the parent who hears glowing comments about their teenager and is proud but surprised. The success of “Finding Balance” is overwhelming (over 10,500 sold) but welcomed. I hope for similar success, with your help, with “Communication & Relationships".    Dan

 Why teachers continue to drink heavily (reasons why will be spaced through this newsletter)  The following questions were in last year's examination
Q.  What is a turbine?
A.  Something an Arab or Sheik wears on his head.  Once an Arab boy reaches puberty, he removes his diaper and wraps it around his head.   

Q.  How is dew formed?
A.  The sun shines down on the leaves and makes them perspire. 

Q.  What guarantees may a mortgage company insist on?
A.   If you are buying a house, they will insist that you are well endowed.

Q.  In a democratic society, how important are elections?
A.   Very important.  Sex can only happen when a male gets an election.


Does this article fit with any New Years Resolutions?


 Wellness is a lifestyle approach that pursues advanced states of physical
and psychological well being. Wellness is not just a condition, it is a
philosophy of life. Wellness is based on a strong sense of responsibility
for your own health. We11ness encompasses the body, mind and spiritua1
aspects of your entire existence. A Wellness lifestyle is an art form
that requires constant attention and a very high level of commitment to
it. A healthy lifestyle is shaped and adjusted over time, is based on
experience, on new knowledge and on changing conditions and it
dramatically enhances the possibility for a good and challenging
existence. Wellness always entails displays of personal excellence in
such areas as fitness, time and stress management, consciously decided
upon healthy choices, self nurturing, high self esteem and balance.

 A Wellness lifestyle constantly invites never ending curiosity about your
purpose, values and meaning of life. As well, there is strong evidence in
support of We11ness princip1es, and you must make your own way in the
shape and the approach to Wellness that best fits your unique
circumstances and resources. The most popular model of We11ness and the
one espoused by the National Wellness Institute has six dimensions; a
physical dimension, intellectual, spiritual, social, emotional and
occupational. The hub around which these dimensions gather is self
responsibility. We are responsible for our health, we are responsible for
Wellness, we are responsible if we have a great life or a miserable life.
It seems that life can invite us to feel bad, to feel sad, to be angry,
but we in essence we do not need to pick up the invitations that life
confronts us with. It seems true that life does serve up unexpected curve
balls, and we are either controlled by these events in our life or we have
a plan, a health plan, a Wellness plan, a plan that holds us responsible
for seeing that our health and Wellness is protected.

 If we live a Wellness lifestyle, the chances are much higher for responding “yes” to the question, "Are you feeling great and have any fun yet?"

 Q.  What are steroids?
A.  Things for keeping carpets still on the stairs.   
      (Shoot yourself now, there is little hope.) 

Q.  What happens to your body as you age?
A.  When you get old, so do your bowels and you get intercontinental. 

Q.  What happens to a boy when he reaches puberty?
A.   He says goodbye to his boyhood and looks forward to his adultery.   
      (So true) 

Q.  Name a major disease associated with cigarettes.
A.   Premature death. 

Reader Response

Remember in last weeks newsletter #119, I made reference to my cousin being an engineer and then shared a number of engineering stories. Well he answered the bell—here is his response!

 Hi Dan---it’s payback time

 I liked all of your examples of engineers except the first one - no heterosexual engineering student would react like that!

 I am including a few insights into the psychological profession, which you may find “interesting”?

 1.  Q. How many psychologists does it take to change a light bulb?
     A. One, but the light bulb really has to want to change.

 2.  One behaviorist meets another on the street.
     “How am I feeling today?”

 3. Client:Doctor, help me. I think I’m a dog.”
    Psychologist: “Lie down on the couch."
    Client: “I can’t. I’m not allowed on the furniture.”

 4.  “Doctor, I feel as though nobody understands me.”
       “What do you mean by that?”

 5.  “Doctor, I feel like such a failure.”
       “Anyone who can pay my fee is certainly not a failure.”

