~ BGIIOP ~ Become Genuinely Interested In Other People

~ S ~ Smile

~ RTAPNITTPTSAMISIAL ~ Remember That A Person’s Name Is To That Person The Sweetest And Most Important Sound In Any Language

~ BAGL-EOTTAT ~ Be A Good Listener – Encourage Others To Talk About Themselves

~ TITOTOPI ~ Talk In Terms Of The Other Person’s Interests

~ MTOPFI-A-DIS ~ Make The Other Person Feel Important – And – Do It Sincerely


~ WIAHR-AI-AIO-J-N-C ~ Water Is A Human Right – And Is – An Issue Of – Justice – Not – Charity

~ WIACHAPT-A-T-ATWMNBATBDB-P-F-P-I ~ Water Is A Common Heritage And Public Trust – And – Therefore – Access To Water Must Not Be Allowed To Be Decided By – Private – For-Profit – Interests

~ WHRBISTH-A-MBRAPFTE ~ Water Has Rights Beyond Its Service To Humans – And – Must Be Respected And Protected For The Ecosystem

~ RTBASOCAD-W-CB-NGTTUHWMLTLMLOTPAIHWOA ~ Rather Than Being A Source Of Conflicts And Division – Water – Can Be – Nature’s Gift To Teach Us How We Might Learn To Live More Lightly On The Planet And In Harmony With One Another


~ OA-YSFATOED-A-AQOTTISD ~ On Average – You Sleep For A Third Of Each Day – And – A Quarter Of This Time Is Spent Dreaming

~ ENYEOAEJ-TIHY-T-F-A-B-WYAA ~ Each Night You Embark On An Extraordinary Journey – That Influences How You – Think – Feel – And – Behave – When You Are Awake

~ IW-T-F-HM-A-PIAHSTCAWTNNS-TEOSDIHACIOOL ~ Increased Workloads – Twenty-Four-Hour Media – And – Permanent Internet Access Has Combined To Create A World That Now Never Sleeps – This Epidemic Of Sleep Deprivation Is Having A Catastrophic Impact On Our Lives

~ PSH-RP-PL-SS-C ~ Poor Sleeping Habits – Reduce Productivity – Prevent Learning – Sap Self-Control

~ PS-AW-DAO ~ Poor Sleep – Associated With – Depression And Obesity

~ EASLOSCHADEOH ~ Even A Small Lack Of Sleep Can Have A Detrimental Effect On Health

~ ‘REM’ ~ “Rapid Eye Movement”

~ HMT’-TSTYAFBYSFTYEBHJIA-TSTBAWEOSIAUP ~ “Hypnagogic Myoclonic Twitch” – The Sensation That You Are Falling Before You Suddenly Find That Your Entire Body Has Jolted Itself Awake – They Seem To Be Associated With Exhaustion Or Sleeping In An Uncomfortable Position

~ DSS-AVTYPAPW-BBTAAWTPOGHTHRDT-TSAAIFCIIFTD-A-AAAW-S-ST-A-NT ~ Deep Sleep Stages – Are Vital To Your Psychological And Physical Well-Being Because They Are Associated With The Production Of Growth Hormones That Help Repair Damaged Tissue – These Stages Are Also Important For Consolidating Important Information From The Day – And – Are Also Associated With – Sleepwalking – Sleep Talking – And – Night Terrors

~ MPAI-REM-S-OAO-F-AAQOTN-A-TISRTA-‘PS’-B-TBIAAAAIIWYAA ~ Most People Are In – Rem – State – On And Off – For – About A Quarter Of The Night – And – This Is Sometimes Referred To As – “Paradoxical Sleep” – Because – The Brain Is Almost As Active As It Is When You Are Awake

~ THNOF-RAIJTTOTSDI ~ The High Number Of Fatigue-Related Accidents Is Just The Tip Of The Sleep Deprivation Iceberg

~ M-S-WYASDYBCNOFAFSWYBAOI-A-YECRO-ETYBISA ~ Micro-Sleep – When You Are Sleep Deprived Your Brain Can Nod Off For A Few Seconds Without You Being Aware Of It – Amazingly – Your Eyes Can Remain Open – Even Though Your Brain Is Sound Asleep

~ TFPOYBPAKRIDYLOW-WYASD-TLEITPOTBCBEDBIDYSOS-CAD ~ The Front Part Of Your Brain Plays A Key Role In Determining Your Level Of Willpower – When You Are Sleep Deprived – The Low Energy Levels In This Part Of The Brain Can Be Especially Damaging Because It Disrupts Your Sense Of Self-Control And Discipline

