We’re about to head into what is likely your busiest time of the year, and yet songs joyfully remind us that it’s THE most ‘wonderful’ time of the year.
Most people wouldn’t agree.
Expectations for the holiday season seem to grow exponentially each year, but in reality, all you need to do ... Views: 13
I sent out an email about my upcoming show, The Illusion of Anger, and was met with an angry response. "Anger is NOT an illusion! People die from anger!" he wrote. I am well aware of that. However, that is not the illusion I'm speaking of. According to Webster's dictionary, anger is a feeling ... Views: 15
My oldest left for university last year. Although the mother hen in me feared that I would be nostalgic for long gone times and spend my nights shedding tears in silence, I was pleasantly surprised to see how well I actually coped.
However, as time wore on, I began to notice that beneath the ... Views: 26
Stress is the real epidemic in this country. I think it's safe to say, many of us feel like there's more to get done in less time these days. People are stressed financially, stressed with a colleague at work, stressed with parenting, stressed being Single so long...the list goes on. Stress ... Views: 75
If someone wanted attention in the past, they would have had to be around people. Nowadays, this is no longer necessary; the only thing they need to do is to use social media.
It is then possible for them to receive attention for something that relates to their own life, or they can ... Views: 33
Everyone might experience some troubles in sleeping once or more in the whole life due to of many different reasons. This is actually a very common issue which affects several people in the world each year.
Sleep Disorders Treatment At Home – Best Natural Remedies:
This is actually a very ... Views: 36
During the ups and downs which are a part of everyday life, we may begin to feel overwhelmed and stressed. Some days we struggle more than others to find our balance. Perhaps wondering how we can cope with the demands and challenges we encounter throughout the day.
The following three ... Views: 66
Many people joke about mental health issues and are perfectly comfortable doing so. “Oh, I’m just a little OCD” they say while straightening photos and lining up pencils. Or maybe explain with a slightly guilty laugh “You know me, always late and forgetful, blame it on my mild Bipolar.”
All ... Views: 50
Mental health challenges in children and young people are on the increase and are posing huge problems for them, adults and the society as a whole. Families and schools alike, are now feeling the impact of this surge of mental health crisis. Something needs to give and changes must be made in ... Views: 60
As those of you who have been following this blog know, a few weeks ago I started taking a weekly art class. It's been great for me to connect to my creativity in a structured way. I have learned so much about my creative process and I've only been in the class for 3 weeks! I can't wait to see ... Views: 55
We all have an inner ocean with its own rhythm. It's apparent in how we walk, how fast we talk, how well we relax and in our ability to deal with stress. It’s connected to our life force or ki. Our inner ocean is our soul’s vibration.
Have you ever met someone who regardless of ... Views: 52
“Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what next or how. The moment you know how, you begin to die a little. The artist never entirely knows. We guess. We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark.”
I was listening to a New-Agey podcast the other day-- ... Views: 52
When I got into health care several years ago, I thought naively that I don’t want to work in mental health. By declaring this, I was of the mindset that I would not then have to treat people with depression. I did not want to feel down and hopeless like they did. Well guess what? If you ... Views: 79
Stress is our internal reaction to outside stimuli. Literally hundreds of factors can cause stress, from noise to resentment, from lack of sleep to poor diet, from fatigue to emotionally upsetting events. Through my experience as a psychotherapist/hypnotherapist, I understand the great ... Views: 49
Stress is a choice; you can either welcome it in your life and live with it or do a little extra effort to keep it away from your personal and work life. In this article, I am going to share certain tips for beating stress while being at home or in office.
Stress Beating Efforts At Office: Views: 54
It is not uncommon for someone to have anxiety problems in today’s world, and while it may still be possible for them to carry on with the rest of their life, there is also the chance that their whole life could end up being affected. In this case, it is going to be challenge for them to enjoy ... Views: 74
You CAN eat yourself back to health. Try these easy and delicious ways to power through stress.
