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When one feels as though they have control over their life, it will have a positive effect on their well-being. This is because it will be possible for them to fulfil their needs and this will allow them to grow.
Alternatively, when one feels as though they don’t have control over their ... Views: 21
On one hand, there are people that take responsibility for just about everything, and on the other hand, there are others that avoid taking responsibility for just about everything. And while it could be said that the first option is better than the second option, they are both going to lead to ... Views: 28
When one’s life isn’t going as they would like it to go, there is the chance that this will cause them to experience pain. On one hand, one could end up feeling like a victim and not do anything about it, and on the other hand, they could get in touch with their anger and end up taking ... Views: 44
Often our goals aren’t achieved, simply because we believe they can’t be.
Remember Roger Bannister? He successfully ran a mile in under four minutes; it was the first time it had ever been done. Bannister was told it was impossible, yet he continued with his dream.
Since then, thousands ... Views: 59
An extraordinary fact about blushing is that it is unique to humans. Charles Darwin called blushing “the most peculiar and most human of all expressions”.
Why do you blush?
The reason for blushing is not the same for everyone; being the centre of attention, someone giving you praise, being ... Views: 42
What is it about some people that makes them seem ‘charismatic’ to you? In other words, what makes them stand out?
Charisma seems a bit of an enigma. It’s a concept we struggle to define. But why?
1. We tend not to think about what we mean by charisma. We may think someone has charisma but ... Views: 55
Butterflies, a dry mouth, feeling dizzy, at a loss for words, rapid heartbeat, fidgeting. All symptoms of a nervous response. Nerves can strike at any time and when they do, they can knock you for six. Whether it’s public speaking, a job interview, important meeting or even a social event, ... Views: 80
Low self-esteem is something you can overcome. It does require a plan though; courage too. These 10 actions make it possible.
Quick tip - Start gradually. Don’t do everything all at once but do try at least one thing every day.
1. Be aware of your gremlin
If you’re struggling to ... Views: 51
It has been said that everyone on this planet is a teacher on one hand and student on the other. Based on this, it is a two way process, and if one doesn’t have this outlook, they are likely to be out of balance.
In this case, one could believe that other people are here to learn from them ... Views: 99
It has been said that someone should never make a decision when they are angry, and that they should never make a promise when they are happy. What this comes down to is when one is in a highly changed emotional state; it will be a challenge for them to think clearly.
However, when one is ... Views: 108
Of course that’s a provocative title. After all, we live in America where we have become anesthetized into believing that we must be ever so careful to avoid holding anyone accountable, answerable or responsible. Rather we prefer to blame a lack of self-esteem, a “bad” childhood, traumatic ... Views: 158
If one had a hole in their drive that they wanted to fill, they could end up making a load of concrete. Through doing this, there would be no gaps and the hole would completely disappear.
The alternative would be for one to find a few bricks and to try to fill the hole in that way. And while ... Views: 154
While there are some people who have lived in the same environment for their whole life, there are others who have moved around. When one has moved around, they might not have stayed in the same place for very long.
This could be a sign that one has a job that requires them to move around, ... Views: 135
Renowned Greek philosopher, Aristotle quoted -
"Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom!"
In our journey through life, we learn a lot of things about a lot of things. We discover new and interesting avenues, meet people, etc. and they give meaning to our life and way of living. ... Views: 96
If one does a lot of reading, they may find that they read a lot about other people’s lives. This could be because they like to find out about how other people experience life, and it could also be a sign that they like to get away from their own life.
There is then the chance that they are ... Views: 148
When you look in the mirror, what do you see? That you’re too short, too tall, too fat, too skinny? That you somehow grew a pimple overnight, or a new set of crows feet, or maybe it’s time to go shaved-head considering that ever-expanding bald spot?
Or do you see your wonderful smile, the ... Views: 176
Spring, like early mornings, reminds me of new beginnings and new opportunities. It’s a time where we can plant new seeds and hopes. There is a great vibrancy and excitement in the air and I see sparkles of hope all over.
What if we are so busy that we cannot enjoy the new beginnings? What if ... Views: 183
Of The classifications of animal, vegetable or mineral, where do we fit? According to most scientific authorities, we are the human animal.
AS WE LOOK into the animal kingdom we discover more often than not there exists a herd. Some people call it a tribe-same thing. And the herd has the ... Views: 189
Of The classifications of animal, vegetable or mineral, where do we fit? According to most scientific authorities, we are the human animal.
AS WE LOOK into the animal kingdom we discover more often than not there exists a herd. Some people call it a tribe-same thing. And the herd has the ... Views: 107
One of the things that people generally do when they have a social media account (or a number of them), is to share pictures of themselves. This can be something that takes place when one wants to update their profile picture, or it could take place more often.
If one only takes pictures of ... Views: 204
If one was to say to another person that celebrities receive a lot of exposure in today’s world, they are likely to agree with them. There is also the chance that one could say this and someone else might not be aware of this.
In this case, it could be a sign that they don’t read the paper ... Views: 156
When one uses social media, it gives them the chance to express themselves in a number of ways. As a result of this, it can be somewhere where they share things from time to time and stay up to date with people, or it can be so much more.
In this case, it could be a small part of one’s life ... Views: 171
While someone could be critical of both men and women, they could also be in position where they have the tendency to criticise the opposite sex. And so if they do criticise the same sex, it could be something that rarely takes place.
This could mean that they will have moments where they ... Views: 193
If one wanted to change how they feel, they could end up focusing on their appearance. There are a number of reasons as to why they would do this, and one reason is because of the society they live in.
In today’s world, a lot of attention is placed on the external, and as a result of this, ... Views: 174
If one was to look back on their life, they may find that they have come across at least two types of people. One on hand, this could relate to people who are supportive, and on the other hand, it could relate to people who are not.