~ SD-I-WOEI-CBB-A-PAOB ~ Sleep Deprivation – Is – Wrecking Our Educational Institutions – Costing Business Billions – And – Prematurely Aging Our Brains

~ SNOMHAENIAWAROMC ~ Spending Nine Or More Hours Asleep Each Night Is Associated With A Range Of Medial Conditions

~ SNOPSCYBTRASHC-C-THPTPO-C-AS-C-ULS-FL-A-DCUYE ~ Several Nights Of Poor Sleep Causes Your Body To Release A Stress Hormone Called – Cortisol – This Hormone Prevents The Production Of – Collagen – And So – Creates – Unhealthy Looking Skin – Fine Lines – And – Dark Circles Under Your Eyes

~ ETD-ETYBIADAP-LTTBEOFSIEEAKYA-U-S-AELAO-BL ~ Embrace The Darkness – Ensure That Your Bedroom Is As Dark As Possible – Light Towards The Blue End Of The Spectrum Is Especially Effective At Keeping You Awake – Unfortunately – Screens – All Emit Large Amounts Of – Blue Light

~ TSOS-WYS-YUBISLOFASTSD ~ The Sound Of Silence – When You Sleep – Your Unconscious Brain Is Still Listening Out For Any Sounds That Signal Danger

~ THIO-IIITETRINTHOTC-YSE ~ The Heat Is Off – It Is Important To Ensure That Your Room Is Not Too Hot Or Too Cold – Your Sleeping Environment

~ SAS-TAHSYFWYS-D-SFABA-CPHWYUM-CWOATW-L/SD/BA ~ Safe And Sound – Think About How Secure You Feel When You Sleep – Deep-Seated Fears About Being Attacked – Can Play Havoc With Your Unconscious Mind – Consider Ways Of Alleviating These Worries – Locks / Smoke Detector / Burglar Alarm

~ TB-TS ~ Think Bedroom – Think Sleep

~ IIITAYBW-S-A-S-CBA-TIEYTATRWAOTTTS ~ It Is Important To Associate Your Bedroom With – Sleep – And – Sex – Consider Banishing Anything – That Is Encouraging You To Associate The Room With Anything Other Than The Two Ss

~ DON-Y0CR-EYTT-O-T-M-N-TTMOTA-IYANFLTT-TACD ~ Don’t Over-Nap – Your – Circadian Rhythm – Encourages You To Take – One – Twenty-Minute – Nap – Towards The Middle Of The Afternoon – If You Are Napping For Longer Than That – Think About Cutting Down

~ LGP-PTEDTDSEWAN ~ Let’s Get Physical – People That Exercise During The Day Sleep Especially Well At Night

~ BTM ~ Busy The Mind

~ KWTHTB ~ Know When To Head To Bed

~ STITT-LIAWBARYBT-B-WYCOOTBTTADASASTYBTYARFS ~ Spend Time In The Tub – Lying In A Warm Bath Artificially Raises Your Body Temperature – But – When You Climb Out Of The Bath This Temperature Abruptly Drops And Sends A Signal To Your Body That You Are Ready For Sleep

~ MAL-WAAP-MALO-WIOYM-MA-‘TD’-L ~ Make A List – Worrying About A Problem – Make A List Of – What Is On Your Mind – Make A – “To Do” – List

~ TSOS-AL-NS-U-200C-O-C ~ The Science Of Snacking – A Late-Night Snack – Under – 200 Calories – Of – Carbohydrates

~ TMY-WYBAIYASYBT-FYBITTIITFB ~ The Magic Yawn – When You Behave As If You Are Sleepy You Become Tired – Fool Your Body Into Thinking That It Is Time For Bed

~ TP-IYWTFA-TTSA! ~ The Paradox – If You Want To Fall Asleep – Try To Stay Awake!

