I was an instructor at the Learning Annex in NY City for many years. Classes ended at 9 pm and the ride home was a long one. One evening, after teaching an anger management course for three hours, I pulled into my driveway around 11 pm, exhausted and anxious to crawl into bed. I pulled my car ... Views: 4
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: 2
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: 4
Possibly one of the most agitating side effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in combat veterans is an overwhelming feeling of guilt. The U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs reports that one in five combat veterans develops PTSD, either during or shortly after combat, and the Mayo Clinic ... Views: 2
Even though returning combat veterans earn a bad reputation in the media, many veterans can be fantastic assets to employers who are looking for disciplined and hardworking individuals. True, while the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs reports that one in five combat veterans develops ... Views: 2
Nightmares are a sign of high levels of stress. So no wonder combat veterans who suffer from PTSD suffer from frequent and hellacious nightmares from their time at war.
The U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs reports that one in five combat veterans develops Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, ... Views: 2
Shyness is an epidemic that has severely limited the potential of many good and honest human beings.
Is it necessary to endure this fate if you are one of those individuals? No longer! Here I explain the roots of shyness and its inevitable solution.
Shyness: the fear of approaching and ... Views: 12
When people talk about what it means to be an adult, being independent is never too far away. Here, one will be empowered to live their own life and to support themselves. So whereas a child is dependent on their caregivers to survive, an adult is not dependent on anyone in particular.
And so ... Views: 14
I'm old enough to remember a time when people usually answered "good" when you asked them the standard, "How are you?" (often said "harya?"). These days the answer is commonly "busy."
In the last few months I've been very busy myself and starting to feel dispersed: juggling a dozen priorities ... Views: 3
Have you ever been cheated on or sadly disappointed by your ex? Has this jaded your view of relationships and of the entire value of love? Have you reluctantly chosen to settle for a life of solitude or at best one of emotional solitude in a loveless relationship? Are you unhappy with this ... Views: 6
Negative thoughts seem to be a common experience that consumes many individuals' motivation and life energy. Is it actually normal to have negative thoughts floating through one's mind ever? Although many of you may think so in fact it is "not" normal! Here's why they're there and what you can ... Views: 13
It has been said that human beings are negative by nature and that the steady flow of negative thoughts, often referred to as "negative self talk" is a normal part of everyday life. Why is that? Can anything be done to effectively change this so that we can feel free to be positive, optimistic ... Views: 16
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: 4
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: 8
This weekend, as I was driving my car, with the roof down, I almost started crying. It was a most beautiful day… warm and sunny and the trees had just started to bloom. The day felt like a beautiful gift. I started to think of all the good things I had in my life and realized how lucky I was. My ... Views: 17
The billboard in Indiana announced, “Every 25 minutes someone dies from prescription drug overdose.” As shocking as that may sound… according to the Partnership for a Drug Free World, prescription drug abuse claims a life every 19 minutes. What’s more, the CDC states that 100 people die every ... Views: 20
The concept as well as the feeling of being in Love has become so distorted and confused these days that few can really tell you, when asked, whether they are truly in love with their partner. Why is that?
Well one of the most significant reasons is that true feelings of Love are often ... Views: 11
What is emotional intimacy? Well simply it is the ability to share your true and authentic self with your partner or lover in a way that enriches the relationship as well as your experience of being alive. Many feel this capacity to be known to another is one of the most powerful aspects of ... Views: 17
As a young boy 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: 16
Do you know that negative limiting beliefs are simply a series of hypnotic suggestions you were programmed with that continue to distort your perception of your self and your reality? Do you realize that all limiting beliefs are false? Do you realize therefore that you are living in an invisible ... Views: 16
Do you know the majority of individuals exist in a negative trance state where their conscious mind is controlled and manipulated by subconsciously stored negative programming? Do you know this program, which blocks one's natural, authentic and spontaneous positive self expression, can be ... Views: 19
If you are one of those people who experiences repeated self sabotage then you are likely being driven by the inability to allow positive experiences into your life. This is often linked to feelings of unworthiness and/or the belief that one is undeserving. Where do these feelings and this self ... Views: 14
Self worth is the ability to respect, honor, value and appreciate yourself. Unfortunately there is an epidemic of low self worth here on the planet. Why is that and what can be done to achieve what many believe to be impossible; Supreme Self Worth?
The main reason why most, yes most, ... Views: 19
Narcissism or what many recognize colloquially as someone with a "big ego" is, in my view, a poorly understood phenomenon. Although it is both hated and at times revered it's presence in an individual severely incapacitates them in many areas of their life. Unfortunately such individuals are ... Views: 19
Did you know that the absence of worry is the state of Supreme Self Confidence? So by getting rid of worry altogether means one can achieve this much treasured state. The only question, which I answer here, is how does one actually accomplish this?
Worry is a state which is supported by ... Views: 13
One of the larger challenges in recovery is learning how to overcome a desire to use alcohol or drugs. In previous articles I've offered a host of tools to support recovery and encourage you to think about recovery in ways other than a conventional approach to sobriety. In this article I would ... Views: 33
“Being honest may not get you a lot of friends and it will get you the right ones.”
