by : Toronto Life Coach Giovanni Maccarrone B.A., C.L.C.
What’s the meaning of life? It’s whatever meaning you give it.
If we call life or any situation a problem or a challenge or an opportunity or a ... Views: 13
by : Toronto Life Coach Giovanni Maccarrone B.A., C.L.C.
Definition: Social anxiety is the strong fear that we won’t be part of the group or we won’t be loved and appreciated for who we are.
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Fear is a part of life. Sometimes we can keep it at bay, but eventually, with certainty, it will creep in like a red tide on an otherwise calm beach. We try to run, but it's faster than we are. We try to hide but it discovers all of our hiding places. Eventually we realize that the only way to ... Views: 25
I could have titled this post with any of the phrases I hear every day from my clients and course members:
"I wish she was thinner."
"I wish he was more successful."
"I wish she had better skin."
"I wish he was more assertive."
"I wish she had a different voice."
But this is the ... Views: 49
"Make each day your masterpiece." John Wooden
I used to begin my day by pressing the snooze button about four times, scrolling through Instagram and email for a few minutes, dragging myself to the shower, smearing some makeup on my face and running out the door without breakfast. While it ... Views: 47
For a long time I have struggled with episodes of anxiety. At times, I’ve gotten a feeling of crushing fear that occurs even in situations that most people consider to be safe.
The first episodes I remember were from my early childhood, when I was so frightened that I ... Views: 53
Sufferers of social anxiety disorder have varying needs when it comes to daily life, and that includes, of course, work environments. While some need limited social interaction, others feel they need to get out and work with a small group of people in order to keep from feeling isolated. One of ... Views: 80
1. Meditate. For me, meditation is important because it's about stopping thought and finding your own energy. When you know how your energy feels like, it is easier to recognize and interpret others.
2. Emotions. In my opinion you can't connect with your intuition without developing your ... Views: 92
I wanted to write about what an Intuitive can help you with. This is something I'm asked a lot, and I feel like it's something that is many times misunderstood. Keep in mind that these are just my thoughts on the subject, and it's is not my intention to be judging intuitives or others who works ... Views: 89
I wanted to write about how I crawled out of the deep, black hole I felt I was in for a long time, because this is something that effect many of us. Many of my clients have this particular problem, and believe me, I have been there. You feel stuck, tired, afraid, and like there is nothing you ... Views: 106
In my experience and opinion, emotional neglect is a big undermentioned problem in our society. Emotional neglect is often subtle in nature, which makes it so the recipient almost doesn't think that it is as harmful as it really is, and maybe don't even notice it. It could be the times you felt ... Views: 110
For many years I have dealt with anxiety, so I know how difficult and hard it is! In my darkest times I felt like I didn't recognize myself anymore ,I was scared all the time and at my worst I had panic attacks around the clock. I felt like a faceless nobody, and I felt like there was nothing ... Views: 106
My yoga teacher has said this phrase dozens of times, but one morning it went in differently and landed in the places where breath meets bone, where sinew aches with loss and the water in the pelvic bowl of my hips shimmered like a moonlit lake. The words traveled along ancient blood-lines to ... Views: 96
“Stress is the trash of modern life. We all generate it, but if you don't dispose of it properly, it will pile up and overtake your life.” ~ Danzae Pace
In today’s busy, challenging lifestyles, stress seems unavoidable. Stress can be very damaging in the long term if it is not nipped in the ... Views: 72
Over the past few years I’ve become accustomed to utilizing and recommending applications to help clients get through tough times. While applications are not a replacement for my services, they can help when clients need some "on the spot" aid or reinforcement. ... Views: 98
At the end of one of the interviews in the E-Course, when I asked the interviewee what she would like to say to those who are still in the trenches of relationship anxiety, she responded quite simply with, "Hang on. Hang on. Hang on." Those words have offered a lifeline to countless people who ... Views: 156
This year marks my 30th year working with clients, (and I still love it) and I'm in a place of reflection. I'm also getting active with my writing again, after taking some time off to devote to other projects.
I have witnessed a variety of trends throughout my career, based on numerous ... Views: 176
I have always suffered from anxiety and a hint of depression, the type of mental cocktail that no one wants but many get. I started looking for professional help around the age of 22 and continued to do so, unsuccessfully, until recent years. This is the story about how I managed to, not only ... Views: 173
By Margaret Paul, Ph.D.
May 02, 2016
Learn to manage the shattering heartbreak of when someone doesn't grok you – doesn't see you, hear you or understand you. ... Views: 120
Despite being Canadian, I still have a great deal of concern about my birth nation, Egypt. It will always have a place in my heart due to the fact that the rest of my family live there.
To put my mind at ease, I usually, scan the venues of the media looking for news about Egypt.
During ... Views: 156
What's possible with neurofeedback for anxiety?
Imagine you're driving through the countryside on a beautiful day, but your car isn't working. The gears keep getting stuck, and the gas pedal is jammed down.