~ TPOA-ASPOMTYL-QPAYFA-OTYBWCTATPOMWS-SLTTMWHYTNO ~ The Power Of Association – A Soporific Piece Of Music That You Like – Quietly Playing As You Fall Asleep – Over Time Your Brain Will Come To Associate The Piece Of Music With Sleep – Simply Listening To The Music Will Help You To Nod Off

~ IYDWFMTA-TM-DTN-MSSR-GOOBADSFON-SA ~ If You Do Wake For More Than About – Twenty Minutes – During The Night – Most Sleep Scientists Recommend – Getting Out Of Bed And Doing Some Form Of Non-Stimulating Activity

~ DW-BH-JRIBIGFY-EIYANA ~ Don’t Worry – Be Happy – Just Relaxing In Bed Is Good For You – Even If You Are Not Asleep

~ TRSTWUASIAVBI-I-QRTNOARC ~ The Results Show That Waking Up A Sleepwalker Is A Very Bad Idea – Instead – Quietly Repeat Their Name Or A Reassuring Comment

~ WYAA-YBRTYM-TAAFAFTINLN-A-SAITYHBTTRDTD ~ When You Are Asleep – Your Brain Rummages Through Your Mind – Throws Away Any Facts And Figures That It No Longer Needs – And – Stores Away Information That You Have Been Trying To Remember During The Day

~ DNSOS-SULTNBTTCIIYH-IATI-A-YWBMBOGAEN ~ Do Not Skimp Of Sleep – Staying Up Late The Night Before Trying To Cram Information Into Your Head – It’s A Terrible Idea – And – You Will Be Much Better Off Getting An Early Night

~ TETLOSHOAPIFFT ~ The Effect That Lack Of Sleep Has On Academic Performance Is Far From Trivial

~ DD-YSMWTAPTYAFIYL-A-LAST-TTSTEIOTIAFNS ~ During Dreaming – Your Unconscious Mind Works Through Any Problems That You Are Facing In Your Life – And – Like A Skilled Therapist – Tries To Soften The Emotional Impact Of These Issues And Find Novel Solutions

~ ENYDALA-‘NT’-WHYTICIYWL-A-TTFISTYP-DAFFTMFOTBOS ~ Each Night Your Dreams Act Like A – “Nocturnal Therapist” – Who Helps You To Identify Concerns In Your Waking Life – And – Tries To Find Innovative Solutions To Your Problems – Dreams Are Far From The Meaningless Froth On The Beer Of Sleep

~ ‘LD-ATTAD-A-OAGN-CETCOTFW ~ “Lucid Dreaming” – Aware That They Are Dreaming – And – On A Good Night – Can Even Take Control Of Their Fantasy World

~ SW ~ Sleep Well


~ TSFBC-MOTPE-PASMY-O ~ The Shoe Factories Began Closing – Merchants Of The Poor Economy – Pawnshops And Scrap Metal Yards – Opened

~ PHAATHP ~ People Had Anxiety And They Had Pain

~ B-BTFATAO-H-BALAME ~ But – By Then Fully Addicted To An Opiate – He – Began Arriving Late And Making Excuses

~ MPA ~ Modern Pharmaceutical Advertising

~ DDCTPTD ~ Direct Doctor Contact To Promote The Drug

~ Continuing Medical Education – Seminars That Were Increasingly Required For Doctors To Keep Their Licenses – By Funding – CME – Seminars – Drug Companies Could Grab The Ears Of Physicians

~ TMM-TEEIAO ~ The Morphine Molecule – The Essential Element In All Opiates

~ LNOPOE-TMMSTPHAH-IAFMS-SAITMLTC-ISAETMLTCWAAO-IESTF-KIL-ITRTAM-EH-HITBAS ~ Like No Other Particle On Earth – The Morphine Molecule Seemed To Posses Heaven And Hell – It Allowed For Modern Surgery – Saving And Improving Too Many Lives To Count – It Stunted And Ended Too Many Lives To Count With Addiction And Overdose – It Evolved Somehow To Fit – Key In Lock – Into The Receptors That All Mammals – Especially Humans – Have In Their Brains And Spines

~ DLP ~ Delivered Like Pizza

~ AIATPCOEEATRTROA-SWCOBDS-ARIMTAP-WUW-DWUTB-PTD-ISH-DWTTCBSITDNTPA-WM-WO ~ An Idea Advanced That Pain Counteracted Opiates’ Euphoric Effect And Thus Reduced The Risk Of Addiction – Soon What Can Only Be Described As – A Revolution In Medical Thought And Practice – Was Under Way – Doctors Were Urged To Begin – Prescribing These Drugs – In Some Hospitals – Doctors Were Told They Could Be Sued If They Did Not Treat Pain Aggressively – Which Meant – With Opiates

~ PWGUTDDFT ~ Patients Were Getting Used To Demanding Drugs For Treatment

~ PWDHLT ~ Problem Was Doctors Had Less Time

~ TDWAMTPCP-WHLP-MTAWMTMBCPTTOAA-T-MC ~ These Drugs Were Advertised Mostly To Primary Care Physicians – Who Had Little Pain-Management Training And Were Making Their Money By Churning Patients Through Their Offices At A – Thirteen-Minute Clip

