4/10/21

 When you want to look at the difference between mindfulness And mindlessness, Mindfulness is a state in which awareness is enhanced and isn’t completely in tune with the context and content of information going on in their environment.It is a state of being open minded to new things and whichA human being constructs the ability to have categories and distinctions. When you were in a mindlessness state, you are in a mind state that is completely over reliant on situations that have happened in the past. And then the individual is dependent and oblivious to simple or simply alternative concepts as they cannot comprehend the novelty of the reality of the here and now. When we are in a mindless state we are basically comparing it to more features of a personality that involves a fixed habit. It is basically functional fixedness over learning and controlled versus automatic processing of the brain. Over learning can be a sign of this where one becomes obsessed with one topic and completely fixated on it. They cannot see all what is going on around them.When your mindless your concept that in your brain are extremely rigid and the very own behavior is difficult to change and the issue is they may have nowhere nest of this is going on. The primary difference is that mindlessness may result from a one time exposure to a type of information given to them. 
When you learn information in an absolute way or by an authority figure. It might appear to be initially information you don’t feel you need to know or there is not much reason for you to critically examine the information and there but I recognize the ways that it could be dependent on context. Someone could miss something really important in front of them because they are so focused on the past and their conditioning of such ways.  the information and thereby recognize the ways it may be context-dependent. Instead, the individual mindlessly forms a cognitive commitment to the information and freezes its potential meaning. Alternative meanings or uses of the information become unavailable for active cognitive use. Automatic vs controlled processing, while seemingly most similar to mindlessness/mindfulness, are orthogonal to them. One can process information in a controlled but mindless manner, or automatic but mindful. Related concepts like scripts, set, expectancy, labels, and roles direct behavior, but these too may be enacted mindlessly or mindfully. The major consequences of mindlessness/mindfulness are discussed with respect to their relevance for overt behavior (competence), memory, and health. Finally, the relationship between traditional notions of consciousness and mindfulness is briefly examined.

4/07/21

Activities To Try with Your Friends Before you Turn 30

Things you Should see and do before you turn 30

 Everything is so different when you hit 20 years of age. You feel like an adult. You may be working full time or going to school. Whatever you choose, when this pandemic ends, there are things you need to do before you turn thirty. You may feel at this age Invisible. I did. I felt like the top of the world. This is how you may feel at times. Some of these activities are dangerous and may not be recommended for some people. Use your best judgement. Here are some things you can try before you turn 30. 


Eating with Chopsticks

Yes, this is an awesome thing to try. Master the art of utilizing chopsticks.They are a cool skill that stands out from others when you whip them out at a restaurant. It is also a lot of fun eating with them. 


WhiteWater Rafting

This is truly a real thrill. It is a highly recommended idea to try this activity in your 20s. It is something that is so exciting and exhilarating that it's indescribable. Watch for inclement weather and unsafe conditions. This is a bumpy ride, make sure you go on a day that the river is safe, yet moving fast enough to enjoy it. Do not go alone. Bring a group when whitewater rafting with a friend or group. 



Go on a Vacation with your Best Friends to a Dream Spot you have Always Wanted to See 


Doing things like vacation spots Spring Break, with your friends builds lasting friendships.. Feel the vibes of having a true friendship group that you can feel yourself with. Best friends in your 20’s are so much fun. Plan a group trip to a popular spot like Virginia Beach, Atlantic City, Aruba, or Amsterdam.  Just do it before you pair off and get married and have kids. It will be the time of your life.



Spend Time with Your Siblings and include them in Your Life


It is important to keep your relationships with your siblings in your life in your 20s. Keeping that connection after you turn 18 and begin your adult life is crucial to having a good support system. Include them with your trips with your friends. Enjoy doing things like going to the clubs with them and out to dinner. 


Go on a Family Trip with your Grandparents


In your 20s, enjoy your grandparents. I always did and I am so grateful. Grandparents can teach you so much about life. Take day trips with them or full vacations. Stop and smell the roses on a road trip. Nothing is more special than getting out of a car on a scenic route and just take pictures and enjoy your time with them. They can be the best influences and fun of your life. 


Bungee Jumping Destinations

This is not for everyone, but Bungee Jumping is an incredible rush of adrenaline. Make sure you have someone experienced and certified in bungee jumping. If you are adventurous, this is for you. There are more minor ways to do it like at Darien Lake without as much risk. It is nerve wracking and terrifying but it is worth it. 