We all have been there! Maybe you had a friend or you know someone now who is in a big DRAMA! The situation keeps getting worse and you can’t believe the stories… affairs, lying, addictions, bills not paid, ... Views: 21
A young mother experiences a difficult birth and illness of her first child and then a difficult choice when her own illness affects her next pregnancy. Learn how writing became a saving grace and sense of hope during this difficult time.
A Witch's AuraDevon Volkel is now a 30 year old stay ... Views: 8
Disagreements - those annoying irritations that throw a monkey wrench into our otherwise blissful lives and disrupt any possible chances we have of experiencing serenity and joy. Augh! "Why can't people simply agree with me, even if they don't, and just allow us to coexist peacefully? But, no - ... Views: 17
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: 25
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: 15
The two most recent wars in both Iraq and Afghanistan have left hundreds of thousands of U.S. combat soldiers in utter mental distress. The U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs has even conducted an intensive study as to what wartime activities were especially provocative to combat soldiers, and ... Views: 14
During combat, a soldier must always be on high alert for his or her own personal safety. Danger lurks around every corner, and every day could bring the possibility of certain doom. Therefore, a soldier must take all precautionary measures to avoid being taken by surprise by a foreign weapon or ... Views: 18
Today, both civilians and military personnel alike are more aware of the existence of a potentially serious mental illness known as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD. The Mayo Clinic defines PTSD as having three main categories of symptoms: “re-experiencing symptoms,” “avoidance symptoms,” ... Views: 14
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: 27
By Frosty Wooldridge
Your mother worried if you didn’t come home on time. She fretted about the house “worried sick” that something happened to you. When you popped into the door, she said, “Where were you? I was worried to death that something happened to you.”
“Hi mom,” you said. “I ... Views: 21
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: 41
I'm doing a series on my personal top five practices (all tied for first place), and have so far named three: meditate (including mindfulness, self-awareness, and, if you like, prayer), take in the good, and bless (including compassion, generosity, and love).
I saw one way to bless on a ... Views: 12
While I was presenting at a recent conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico I learned that the majority of my audience were carrying feelings of inadequacy within. As I helped them release such feelings once and for all I decided that it would be useful to also write about this issue here.
Feelings ... Views: 46
Now although that may sound like a strange title it is more common than you think. Let me explain.
Self sabotage is essentially when an individual engages an old conditioned habit or way of being that undermines their success, integrity, self esteem, self worth, self confidence, their ... Views: 21
Do you know that many people harbor a fear of abandonment from past breakups that makes them needy, jealous, controlling, insecure, unattractive, ultimately sabotages their relationships and leads to more feelings of abandonment?
Do you know this vicious cycle can now be permanently stopped ... Views: 36
Do you ever feel like life is against you? Do you walk around feeling angry most of the time? Do you spend a lot of your time feeling envious of others? Do you feel cheated or that life has been unfair to you? Well if you answered yes to any of the above then you will likely agree that you feel ... Views: 60
Many people that have consistently been struggling with their weight may sooner or later turn to humorous, self-criticism as a defence mechanism. Overweight people have often been stereotyped in society and popular culture as the heart and soul of the party because of their humorous approach ... Views: 24
When life hands out lemons, why not make lemonade! This approach is deciding to view all situations and circumstances as an opportunity of seeing everything in a good way. The more we practice viewing things positively will help us to shift our attitude away from ‘I can’t…’ towards “I can!”
... Views: 58
How will improving my self-image improve my life? Why do I need to resolve my “mother and father” issues? What does my relationship with my boss have to do with my marriage? What does my back pain have to do with my bank account? On the face of it, perceiving psychological connections between ... Views: 19
If you were truly honest with yourself behind all of those things you do to distract yourself i.e. sex, work, drugs, recreational pursuits, relationships, and so on there is lurking a deep sense of emptiness within that many would characterize as part of the human condition. In fact it is this ... Views: 40
Do you know that many people harbor the need to be accepted by others? Do you know this need enslaves you, your self esteem, self confidence, sense of normalcy as a person, and your life to the whims of others? Do you know that means you are not living your life but a life dictated to you by ... Views: 46
Perhaps you recall as a child feeling whole, alive, genuinely present, playful, happy, passionate, motivated, purposeful, joyful, and like your True Authentic Self but as you became an adult this experience of Self faded and dimmed to the point that you've wondered at times whether you're even ... Views: 31
How often have you heard the expression "Stop living in the past"? Probably more times than you can count on one hand.
How much of your time do you spend "living in the past"?
Well if you're like most people you'll notice that over 90% of your time is about being flooded by thoughts, ... Views: 38
I’m speaking to you today…
IN REMEMBRANCE OF a man known as Private Cornelius Peter Buhler – or – (Buller)… a member of the Calgary Highlanders Regiment who was killed in action July 25, 1944 during the Allied combat offensive in France.
Cornelius Buller was my uncle. As a member of his ... Views: 18