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As Of Today, December 13, 2020 — Evenings Are Getting Longer, Spring Is Around The Corner!

by Anura Guruge


The ‘Shortest Day‘, i.,e, the ‘Winter Solstice‘, is still 9-days away, i.e., December 21, 2020.

As of December 13, 2020, as you can see from above chart, evenings for us, in New Hampshire, are getting longer.

But that doesn’t mean days will start getting longer. Alas, it doesn’t. That only happens as of the Solstice. 9-days away — my FAVORITE DAY of the year.

The reason the days are still getting shorter is that Sunrise continues to be later and later. You can also see that in the chart.

But, this is IT in terms of early Sunsets. It will never get any later.

In a week, December 15, we will have an ADDITIONAL MINUTE in the evenings.

Great news. Spring is around the corner. Rejoice!


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by Anura Guruge

‘Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation’ (TMS) For Depression (& Chronic Pain): Brainsway vs. Neurostar.

by Anura Guruge



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from my ‘Central Pain Syndrome‘ (CPS) book.


In the U.S., from what I can determine, the two main (if not only) options for Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is based on Neurostar technology or Brainsway technology.

Though they are both classed as TMS they differ in terms of the magnetic stimulation techniques used.

The Brainsway supposedly represents the newer technology. It uses a bigger, more encapsulating H-coil that does cover a larger portion of the brain — and supposedly can go deeper. Neurostar, a pioneer in TMS, uses a 8-coil that does not envelop the brain as much as the H-coil. It is claimed that the H-coil can stimulate brain ’tissue’ 2.4 – 5.7 times deeper than the 8-coil. However, it should also be noted that it is easier to have Sham H-coils (i.e., placebo coils) than it is with 8-coils!

A Brainsway session is 15 minutes shorter per session than a Neurostar session; 22 minutes vs. 37 minutes.

Neurostar uses rTMS (as described in my book above).

Brainstar calls its process Deep TMS (dTMS). I cannot get anybody to tell me, as yet, whether dTMS uses a faster or slower ‘repetition’ rate (i.e., the rate of pulsing) than rTMS.

The Brainstar is still relatively new.

From what I can find there are two other companies that offer TMS products: Magstim and Magvita. I, however, have not found any ‘doctors’ offering TMS using these devices anywhere around New England. I will do more research.

Though only approved for treating Depression per se, TMS, whether rTMS or dTMS, is a viable treatment option for ‘Central Pain Syndrome‘ (CPS) and other instances of Chronic Pain, including Fibromyalgia, since any degree of depression exaggerates your perception of pain.

TMS was FDA approved for treating treatment-resistant depression as as of 2008.


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“Quick Guide To Brain Meditation” — Free eBook Download From Amazon Starting This Friday.

by Anura Guruge


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Click here to access the Amazon listing for this book
on those days to get the FREE download.


This book, true to its title “Quick Guide”
has lots of bullet-point, summaries, and short sentences.

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“Quick Guide To Brain Meditation” — Now Available In Print Form & As 99 Cent eBook.

by Anura Guruge


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Click to ENLARGE and glance at here. Link to Amazon to BUY the book below. {SMILE}

Click here to access the Amazon listing for this book.


This book, true to its title “Quick Guide”
has lots of bullet-point, summaries, and short sentences.

Click images to ENLARGE.

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I will repeat what I said on November 12, 2016 when the eBook version was published.

Mark Twain is erroneously credited as having once written: “Sorry this letter is so long. If I had more time I would have made it shorter”.

Well that was the sentiment behind this book. As I was finishing my first “Brain Meditation” book, in September 2016, I KNEW that I had made it too long and too detailed. I knew I had to do a “Quick Guide”.

So I did. Took me 2-weeks longer than I expected. But, now it is done. 

Goal was to keep it pithy — as much as I could.

So I used lots of ‘bullet points’ and short paragraphs.

Amazon offers a FREE ‘Look Inside’. Take a look.

This was my 26th published book.


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New Hampshire 2016 – 2017 Winter — Earliest Sunsets Are Here (Dec. 8), Spring Is Around The Corner!

by Anura Guruge


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The ‘Shortest Day‘, the ‘Winter Solstice‘, is still 2 weeks away.

But these, as you can see, are the EARLIEST Sunsets of the 2016 – 2017 winter.

The reason the days are still getting shorter is that Sunrise continues to be later and later.

But, this is IT in terms of early Sunsets. It will never get any later.

In a week, December 15, we will have an ADDITIONAL MINUTE in the evenings.

Great news. Spring is around the corner. Rejoice!


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“Quick Guide To Brain Meditation” — My Latest Book.

by Anura Guruge


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Click here to access the Amazon listing for this book.


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Mark Twain is erroneously credited as having once written: “Sorry this letter is so long. If I had more time I would have made it shorter”.

Well that was the sentiment behind this book. As I was finishing my first “Brain Meditation” book, in September 2016, I KNEW that I had made it too long and too detailed. I knew I had to do a “Quick Guide”.

So I did. Took me 2-weeks longer than I expected. But, now it is done. It was published yesterday, as an eBook (that can be read ANYWHERE), on Amazon. Now I have to work on the paperback.

Goal was to keep it pithy — as much as I could.

So I used lots of ‘bullet points’ and short paragraphs.

Amazon offers a FREE ‘Look Inside’. Take a look.

This was my 26th published book.


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Father’s Day 2015 — For 4th Time Since 1990 Will Be On The Summer Solstice (Northern).

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fathersdaysolsticeTeischan, my 9-year old, pointed this out last night — Father’s day will be (as she calls it) on the first day of Summer. She is into things like that, and I am glad.

Got me thinking as to how often this happens — like Easter and Passover on the same weekend.

Father’s Day, in the United States, is on the third Sunday of June. It was first celebrated in the U.S. in 1910. It was officially recognized as a holiday, by President Nixon, in 1972. Mother’s Day started c. 1870.

The Summer solstice occurs between June 20 and June 22.

June 22nd is one day out to ever be the third Sunday. But, Father’s Day can and will fall on a June 20 or 21st.

I went and checked it from 1990 to 2020.

2020 is interesting. Father’s Day is on June 21 BUT the Solstice is on June 20.

So this is the last conjunction for a while.

Enjoy. Happy Father’s Day. Happy Summer Solstice — though it is MY LEAST favorite day of the year. As of the Summer Solstice days start getting SHORTER. To me that is NOT the start of Summer. That is the start of Winter. I revel in the Winter Solstice. To me that is the start of Summer.

Don’t forget the Fremont, Seattle, Washington State Summer Fair takes place on the Solstice.