Go Parasailing in Aruba or Another Ocean Spot


If Bungee jumping is not for you,there is a close activity you can try on the water.  Parasailing is an incredibly fun event that is more safe. A balloon type thing is dragged behind a boat and you can go up to a 1000 feet high parasailing. You can even be dipped in the ocean if you want!


Try Different types of Food


Don’t limit your food palate. Try new exotic restaurants and pandemic takeout if you are locked in. Taste buds change every 7 years and something you didn’t enjoy as a kid, may taste amazing now. Food is one of the greatest pleasures in the world. Don’t always order the same thing on the menu. 


Buy a Jetski for Cheap

Jetskis aren’t that expensive and if you want a boat, those are incredibly difficult to maintain. They require a lot of work. A new Jetski is very exciting. I recommend  a used one as it can be bought for less than a thousand dollars. If you have a partner jetskis, can be such a bonding experience. 


Go on a Hot Air Balloon Ride

These are awesome. They are safe these days and seeing the world from that perspective is rare and you can do it for less than $500


Do a Major Act of Kindness

Ideas that you can do are

  • Donate to a an important cause close to your heart.

  • Sponsor a child in another country

  • Do monthly donations to a shelter to sponsor a dog or cat

  • Volunteer at an animal shelter.

  • Volunteer to help prisoners who are getting out transfer back into society. 


Adopt a Pet


Save a pet from a shelter. There are even shelters that have specific types of shelters that have specific breeds if that is what you are looking for. Some breeds that need rescuing the most are.

  1. Pit bulls

  2. Miniature Pinschers

  3. Yorkies

  4. Maltese

  5. Multipoo


Buy Yourself a Nice Piece of Jewelry


Everyone deserves to have something special and having a nice piece of jewelry is also a an investment. If you are in a situation where you have no cash, no resources and no money, you can always pawn your jewelry to get yourself home to safety. Also, find a pawn shop that holds them for awhile and let's you buy it back a higher rate. 


Get your Ideal Body 


Join a gym or workout at home. It doesn't matter how you do it, but just try it at some point to get in shape to the best of ability. You don’t have to be perfect, be the best you that you can be! Workout 3-5 times a week and eat healthier. You will feel more energetic and your self esteem will skyrocket. 


Run a Marathon/Triathlon


This is one of the most satisfying personal missions that you can do. It also will go along with getting in the best shape for your body type. They even have fun marathons like zombie runs or the color run. A zombie run is where you dress like a zombie and run the marathon. The color run, you get a bag of color dumped all over you at the end. Don't forget to have a friend to take pictures at the end!


Learn to Fish and Play Golf


These are great things to learn and give you a chance to network. How many deals do you think happen on a golf course? Impress your future bosses with your skills. Fishing is also incredibly relaxing and is something you can enjoy as you age.



Scuba Dive!


This is incredibly fun. The coral reefs are so incredible to see and the fish are so bright. You will get a feeling of true freedom and one of the most beautiful sights in the world. 


Try Rock Climbing


There are many places that you can find a rock climbing wall. It is safe as you are harnessed in. If you are really daring, you can try rock scrambling. That is rock climbing on huge rocks without any equipment. It is in safer areas but there are risks involved. 



Learn How to Play Chess


Chess is a fun game that will connect you with different types of people. It is something that will impress people with your skills. 


Try a Completely New Career


If you are in a job that is going nowhere or you just want a change, try something completely different. You can also work in your spare time doing Freelance work. Some great Freelance challenges are. 

  • Write articles. Sites like Textbroker pay fairly and are a great place to make a second income or even a new career if you work enough.

  • Graphic Design. It isn’t as hard as it sounds with the programs they have now.

  • Learn how to create apps. This just may make your rich! 

4/03/21

Medical Program in New York

 Medical marijuana in New York Cannabis medication dosages are very critical to comprehend especially when on other meds.    I’m still confused on why recreational marijuana doesn’t have the CBD levels as medical if it’s a natural part of the plant and the 85 other cannabinoids found. The only issue that many do not realize is that smoking marijuana has 7x the carcinogenic level as cigarettes and does have the possibility to cause serious medical problems. Legal Flower is best ingested  by carbolizing. Tinctures, creams and pills the safest forms. 




