You “ain’t” perfect; therapy session 2

Written by: Billy Staggs Cahill LGBT Therapist, student RN – BSN

Dx codes: 291.3;291.89;291.81;291.9;292.0;292.11;292.12;292.89;293.81;293.83;295.10;295.60;296.06;296.30;296.40;296.89;300.02;300.21;300.23;301.20 

Let’s cut into it! First off you are not ain’t perfect as an individual human – being. In fact, you and I are far from perfect, but we do the best we can with what life gives us. The same goes for anyone. 

Why do we perceive others as perfection? Why do we believe many people are without error? No one judges ourselves worse than ourselves do! We must reevaluate and think about what WE do not know about that individual. How far did they have to come in life to be who they are today? Why do we look up to this individual as an inspiration, and we perceive they have it together (perfection)? 

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What must we do in order to succeed? What are our goals for the future? How can we better our lives from the present time?

There’s a life better for us, but how do we begin?

Your assignment is to write out your goals in a journal or piece of paper. Give yourself a star sticker to remind yourself no one is perfect! 

 . . . even Einstein had flaws!

Concentrate on your environment and meditate upon your goals! Focus on yourself within the future, and psychologically travel away from the present. Don’t worry about all your flaws in the present! Only focus on your future! It’s that easy and painless. 

You must seek a good relationship with yourself! Don’t be too hard on yourself or anyone else around you. Be a square! Your own safe place and strive for your OWN revolution in life! 

You are your own powerful entity physically, mentally and spiritually!


  1. Keep a journal, and remind yourself you are not perfect and neither is anyone else.

  2. Star your journal with reminders.

  3. When you make a mistake, simply laugh, remind yourself you’ll do better and go on. Find all the positive aspects of your life.

  4. Redefine perfection! Calculate under the curve instead of above the curve, so to speak.

  5. What can you do to become a unique individual? What is it others seek within yourself? Are you inspirational?






Therapy this week: 7/30/2018

Written by: Billy Staggs Cahill

LGBT Therapist / RN – BSN student


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It’s so easy to get trapped within our own world and muddled thinking about everything that goes on around us in life. We always need to remind ourselves, that we need a breath of fresh air! If we don’t, there’s just too much stress that build up under the collar! Pains, aches, anxiety and worry on top of worry! We become our own burden! 

We must sit in our safe corners and take deep breaths, focusing on whatever else us cope within life! A therapeutic dose of meditation and natural breathing help us tremendously. We must focus on the here and now; we simply cannot focus and ponder on the future while meditating! It is a must to clear the mind of life’s spider webs and pings! 

One thing that’s very hard to go through us is grief! To experience grief doesn’t mean someone has to die, as we can grieve for ourselves and any loss within life. That loss may be a relationship that fell apart, or is falling apart. Maybe many transitions are taking place within your life, and the stress from them are a heavy weight. In any event, we simply must take a long and deep breather. 

let go

Find a place where you feel absolutely comfy and let your physiology, spirituality and psychological being consume you in euphoric flames, water, earth or wind. Let yourself go completely within the labyrinth and stillness of your own mind! Don’t think about anything, relax and don’t force breathing! Breath slowly, deep and let your lungs naturally do the work! Your brain knows what it’s doing! Do not fear anything, no matter the level of anxiety. 

In short: we’re talking ALL natural here! Let life go! Let it all go, and just relax within the natural euphoria of whatever state. 

Practice meditation and learning how to cope with life, anxiety and fear. 


My Lucy Dog

Dear grieving and emotionally sunken 

My Lucy dog, I will miss you all my life and until the end of time

My little Lucy, no words can explain how much I miss you

How can I make it all rhyme?

Dearest Lucy, my mysterious little Lucy dog . . . 

Where have you gone?

A rainbow bridge, a soul, fragments of beauty, or are you one with universal song?

The same frequency that spirals the universe spirals physical and spiritual being

For if my love was an astral cord attached from my heart to yours, it would surely be worth seeing

My Lucy dog, you laid in the backyard beneath the summer sun 

You were full of life and colorful energy, but it seems death has won

There was a twinkle in your beady, little eyes . . . 

I miss your stare more than you would ever had realized

The day you lived yet died, you took a piece of me with you . . . 

although I’m still alive

There is no other that’s faithful until the end, and this is why they call dogs man’s best friend!

You’re in paradise with your  crowning, long and silver hair I’ll one day see . . . 

Until that day, I’ll let the mystery be  



Love you Honey! 

RIP Lucy 

July 6, 2009 – July 15, 2018

~ And anytime you want to visit, I will not be afraid of your ghost 


Vitamin E & A1 for youth

Written by: Billy Staggs Cahill (LGBT Therapist / RN Nursing Student) 

All pictures by: Billy Staggs Cahill 

When it comes to skin, we must know that aging is natural and it’s going to happen. There are NO magical potions from Eden, that will reverse time. We must find what helps us best — and with that — something healthy for our skin. I have found three creams that help the most: Vit E, Vit A1 and Promedics. 

First off, I have made my own mixture to form one cream, and I find it works amazingly (especially soon after you apply it). 

Here goes, the recipe to my cream:

Vitamin E

Vitamin A1 (Retinol)


Brazilian camu camu oil

Smells good, lush, works wonders and ingredients are easily obtained from Target, Beauty Supply Stores, Burlington, Macy’s or anywhere oils and creams are found locally. 

You can use either a facial pad, sponge or facial cleanser (electronic) to apply the mixed creams. It’s very easily applied and dries pretty quickly! However, you may want to rub in the cream very well until comfortable with how it feels and looks. 

I find the best time to apply it, is after showering or early in the morning. You could even apply it before going to bed, but your pillow may be a little greasy in the morning depending on how much you apply. 

Good Luck! 





Transmission between neurons

Psychology and Neuroscience 101

Transmission between neurons

In this post, we will look at how two neurons send a message between each other.

Just like two people can be said to share a chemical attraction, the process of two neurons sharing information is also a chemical affair.

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The synapse occurs at the point where the terminal button of one neuron meets the membrane (dendrite or soma) of another neuron.


The is a small gap between the synapse and the membrane known as the synaptic cleft. Information travels through A’s synapse, across the synaptic cleft and into the receptors on neuron B.

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Synaptic transmission

Synaptic transmission basically refers to the delivery of a message via a synapse.

Synaptic transmission is a chemical process (as mentioned above) that deals with neurotransmitters.

Here is the process of what happens during synaptic transmission: Shot 2016-06-07 at 22.31.14


Let’s take a closer look at exactly what happens at step 7, when…

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Critical Care: Basics of EKGs

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  • 1 small square = 0.04 seconds horizontally and 0.1 mV vertically
  • 1 large square =  0.20 seconds horizontally and 0.5 mV vertically

To calculate heart rate (HR), there are 3 methods:

  • Count the number of R waves in a 6 second strip (30 large squares)
  • Count the number of large squares between two QRS complexes and divide into 300.
  • Count the number of small squares between two QRS complexes and divide into 1500

The process of interpreting a rhythm:

  1. Look for the P wave – is it upright or inverted? is there one for every QRS? are there flutter of fibrillatory waves present?
  2. Measure the PR interval – is it normal or prolonged?
  3. Measure duration of QRS complex – is it normal of prolonged?
  4. Assess the ST segment – is it flat, elevated or depressed?
  5. Note the T wave – is it upright or inverted?

Overall, you want to…

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