Most people have heard the phrase "random acts of kindness", which refers to a selfless act of giving resulting in the happiness of another person. Terms like this are increasing in popularity around the world, as more people identify a deficiency in their lives that can only be fulfilled by ... Views: 10
We're all carrying a load, including tasks, challenges, worries, inner criticism, mistreatment from others, physical and emotional pain, loss and illness now or later, and everyday stresses and frustrations.
Take a moment to get a sense of your own load. It's very real, isn't it? Recognizing ... Views: 5
If you've been in a relationship before and you're entering a new one you likely carry the war scars of the last one with you. What are the consequences to you and your new relationship of walking in handicapped?
Well you're likely feeling a bit defensive, somewhat jaded about the opposite ... Views: 15
Are you one of those unfortunate individuals who not only engages self sabotaging behaviors but then finds a harsh inner critic beating up on you making you feel guilty, bad, inadequate, stupid, incompetent, incapable, depressed, unmotivated and like giving up on your success?
Did you know ... Views: 15
A positive attitude can make the difference between success and failure, yet too many individuals struggle with the creation and maintenance of a positive outlook. Why is that and can anything really be done to permanently fix this problem? Yes!
A positive attitude, believe it or not is ... Views: 18
Summary: Many see trouble coming from government spending and then printing money non-stop. And the gov is preparing for the trouble by buying billions of bullets and armored vehicles. The Bible has warnings for what we see. Before Christ saves us in the sky, heeding His words could save us in ... Views: 9
But if I know that eating less and exercising more will result in weight loss, why don’t I just do it? What’s getting in my way?ÃÆÃ¢â¬Å¡ÃâÃÂ Or, if I do succeed in losing a little weight with a diet, why do I usually regain the weight I lost? Why can’t I hold onto healthier ... Views: 23
The shame, guilt and misunderstanding of eating disorders makes it hard for anyone to come forward to get help, but it is so much harder for a public figure to do so. Celebrities may put their fame, career and acting opportunities on the line and open themselves to, ridicule and criticism if ... Views: 10
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One of the most common challenges I have heard my clients express is their difficulty to deal with or accept changes. Whether it is a change at work, at home, in their relationships, in their body, in their income or lifestyle; they all find it ... Views: 20
Do you know that most therapists believe that it is bad to erase negative memories from the subconscious mind? Do you know this essentially allows them to sustain their practices while you continue to remain limited by a notorious form of subconscious programming that literally shuts your life ... Views: 11
We are all familiar with how stress "feels" when we're in it. Did you know however that its cause is sadly misunderstood? In this article I will present a new awareness of what stress really is how it's generated and how to erase it as part of your life experience once and for all.
Simply, ... Views: 11
The pain, sadness and grief that go with a recent divorce can often make it extremely difficult to clearly and confidently move forward into one's awaiting new life. In fact many individuals have been told that it often takes months to years to truly recover from such a negative event. Is this ... Views: 25
Do you know that the most significant roadblock to being a confident public speaker is emotional in nature? Do you know that even the most successful public speakers can become immensely more successful if they could somehow permanently address their fears of rejection, inadequacy, sounding ... Views: 14
There are lots of ideas floating about on how to improve your brain health and to train your train to be smarter. What may surprise many people is that some of these have been tried, tested and proven. This article is about separating out the wheat from the chaff. These tips will help kids and ... Views: 14
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Itâs funny how sometimes life sneaks up on you and catches you by surprise. I had some occasion of inspiration recently to examine the way I have been thinking, the way I have been living and the general direction of my life. It was not something I planned on doing, it just ... Views: 19
" Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life." Steve Jobs
Someone recently asked me the definition of Codependency, so let's take a look at what we can see to help uncover this complicated phenomenon. The visual I have is someone who is suppose to be driving his own ... Views: 19