When one thinks about the former, they could think about a ... Views: 165
Even though life is not perfect, that doesn’t mean that one can’t create the perfect life online. Along with this, they can also make it so that their experience online is also perfect, and as a result of this, it can make it harder for them to face the real world.
Now, this is not ... Views: 186
While someone can feel down from time to time, they can also feel this way on a regular basis. When this is the case, it is going to be a challenge for them to appreciate life, and it may even be a challenge for them to get out of bed in the morning.
Now, when one feels ... Views: 172
It is often said that there is a difference between what people will share online and what they will share offline. On one side, this can mean that one may only share certain things when they are online, and on the other side, this can mean that they will share practically ... Views: 164
If someone was asked about how people can suffer mentally and emotionally, they could end up talking about depression. This could be because they have suffered from it themselves, or it could be something that one of their friends has experienced.
However, there is also the chance that they ... Views: 176
When one uses social media, they can have one thing in mind or a number of things. For example, one might use it to send someone a message, or they could use it to share an update.
In this case, they are going to have one thing in mind and then they could come off it. However, even though ... Views: 180
If one was to tell someone that they are leaving their job or a relationship, for instance, there is a strong chance that they would know what they are talking about. When they think about what one is doing, they might imagine them saying goodbye to their colleagues or walking away from the ... Views: 190
If one hadn’t learnt now to drive and they had to rely on someone else to drive them everywhere, their life is going to be a lot harder than it would be if they could drive. This is because they won’t be able to go out when they want; they will only be able to go out when the only person is ... Views: 216
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.
February 29, 2016
Are there people in your life and wounded parts of yourself who want to limit you from being in your personal power?
How many of you had the experience growing up of being told in various ways to not claim your personal power and instead limit ... Views: 206
If one had a garden in front of their house that they wanted to protect, it might be a good idea for them to put a fence up. This is not to say that the fence would need to go all the way along, as it would be important for them to have a gate put it too.
Through having a gate put in, it ... Views: 211
On one side, one can be in a position where they are able to express their true-self, and on the other side, they can be in a position where this isn’t the case. At the same time, one could also find that it is possible for them to do this from time to time.
But if this is the case, it is ... Views: 187
Nowadays, it is no longer necessary for one to watch TV or to go to the theatre in order to be entertained; the only thing they need to do is to have some kind of device. This then gives them the chance to watch something no matter where they are.
So if one is in a position where they have a ... Views: 197
If one was to share something online, the responses that they receive could be different to the responses they would get if they shared something offline. This is one reason why people share things online that they wouldn’t share in the real world.
For one thing, when one shares ... Views: 203
If someone is given the opportunity to do something, it will be up to them to decide if they want to go along with it. This is not to say that they can’t talk to other people about it; what it means is that they are the only ones who know if it is right for them.
One could be in a position ... Views: 195
On one side, there are said to be people who like to spend a lot of time around others, and on the other side, there are said to be people who don’t. Another way of looking at this would be to say that there are introverts and extroverts.
But while some people will see themselves in this ... Views: 212
If one was going out for the evening, there is a strong chance that they will end up using perfume. And while this could mean that they were going on a date, this might not be the case.
There is the chance that they are simply going to spend time with a few friends, and this can then mean ... Views: 189
If one was to lie down in a crowded place, there is a strong chance that they would end up being walked over. And it wouldn’t matter whether someone wanted to walk over them or not, as they wouldn’t have much choice.
However, this is not to say that one needs to do this in order to be walked ... Views: 229
In today’s world, it is not uncommon for one to hear about how they shouldn’t be a people pleaser. This may have been something one has come through reading books on self development, or they may have heard about it after reading articles online, for instance.
But if this wasn’t the case, it ... Views: 207
I am going to be pretty straight with you about this one.
I am all about those happy, positive vibes! I repel negativity and personally consider it a sin. Who has time for the sad, lost and the unhappy, when there is a life full of amazing possibilities and exciting opportunities waiting to ... Views: 133
What does my intuition have to say?
When was the last time you asked yourself that?
If it's been awhile (or never), I encourage you to pause a minute and ask yourself, "Why haven't I?"
Your intuition is your inner voice, your own North Star.
It's there. But you need to be willing to ... Views: 230
We all want to feel confident and capable of accomplishing our goals. However, wanting something and achieving something are two different things. If you’re tired of wanting to be more self-confident and are ready to take the step towards actually being self-confident, keep reading. Here are six ... Views: 143
Although everyone on this planet has needs, it doesn’t mean that everyone on this planet feels comfortable with their own needs. And it could be said that when one does feel comfortable with their needs, their life is going to be a lot easier.
In this case, not only is one an interdependent ... Views: 207
If one wanted to find out what their ‘friends’ have been going, there is a strong chance that they will end up using social media. And while they might end up looking through one site; they could also look through a number of different sites.
What this comes down to is that is that one may ... Views: 201
If a teacher one was to come across a group of students and they were to ask them what they wanted to be when they are older, there is the chance that a number of them would have the same answer. It could be said that this is to be expected, and this is because they are at an age where they are ... Views: 233
Can you pump up your self-esteem? How about being your own cheerleader? Does that sound scary or do-able? Whichever it is, I hope this can help.
First of all, if it sounds like a scary or unsafe thing to be your own cheerleader, this is where and energy healing modality like EFT comes in. If ... Views: 307
One of the greatest needs that human beings have is to be seen for who they are and although this is the case, it doesn’t mean that this is something that everyone feels comfortable with. If one is in a position where they didn’t feel comfortable with being seen, it is going to cause them to ... Views: 247