According to reports by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, more than five million people live in denial of their drug and alcohol use. SAMHSA also states that denial is so much a part of substance abuse that without it drug and alcohol abuse would not be able to ... Views: 21
I facilitated an anger management support group for several years. One woman began attending shortly after our first meeting. Her name was Joan. Joan's marriage of thirty plus years was in trouble. Admitting she had a bad temper, her husband recently filed for divorce. She was devastated. "I ... Views: 48
If you have become used to living with anxiety, fear, depression or unhappiness, then it can be difficult to believe that happiness is possible. But a few simple steps can help to reduce those unwanted feelings and increase your happiness.
Don't struggle on your own:
Happiness can seem a ... Views: 35
MRI is the sophisticated technology used to scan the organs, tissue and bones to detect abnormalities. Open MRI comes with many features that help overcome the limitations associated with the traditional closed technique.
MRI is the sophisticated technology used to scan the organs, tissue ... Views: 10
There are those who, when confronted with a crisis situation or with a need to change something, get into a “helpless” state of mind. They feel they don’t have control over their lives, that they can’t make decisions and move forward. They might feel stuck in whichever situation ... Views: 12
When a relationship comes to an end, it can often lead to pain. For some people the end of a relationship will be experienced solely as a loss and for others, although there is a sense of loss, it will also be coupled with a sense of freedom and that the time had come.
This will of course ... Views: 24
This week's message is about relationships in the deepest sense. As a very independent, stubborn, and don't-try-to-control-me type person, it's been hard for me to face up to the many many times I needed to depend on others. Yet when I have, there's been a softening inside, a ... Views: 18
Recently, People Magazine came out with an article about Ashley Hamilton talking openly about his struggles with an eating disorder. I applaud Ashley for coming out about having an eating disorder. The shame, guilt and misunderstanding of eating disorders makes it hard for anyone to come forward ... Views: 36
Why exactly do you get depressed? Is it because you're facing so many challenges? Are you an addict or an alcoholic who is depressed? There are so many things happening around you and as you get engaged in them, some of them will make you to have fun while others result to problems. Yes, we all ... Views: 25
Many quarrels arise on account of insisting on one’s opinion being accepted or on demanding the approval thereof. It cannot be solved by controlling oneself but only by understanding the whole gamut of its genesis and expression.
It is common experience that most of us, if not all, treat our ... Views: 14
Good morning and happy day!!!!
It is true; I do have a spring in my step, a song in my heart, and hope on the horizon.
This morning my oldest daughter Sarah and I went to an appointment together. We were able to spend some time together talking and laughing.
Then while we were out, I ... Views: 27
Addiction in the city, addiction in the country, addiction in the suburbs, addiction in the schools, addiction in the churches, addiction in the legal system, addiction in the government, addiction in business, addiction in medicine…we simply can’t get away from it. Or, is there another ... Views: 48
Your brain evolved in three stages (to simplify a complex process):
Reptile - Brainstem, focused on avoiding harm
Mammal - Limbic system, focused on approaching rewards
Primate - Cortex, focused on attaching to "us"
The first JOT in this series - pet the lizard - was about how to ... Views: 14
It's a well established fact that getting and staying fit is best for you. While we live in this body we may as well live in it feeling good and looking good. Not many people will argue with that. There is, however, one problem. Getting fit is not the most exciting thing in the world and so it ... Views: 38
I am sure that most of you know what hypnosis is. For those that don’t – it is a natural process that allows you to relax and enter a state in which you will accept suggestions much more easily, so that you can use those suggestions to improve your life.
I would like to talk about a few ... Views: 17
IT’S TIME TO THROW A TANTRUM!
Women since generations ago, have been told to be polite, ladylike, calm and collected and in the midst of struggle to rise above and push through. But what’s the definition of pushing through? Some people are content to spend hours rationalising whether their ... Views: 23
Negative energy has a profound effect on adults, teens and children. People who carry around this adverse attitude can appear to be very powerful to those in their presence. Negative energy is expressed by put downs of you or your friends. These comments are stated either directly to you or ... Views: 32
People have the habit of repeating parrot-like and copying what others do and say without much reflection. A very popular example is the saying, “We are equal in death.” But is it true that we are all equal in death?