Somewhere, right now, multitudes of women are attending seminars urging them to think differently about themselves, live their best lives, believe in themselves and grow. And no matter how wonderfully uplifting these seminars may be, they are outmatched, out-ranked and out-gunned by the ... Views: 18
"I'm a victim of domestic violence." That's one phrase you'll never hear emanating from my mouth. Even though I spent three years engaged to marry someone who verbally and physically abused me, I never once entertained the thought of myself as a victim. Perhaps it's because I define a victim as ... Views: 21
Relieving yourself from stress at work (or any stress, for that matter) might be much more important than you think. We often tend to overlook this issue and accept it as an inevitable fact. Of course work is stressful, but does it really have to affect you that much? Is there an easy way to ... Views: 21
Over and over again I meet individuals who carry the war scars of previous failed relationships. These scars create many problems, one of the most significant is the closing down of their hearts to ever being able to love again. From there on relationships become simply about making sure they ... Views: 13
Do you walk around experiencing self doubt about yourself, your decisions, your relationship choices, your business strategies, your friends and so on? Do you often wonder if you even know what it is you really stand for if anything? Does this make you feel like a leaf blowing in the proverbial ... Views: 31
If you've ever struggled with unwanted negative intrusive thoughts you may be relieved and surprised when I say that they don't originate from you. Yes, they're inside you but because they are a) unwanted and b) intrusive means they come from something "inside you" that is "not" you. Here's why ... Views: 19
Have you ever noticed how often you repeat the same negative patterns of behavior, find yourself attracting partners with the same negative qualities as in your past relationships, making the same kinds of mistakes or bad judgments, and continue to repeat the same self sabotaging habits? Have ... Views: 16
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: 20
An Introduction by the Pastoral Medical Association (PMA)
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The Pastoral Medical Association (PMA) extends much thanks to SelfGrowth for recognizing the PMAâs contribution to alternative medicine, and for ... Views: 17
Lately I've been writing about the fifth of my personal Top 5 practices (all tied for first place): open out, by which I mean relaxing into a growing sense of connection, even oneness, with all things. (The other four are be mindful, love, take in the good, and go green.)
"Opening out" can ... Views: 12
When we live with someone we have to share many things from food to bed. In couples, usually arguments arise due to having a contradictory point of view about one object. Do you want to know what is the real truth about your partner with respect to love, sex and intimacy? Are you aware of your ... Views: 30
Many people feel, and rightly so, that the experiences of their early life have had a major influence on their self confidence. Yet many are also confounded as to what to do about that "unchangeable" past and often feel stuck in, imprisoned by and frustrated by it. Is there a way out?
Yes, ... Views: 29
Why does Co-dependence arise? Well because two or more individuals make an unconscious contract with each other to try to satisfy the unmet needs of the other. Initially, especially in the case of a couple, this contract is defined as "love".
For instance, how many times have you heard ... Views: 31
Are you coming off a bad relationship? Are you still feeling the emotional wounds from your ex? Do you have old deeply buried wounds from previously failed relationships? Well if you've answered yes to any one of these then I can guarantee that these scars will, whether you like it or not, ... Views: 13
Most of us carry within us negative or bad memories of events we've experienced in our lives. How many of us actually stop and consider the effects these memories have on our lives? Probably not many. If I said to you that they are the most significant issue that affects our happiness, level of ... Views: 15
Why is it that some bad memories just continue to resurface in one's mind and life often intruding on one's thoughts and negatively affecting one's functional state?
Memories of bad events are over time stored in the subconscious mind i.e. they are made unconscious by a mechanism in the ... Views: 14
This past weekend, while we were away for the 4th of July holiday, I had a profound realization of how addicted I've become to my iPhone. While I love many aspects of how technology enhances our lives and allows us to connect with one another in some very cool ways, I'm also aware of the ... Views: 23
Do you know that needy behavior is a huge turn off? Do you know most needy people keep getting rejected simply because they don't know they are needy? So what constitutes needy behavior and what can one do about it? Find out here!