 6. “What's the difference between a psychologist and a magician?

        “A magician pulls rabbits out of hats, whereas a psychologist pulls habits out of rats.”

7.   "What's the difference between a psychiatrist and a psychologist?

     If you say, 'I hate my mother', a psychiatrist will ask, 'Why do you say that?’ whereas a psychologist will say, 'Thank you for sharing that with us.' 

  8. Two behaviourists meet each other in the street.

"Hi," says one, "How am I feeling today?"



 Any other professions we want to have fun with—send them on to me                        

 Reader Response

This  was one of the best newsletters in some time. (In reference to newsletter #119). That's why I eat onions (and the reason for my long life--it keeps the jerks away.  Ray

 Well Ray I sure appreciated the first line of your e-mail. The second line I have no idea where that comes from. However, I don’t need to understand what your getting at. Mine is but to print your responses, I guess.    Dan

Q.  What is artificial insemination?
A.   When the farmer does it to the bull instead of the cow.

Q.  How can you delay milk turning sour?
A.   Keep it in the cow.   
      (Simple, but brilliant) 

Q.  How are the main 20 parts of the body categorized (e.g. The abdomen)?   
A.  The body is consisted into 3 parts - the brainium, the borax and the abdominal cavity.
      The brainium contains the brain, the borax contains the heart and lungs and the abdominal  cavity contains the five bowels:    A,E,I,O,U (WTF!)

Q.  What is the fibula?
A.   A small lie. 


 "Imagine life is a game in which you are juggling five balls. The balls are called work, family, health, friends and integrity. And you're keeping all of them in the air. But one day you finally come to realize that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will come back. The other four balls-family, health, friends, and integrity-are made of glass. If you drop one of these, it will be irrevocably scuffed, nicked, perhaps even shattered. And once you truly understand the lesson of the five balls, you will have the beginnings of balance in your life."                                            James Patterson

  •           Q.  What does 'varicose' mean?
    A.   Nearby.

    Q.  What is the most common form of birth control?
    A.   Most people prevent contraception by wearing a condominium.   
          (That would work.) 

    Q.  Give the meaning of the term 'Caesarean section.'
    A.   The caesarean section is a district in Rome. 

    Q.  What is a seizure?
    A.   A Roman Emperor.    
          (Julius Seizure, I came, I saw, I had a fit.) 

    Q.  What is a terminal illness?   
    A.   When you are sick at the airport.   

  • Cholesterol

  • A report by Mayo Clinic suggests that oatmeal and oat bran are great for lowering the bad cholesterol (LDL). Cinnamon on toast is also a good reducer of LDL, as his vitamin C. Omega-3 fatty acids help to lower blood triglycerides, that’s why it is prudent to eat fish at least three times per week. Nuts, especially Almonds are good for lowering LDL, and of course, red wine to boost the good cholesterol (HDL).

  • Grant & Wilton Coffee House


“Breakup - Makeup Blues”

Valentines Concert


Fred Dugdale

With Special Guests


 David Jung: Guitar / Brian Tesch: Drums / Ferdy Goveas: Bass 

(of Jungtion)

 Saturday February 16, 2019

Doors 7:00pm, Concert 7:30pm

Tickets: $17 | Advance $15 at Venue: Weekday Mornings

Tel: (204) 488-0207 | (204) 895-1719  

1077 Grant Avenue

Q.  What does the word 'benign' mean?
A.   Benign is what you will be after you be eight.   

Q.  Name the four seasons   
A.   Salt, pepper, mustard and vinegar

 I don’t think teachers drink to much as a way of coping, I do think they go home from school and go to their basement and scream!

Have a great week!


 My cousin Wayne (who edits this lofty newsletter) before he left on holidays left me the following message and I have been trying to figure it out.

I am told there is a warning on Viagra labels that states, “If you are turned on for more than four hours, you had better consult an erectrician.”

Any suggestions as to what this is referring to?