It's pretty scary. When you can't shift gears, you can't respond well to the bumps ... Views: 255
There are so many periods of anxiety and stress in life. Whether its financial problems, you’re trying to get a new business off the ground, or someone you love is struggling with health issues, the depression and anxiety can take their toll. You understand that it’s important to stay positive ... Views: 213
No, of course you haven’t heard any good negative predictions lately. That’s because there aren’t any good negative predictions. There are only negative negative predictions. That’s because there’s nothing good about a negative prediction! Negative predictions can only be ... Views: 291
Feeling anxious is a part of being human. We can’t run away from anxiety if we are fully participating in life. If one of my adult children were to be diagnosed with a life altering illness, I would become an anxious mother. Going through two divorces, I felt anxious about how I would move ... Views: 212
Summary: Pastor Jack Darnall dreamed of a tall black man with short cropped hair and large ears who was well-liked initially, but became a “terrible dictator” as president when Christ came. (Google Jack Darnall's dream) It seemed so unlikely that he told only a few people of his dream in the ... Views: 198
It seems that the Mindfulness conversation is everywhere.
Why now, I wonder? After all, Jon Kabat Zinn PhD., a microbiologist, started his research in 1979. He initiated a weekly practice with patients from the Massachusetts Medical Center, which he called Stress Reduction. He quickly ... Views: 230
So, here I am, feeling harried, feeling stressed, and rushing from one task to another.
Ever feel that way?
You know, the tyranny of our tasks. Gotta get 'em done so I can relax. Gotta get 'em done so I can get onto "the good stuff" in life.
There's so much to be done. There are ... Views: 236
It has become essential in this fast paced world to discover ways to create a calm,centered place within. As a psychotherapist specializing in hypnotherapy, the most powerful technique I know to relieve stress is to spend 20-30 minutes daily in hypnosis. Which leads into a brief description ... Views: 380
Life can be very frustrating and hectic, and developing a new lifestyle that will be much more calm and serene is something everyone strives for in this day and age. You may not quite know where to begin, but some suggestions on exactly how to start on this desired path of growth and renewal can ... Views: 219
College students are one of the demographic groups that are most at risk for emotional and mental health issues. Not only is this a very common time for serious mental illnesses such as clinical depression, anxiety, and even schizophrenia to be diagnosed, the college years are also a time when ... Views: 320
Just like physical illness, mental illness has many different symptoms. Proper diagnosis requires a qualified professional who will analyze all aspects of the symptoms to determine the most suitable course of treatment.
Mental illness requires a thorough investigative process for proper ... Views: 360
As we progress through life, the following question comes up for each of us: ""Who am I really ?" Sometimes this question arises spontaneously, other times it may come about after a traumatic or significant life event. We then begin to wonder who are we really beneath the pain, resentments, ... Views: 374
Living with anxiety can be difficult as you never really know when the symptoms will occur. Some people have minor bouts with anxiety and can easily calm the body and mind before the symptoms become unbearable. However, there are some sources that seem to trigger reactions when they are least ... Views: 245
Here are some strategies that I employ to help make public speaking a more joyful and less nerve-wracking experience:
Prepare: The more prepared you are, the less nervous you will be. Do your homework on whatever the topic is that you’re speaking about.
Practice: Before you go into a ... Views: 428
Hello friends! Previously I talked about meditation as a tool to bring more presence into our lives. I've decided I want to make meditation a more regular part of my current routine. Practice what you preach, right?
I've been an avid meditator during many periods of my life, but lately my ... Views: 283
Yesterday, while taking a drop-in art class I had an experience that I don't always have when I'm engaging in something creative: I was fully "in the zone." My instructor even commented: "You're on fire today." Painting after painting was flying out of me. I felt free and almost reckless - a ... Views: 291
Why is it so difficult for us to get along with one another? After all, we all have the same basic needs in life. We all want to be valued, to be acknowledged for the good that we do, to be treated fairly and given sufficient opportunities in life; we all want to be accepted as we are and to be ... Views: 238
Sometimes you just can't avoid a stressful day or week (or longer period) in your life.
Stress happens despite the best of plans.
Stress happens because it's part of life.
We're bombarded with stress-reduction advice.
Yes, we're bombarded with messages from all ... Views: 383
Fibromyalgia is associated with a higher risk of stress, anxiety and depression. Aside from being a physical disease – patients with fibromyalgia live with chronic pain – fibromyalgia is also very much a psychological disease and is closely associated with stress and depression. Although much ... Views: 297
We often get thrown from our centers when emotions run high. Many
psychics advise meditation. Simply
remembering that you are not alone and have spirit guiding you can be a
comfort. The day you were born you were also given an Angel. In truth, this
means you are ... Views: 330
"Everything you want is on the other side of fear." ~Jack Canfield
With all the violence (and threats of violence) that have been in the headlines these past few weeks, the emotion of fear has been living very prominently in my mind. Fear is the most primal of all human emotions; there are no ... Views: 341
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: 281
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: 268
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: 347
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: 455
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: 323
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: 236
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: 397
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: 412
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: 339