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I am often asked how I manage to write my blog posts. To answer simply, and in as few words as possible,

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   but I do have a plan too   

a ‘kind of’ plan …

I have a plan. Well, To be more precise, I have a very loose plan that I kind of follow. It’s more like a procedure that I follow loosely that also keeps me on track.

Below I will document the step(s) I use in this plan.

step one : the idea …

Firstly, an idea comes into my head, or dawns on me, something I think I might want, or like, to write about. It might be something that is or has been bothering me, or something I feel should be addressed. But always, I only ever write about things that I feel are important to me and have affected me.

So, if you see it here, on fragmented.ME blog, then please know that it is important to me and it has affected me in one way or another in order to spur me on to write about it.

And also know this too, not a single page on this blog has come without a health cost. Yes, it is cathartic and therefore like therapy, but still it takes or uses energy that I really might not always have.

my plugin toolkit …

I don’t think I could run my blog website without using additional plugins to help me stay on top of my blog posts and planned posting timescales.

I have a particular plugin on my wordpress admin where I can instantly add a post idea. The plugin makes this list available for me to add to, and amend, and also check off as complete, from any page that I am on in the admin area. Some of the specifics that I can add are, a suggested title, a proposed or useful url, post tags, and notes and I can also determine its importance as well as assign it to a specific person; useful if there are more than just yourself running the blog.

plugin #1: posts to-do list
Share post ideas with writers, suggest them writing topics and keep track of the posts ideas with a to do list.

I also see this list, to the right side of any page I am working on, and I can update it and add notes, and add extra info, to the idea as they pop into my head without leaving the blog post I may be working on at the time.

Once I am sure that I will write about the subject I move to step two.

step two : the decision …

Once I am sure I will write about any subject that I previously suggested on my list, I will then make a draft post with a title that I usually always stick with. I can do this by simply clicking a link in the ‘posts to-do list’ at the side of any post page, which then loads up a blank post. This is so useful.

Regarding my titles being rather definitive from the start, I think this is because while writing other bits for ‘on the go’ blogs or when I’m just lay here doing what seems like not much. I am in fact mulling over the ideas I’ve previously suggested to myself that I might like to write about. So by the time I come to decided if I will write the idea, or delete it, I have also usually got the right title for it too.

my plugin toolkit …

I have another plugin where I keep html snippets and as I set up the draft blog post I insert my template html into the blog post using this plugin. I assign the blog post to a main category and any relevant subcategories and I also add the category image and add a few tags, and then save it as a draft post.

plugin #2: post snippets
Create a library of reusable content and insert it into your posts and pages. Navigate to “Settings > Post Snippets” to get started.

I have another plugin that I mark the blog post as ‘blog (new idea)’, this assigns it as ‘blog (new idea)’ title and colour that I see in my WordPress dashboard, and post area too. I will then save it as a draft and leave it again until the idea moves on in my head.

plugin #3: mark posts
Mark and highlight posts, pages and posts of custom post types within the posts overview.

This bit, moving from idea to deciding if I will write about it can sometimes take up to a month or even longer. I also can have many blogs on the go, at any one time, plus loads of ideas, and several new ideas / in process / started / 1/4 done, 1/2 done, 3/4 done, and waiting for review.

To give you an idea, right now as I work on this post, I have:

    • post to-do list ideas : 8 – these are ideas that have popped in my mind and may or may not become blog posts
    • blog (new idea) : 1 – these are ideas I have accepted, which were previously on the above list, but I haven’t yet made a start on
    • blog (in process) : 1 – ideas that I have loosely started as blog posts but need research and development
    • blog (started) : 3 – ideas I have made a good start on and are definitely going to become blog posts
    • 1/4 done : 3 – ideas I have really got a good idea of where I am going with and have gotten approximately 1/4 done 
    • 1/2 done : 1 – ideas I am well on the way with and have gotten approximately 1/2 done 
    • 3/4 done : 0 – ideas that are really flowing and only need the conclusion, links, images, and references adding
    • review : 2 – blog posts that are complete and are being reviewed and tweaked
    • scheduled : 5 – blog posts that are complete and I am relatively satisfied with, if that’s ever possible with me; they have been scheduled to be posted to the website on a specific date

Once the idea has moved on in my head I move to step three.

step three : the blog post (research & writing) …

Once the idea has moved on in my head and I loosely know what I might want to discuss in the blog post I will now move on to this next step and make a start on the post content.

It is also at this stage I mostly try to determine the scheduled post date. However, if the post feels like it might need lots of research or extra work, the date is very loose at this stage and might sometimes get pushed back if I get stuck.

