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    Re: What is Tourette Syndrome?

    Thanks Harebells... Hmm, I'll definitely have to look sometime at what he's up to now. It's definitely a shame when a medium that was doing some good changes too much into something else.

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    Jo and Harebells, you both make some strong points. When Dr. Phil first came out I think people realized it was okay to talk about psychological issues. Fast forward a few years and it's a big production that has attracted a lot of money. It's a far cry from going into see a mental health professional and working one on one, it's like it is commercialized. I have seen Phil bringing guests in from "The Doctors," show, which in a sense is overlapping physical medicine with mental medicine, the point I was trying to make during my rant on the General Store thread. Perhaps that will spark more understanding of a shared type science.

    As much as it's fun to make fun of Dr. Phil, as you both have shared, perhaps he has acted as a catalyst to bring about personal change and growth. He has just done some stupid things to keep the ratings up on his show.

    Harebells, so what is St. Patrick's Day like in Ireland? Here it's about corned beef, cabbage and lots of green colored beer.

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    Yes it's probably sowed some positive seeds whatever else. I do worry that some of the actual guests could be harmed by the experience though. I've read some worrying things but I don't really know about their veracity.

    So...St Patrick's Day here. There are lots of parades, on very varying scales, (and unfortunately it's already raining today!) Otherwise lots and lots of drinking, to a bacchanalian degree - guinness, not green beer (I don't think we have green beer but I could very well be mistaken.) Cabbage and bacon would be a traditional dish here but not especially on Paddy's day. Lots of music in pubs etc. So anyway, happy paddy's day! Will you be celebrating? (I'll probably be hiding until it's over to be honest!)

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    Re: What is Tourette Syndrome?

    Harebells, my neighbor will encourage me to go to mass, but I'll focus my religious obligation on Easter. My days of making a complete fool of myself in a public drunken celebration, have long passed. I may wear something green so I can blend. Happy Paddy's Day to you and thank you for sharing about that. Isn't there a particular style of dance associated with Ireland? My family history includes Scotland, but I am embarrassed to say I don't know much about that Country either, just bits and pieces.

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    Re: Views on Dr. Phil

    Many many years ago, when he was good, I went to see the Dr Phil show in person. It was interesting, and I think he does some good work, but he is a celebrity first and not even a real psychologist, so his number one priority is ratings, as we've seen with the decline in the quality of the show with each passing season.

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    Re: What is Tourette Syndrome?

    Quote Originally Posted by Clancey View Post
    Harebells, my neighbor will encourage me to go to mass, but I'll focus my religious obligation on Easter. My days of making a complete fool of myself in a public drunken celebration, have long passed. I may wear something green so I can blend. Happy Paddy's Day to you and thank you for sharing about that. Isn't there a particular style of dance associated with Ireland? My family history includes Scotland, but I am embarrassed to say I don't know much about that Country either, just bits and pieces.
    Yes a dance with lots of leg movement and no arm movement.There is also 'sean nos' dancing (that just means 'old style') which is a bit looser and more improvisational and you can move your arms- hoorah. Enjoy the day anyway and we can both enjoy not having hangovers later!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harebells View Post
    Yes a dance with lots of leg movement and no arm movement.There is also 'sean nos' dancing (that just means 'old style') which is a bit looser and more improvisational and you can move your arms- hoorah. Enjoy the day anyway and we can both enjoy not having hangovers later!
    There's Irish Dancing which is rather like stylized ballet and Irish Step Dancing (think Riverdance):








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    Well what's referred to as Irish dancing is actually Irish step dancing - they're one and the same thing. Riverdance etc are the Dr Phils of Irish dance! (See how I nearly got us back on topic for a second there!) It's a more jazzed up version of step dancing. There is also set dancing - just to confuse things!

    This is Sean n?s dancing. But everyone has their own style so might be different with someone else:





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    ...Don't even get me started on Michael Flatley - or we will need to split to a 'views on Michael Flatley' thread!

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    I did like Riverdance though.

    And then there's Irish Toddler Dancing:


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