 I know I spelled that wrong but basically cooking it and eating it straight out or cooking then mixing into butter or another way. Vaping is still very new so can not give accurate indications on the safety levels of that as a method of injestion. It does work well and hit the receptors quickly but smoking or vaping causes the med to hit quick and wear off. when you do that way you have to use a lot more during the day. 5mg of thc would be approximately 2 2 second pulls off of a vaporizer pen with a 6 to one ratio of thc to CBD. NYS greatly benefits off of it’s 50k approximate medical marijuana patients  as they charge 23 percent tax on it. Technically decriminalizing is more beneficial then legalizing marijuana for recreational users because of the taxes imposed where as you don’t get in trouble for small amounts of possession anymore. 

If legalized they would impose a huge tax. For consumers I believe this would not be beneficial but for the state I believe it would be because they could impose a tax as high as they want but NY abuses these privladges like with alcohol and tobacco. Tobacco is a personal choice as is alcohol. They recently changed the legal age of tobacco to 21. #zorrbabe, #NYmedicalmarijuana

3/30/21

How to Open a Bank Account in Hong Kong

 I wrote some how-to articles a few years ago on how to open bank accounts in various places for people who are residing temporarily or moving to a new country. I have a few I will start to post and this one was detailed and and I thought this one might be of interest. 

 Opening a Bank Account in Hong Kong


Hong Kong is one of the largest cities in the world. It is also a huge financial center with a lot of opportunities to become successful. This is why so many people continue to move here on a regular basis. If you are planning to come here to live, you will need to get your finances situated. You will need to open a bank account in Hong Kong. Don't worry, the process is not that hard and you don't have to be a native born citizen. Even someone visiting the country temporarily is allowed to open an account if you know someone who lives in Hong Kong. 


Types of Bank Accounts

There are a variety of different kinds of bank accounts you can open in Hong Kong. Depending on what you need from one, you have a few choices in how to handle your finances. We all have a variety of what we need from a bank so here are A few of the most common types of accounts :

  • Checking accounts allow you to do pre-authorized purchases on a reoccurring basis and to do your bill paying, shopping online and in store and daily basic shopping you need to survive activities. You can withdraw from an atm as well. 
  • Savings account- These are generally to hold money in to earn interest on your money that is in excess of what you use daily. You can withdrawal money from an atm as well. 
  • Timed deposit accounts for money you can wait to withdrawal 
  • Investment accounts which also have time limits


Situations Where Your Home Country and Hong Kong Have the Same Bank

If you use an institution that has both branches in Hong Kong as well as your home country, you may be in luck. You may be able to transfer your bank account to the Hong Kong branch. You will need all of the standard required documents that a bank requires like identification of course. You may need as well, photocopies of admissions to a university letter or an employment letter stating your intent to move to Hong Kong. In some instances, keeping a bank account in your home country may be necessary to prove you have enough money to apply for an account out of the country. Once you have moved, pick up your new ATM card from the branch in Hong Kong you plan on using as your primary bank. 

Minimum Account Requirements 

No matter where or how you set up your Hong Kong bank account , your ATM access code needs to be set upon showing up in person. This is for your security. You also need to have the minimum deposit amount in your account. It is usually HKD $1000 in most places. Of course it can vary from bank to bank. It is required to be in your account within three days of setting it up. 


Timed Deposit Account

You can apply for timed deposit multi currency accounts. You tell the Bank how long you will purchase the foreign money for and sign an agreement to the terms. Be sure to read everything that you sign carefully. It is always vital to read all terms and conditions when dealing with financial institutions.


More About ATM's

Although you need to set the pin in person, your new ATM card will be ready for either pick up or delivery within 3-7 days. There will be directions enclosed in the envelope the card comes in. This will teach you how to activate and use it. Some things are different about ATM cards in Hong Kong compared to other countries. You can't use your card at all ATM counters and you need to set up which services you can access.

 Examples of this are-

Account members of HSBC and Hang Seng Bank can only take out and deposit money and pay their bills in each other's ATMs. 

All other banks can use their own ATMs as well as ATMs that have a JETCO sign. 

Debit cards that have EPS on them can purchase in stores that accept EPS. If the card says VISA, it works as a standard VISA debit card.

Can a Bank Account in Hong Kong be Opened by a Non-Citizen? 

Because Hong Kong is such an international hub for many business activities many of the people of Hong Kong come and go. It is considered is a transient city for many people who reside here. Banks realize this and make opening a standard bank account in Hong Kong fairly simple. If you are a member of the European Union or are American or Australian and have a passport, opening an account is quick. For all other countries, the application process can take 2 weeks.