As the blog post takes shape and at the end of, and even during, each writing session, as I ‘save’ I will also mark it according to its stage in writing (see above list for the title of the stages I use to help me keep track of where each blog post is up to).

A blog post will often start off as ‘blog (in draft)’, or ‘blog (in process)’ or even ‘blog (started)’, depending which is the most appropriate stage I get to with my first session of writing.

Sometimes, when I first start a blog post, all I do is add the heading / subheading ideas, and nothing more, in which case it will be classed as ‘blog (in draft)’. However, if I have maybe got a firmer idea, and so written more, it will be classed as ‘blog (in process)’, and if I have made a really good start I will class it as ‘blog (started)’ or even ‘1/4 done’, or ‘1/2 done’, and very rarely ‘3/4 done’. I rarely get further than ‘blog (started)’ on my first writing session of any blog post, even those that flow and I know where I am going with.

However, to give you an idea about how I organise things, this blog post, as it is right now, which is everything above this sentence plus a few titles and subheadings, I have classed this as ‘blog (started)’. I haven’t had to do any research for this blog post as it’s all in my head, it’s what I do, not what anyone else does, so research is not needed. But at some point in any other blog post I might need to do further research and it’s at that stage when I might class the blog post as ‘blog (in process)’, meaning I made a start but it’s not a good start it’s just a loose idea sort of start.

Once, I start this step of detail writing, layout and research, and depending how much I write in any given session though, the blog will be classed as ‘1/4 done’ or ‘1/2 done’ or even ‘3/4 done’. This part of the process can take weeks, even months.

From all this work, and the many writing sessions, I will finally get to a point where I feel it is ‘3/4 done’ and it will then go to the next step, which is classed as my ‘review’ step, where I do a mini review before writing the conclusions & summary.

A review, be it mini prior to conclusion, or review & tweak, or even the final review, will involve several proof reads and rereads and plenty of tweaks too, and then after letting it rest for some time I will proof read again, and often again, until I feel I can’t improve it any more. I’m a bit of a perfectionist like that.

Maybe, I should have an ‘almost complete’ category but I do tend to often go from ‘3/4 done’ to being ready for full ‘review’.

All of this said, there are exceptions to these steps and this includes most of my ‘journal … blog posts’, especially my ‘fortnightly catch up …’ and my ‘reflections & ramblings …’, which are mainly written complete in one session. They are given a very quick proof read and posted the same day they’re written or very soon after.

* blog update (added 18.02.2022)

Since starting my blog and writing over 150 blogs posts I have realised the need for at least some of my posts to be a bit more professional and to use a proper referencing method in the blog. I therefore found ‘footers’, which is an excellent plugin for the job.…

my plugin toolkit …

I now have another invaluable plugin that I use to ensure I properly reference my sources. It doesn’t MAKE the reference for you, you need to know the formula for the referencing style you wish to use. But, it does make the referencing links to a very neat reference list, which you can insert anywhere in the post you wish.

plugin #4: footnotes
Footnotes lets you easily add highly-customisable footnotes on your WordPress Pages and Posts. Navigate to “Settings > Footnoes” to get started.

step four : review & tweak …

It can take many sessions of writing to get to my first ‘review’ stage. But once I’m at review stage I begin to relax about the blog post. I also leave a good gap of time between finishing and first review. So, when I do my first review read it feels new and I hopefully find any silly typos.

Next I address bits that don’t flow, or that don’t make sense, or are even in the wrong order.

In total, I may do several reviews before I leave it for another while before then going on to my final review.

step five : final review & schedule …

At this stage I generally only make one final review read, ensure my SEO is good enough, and then I change the status to scheduled.

If I have time prior to the blog post posting I sometimes give it another quick review read a couple of days before it is due for posting.

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in summary & in conclusion …

I use this process, my friends, for all of my blog posts. Some are quick and others take much longer and stay in ‘research & writing’ or ‘review’ stages for a long time.

an important & personal concluding note …

There’s a few important bits I’ve missed out. I haven’t yet explained to you that in the process of writing these blog posts I don’t do much typing and never any real physical writing or physical reading. It would simply be way too much for my poorly state and exhaust me even further.

What I actually do is speak all my thoughts into my iPad mini, sometimes my phone, (both used because of weight and being able to lay down whilst doing it), and the accessibility options I have on turn my speech into words. This can prove to be rather funny at times, when it doesn’t understand me and makes stuff up. Also, when I forget to proof read after each little bit and it gets it wrong, I too can forget what I’ve been saying and I end up having to let the idea go and simply think to myself, damn that was a good thought and idea but I’ve gone and lost it now. For proof reading I get the internal accessibility reading option on my iPad to read out what I’ve written (spoken) paragraph by paragraph.

