Which statement rings truer for you?
1) Feeling good makes me happy.
2) Being happy makes me feel good.
At first glance, I felt the two were reciprocal, but after thinking it through, I discovered a missing link.
When I’m feeling good, happiness abounds… joy arises in everything I see ... Views: 15
Following the tragedy of Robin Williams’ death from suicide, I was struck to hear how many people were affected by his death. Clients, who I was seeing for depression, told me how they thought maybe suicide was a good idea and they seemed to be considering it more seriously since the comedian’s ... Views: 11
I recently read an article that described depression as "a psychological reaction to the violent deformities of the modern world." I found that statement deeply provocative and began to ponder it's meaning. "Anger turned inward" doesn't satisfy me anymore. I do not subscribe to the belief that ... Views: 12
Regardless of how many tragedies occur in this country due to mental health issues, for many Americans there is still a stigma attached to those who suffer. Few are willing to openly address the issue. Tragedies such as Adam Lanza's mass murder of over twenty innocent elementary school children ... Views: 15
"There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds." Laurell K Hamilton Mistral's Kiss
From the outside looking in, it is easy to say, but he had so much why couldn't he find the help he needed. From the inside looking out, a lot of the ... Views: 21
Summary: Prescription drugs have had a “free pass” for too long. It's time to revisit the science of pharmacology, evolved from toxicology—the science of how much chemical killed half the animals.
A close friend of Williams said Robin was taking a drug for Parkinsons that listed suicide as a ... Views: 24
The suicide of Robin Williams has shaken—and awakened us up. News of his death has made many of us think:
If someone with family, fame, and fortune could do that, could that happen to someone like me who doesn’t have all those things?
I’ve been feeling really down lately, and ... Views: 24
Lately I have been experiencing a ground swell of desire for a new way to be and live. I expect to see this from my clients, however I am seeing it in places and people I would not expect.
Arianna Huffington shares her thoughts about redefining success in her new book, Thrive: The Third ... Views: 39
Are you constantly besieged with a busy mind where thoughts ricochet around like a pinball and leave you feeling dizzy not to mention unable to put one foot in front of the other? Do you know why this is happening to you? Knowing why is the answer to reclaiming control of your mind and life once ... Views: 78
Why is this article in the sections of Depression & Gratitude? Because if you believe that you came from a monkey, you might be depressed. Seeing support for the biblical account that we were made in God's image (and have a higher destiny than apes) brings gratitude to the Creator. This also ... Views: 68
Neil Findlay says he is just, “An ordinary person out there doing some stuff.” But he is so much more than that. Both Neil and his wife have dedicated some of their working years and now their “retirement” to helping children around the world. They are both an inspiration for what we can all ... Views: 125
For many years anxiety was viewed by people as some sort of a weakness in character. They attributed this state of mind and body to the weakness of will. The basic recommendation for battling anxiety was just to gather up one’s will and go on with life, as if nothing was really happening inside ... Views: 121
The U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs reports that one in five combat veterans develops Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, either during or shortly after combat. The Mayo Clinic defines PTSD as having three main categories of symptoms: “re-experiencing symptoms,” “avoidance symptoms,” ... Views: 91
I like to think I am fearless, and in many ways I am. But in some ways I am not. One of the most noticeable ways is in regards to my business. I fear not having enough income to pay my bills. I fear I will not be able to make the business what I want it to be. I fear that I made a mistake making ... Views: 131
OK let's get one thing straight here, I simply have nothing against therapy for anxiety. BUT, saying that i'll still never be able to get back the THOUSANDS of dollars I spent on anxiety therapy during my 6 year battle with anxiety disorders. But you're reading this article because you want the ... Views: 153
Anxiety is an uncomfortable state of inner havoc; it is often accompanied by nervous behavior. These tips on dealing with anxiety will be helpful for you to manage your fears:
You need to get rid of all anxiety inducing foods and/or drinks from your diet. You may be facing having to deal with ... Views: 175
Isn't diet a confusing thing? Add the fact that people who suffer from chronic anxiety and panic disorder have difficulty getting through a day filled with over worry and panic, and you've got a person stuck in constant confusion and frustration on how to deal with their anxiety. Many ... Views: 196
Have you ever been in an activity where you gave it all you have, and then felt disappointed, depressed or let down when it ended? It could be a show that you were in. A championship game if you were in sports, or maybe you were the organizer of the office holiday party, which kept you busy and ... Views: 214
Do you know that feelings of inadequacy are based on a foundation of negative self beliefs such as: I'm inadequate, I'm a loser, I'm a failure, I'm incomplete. I'm defective, I'm deficient, I'm unlovable, I'm unworthy, I'm unattractive etc.? Do you know that it is now possible to completely and ... Views: 173
Alchemical Breathwork™ is a powerful healing and personal growth technique practiced worldwide. It is used consistently to release energy blockage in the body, clear negative thought and habit patterns and bring one into greater alignment with one’s personal purpose. Alchemical Breathwork™ ... Views: 209
Do you know that the majority of individuals exist within an invisible bubble of limiting negative beliefs that severely constrict them and shut down their full creative potential to live a full and fulfilling life? Do you know that's what is responsible for such things as low self esteem, low ... Views: 212
Even though veterans are regarded as heroes, are they really? Indeed, they are the ones expressing enough honor and bravery to enlist to defend their nation, even if it means risking their own life. But on the other hand, do heroes kill at all costs, even innocent civilians, even women and ... Views: 188
Anxiety is often caused by the lingering effects of negative memories. In this article, you will be given tools to help you identify which memories are unresolved and how you can use simple thinking tools to heal your anxiety.