Can I Open A Bank Account Online?


If it is your first bank account in Hong Kong, you can not open it online in general. However, if you already have one account, you may. There is strict laws regarding money laundering so there are rules in place to prevent it. Once you have internet banking set up, you can open as many accounts as you like. An exception would be If your home bank is also in Hong Kong, you can do it online. Your local bank can assist you in the process and send all paperwork to Hong Kong for you. Be advised, do this at least a month in advance of moving. Once you get to Hong Kong, go to your bank to activate your account and it will be fully active within 15-20 days. Business accounts are different and much more strict. Even if you have a personal account in good standing, you must apply in person for this service. Banks in Hong Kong are very secure and want to keep it that way. Be prepared to follow the rules as it is for your own protection and the protection of all of the banking institutions and their customers. You wouldn't want someone else to be able to bypass the rules that you had to follow to get a new bank account in Hong Kong.


Choosing an Area That Deals With International Clientele

There are areas in Hong Kong that have expats who are experienced in dealing with international accounts. Discovery Bay, Central Hong Kong and Mid-Levels are all good areas to choose a branch. The employees are used to handling customers from other countries and will be better at understanding your needs and language. 

The following documents will be required to open an account

  •  Your government identification card or drivers license. A passport or HK ID card can also be used;
  • Proof of where you live like an electric bill, phone bill, or a bank statement from another bank that is less than 90 days old.      
  • If you do not have an address, you can use someone that is related to you or is a friend's house that you can receive mail at and send mail from. 
  • A visa that is current and up to date  
  • If you’re working in Hong Kong, bring a letter stating your employment from your boss.
  • For students, bring an official letter from your college stating that you are registered as a student there.

The HK ID Card

Getting an H K ID card is a really good idea so you can use a variety of services in Hong Kong. Here is a link to more information on obtaining a Hong Kong ID Card Get your Hong Kong Identification Here It is also necessary if you are over 11 years of age and will be staying in Hong Kong over six months. It lets you get more benefits such as;

  • Qualifies you for more Public Services then someone who does not have a HK card
  • It Allows you to get a Library Card as it is required 
  • Clearance from immagration
  • It is even more secure than using a passport
  • Needed for opening a business Bank Account in Hong Kong
  • Greatly assists you having your identity stolen from ID thieves
  • They are free with the Registration of Persons Office. Book an appointment there, take your visa and passport with you. Fill out an application form, bring two pictures of you and you should get your card in 10 days. 
  • For FAQ go directly Here for FAQ on HK ID and Smart Idenity Card


Business Bank Accounts in Hong Kong 


If you are in the beautiful city of Hong Kong for business reasons then you are very lucky to have the chance to work in such a gorgeous city. However be prepared to do more research and spend more time opening a business bank account Hong Kong. The process of opening a business account is more detailed than opening a basic or personal Hong Kong bank account. It used to be easy to open a business account here, however people got accounts in other countries to launder money, so they have had to crack down on who has access to business accounts. 


Know Your Customer 

The KYC or Know Your Customer rules are in place to make sure only legitimate corporations hold accounts. This is a company that explains it a bit. I have no affiliation with them but they explain it in good detail. Learn more about KYC  Detailed information about the business and all partners in the company and employees are required. 


Picking a Bank That is Right For You


There are so many banks in the general Hong Kong area that it can be a tough choice to pick which banking beach to use. In fact, banking in Hong Kong is so popular, that  there are over 250 branches in the vicinity. That can make deciding which one to do business with a tough choice. If you are already using a bank in your home country that is also located in Hong Kong, you are in luck. Continue using their services. The banks in the area sually have the same types of services with some variations. They all love new customers. There is usually incentives to open a new account, or keep your current bank if they have a branch in the area. Find the bank with the best incentives for opening a new foreign bank account if you are not a native of the area and this also applies to residents who were born in Hong Kong. Find the best incentives for the type of banking needs that you have.


Looking at the Largest Banks in Hong Kong


There are a few banks in Hong Kong that stand out due to being the biggest. They all offer different incentives to open an account. You can compare them to see which one may be the best fit for you. 