1. Have a fear of being alone.
2. Need others to ... Views: 37
Do you know that most people pick the same "kind" of unhealthy partner over and over and never realize it until their life is spent and they are too old? Do you know this unhealthy dating pattern is rooted in early childhood relationships you had with important caretakers (usually parents) often ... Views: 35
Does it ever feel like your best made plans are regularly undermined by a hidden force within you that is constantly one step ahead of you? Do you feel like you have been cursed by God? Do you know that this force actually does exist but has nothing to do with God? Do you know that you can ... Views: 35
Do you know that most people walk around with a chorus of negative voices sounding off in the back of their minds causing a great deal of confusion, distraction, loss of resolve, self doubt, lack of focus and concentration, indecisiveness, loss of energy and enthusiasm, reduced confidence and ... Views: 23
Do you know most people confronted with the reality of being able to completely erase negative memories from their subconscious mind and permanently enhance their lives become immediately skeptical about this? Do you know sadly this keeps many individuals unnecessarily imprisoned in negative ... Views: 35
None of us goes through life without any grief or loss. And it can stop us in our tracks when it does happen. And death is a part of the Circle of Life, so why is it so hard?
For me, even though my husband had been so very sick for so many years, it still comes almost as a shock. While he was ... Views: 23
Last week was amazing. I spent 4 mesmerizing days in Amsterdam. Yes, I am talking about the beauty of the city with its history and architecture, with timeless canals and cobbled âstraatsâ, with wild trams that stop for no one and even wilder bikers who own the roads and the sidewalks.
But I ... Views: 15
âAnger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.â â Mark Twain
What was the last thing that made you angry? The bad driver cutting you off? Your kids not picking up their toys? You were passed over for a promotion?
How long ... Views: 29
Do you know that low self esteem and self sabotage are two sides of the same coin? Do you know that both are rooted in subconsciously stored beliefs generated by negative memories of your past that undermine your self worth, and make you feel like an undeserving individual who needs to suffer in ... Views: 33
In an article published in this e-zine I outline a free, simple, straightforward, self administered questionnaire that one can use to quantify the level of their "emotional maturity" in minutes. Emotional maturity (To take the test Google "Emotional Maturity Quotient")is, in my view, a key ... Views: 27
Do you know that most people walk around in a self sabotaging trance? Do you know most don't realize they are asleep and their minds have been hijacked? Do you know reading this will help you to momentarily wake up, notice your state of enslavement and motivate you to take back your mind and ... Views: 60
Do you know that you have to work extra hard in life if you are carrying old emotional baggage that literally weighs you down, leads to poor choices, self sabotaging behaviors, low self confidence, low self worth, and so on? Do you know this means that you are effectively handicapped compared to ... Views: 46
Have you ever been told that you were passive aggressive? This is not the most endearing of titles to be given by anyone. Why is that?
Well because it implies a number of things:
1. That you have trouble being open and honest about your feelings.
2. That you grudgingly accept something ... Views: 29
Mental problems are difficult to diagnose and treat. However, there are some steps that you can take to help a family member manage such conditions.
A person suffering from any form of mental condition should see a certified psychiatrist to receive a proper diagnosis. ... Views: 16
"Your crown has been bought and paid for--all you need to do is put it on your head."
When big-hearted, abundance-loving Jupiter transitions into noble Leo on July 16th, it kicks off a year-long theme of claiming our Divine uniqueness and letting it shine.
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In my youth and throughout most of my early adult years I suffered from paralyzing shyness.
Early in my life I was so anxious about meeting and speaking with people that I would find myself making every excuse possible to avoid social engagements.
I suffered especially during my medical ... Views: 26
I admit it: whether close to home or far away, I wish some people were different. Depending on who they are, I wish they'd stop doing things like leaving cabinet doors open in our kitchen, sending me spam emails, or turning a blind eye to global warming. And I wish they'd start doing things like ... Views: 23