jueves, 14 de junio de 2012

Hello bloggers,  Today I'm going to talk about something related to my new area of studies, psychology.

I search for  information, in the web cite "  http://www.guardian.co.uk"
and I found an  interesting article, that said that physical exercises doesn't help to overcome depression.

"The Research published in the British Medical Journal, suggests that adding a physical activity intervention to usual care did not reduce symptoms of depression more than usual care alone. 
This contrasts with current clinical guidance which recommends exercise to help those suffering from the mental illness."...
"..To carry out the study researchers recruited 361 patients aged 18 to 69 years who had recently been diagnosed with depression. Trial participants were then split into two groups to receive either the physical activity intervention in addition to usual care, or usual care on its own and were followed up for 12 months to assess any change in their symptoms.  But the study found that adding exercise failed to alleviate symptoms of depression more than usual care alone, only increasing levels of physical activity." (guardian.co.uk,

So if any doctor, psychiatrist or psychologist tell you that you have to workout your body, for overcome depression, He (or she) will be wrong!!!!!

 It's supposed that the evidence, that existed in the past for the positive effect of physical activity in treating depression has originated from studies of small, non-clinical samples, that in a bigger scale, doesn't apply for everyone!

 However, not every thing is lost!!!!!  it is really important to have in mind,  that increased physical activity is beneficial for people who have other illness, such as obesity, diabetes or cardiovascular disease and, of course, these medical conditions can affect people with depression.

So if you want to make exercise and feel happy about it,  just do it!
In my case, I don't really like exercise, and I think if I practice it, I will be depressed!!!!

thats all for this week, see you soon!! xoxo Jazzy.

jueves, 7 de junio de 2012

Hello Bloggers!
Today I'm going to talk about Sir Ken Robinson again.

I saw a new video, at  www.Ted.com,  called "Changing Paradigms of Education."

In the video we can see a hand drawn illustrations ( like cartoons) of what is being said about education.
In this talk, Sir Ken Robinson propose that all part of the world, at this moment, are reforming public education.

 and various types of questions arise about the subject:

How do we educate our children to take their place in the economies of the 21ts century?

How do we insert the children in the  global education, without losing their identity and culture?
 How do we square that circle?

The problem is, accordance with Ken robinson says, that people trying to reach the future, doing what they did in the past, and in the way, they are alienating millions of children, who don't see any purpose to going to school.

In the Past people believed in this structure:
Hard work ---> Do well ----> going to college ---> have a job

But Kids from this era don't buy that! because they said that have a college degree doesn't give a guarantee, any more. And may even be an impediment to achieving the things that are really important.

 Besides the old education system was designed & conceived for a diferent age.
So it have to change!!!

So we have to reflection about it and do something!!!!

                                     that's all for now, see you soon, xoxo! Jaz

sábado, 2 de junio de 2012

Hello bloggers!
I'm sorry for posting late this week, but I was sick!

Today I'm going to to tell you about Education and creativity.

I saw a video about Sir Ken Robinson's talk (at the website "www.ted.com")
Who said that creativity is being  killed  by the actual education.


In the video, Robinson proposes through a lots of jokes and anecdotes, that human creativity is amazing, and every kid born with it, but  meanwhile the boy or girl is growing up, the educational sistem where he or she is insert, is restricting  his or her creativity.

He said, that what education do, it's only create a person with a degree in some knowledge, but education don't stimulate people intelligence, at all!!

also, In our country education it's so expensive!! and it only works for learning about a job, and get into the system!

But when we study a career, that it's important to culture, creativity, Intelligence, and enjoy life through the art, music, theatre, literature, philosophy, etc. People think  that it is useless!!!  because it doesn't works for working and make some money!

So that's the society at we live.

But I think, as a society, we have to meditate on this subject, and redirect our expectations of the education like Ken proposes at his talk; we have to rethink the fundamental principies of the education, starting for ourselves, and then teaching to the children; and in this way, we assure  a good future for all humankind, and also the intelligence and talent, will be valued as it deserves. 

That's all for this week, 
See you soon, xoxo, Jazzy.