HSBC Big Bank 

HSBC is the biggest of the international banks. They offer an instant savings account which allows you to choose the currency and offers interest. If you don't need it right away, there is a time deposit account with higher interest rates than a standard account. They offer a loan that is approved instantly and has a flat rate of .13% per month. You can borrow up to 12x what you make in a year.

https://www.hsbc.com.hk

Standard Chartered 


This bank has incentives like mileage for flights and cash rewards for new clients. They have an integrated deposit account which lets you access all accounts easily. They also offer an ATM card with dual currency.https://www.sc.com/hk

Citibank

 Citibank hong Kong branches are easy to open. If you already have an account, you get Citigold status at the Hong Kong location. There is free ATM use from their banks world wide. You can transfer money for free between your home and Hong Kong accounts.https://www.citibank.com.hk/

Hang Seng Banking 

 This branch is part of HSBC so they have a lot of the same services and rates. They are a great bank for students. This is because you get no monthly fee on your account and for three years after graduation, a free credit card. There is also overdraft protection and free currency withdrawals from your home country.

https://www.hangseng.com/en-hk/personal/digital/ebanking/

Bank of China 

The Bank of China is the best choice if you go to the rest of the country of China often. They are a part of Jetco and Union Pay. This is a big ATM network in China all over. Overseas transactions have a low withdrawal fee and some transactions at grocery stores and department stores are free with the EPS sign. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_Payment_Services

Link here https://www.bochk.com/en/home.html

Fees and Costs 

You always want to read the fine print on any type of bank account that you open.  Depending on the bank you use, you could be paying any number of fees and you do not want an overdraft to be a surprise. These are some of the fees you may find in a Hong Kong bank account. 

  • A minimum balance fee if you are not above the agreed upon amount that is to be in the account. Many banks require that you keep a minimum amount in the bank at all times. Make sure to keep an eye on your bank statements. 
  • Banks need to make money to service customers  A monthly charge called a maintenance fee may be applied. 
  • Checkbooks are still used in Hong Kong on a frequent basis. This isn't common  In some parts of the world. If you get one there may be a delivery charge for the checkbook unless you give an address that is located in Hong Kong. 
  • Early termination fees of up to HKD$200 if you close your account before an agreed apon time limit. Make sure to follow all terms that you agreed to when you sign up with a bank or hefty fees may come your way. Banks help us but they are also a business and personal accountability is necessary to ensure that they can stay open to continue to help hold our money for us.
  • ATM fees can occur if you use a non approved ATM. You can use your own bank ATM for free. Sometimes you can even use others within a network of banks. For example, Jetco but if you use a bank that is not in the approved network it can cost you between HKD 15 and HKD 20 per withdrawal. 
  • International transfer fees can get expensive, costing you between HKD1 15 and HKD1 20 per transfer between accounts. Banks like Citibank offer free international transfers if you have an account in the same banking network. You also have to be careful of exchange rates that are unfavorable. 


I Hope This was Helpful

I wrote this a couple years ago and I just updated it for now and included new links and redid it. I hope that you enjoy it if you read this please comment below. I enjoy hearing from people who read my content and the domain host may even have helpful links you can visit as they are tailored to the articles which is really great. 




3/28/21

Bully Sticks Are Great for Dog Dental Care

Dental Care for Dogs is important. Recently, I got a comment from someone showing me a great product. They didn’t ask me to do this. I appreciate that someone took the time to leave me comments. They read my articles. I checked out their product on my own. After researching the topic, I found out Bully sticks are great for dogs. They can be great for dogs of all ages and sizes.https://dogtreatsus.blogspot.com/2019/12/natural-bully-sticks-for-dogs.html?m=1 Is a source I found for bully sticks and great pet articles as well. I wanted to give them a shout out for helping to make dogs lives better with healthy bully sticks. 

Great Pet Treat Articles


https://dogtreatsus.blogspot.com/2020/01/dog-treats.html?m=1 I like this article about pet treats and the other one I posted. Check them out for healthy bully sticks for pets. I liked the fact that they are good for all breeds and sizes of dogs. Of course, always ask a veterinarian first about any new food or pet treatyou give your dog. Veterinary advice is always good before a new treat is introduced. You can get them at https://dogtreats.us/what-are-bully-sticks/