~ NOHD-S-L-T-S ~ No One Had Done – Serious – Long-Term – Studies

~ THC-WYSTO-MCTTTP ~ The Heroin Cells – When You Stamped Them Out – More Came To Take Their Place

~ TC:LT-1%-OPTWNDATT-T-‘LT1%’-S-S ~ The Claim: Less Than – One Percent – Of Patients Treated With Narcotics Developed Addictions To Them – That – “Less Than 1 Percent” – Statistic – Stuck

~ AUORHAOBALN ~ A Union Of Recovering Heroin Addicts Organized By A Local Nonprofit

~ O-SI-1916-F-T-AOD-M-STH ~ Oxycodone – Synthesized In – 1916 – From – Thebaine – An Opium Derivative – Molecularly – Similar To Heroin

~ NOITAPCADSTHWBMALAO-T-CD ~ No One Imagined That A Pill Containing A Drug Similar To Heroin Would Be Marketed Almost Like An Over-The-Counter Drug

~ TWLAITAHTATP-WPNTCTTBTWR-‘APTAOTD’ ~ The Warning Label Also Inadvertently Told Addicts How To Abuse The Pill – Warning Patients Not To Crush The Tablets Because That Would Release – “A Potentially Toxic Amount Of The Drug”

~ AAIT-ANH-FH-WWAR-A-WFCCACFJI-TSHTBCB ~ An Addict In Treatment – Also Needed Help – Finding Housing – With Writing A Resume – And – With Finding Child Care And Clothes For Job Interviews – These Services Had To Be Close By

~ TNP-W-AUS-TWHLFYOWPHBTDOTS-BT ~ This New Product – With – Almost Unlimited Supply – Those Who Had Lived For Years On Weak Powder Heroin Began To Die On The Strong – Black Tar

~ POA-T-PMC-WAKO-CDG-IWBTH-IWA-FM-AA ~ Prescribed Opiates Aggressively – The – Pill Mill Doc – Was A Kind Of – Coup De Grace – It Was Bound To Happen – It Was A – Free Market – After All

~ HLH ~ Heroin Like Hamburgers

~ AW-CC-TNONOA-WETT-H/ER/J/C/RC/F-I-T-EIAWAWN ~ As With – Crack Cocaine – The Numbers Of New Opiate Addicts – Were Enough To Throw – Hospitals / Emergency Rooms / Jails / Courts / Rehab Centers / Families – Into – Turmoil – Especially In Areas Where Abuse Was New

~ NAPCWPM-B-TPCWOPTA-IAPRDD ~ Not All Pain Clinics Were Pill Mills – But – The Pain Clinic Was Often Prone To Abuse – It Attracted Patients Relentlessly Demanding Drugs

~ S-PO-DD-IIOTS ~ Soon – Plain Old – Drug Dealers – Got In On The Scam

~ FP-AL-TCI-N-S-CM-J-NO-LM-UMRTSTSAAFPD ~ Forgotten Places – Acted Like – The Canaries In – Now-Shuttered – Coal Mines – Just – No One – Listened Much – Until More Respectable Types Sounded The Same Alarm And Famous People Died

~ STTMM ~ Slaves To The Morphine Molecule

~ AKOJK ~ A Kind Of Junkie Kingdom

~ PBC-MVTC ~ Pills Became Currency – More Valuable Than Cash

~ ASOCSE-ATTWTPWNU-B-SPABAAJBI ~ A Sophisticated Opiate Class System Emerged – At The Top Were The People Who Never Used – But – Sold Pills And Bought Anything A Junkie Brought In

~ ACOSE-HSTTCAS-F-F-BI ~ A Conspiracy Of Silence Enveloped – Heroin Seeped Through The City And Suburbs – Few – Officials – Battling It

~ W-MAA-UTO-A-E-WLBSN-SDIF-FP ~ With – Money And Addiction – Urging Them On – Addict-Entrepreneurs – Were Like Bloodhounds Sniffing Out – Shady Docs In Far-Flung Places

~ F-P-N-H-LOB ~ First – Pills – Now – Heroin – Lots Of Both

~ DODWATSFAC ~ Drug Overdose Deaths Were About To Surpass Fatal Auto Crashes

~ COP:PP-M-ETW;BTH-M-WTE ~ Complementary Opiate Plagues: Prescription Painkillers – Moving – East To West; Black Tar Heroin – Moving – West To East

