Should There Be A Legal Mandate for Group Home Counselors to Become Licensed Before Working With Mental Health Consumers In District of Columbia Group Homes? Part I

Composed by Shunda Wallace The short answer to this questions is yes, absolutely. In 2018 more than 43 million Americans held professional licenses and certifications with a prevalence in the fields of healthcare, law and education according to the United States Bureau of Labor and Statistics. Many of those licenses require focused discipline specific (supervised) …
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Analysis of Frantzy Moreau’s Short Film “Inside”

During these scientifically incalculable times of the Coronavirus pandemic aka “Rona” and COVID-19, Americans have been faced with the daunting existence of staring down the (figurative) barrel of their own mortality as they witness the precarious mortality of Americans all around them. Many poor and working class Americans must make the difficult decision to either …
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Chod: Musical Examples Part IV

Composed by Shunda Wallace Chod incorporates a woven texture combination of text, melody, visualization and gesture while utilizing Tibetan instruments that include the two-sided damaru drum, the Tibetan bell, the thighbone trumpet as well as the human voice. In this particular practice there are two practitioners of Chod. In this practice meditators are visualizing their …
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Chod: A Musical Tibetan Spiritual Practice Part III

Composed by Shunda Wallace   Tibetan Buddhism by contrast is more of a hybrid spiritual practice due to Buddhism’s penetration of Tibet from India. By this time Indian Buddhism was quite different from what it had been during the time of Buddha, becoming quite heavily influenced by Hinduism. In Tibetan Buddhism many of the Tantric …
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Chod: A Musical Tibetan Spiritual Practice Part II

Composed by Shunda Wallace Historical Information As a spiritual practice, Buddhism is neither monotheistic (belief in one all powerful deities) or polytheism (belief in many deities). There is not one deity that is worshipped Buddhism. Buddhism is more of a spiritual path based on the practices of Buddha to attain “nirvana” “enlightenment” or “awakening”. In …
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Chod: A Musical Tibetan Spiritual Practice Part I

Composed by Shunda Wallace Introduction/Prospectus Eastern Spiritual “practices” has become a way to bring us back to ourselves in the stillness and silence of meditation unlike living in a western world where the things determine our self-worth by what we acquire. Thinking about the next new toy, clothing item, vehicle, boyfriend, degree and so on …
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NARCISSISTIC PERSONALITY DISORDER: Etiology Article 501

Composed by Shunda Wallace The Etiology of Narcissistic Personality Disorder is the defining psychological injury that occurs during early childhood typically after some emotions have developed but before regulation of the emotion empathy is learned. Etiology is the cause, set of causes, or manner of causation of a disease, condition or disorder (not to be …
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