It’s actually quite amazing how much technology can help when you are this poorly.

That’s just a couple of the issues and limitation of writing a blog while having ME and I just have to accept it.

I hope you enjoyed this blog post and if you are a blogger yourself I hope it has helped you in some way.

Please feel free to contact me to share your outcomes or with any questions you may have.

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10 steps to practicing Radical Acceptance
according to DBT’s founder, Marsha Linehan:


1.  Observe that you are questioning or fighting reality (“it shouldn’t be this way”)

2.  Remind yourself that the unpleasant reality is just as it is and cannot be changed (“this is what happened”)

3.  Remind yourself that there are causes for the reality (“this is how things happened”)

4.  Practice accepting with your whole self (mind, body, spirit) - Use accepting self-talk, relaxation techniques, mindfulness and/or imagery

5.  List all of the behaviors you would engage in if you did accept the facts and then engage in those behaviors as if you have already accepted the facts

6.  Imagine, in your mind’s eye, believing what you do not want to accept and rehearse in your mind what you would do if you accepted what seems unacceptable

7.  Attend to body sensations as you think about what you need to accept

8.  Allow disappointment, sadness or grief to arise within you

9.  Acknowledge that life can be worth living even when there is pain

10.  Do pros and cons if you find yourself resisting practicing acceptance

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2009 Oct-Dec; 51(4): 239–241.
doi: 10.4103/0019-5545.58285: 10.4103/0019-5545.58285
PMCID: PMC2802367
PMID: 20048445

The biochemistry of belief

Address for correspondence: Dr. TS Sathyanarayana Rao, Department of Psychiatry, JSS University, JSS Medical College Hospital, M.G. Road, Mysore - 570 004, India. E-mail: moc.oohay@91oarsst
This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

“Man is what he believes”

Anton Chekhov

Beliefs are basically the guiding principles in life that provide direction and meaning in life. Beliefs are the preset, organized filters to our perceptions of the world (external and internal). Beliefs are like ‘Internal commands’ to the brain as to how to represent what is happening, when we congruently believe something to be true. In the absence of beliefs or inability to tap into them, people feel disempowered.

Beliefs originate from what we hear - and keep on hearing from others, ever since we were children (and even before that!). The sources of beliefs include environment, events, knowledge, past experiences, visualization etc. One of the biggest misconceptions people often harbor is that belief is a static, intellectual concept. Nothing can be farther from truth! Beliefs are a choice. We have the power to choose our beliefs. Our beliefs become our reality.

Beliefs are not just cold mental premises, but are ‘hot stuff’ intertwined with emotions (conscious or unconscious). Perhaps, that is why we feel threatened or react with sometimes uncalled for aggression, when we believe our beliefs are being challenged! Research findings have repeatedly pointed out that the emotional brain is no longer confined to the classical locales of the hippocampus, amygdala and hypothalamus.[1] The sensory inputs we receive from the environment undergo a filtering process as they travel across one or more synapses, ultimately reaching the area of higher processing, like the frontal lobes. There, the sensory information enters our conscious awareness. What portion of this sensory information enters is determined by our beliefs. Fortunately for us, receptors on the cell membranes are flexible, which can alter in sensitivity and conformation. In other words, even when we feel stuck ‘emotionally’, there is always a biochemical potential for change and possible growth. When we choose to change our thoughts (bursts of neurochemicals!), we become open and receptive to other pieces of sensory information hitherto blocked by our beliefs! When we change our thinking, we change our beliefs. When we change our beliefs, we change our behavior.

A mention of the ‘Placebo’ is most appropriate at this juncture. Medical history is replete with numerous reported cases where placebos were found to have a profound effect on a variety of disorders. One such astounding case was that of a woman suffering from severe nausea and vomiting. Objective measurements of her gastric contractions indicated a disrupted pattern matching the condition she complained of. Then a ‘new, magical, extremely potent’ drug was offered to her, which would, the doctors proclaimed, undoubtedly cure her nausea. Within a few minutes, her nausea vanished! The very same gastric tests now revealed normal pattern, when, in actuality, she had been given syrup of ipecac, a substance usually used to induce nausea! When the syrup was presented to her, paired with the strong suggestion of relief of nausea, by an authority figure, it acted as a (command) message to the brain that triggered a cascade of self-regulatory biochemical responses within the body.[2] This instance dramatically demonstrates that the influence of placebo could be more potent than expected drug effect.