Tarter Care Bully Sticks and Water Additives for Healthy Dog Teeth


Bully sticks significantly have been found to reduce tartar and plaque buildup on dogs teeth. Dogs need teeth care. They require it just like humans do. Chewing on bully sticks is a great method of tartar reduction. They are one of the many ways to keep your pets teeth healthy. Some dogs require extensive dental care because of owner neglect. Anesthesia and surgery are needed in some extreme cases because their owners have not taken care of their teeth. Some dogs when having their teeth professionally cleaned feel a lot of pain and anxiety. Preventing this involves brushing your dog's teeth, giving them treats that are formulated to remove tarter and water additives like this https://www.chewy.com/arm-hammer-dental-flavorless-odorless/dp/112018?utm_id=272259755&msclkid=29c8fa5a988b1de7a5d89a3bce739f7e&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Shopping-Product%20Targets-Hard%20Goods-NB&utm_term=4584963490329613&utm_content=Dog%20Dental%20Care 

I found this as the lowest price water additives for pets. I have no association with them. I just researched dog dental products.


A Note on Bully Sticks 


 I saw a frequent visitor to my blog who leaves comments for me to read. I appreciate this. I always wrote if someone leaves a comment about something then I will write about it. I am following through on that and thanking them for taking the time to leave comments on my page. Above is a separate link for a cheaper water additive I found as an additional way to help your dog have healthier teeth. I made sure to read their articles on pet teeth care before posting their information links. I will only put up blogs that are original and good. I liked Dogtreatsus  because they post about the benefits of using various methods for dental care for dogs. They make terrific treats in decreasing tartar and plaque and at the same time make great amusement and chewing tools to serve a dual purpose. 


Dental Troubles in Dogs 


Utilizing teeth brushing, bully sticks and water additives will get you the best results. Look around for the easiest tooth brushes to use when choosing to utilize a dog toothbrush as part of a complete canine dental care routine. I learned about all of this on dogtreats.us and got my dog Max some. I appreciate comments that much that I even bought the product.


Curly Bully Sticks for Small Dogs 

The bigger bully sticks are great for medium to large dogs. Smaller dog dental care requires different bully sticks for strong teeth. Small dog breeds need dog treats made for small dogs however. The twisty bully sticks also help more with cleaning the enamel of the teeth properly. It gets into all the hard to teach places that a dog toothbrush can not reach. Dogs love the flavor of them as they come in meat flavored varieties that are perfect For your pets picky palate. We all know how our pets can be when it comes to what they find tasty to chew on.

All dog sizes can benefit from the enhanced chewing these sticks provide. Just be sure to get the right size for your dog and more information on this topic can be obtained at https://dogtreatsus.blogspot.com/2019/12/natural-bully-sticks-for-dogs.html?m=1. Thank you for bringing this topic to my attention and I’m directing all in-depth information back to the source as dogstreatsus is a great source of info all all varieties of bully sticks. 





3/25/21

Question on Quora About Guppy Care and Sick Fish

 Question on Quora- Why does my fish dying? I started a new fish tank, after a while, they started to slow down, isolate themselves and they clamp their fins and eventually they die, I have put a picture for one of the guppies that is starting to act the same.


My answer 

I am not a fish expert but I did go through a phase where I raise guppies. There are many reasons why this can happen. Remember I'm not an expert just somebody that went through a phase of raising guppies went through a phase of raising guppies.



Look at this guppy site

Lot of info here pic from here 

https://drguppy.com/



I went further and got you common fish diseases for guppies


https://drguppy.com/#h-common-guppy-diseases-parasites


Also marine diseases 








Fish Fins Clamping Is Bad




I remember clamping fish fins is an indicator of a possible specific disease. Or a sign of one remember I'm not an expert just a person that had fish tanks and is trying to help you. You need a hospital tank when you notice a fish is sick. Check the ph of the water. If you have the wrong ph that can greatly affect their health.


Here's info on clamped fins.


Clamped Fins - Cause and Treatment - Info from link

"Homeaquarium site with fish and invertebrate profiles, how to’s, DIY, breeding, care, feeding, equipment and maintenance of freshwater and marine aquariums."

https://sites.google.com/site/homeaquariuminfo/home/Aquarium-Articles/Freshwater-Fish-Articles/clamped-fins---cause-and-treatment

There may be bullying going on, not enough room in the tanks, the water needs to be warm enough and treated and you may have aggressive and community fish in there together and they are being harmed. Any stress on a fish can harm them. When doing water changes, around 15–20 percent is changed with a gravel vacuum once a week and put new “at water temperature of the tank in that is treated"