~ FDOIEY ~ Fatal Drug Overdoses Increased Every Year

~ BTH-DLP-N-Y-A-W-C-WEE ~ Black Tar Heroin – Delivered Like Pizza – New – Younger – And – Wealthier – Customers – Were Emerging Everywhere

~ ‘MB’ ~ “MisBranding”

~ OAHOPGHFTDAATPHC ~ Only A Handful Of Parent Groups Had Formed To Do Anything About This Public Health Crisis

~ FP-WCA-TNROA-S-GATPPFI-O-TTAP ~ Football Players – Were Common Among – The New Rural Opiate Addicts – Some – Got Adduced To Pills Prescribed For Injuries – Others – Took Them At Parties

~ B-AFSTCPIAFOEAPL ~ But – Ashamed Families Shrouded Their Children’s Passings In A Fog Of Euphemism And Palatable Lies

~ ESM-CKHAPBATNARTTTDUAD ~ Each Suburban Middle-Class Kid Had A Private Bedroom And The New Addicts Retreated To Them To Dope Up And Die

~ NCDIA ~ Nobody Can Do It Alone


~ ACBOAEFFYBFAL-NOYCCYTOYA ~ Avoid Casting Blame On An External Force For Your Bad Feelings About Life – Nothing Outside Yourself Can Control Your Thinking Or Your Actions

~ ABYFNBIC-YADTBYCAYAOTWTRYP ~ Avoid Blaming Yourself For Not Being In Control – You Are Doing The Best You Can And You Are On The Way To Reclaiming Your Power

~ BAOWAWYA-PTVR-LTCTTYTYA-NBRFWYA:B/H/D/F ~ Be Aware Of When And Where You Are – Playing The Victim Role – Learn The Clues That Tell You That You Are – Not Being Responsible For What You Are: Being / Having / Doing / Feeling

~ FYWYBE-Y-C-RIW-ALIF ~ Familiarize Yourself With Your Biggest Enemy – Your – Chatterbox – Replace It With – A Loving Internal Friend

~ FOT-P-TKY-‘S’-P-OYFT-YWPBAQTB-‘U’ ~ Figure Out The – Payoffs – That Keep You – “Stuck” – Paradoxically – Once You Find Them – You Will Probably Be Able Quickly To Become – “Unstuck”

~ DWYWILAAOI-SWFSTGITY ~ Determine What You Want In Life And Act On It – Stop Waiting For Someone To Give It To You

~ BAOTMCYH-IB-AAF-IASTCYW-CTPTCTYGAMYFAPWYAO ~ Be Aware Of The Many Choices You Have – In Both – Actions And Feelings – In Any Situation That Comes Your Way – Choose The Path That Contributes To Your Growth And Makes You Feel At Peace With Yourself And Others


~ NBAEFAYA-B-D-H-O-F ~ Never Blaming Anyone Else For Anything You Are – Being – Doing – Having – Or – Feeling

~ NBY ~ Not Blaming Yourself

~ BAOWAWYANTRSTYCEC ~ Being Aware Of Where And When You Are Not Taking Responsibility So That You Can Eventually Change

~ H-TC-TLVI-TVTTTDYC ~ Handling – The Chatterbox – The Little Voice Inside – The Voice That Tries To Drive You Crazy

~ BAO-P-TKY-‘S’ ~ Being Aware Of – Payoffs – That Keep You – “Stuck”

~ FOWYWIL-A-AOI ~ Figuring Out What You Want In Life – And – Acting On It

~ BAOTMOCYHIAGS ~ Being Aware Of The Multitude Of Choices You Have In Any Given Situation


~ T1:TFWNGAALAICTG ~ Truth 1: The Fear Will Never Go Away As Long As I Continue To Grow

~ T2:TOWTGROTFODSITGOADI ~ Truth 2: The Only Way To Get Rid Of The Fear Of Doing Something Is To Go Out And Do It

~ T3:TOWTFBAMIT-GOADI ~ Truth 3: The Only Way To Feel Better About Myself Is To – Go Out And Do It

~ T4:NOAIGTEFWIOUT-B-SIEE ~ Truth 4: Not Only Am I Going To Experience Fear Whenever I’m On Unfamiliar Territory – But – So Is Everyone Else

~ T5:PTFILFTLWTUFTCFAFOH ~ Truth 5: Pushing Through Fear Is Less Frightening Than Living With The Underlying Fear That Comes From A Feeling Of Helplessness