First of all, do we all die in the same way? Some people die in accidents, ... Views: 22
THE SOURCE OF PROCRASTINATION
This may sound familiar: you want to start a project and want to reach a positive goal. However, you put off getting started, because each time you try taking action, for some unknown reason, you experience feelings of distress, confusion and fear. You try to use ... Views: 19
HOW TO DISTINGUISH PSYCHIC DREAMS FROM NIGHTMARES
This article will focus on psychic premonitions and dreams, emphasizing the difference between psychic dreams and nightmares, and the positive insights that both provide. I have been asked a number of times, whether a recurring nightmare could ... Views: 20
“Grief can destroy you --or focus you. You can decide a relationship was all for nothing if it had to end in death, and you alone. OR you can realize that every moment of it had more meaning than you dared to recognize at the time, so much meaning it scared you, so you just lived, just took for ... Views: 28
Have you been on more than one diet? How many? Just answering that question tells you a lot. If diets worked you would not be spending your money on one diet (plan, book, program, supplement, diet foods, pill, etc.) after another. Marketdata Enterprises, Inc. (2011), an independent market ... Views: 25
Literature Connotes Spirit of Welfare
The real significance of the word sahitya or literature is inherent in the word itself for the characteristic of literature is ‘to move together’, keeping abreast of life. Literature is no invention of the superficiality of social life, nor ... Views: 10
Your boss, “would like to talk to you for a minute”. Your spouse isn’t talking to you at all. It’s 5am and you’re not looking forward to your stressful day. How do you know you’re stressed? You feel slightly queasy, a little hot or cold, your shoulders tense up, maybe your intestines feel weak. ... Views: 22
When I had terminal cancer and had to heal myself, one of the ideas that I came across was that “Love Heals.” Since my healing was a matter of life and death, and I had decided to live, I had to find out what love is. While I am certain that somewhere inside ... Views: 34
We live in a society that gets its news 24-hours a day and unfortunately athletes and drug abuse makes news. If you look back over the years, there is no shortage of stories surrounding athletes use of anabolic steroids and other performance enhancing drugs as well as blood doping, involving ... Views: 32
Owning Your Power
by Martin Brofman, Ph.D.
Owning your power, your power to be real, to be who you really are, is really about owning your freedom. Consider how your reasons for not being yourself may have been to get the love or approval of others. Then, you have given others the power to ... Views: 20
Many types of weight loss programs have mushroomed to deal with the shocking obesity epidemic. Most programs focus only on reducing calorie intake and increasing physical activity and exercise. However, the solution lies also in resolving the addiction to excessive eating. This is what auricular ... Views: 27
"Provocative" can mean many different things to different people. What I'm going to address in this article are those people who use negative provocation as a neurotic defense against their own feelings of rejection and alienation. Let me start by saying that both of my parents were somewhat ... Views: 28
Imagine how much you could reduce stress in your life if only you would speak your truth. What do I mean by this? I mean admitting to yourself reasons why you continue to behave in unproductive ways and make decisions that hinder your progress in life; speaking truth to things in your life that ... Views: 48
The Art of Follow Through: Stop Putting it Off!
Why do some people seem to be able to accomplish so much while others allow obstacles to block them, or they procrastinate and never finish what they start or dream of starting?
Surely those who succeed know some things that others don't. Or ... Views: 41
The change of weather and leaf colors remind us that, while many aspects of life change what must remain constant is confidence in our ability to respond versus react to change in general. At times, it may seem as if you have no control over what happens, but you always have control over how ... Views: 58
To objectify someone is often described as what happens when they are seen as an object. And when this takes a place, they are not seen as a human being who has feelings or their own cognitions for example, they are just a physical body.