An important observation was that, part of the placebo response seemed to involve the meaning of the disorder or the illness to the individual. In other words, the person's belief or how she/he interprets (inter-presents or internally represents) directly governs the biological response or behavior. Another remarkable study involved a schizophrenic. This woman was observed to have split personality. Under normal conditions, her blood glucose levels were normal. However, the moment she believed she was diabetic, her entire physiology changed to become that of a diabetic, including elevated blood glucose levels.[3]

Suggestions or symbolic messages shape beliefs that in turn affect our physical well being. Several cases of ‘Disappearance of warts’ have been reported by Ornstein and Sobel wherein they ponder on how the brain translates the suggestions (sometimes using hypnosis) into systematic biochemical battle strategies such as chemical messengers sent to enlist the aid of immune cells in an assault on the microbe-induced miniature tumor or probably small arteries are selectively constricted, cutting off the vital nutrient supply to warts but not touching the neighboring healthy cells.[2]

Findings of carefully designed research indicate that our interpretation of what we are seeing (experiencing) can literally alter our physiology. In fact, all symptoms of medicine work through our beliefs. By subtly transforming the unknown (disease/disorder) into something known, named, tamed and explained, alarm reactions in the brain can be calmed down. All therapies have a hidden, symbolic value and influence on the psyche, besides the direct specific effect they may have on the body.

Just as amazingly life-affirming placebos are, the reverse, “Nocebo' has been observed to be playing its part too. It is associated with negative, life-threatening or disempowering beliefs. Arthur Barsky, a psychiatrist states that it is the patient's expectations – beliefs whether a drug or procedure works or will have side effects – that plays a crucial role in the outcome.[4]

The biochemistry of our body stems from our awareness.[5] Belief-reinforced awareness becomes our biochemistry. Each and every tiny cell in our body is perfectly and absolutely aware of our thoughts, feelings and of course, our beliefs. There is a beautiful saying ‘Nobody grows old. When people stop growing, they become old’. If you believe you are fragile, the biochemistry of your body unquestionably obeys and manifests it. If you believe you are tough (irrespective of your weight and bone density!), your body undeniably mirrors it. When you believe you are depressed (more precisely, when you become consciously aware of your ‘Being depressed’), you stamp the raw data received through your sense organs, with a judgment – that is your personal view – and physically become the ‘interpretation’ as you internalize it. A classic example is ‘Psychosocial dwarfism’, wherein children who feel and believethat they are unloved, translate the perceived lack of love into depleted levels of growth hormone, in contrast to the strongly held view that growth hormone is released according to a preprogrammed schedule coded into the individual's genes!

Providing scientific evidence to support a holistic approach to well being and healthcare, Bruce Lipton sheds light on mechanism underlying healing at cellular level. He emphasizes that ‘love’ is the most healing emotion and ‘placebo’ effect accounts for a substantial percentage of any drug's action, underscoring the significance of beliefs in health and sickness. According to him, as adults, we still believe in and act our lives out based on information we absorbed as children (pathetic indeed!). And the good news is, we can do something about the ‘tape’ our subconscious mind is playing (ol' silly beliefs) and change them NOW.[6] Further recent literature evidences provided knowledge based on scientific principles of biology of belief. There are limited studies on clinics of traditional beliefs and if we get more scientific data, we can use these traditional systems in clinical mental health management. Human belief system is formed by all the experiences learned and experimented filtered through personality.[7] The senses to capture inner and outer perceptions have higher brain potentials. Some questions that arise in this context are, does the integration and acceptance of these perceptions result in the establishment of beliefs? Does the establishment of these beliefs depend on proof demonstrations? The proofs might be the perceptions, which we can directly see or having scientific proof or custom or faith.[8,9] Beliefs are developed as stimuli received as trusted information and stored in the memory. These perceptions are generalized and established into belief. These beliefs are involved in the moral judgment of the person. Beliefs help in decision-making. Bogousslavsky and Inglin explained that, how some physicians were more successful by taking an account of patient beliefs. Beliefs influence factors involved in the development of psychopathology. They also influence the cognitive and emotional assessment, addictiveness, responses to false positives and persistent normal defensive reactions. Total brain function is required in stabilizing the belief and in responding to environmental system. Some of the brain regions and the neural circuits are very important in establishing beliefs and executing emotions. Frontal lobes play a major role in beliefs. Mental representations of the world are integrated with sub-cortical information by prefrontal cortex. Amygdala and Hippocampus are involved in the process of thinking and thus help in execution of beliefs. NMDA receptor is involved in thinking and in the development of beliefs. These beliefs are subjected to challenge. A belief that is subjected to more challenges becomes stronger. When a new stimulus comes, it creates distress in the brain with already existing patterns. The distress results in the release of dopamine (neurotransmitter) to transmit the signal.[10,11] Research findings of Young and Saxe (2008) revealed that medial prefrontal cortex is involved in processing the belief valence.[12] Right temporoparietal junction and precuneus are involved in the processing of beliefs to moral judgment. True beliefs are processed through right temporoparietal junction.[13,14] Saxe (2006) explained that beliefs judging starts at the age of five years citing example of judging of belief questions on short stories by the children.[15] Belief attribution involved activating regions of medial prefrontal cortex, superior temporal gyri and hippocampal regions. Studies by Krummenacher et al, have shown that dopamine levels are associated with paranormal thoughts suggesting the role of dopamine in belief development in the brain.[16] Flannelly et al, illustrated on how primitive brain mechanisms that evolved to assess environmental threats in related psychiatric disorders.[17] Also were highlighted the issues such as the way beliefs can affect psychiatric symptoms through these brain systems. The theories discussed widely are related to (a) link psychiatric disorders to threat assessment and (b) explain how the normal functioning of threat assessment systems can become pathological. It is proposed that three brain structures are implicated in brain disorders in response to threat assessment and self-defense: the regions are the prefrontal cortex, the basal ganglia and parts of limbic system. The functionality of these regions has great potential to understand mechanism of belief formation and its relevance in neurological functions/dysfunctions. Now it is clear that biology and physiology of belief is an open area for research both at basic and clinical level. The future directions are to develop validated experimental or sound theoretical interpretation to make ‘BELIEF’ as a potential clinical management tool.

