Wouldn’t it be wonderful if one could have complete or partial control of one’s life! I am absolutely certain that the skeptics among us would convincingly state that it is an impossible task to say the least. Nevertheless, it is not only possible but it is scientifically feasible.
It is a ... Views: 46
This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture, still, treat ... Views: 59
One Christmas I hiked down into the Grand Canyon, whose bottom lay a vertical mile below the rim. Its walls were layered like a cake, and a foot-high stripe of red or gray rock indicated a million-plus years of erosion by the Colorado river. Think of water - so soft and gentle - gradually ... Views: 37
Exactly what does “what you don’t know you don’t know” mean? To many, it might sound like a bunch of psychobabble, so let me explain the concept.
First, imagine all the knowledge that exists in the universe in the shape of a large pie, divided into five slices. Four of the slices are ... Views: 51
Are you someone who would give all your water away to take care of someone else?
What takes place when you give all your water away?
What do you do when you’re in need of water to keep yourself hydrated and you don’t have any water left because you gave it all away?
Since you don’t have ... Views: 50
Ever since Daniel Goleman wrote Emotional Intelligence, we have heard that phrase a lot, but perhaps you never heard it explained. Emotional intelligence is a valuable skill, because it means you know how to work with all kinds of people, understand them and get along with them. Once you ... Views: 58
Unlike a broken china cup, we with PTSD can be glued back together.
Applying things (like giving our time) can heal like a tickling feather!
Doing so not only helps others, but also takes our attention off of the past.
Filling our days with caring tasks proliferates a sense of joy that may ... Views: 49
A Quick Preamble:
If you've been following me for a while then you'll know and have likely already seen a previous article i wrote about the dangers of modern day, heavily refined, chemically processed sugar - and of course you'll have also seen this from me on numerous occasions:
"Fat ... Views: 48
Many private practice clinicians want to grow their business but do not know how to take the first step. There are many variables to consider when marketing a private practice. The following are strategies to consider when developing your approach to marketing:
Psychological perspectives: ... Views: 45
Training for therapists gives them the tools they need to help people lead more productive lives and be at ease with who they are. There are many schools of thought in psychotherapy and a good therapist will draw from the one that will help their patients the best. Another trait of a good ... Views: 48
We all face challenges in our lifetime. Some people ignore them or only look outside for help. Others take them as an opportunity and tap inner resources to help themselves. How can a difficult challenge serve you? You need to tap new inner resources to deal with it. We too often rely on the ... Views: 49
I've never been one to feel sorry for myself. When bad things would happen in my life I never asked "why me?" I would, instead, inquire "why not me?" I learned early-on that bad things happen in everyone's life and I was not exempt so I developed a mindset of quiet self-resignation - I simply ... Views: 50
No one enjoys losing control, but that's what you have to look forward to if you give in to anger. Rage takes over, blowing situations out of perspective. A red mist of unreasoning fury drops across your vision, leading to explosive rage spirals. Break the cycle and cut your short fuse by ... Views: 54
Being charged with a crime is a stressful experience for anyone. This is especially true for those who are innocent. The prosecution may be excessively overcharging you for a simple mistake or misunderstanding. Below explains six ways to effectively handle stress during the criminal prosecution ... Views: 64
Let's say you've had an interesting idea or moment of inspiration, or thought of a new project, or felt some enthusiasm bubbling up inside you. Your notions are not fully formed and you're not really committed to them yet, but they have promise and you like them and are trying them on for size. ... Views: 40
If you feel like you've been under a lot of stress lately, it’s probably true: there’s always tedious work that needs to be done ASAP, things that bring you down or drain your energy and people who don’t understand or appreciate you or seem to be constantly picking fights with you. Still, that’s ... Views: 65
Upon arriving for my haircut appointment, I went to the restroom. An ornate flower pot sat on a table with a lush philodendron spilling over the edges. There was no light source other than the overhead fixture that remained off except when someone came into the room. For a few seconds I focused ... Views: 64
While conducting Email Marketing Campaigns it is quite important to build customer confidence. Hence, project the email in such a way so that it appears clear and useful to your customers as much as possible. Keep in mind that during the initial phase of email marketing you must pay attention ... Views: 54
Some people are naturally drawn to high-risk behaviors. This may involve taking drugs or alcohol, engaging in promiscuous sex, gambling or getting into physical altercations. There are many different ways this tendency can manifest, but all can be dangerous. In some cases, such actions can have ... Views: 69
Medical supervision is critical when detoxing. The cessation of drugs is just not possible alone. Detoxification centers provide a safe environment to go through the treatment. Having medical professionals present will lessen the chance of relapse significantly. Setting up an appointment with ... Views: 78
We're all faced with making hundreds if not thousands of decisions each day. From choosing the time I get up to what I want to wear, whether I should have breakfast or not, how I'm going to spend my day, or what my attitude will look like - we make choices from morning till night that impact the ... Views: 87
There are certain things that people talk openly about in today’s world that wouldn’t have been spoken about openly in the past and what is being spoken about can define whether progress is being made. However, there are many things that people talk about that show how far humanity has come.
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Problem vs. Stuff
What is the difference between a problem and stuff?
Do you remember when the bumper sticker “Shit Happens” was popular? Do you remember how you reacted to that statement? Or how do you suppose you might have reacted to that statement?
Would you be part of the majority ... Views: 83
Those of us who need to look good for the approval of others gauge how we’re doing by comparing ourselves to others. We compare ourselves to our friends, family members, peers, colleagues, coworkers, and to perfect strangers. And before we know it comparison to others becomes our constant ... Views: 73
On a previous blog at the Huffington Post, I used the example of Stephen Colbert's satirical "March to Keep Fear Alive" as a timely illustration of a larger point: humans evolved to be fearful - since that helped keep our ancestors alive - so we are very vulnerable to being frightened and even ... Views: 55
It’s hard to admit, but…
You’ve been lying to yourself about your partner.
There’s an ever-widening gap between the person you want him to be and the person he really is.
You have an idea of what constitutes a healthy relationship, yet you forgive your partner when he commits serious ... Views: 80
It has been said that our greatest wealth is health, and it doesn’t take much thought to realise why this is. When someone has good health, it will be lot easier for them to live a fulfilling life.
If they are not in good health, it is going to be a lot harder for them to enjoy their time on ... Views: 86
A Quick Preamble:
A personal confession first - supposed to be good for the soul, right..?!?
These days, because of learning a lot of things the hard way - generally by myself, I really bear no resemblance to the "socially-challenged" young man I once was... but I certainly know exactly ... Views: 85
A positive home pregnancy test or one confirmed at the doctor’s office creates a stir for the couple. When grandparents learn the news of a grandbaby on the way, they go bonkers with excitement. Showers are planned, nurseries prepared and dreams put in place.
These precious bundles of joy ... Views: 98
Clients often report that they feel better even after their first session in all styles of psychotherapy.
One: Social psychology researchers have described hope as being made up of "agency" and "pathways". Taking concrete action by beginning therapy establishes a feeling there is something to ... Views: 59
Panic disorder can disrupt your life and put you at risk for developing depression, making it urgent that you seek effective panic attack treatments. If you suffer from frequent attacks or have stopped visiting certain places or putting yourself in certain situations, then you know just how ... Views: 72
By Sam Vaknin
Author of "Malignant Self-love: Narcissism Revisited"
Narcissistic parents of seriously ill children derive narcissistic supply from onlookers, friends, family, colleagues, and community by attracting attention to their role as saintly caretakers. They are demonstratively and ... