I love this video by Nature about odd animal couples and bonding. To me it shows that love can grow even between opposites. Check it out and enjoy! Educational and moving.
The photo here is my little animal odd couple Zoe and Pepe. Zoe is an Orange-winged Amazon Parrot and Pepe is a hybrid Lovebird. They have been together for 15 years.
"We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us something is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit." -e. e. cummings
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American Psychiatric Association Board of Trustees Approves DSM-5
Diagnostic manual passes major milestone before May 2013 publication
ARLINGTON, Va. (December 1, 2012) – The American Psychiatric Association (APA) Board of Trustees has approved the final diagnostic criteria for the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). The trustees’ action marks the end of the manual’s comprehensive revision process, which has spanned over a decade and included contributions from more than 1,500 experts in psychiatry, psychology, social work, psychiatric nursing, pediatrics, neurology, and other related fields from 39 countries. These final criteria will be available when DSM-5 is completed and published in spring 2013.
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