Worry, fret, doubt. Repeat.

September 6, 2006

The top 5 psychiatric prescriptions for 2005:

  Medication Used for… U.S. Prescriptions
1. Xanax Anxiety 34,230,000
2. Zoloft Depression, anxiety 26,976,000
3. Lexapro Depression, anxiety 24,788,000
4. Prozac Depression, anxiety 21,403,000
5. Ativan Anxiety, panic disorder 19,002,000


I heart Laura Spicer

August 3, 2006

nlpmp3.com is a fantastic resource. Not only do they sell the most comprehensive catalogue of spoken word CDs and downloadable MP3s related to Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and hypnosis they also have a great selection of free downloads.

The best of these freebies, imo, are the interviews with the NLP “royalty” – Richard Bandler, Paul McKenna, John La Valle, Michael Breen, et al. Of all of these though the stand out for me is Laura Spicer, NLP Master Practitioner, trainer and voice coach.

Practical advice on the use (and importance) of the voice is surprisingly under represented in current NLP literature and is even less visible in the Practitioner and Master Practitioner courses. In this information-packed, fat-free, 45 minute interview, Laura does a great job of showing just how important the voice really is in NLP. She explains some of the common problems and offers practical advice, all in her own gorgeous, warm tones.
Essential listening.

Laura Spicer interview download (nlpmp3.com)

Laura Spicer at JustBeWell.com (justbewell.com)
Includes details of training courses that Laura co-presents.

The self-described “Wordgame Superchild of Scrabble and Boggle”, Babble provides an entertaining, enjoyable and, occasionally, educational diversion. Free signup, a clean, simple interface and a new and challenging puzzle each day makes this one of the best of the on-line word games.

Babble (playbabble.com)


Useful tools for Babble players:


  • Iron Sudoku (ironsudoku.com)
    Sudoku from the makers of Babble.