Anxiety takes many forms. It can be a panic attack where you feel ... Views: 162
Depression is often caused by the lingering effects of negative memories. In this article, you will be given tools to help you identify which memories are unresolved and how you can use simple thinking tools to heal your depression.
Many people who are plagued with depression, they can resolve ... Views: 177
Empowerment means the power of choice. Empowerment is about courage. It is the belief that we are in control of our experience. Empowerment is not about labeling good or bad, but about actively choosing what makes us happy in each and every moment. The journey to empowerment and great health is ... Views: 176
When I counsel people with depression and anxiety, they often say that they don't understand why they feel depressed or anxious. People who have a good job, a good loving family, and enough money get confused over their feelings. Consequentially they don't get any sympathy from their friends or ... Views: 272
In an article entitled "Some Evidence of How We Spiritually Connected" I discussed a recent case study where it was possible to clear a traumatic memory from one person's consciousness and by so doing it also helped permanently clear the traumatic memory from the consciousness of another person ... Views: 242
Never in history have we had such comforts and ease of living. Our grocery store shelves are stocked and we can cook a meal in minutes. We can communicate with family and friends around the world instantaneously and face to face. Modern conveniences make our day to day life easy. Then why the ... Views: 188
Do you know that most negative limiting beliefs are held unconsciously and exert their influence in a manner that few are even aware of? Do you know this means you likely spend much of your energy and time trying to overcome this clandestine force while believing that this is somehow empowering ... Views: 245
Do you know that staying positive is not something one must work at but instead is supposed to be your natural resilient state of mind? Do you know that most people have this capacity stolen from them early in life by negative events that convince them they are weak, vulnerable, afraid, ... Views: 219
Do you know that procrastination is driven by old emotional programming hidden deep in the subconscious mind in the form of negative limiting beliefs and fears? Do you know that this programming behaves like an emotional straight-jacket that robs one of their power and freewill ability to act? ... Views: 265
You hear it all the time. Someone gets angry and dissatisfied with someone else and the person whom they are upset with is the victim. Here is an important question. Why would someone who is happy and content want to abuse another? It just does not make sense. Let's take some less serious ... Views: 252
It is commonly known that prolonged exposure to combat can serve as a serious trigger for veterans to develop any sort of mental illness. Two types of mental illness, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and depression, are some of the most common, and many of the symptoms overlap, causing frequent ... Views: 279
Many people define themselves by their past. If you had physical, emotional, or sexual abuse in the past you are angry, depressed, anxious, resentful, mistrusting of people and can't do anything about it, it's just the way it is. However, more people now are discovering that you choose how you ... Views: 162
Do you ever wish that something in your life had happened differently? Maybe you made a bad decision in a career or marriage? Were you bullied in school? at home? at work? Is there a memory that you continue to think about?
There are some simple exercises that can help you heal a memory. It ... Views: 191
People throughout much of the United States will remember the winter of 2013-2014. You have recent memories of shoveling snow, driving through ice, snow, and slush, staying home with the kids when they had a day off, and worrying about the safety of people you know. Those of you who do not live ... Views: 222
It seems like the gray, cold skies of winter will never end, especially for folks who are discouraged, ill, injured, or housebound. Let’s treat them to an early peek at spring. Nothing brings hope like a bit of green!
Here’s how you can bring some cheer to someone who’s going through a ... Views: 258
Do you know that procrastination is driven by negative feelings and beliefs such as: the fear of failure, fear of disappointment, fear of taking responsibility for one's own life, the need to remain dependent of one's friends, parents, and loved ones, the fear of facing the world and becoming an ... Views: 284
Now does that title sound like I'm in denial? It may to those individuals who are so identified with their negativity that they have no awareness of where that negativity really comes from. That awareness is also the answer to permanently deleting all negativity that resides within you.
So ... Views: 181
Low self esteem is the result of unconsciously buried negative thoughts such as: I'm inadequate, I'm a bad person, I'm unworthy, I'm undeserving, I'm a loser, I'm a failure and so on. These beliefs are generated by more deeply buried negative memories that generate, support and justify the ... Views: 179
Do feelings of inadequacy make you feel deficient and defective, do they undermine your self confidence, self esteem, and self worth and block you from being everything you know you are in your Heart? Well if so I want you to know that there is a way to liberate your SELF permanently from this ... Views: 186
Do you know that negative intrusive thoughts, although residing within your mind, don't actually originate from you? Do you know that all negative thoughts emerge from the subconscious mind where they are regularly produced and supported by negative memories of negative events that serve as the ... Views: 305
Even though depressed people may share a common cluster of symptoms such as sadness, sleep problems and/or exhaustion, suicidal feelings, an inability to feel pleasure and a variety of physical discomforts, conditions and illnesses, this doesn’t mean that these symptoms are the result of the ... Views: 145
Have you ever wished you had a “refresh” button for your life?
We acquire a fair amount of knowledge from study and personal experience, but at times it seems all it takes are a few setbacks, and poof, we revert to our old bad habits.
It happened to me.
I was in a car accident a year ... Views: 247
Self confidence is the ability to always know one's inner truth, value it, trust it, and live it joyfully, peacefully and with an inner knowing that one is worthy of it. Does this describe you? If not then whose life are you living? Certainly not yours! To get back on track I help you understand ... Views: 259
If you suffer from low self esteem it's likely you carry within you, without realizing it, a toxic energy that is constantly berating you and also undermining your self confidence and self worth. This may manifest as a harsh inner voice that many refer to as the Inner Judge. If you would like to ... Views: 219