Perceptual shifts are the prerequisites for changing the belief and hence changing the biochemistry of our body favorably. Our innate desire and willingness to learn and grow lead to newer perceptions. When we consciously allow newer perceptions to enter the brain by seeking new experiences, learning new skills and changed perspectives, our body can respond in newer ways –this is the true secret of youth. Beliefs (internal representations/interpretations) thus hold the magic wand of remarkable transformations in our biochemical profile. If you are chasing joy and peace all the time everywhere but exclaim exhausted, ‘Oh, it's to be found nowhere!’, why not change your interpretation of NOWHERE to ‘NOW HERE’; just by introducing a gap, you change your awareness – that changes your belief and that changes your biochemistry in an instant!

Everything exists as a ‘Matrix of pure possibilities’ akin to ‘formless’ molten wax or moldable soft clay. We shape them into anything we desire by choosing to do so, prompted, dictated (consciously or unconsciously) by our beliefs. The awareness that we are part of these ever-changing fields of energy that constantly interact with one another is what gives us the key hitherto elusive, to unlock the immense power within us. And it is our awareness of this awesome truth that changes everything. Then we transform ourselves from passive onlookers to powerful creators. Our beliefs provide the script to write or re-write the code of our reality.

Thoughts and beliefs are an integral part of the brain's operations. Neurotransmitters could be termed the ‘words’ brain uses to communicate with exchange of information occurring constantly, mediated by these molecular messengers. Unraveling the mystery of this molecular music induced by the magic of beliefs, dramatically influencing the biochemistry of brain could be an exciting adventure and a worth pursuing cerebral challenge.


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2. Ornstein R, Sobel D. The healing brain: Breakthrough discoveries about how the brain keeps us healthy. USA: Malor Books; 1999. ISBN-10: 1883536170.
3. Robbins A. Unlimited power: The new science of personal excellence. UK: Simon and Schuster; 1986. ISBN 0-7434-0939-6.
4. Braden G. The spontaneous healing of belief. Hay House Publishers (India) Pvt. Ltd; 2008. ISBN 978-81-89988-39-5.
5. Chopra D. Ageless body, timeless mind: The quantum alternative to growing old. Hormony Publishers; 1994. ISBN -10: 0517882124.
6. Lipton B. The biology of belief: Unleashing the power of consciousness, matter and miracles. Mountain of Love Publishers; 2005. ISBN 978-0975991473.
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10. Patel AD, Peretz I, Tramo M, Labreque R. Processing prosodic and musical patterns: A neuropsychological investigation. Brain Lang. 1998;61:123–44. [PubMed: 9448936]
11. Tramo MJ. Biology and music. Music of the hemispheres. Science. 2001;291:54–6. [PubMed: 11192009]
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… duplicitous …

duplicitous …

summary of the 5 major diagnostic criteria from 1988 onwards …

summary of the 5 major diagnostic criteria from 1988 onwards …

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