Here another person may well be seen as an object that ... Views: 32
It doesn’t take much effort to notice how powerful and influential actors and actresses are in today’s world. And although they have had this power for a number of years; with the assistance of the mainstream media, this has gradually increased as time has gone by.
One only has to go a film ... Views: 53
This is something that can affect someone in many ways and as a result of many things. Some losses can simply be ignored and forgotten about and then there are others can are harder to forget.
One can also lose something and never forget the loss; regardless of how much times goes by or what ... Views: 47
Smoking cessation programs are an effective solution to get rid of the dreadful habit of smoking. FDA-approved auriculotherapy is among the most effective smoking cessation programs available today.
Smoking addiction is widely considered a physical and psychological problem. The health ... Views: 29
You have probably heard about “The Secret” and the “Law of Attraction”. It has become the bible for personal development and the secret to creating the life you want. If it was all as simple as some of the publicity would have us believe then we would all be rich, have ... Views: 24
The rapid unveiling of assault on Human rights, animal rights, Earth rights, food, water, air, and natural systems upon which all life depends for survival, signal every Human to expand awareness, cooperate, collaborate, end unawareness, denial, apathy, turning a blind eye, fear, judgment, ... Views: 31
My participation as the “Stress Doc” ™ at the USPTO Health Fair reminded me of two basic facts: 1) people like to laugh, especially when they can share a gentle and knowing laugh at their own flaws and foibles and 2) especially in a high demand-production work environment and a “TNT – ... Views: 52
According to success author, Napoleon Hill, all human beings have six basic fears:
1. The fear of criticism
2. The fear of ill health
3. The fear of poverty
4. The fear of loss of love
5. The fear of old age
6. The fear of death
The best way for us to conquer any of these ... Views: 62
Could you use more energy, focus, and motivation in your life? What if that boost in energy and mood also came with stronger bones and muscles, increased fat loss, and greater flexibility, balance, and coordination—all in just ten minutes a day?
It’s not a fantasy. Whole Body Vibration (WBV) is ... Views: 41
“Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you’re riding through the ruts, don’t you complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don’t bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live!” ~ Bob Marley
“Blame no one. Forgive yourself and others. ... Views: 49
While it is very easy to be distracted by external factors on a daily basis, it is important to be able to remove or shut out the distractions that negatively impact your productivity so that you can optimize your time spent on the things that are most important to your present and for your ... Views: 48
With a creative change in our outlook, we can appreciate the fact that life is indeed a friend. With that shift in our mental disposition, our life circumstances would change to the better and improve our confidence and love of life.
Life on this planet is hard. It is made harder by our own ... Views: 49
Approximately 30 million people take sleep medications and almost half of them take Ambien, according to reports from NIDA, the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Ambien is a long lasting sleep inducing agent that helps to maintain sleep throughout the night. Unfortunately, Ambien has the same ... Views: 22
An Open Letter to Humanity at Our Evolutionary Crossroads
By David Woolfson:
Imagine that each of us is a passenger on the ship RMS Titanic during its fateful maiden voyage in April 1912. The fact that ship will strike an iceberg and sink is inevitable, but to the Titanic passengers ... Views: 32
Dearest Darling Readers,
Authentic is a very powerful word.
Being authentic is being real. It is being genuine. It also is a process of being honest to yourself. It is in finding alignment with our hearts’ desires, to our values and in ‘not pretending’. It requires courage. It is ... Views: 56
If trying to preserve balance in your life makes you seem like a tightrope walker, you’re not alone. Most of us have a lot of demands on our time and energy; life can feel like a mad house sometimes. Take this quiz to see how well you are fulfilling your responsibilities, while likewise ... Views: 28
India, along with China and Brazil, has recorded the fastest growth of single-person households. Purvaja Sawant asks Eric Klinenberg, the author of ‘Going Solo: The
Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone”, why urban dwellers the world over are ... Views: 11
A world shift foretold as 2012, invites every Human to bring love, compassion, unity, well-being, prosperity, profound respect for one another, Earth, and all life back into physical reality.
The following details what could possibly be the end game deception by globalists, to prevent our ... Views: 32