A great fish resource


Clamped Fin Fish Disease from https://www.tropicalfishsite.com/clamped-fin-fish-disease

"Not indicative of one specific disease. Can be a reflection of various problems, including bad water quality and/or parasites. Symptoms: Fins are folded against the body and not fanned out as they should be Listless behaviour Treatment: First test the aquarium water to review overall water quality with a good quality test kit and conduct a partial water change to ensure healthy conditions. A good all round fungus treatment such as protozin should make a difference to most causes of clamped fin fish disease so treatment with this is a good place to start. Prevention: It is important to first determine the specific problem in order to treat fish properly. Good practice of adding 1 tbs. aquarium salt per gallon will help prevent clamped fins. Tropical Fish Site takes no responsibility for diagnosing the exact problem with your tropical fish, this is purely meant as a guide only. Be sure to look at other common tropical fish diseases to ensure you have made the correct diagnosis as there is often crossover between them. Features: always follow package guidelines water treatment for improving fish water quality helps to cure common ailments found in aquariums Model number: 5568 Features: High quality item. Genuine product High quality item. Genuine product Description coming soon Features: Treats Protozoan and Fungal Infections Aquarium Treatment for Costiasis and Trichodiniasis Features: Contains one (1) API Freshwater master kit 800, including 7 bottles of testing solutions, 1 colour card and 4 glass tubes with cap Helps monitor water quality and prevent invisible water problems that can be harmful to fish and cause fish loss Accurately monitors five most vital water parameters levels in freshwater aquariums: pH, High Range PH, Ammonia, Nitrite and Nitrate Designed for use in freshwater aquariums only Use for weekly monitoring and when water or fish problems appear"


Many More Fish diseases Do your Research

This is images of parasite diseases mentioned above 

More diseases


Bacterial Fish Diseases

Viral Fish Diseases


What Ick looks like 


Here's what causes Ick 

There can be other diseases issues, I'm not a fish vet. Please remember this. I am not an expert. This is advice given as an opinion of a prior fish owner who went through fish issues and learned to resolve. This tells you how many fish can go in a tank one inch fish remember so if it says 6–8 fish per 20 gallons that's 6–8 inches of fish. 

https://aquarium-fish-plants.com/the-stocking-density-in-the-aquarium#:~:text=The%20stocking%20density%3A%20How%20many%20fish%20can%20you,depending%20on%20size%20%20%2012-14%20cm%20

Fish & Aquariums

https://pethelpful.com/fish-aquariums


That is the general site I found the information about how many fish to put in there but go through those pages to find more information. Please don't go and just start treating your fish for any possible disease I know it's hard to find fish Doctors I really do so I know that you have to ask on the internet unless you know a fish expert. I would recommend going to your local pet store with pictures of your fish right down all the symptoms and speak to the local fish expert there.


Experts on Fish


Go to a few different pet stores to speak to them. Talk on forums ask as many questions as possible have pictures evidence take videos whatever you can do. Guppies breed fast as well. That means they need more surface room.


Hiding Spots


Fish need plenty of space to themselves and hiding spots to relax. I do not get affiliate link pay so these are what I looked at and read. I didn't expect to answer fish questions today but I'm happy to oblige.


Aquarium Fish Hiding Places

From Chewy helps you understand why fish look for hiding places and how to give them the best hiding places in their aquariums.

https://be.chewy.com/aquarium-fish-hiding-places/#:~:text=Aquarium%20Fish%20Hiding%20Places.%201%20Moss%20or%20Bushy,Driftwood.%205%20Rocks%3A%20A%20Weighty%20Matter.%20More%20items

Side Note on Snails and Plants


One more thing be careful of buying plants you might end up with a lot of snails. I had a snail infestation from one eBay plant so try to get artificial plants unless you have a source that can guarantee you will not get snails that you can not release in the wild do not ever do that if you have them. It is illegal you have to find a humane way to take them somewhere and speak to your local conservation department about this if this is an issue that you have as well. I just wanted to add that in as a side note.


Never release Anything into the Wild


We never ever release anything that is domestic into the wild. It causes huge issues in our ecological system. I made the mistake of buying the plant on eBay and I ended up having to get multiple tanks just to take care of the snails until that could be handled. I did not ask for this fish taking job my sister abandoned them and I had to figure out a way to learn all this stuff really fast and I did the best I could and I tried to learn the most I could about the pH of water, using correct lighting, using correct hiding spots, and different fish need different pH levels.