When you're upset about work, finances, health, kids or relationships, do you tend to grab a candy bar or binge on Cheetos or other unhealthy junk foods? My escape-food-of-choice when dealing with ... Views: 68
Depression and anxious emotional responses are things all people have to deal with in times of stress or non-ideal circumstances. But when these feelings to start to take over your life, they can place you in the center of a self-destructive cycle. Don't let depressive feelings tell you how to ... Views: 45
Do you often find yourself functioning on auto-pilot with a numbness of being and without much thought or feeling? Or as if you’re just going through the motions partially submerged in water while breathing shallow? If you’re saying yes, chances are that you’re not mindfully living your life in ... Views: 59
You manage a beautiful apartment complex, but there’s trouble in paradise. One of your tenants is causing problems. This has been going on for a while now, years even, but you’re so used to his crazy antics, you’ve learned to live with him.
This tenant constantly:
• Invades your ... Views: 42
Transcript from 6/14/12 blog talk radio show A Fine Time for Healing, Transitions in Life
Transitions in Life
Written by Randi G. Fine
Life is a series of beginnings and endings. Seasons change; trees blossom and then go barren, flowers bloom and then go dormant, day turns to night, years ... Views: 67
Stress creeps up on everyone in different ways. Sometimes, you'll think you're handling it just fine, only to discover that your health has been negatively impacted in ways that you didn't even realize. If you've been experiencing unfamiliar symptoms, you might be surprised to learn that stress ... Views: 56
Anxiety is apprehension of experiencing fear in the future. The danger feared isn’t imminent and may not even be known or realistic. In contrast, fear is an emotional and physical reaction to a present, known threat. Anxiety is typically characterized by obsessive worry and an inability to ... Views: 111
After emerging from their chrysalis once a butterfly’s wings have dried, it’s had enough sun, and possibly a little nectar from the proper plant, it will fly. When human beings are nurtured, healthy and unencumbered - we fly too. However, when we don’t release what does not serve us, create a ... Views: 86
FOREWORD – ABOUT THE MIND BRAIN BALANCE TEAM
“The Center for Mind Brain Balance” was established to bridge the gap between a person’s psychological and emotional needs versus their brain-based or physical imbalances that are so often overlooked.
Founded in 2004 in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, ... Views: 144
We all know what it's like to have that internal dialogue going on inside our minds. For some of us it's there so often that we forget it's even happening. And it's worth noting that for most of the time this dialogue is focussed on something related to the past or the future.
This ability ... Views: 130
Being charged with a crime is a stressful experience for anyone. This is especially true for those who are innocent. The prosecution may be excessively overcharging you for a simple mistake or misunderstanding. Below explains six ways to effectively handle stress during the criminal prosecution ... Views: 170
If you feel like you've been under a lot of stress lately, it’s probably true: there’s always tedious work that needs to be done ASAP, things that bring you down or drain your energy and people who don’t understand or appreciate you or seem to be constantly picking fights with you. Still, that’s ... Views: 169
A Quick Preamble:
A personal confession first - supposed to be good for the soul, right..?!?
These days, because of learning a lot of things the hard way - generally by myself, I really bear no resemblance to the "socially-challenged" young man I once was... but I certainly know exactly ... Views: 199
Is there a song in your heart waiting to be released? Do you sometimes struggle to express yourself when life throws you a curve ball?
Here is a list of ten tips for you to express yourself and use your creativity.
1. Keep music in your environment (car, house and work).
2. Pay ... Views: 198
Courage is a towering strength, one that has the revered status of a virtue throughout the ages and worldwide. To many people it represents something quite daunting, but in reality, it is not nearly as elusive as many believe.