Remember I am not an Expert just Directing to resources and Personal Opinion


Although I hope you found this helpful, I am not an expert on tropical fish but experienced enough to direct you to more experience people and to give you personal opinion not advice. This is a disclaimer as I did the best I could to try to help you but please seek out other resources as well. Go through all the links and look up some links of your own and I did request the assistance of more people for you. I really hope I've helped you with info to look into and places to start.

3/24/21

The Five Components of Emotions

 I’m doing a workbook for Ascension. As I do it I save it here so it’s not complete complete in this article. I’m doing on here. Let me know how I do as I go 

Emotional Triggers 

Introduction to the Five Components of Emotions 


Emotions are a roller coaster. When you are dealing with chronic pain as well as emotional pain. We can experience intense emotions, Understanding emotions is a vital component of learning mindfulness to manage chronic pain. You wouldn’t believe how much chronic pain management and emotion disregulation go hand in hand.


Negative Emotions can Trigger Many Feelings 

We will study many kinds of ways that being mindful of your thoughts, feelings, triggers and surroundings can affect you both mentally and physically. Being mindful is a concept we will get into further in this group. Understanding emotions and how they are triggered needs to be understood however first. When we understand that it is ok to feel how we feel and why we do feel certain emotions, everything including managing chronic and acute pain is another effective form of pain management. We will learn how to radically accept (another concept you will learn in this group) our emotions, the hold they have over us and our actions decreases. 

Included note of top examples for most people -

  • You feel anxious when someone leaves you.

  • You think that a person is not listening to you.

  • You feel helpless over situations where you have no control.

  • You do not feel valued or appreciated.

  • You feel that you are not good enough.

  • You think that you are being judged all the time.

  • You feel belittled and worthless.

  • You feel controlled by someone.


The Five Components of Emotions



When we go through the array of  emotions there are five components. Emotions are complicated and individually to each person yet Some of the components remain the same for everybody. When we experience a trigger which is an event that happens internally and externally. They are generally started by an event that occurs usually some thing that is either a major event or it could be a daily event. This leads to more emotions and events that was triggered by one major life change or event or an event that happened earlier in the week or just today for example. It could be a conversation that triggers an emotional response. It could be going to work, it could be an argument with a significant other, it could be the loss of a job, it could be not finding your car keys or having your battery die. When we have chronic pain emotions we feel are so much stronger and so triggers can happen more easily. Learning how to manage these triggers and events can greatly reduce your physical pain as we have mentioned that physical chronic pain and emotional pain go hand-in-hand.  This chart is components when in the workforce. These are similar but a few different components.



You are driving down the road and decide to stop and get gas. On the way you run into a friend who tells you some news they heard about you . It’s not that bad, it's just something that is enough to irritate you a little bit. You continue on your way to the gas station. When you get to the pump, There is a line and you are starting to get a headache. This makes you tired to think that you might get a migraine which is an internal trigger while the others are external triggers. The internal triggers are the ones that are making you think that you were going to get a migraine and the external triggers are the ones that are keeping you from taking some headache medicine. This can start to fire off an emotional state. These all start to set your emotions off.  Included is emotional intelligence and the five elements of that type of emotional reactions.




THOUGHTS: 

Your beliefs and assumptions about what is going on will be Exasperated  as emotions take off. Thoughts that fire with emotions are usually emotion-congruent. That is to say, if you feel stressed because there is a line at the gas station, your thoughts are likely to be worry thoughts, rigid "I'm right" thoughts, and that's normal for all people experiencing anxiety 

When you have chronic pain that could either be a regular headache or a migraine. You start to feel secondary emotions and thoughts that you should calm down because it might just be a headache that is caused by being in line and might be a little dehydrated and you’re not gonna have a full-grown migraine.You start to feel angry because the people in front of you were taking too long to feel gas and you feel like it’s wrong to be angry you don’t know the day they’re having. Then you can start to feel like you have no right to be angry because of this and this creates a mixed emotional experience. It can also create a completely new emotional experience like depression that you can’t stand your life anymore everything is too difficult having doing some thing simple as going to get gas. As mentioned earlier, thoughts can also set off emotion as an internal trigger. Do you think the event was positive, unfair, shameful or unbearable? We will continue with the rest as I go. This is the second part of chronic and emotional pain series.

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