Psychological courage propels a person from powerless to robust ... Views: 218
THE PROCRASTINATION TRAP: ENEMY OF PERSISTENCE, THIEF OF TIME
To many people, it's a mystery "why" they're stuck in the procrastination trap. They realize that it makes no sense to berate themselves endlessly for repeating the same tired, old avoidance behaviors, nor does it make sense to ... Views: 189
Did you know that the simple act of humming has many health benefits? Did you know that according to recent reports, up to 14% of Americans suffer from painful sinus conditions which can be helped by humming? Did you know that humming spikes the nitric oxide in your nose and nasal cavities and ... Views: 253
Think way, way back to when you first became a parent. For those who gave birth and raised biological children, the moment I am talking about was the exact moment that your child was born. For those who adopted, fostered or became kin care parents; however you became a parent……that first moment ... Views: 249
It is true that the word "therapy" scares plenty of individuals. Given the belief that we have a tendency to as individuals are usually self-sufficing, it's understood that individuals have the innate capability to recover and to fix after they are within the middle of a crisis. Personal ... Views: 228
They can either free you or enslave you.
Nagging thoughts, self-deprecating thoughts, fearful thoughts, all enslave you and keep you locked in a prison of your own making. Try as you might, you can't get out. If you feel this way, it's because you're giving too much energy to those particular ... Views: 259
Stress is good! Seriously, good stress, otherwise known as 'eustress' serves to help you function at your best. It's when stress becomes overwhelming that it takes it toll physically and mentally. That's why it's important to keep stress in check.
Here's a few suggestions to help you do just ... Views: 181
The most important decluttering we can make is to remove mental clutter. Mental clutter is anything going around in your head, that is keeping you from achieving your dreams. Having a tidy, uncluttered house is great, but achieving the goals that you set at the beginning of this course will ... Views: 185
If You're Already Feeling Anxiety or Stress Because You're About to Learn How to Perform a Relaxation Technique, You're in the Right Place!
The Progressive Muscle Relaxation exercise is great to help anyone suffering from stress and anxiety. I often tell clients it is a wonderful exercise ... Views: 245
The path to liberation is an ongoing process of moving forward on your path to remove the obstacles to your inner peace and self-knowledge. The obstacles on this journey can be as diverse as your mind can imagine. Yet it is not until you are solidly grounded in your body and the world that real ... Views: 277
I don't worry much. When an issue arises that cause me distress, my mind instantly begins searching for possible solutions. I wasn't always like this - it took years of awareness and effort but it has certainly paid off. Take this past week, for example. I use a service to heavily promote both ... Views: 275
I'd be hard-pressed to find anyone who never experiences stress. Most of us become frustrated when things don't go the way we planned or when others don't comply with how we want them to be or behave. A sense of losing control triggers feelings of uncertainty within us. Mild anxiety, or ... Views: 290
Anxiety and stress are major components of our life, I remember once hearing whether you are doing something or doing nothing there will always be a level of anxiety and stress associated. We will feel anxious and stressed if we are attempting to over achieve or over work ourselves, we will also ... Views: 213
Today is "tax day". For millions of American tax payers it is probably their least favorite time of the year, propelling them into a state of duress and anxiety. For a business owner such as myself the task of gathering all of my receipts and itemizing my expenses is time consuming and ... Views: 269
When my insides started ringing like the bells of a five-alarm fire, I didn’t know what was happening. That strong, engulfing feeling of anxiety rose up like a life-threatening wave, sweeping me away from the inside. The first time I experienced this, it took my breath away, literally.
The ... Views: 265
It is human nature to be apprehensive of change; to be hesitant of taking a leap into the unknown. Unfortunately this very human tendency can limit your growth; both personal and professional. When there is a need to branch out and move to a new place for professional reasons, there could be ... Views: 253
People often believe that they are slaves to their emotions: "I hate feeling like this but I can't help it." Some are ashamed of their emotions and try to hide them; still others find some to be offensive, frightening or sinful. But the truth is that all feelings have purpose and value. They are ... Views: 247
Although feeling anxious from time to time is a normal part of life, if this is something one suffers from on a regular basis it is likely to mean that something isn’t right. Now, this is not to say that one has to be in a constant state of anxiety for there to be problem; as it could also be ... Views: 342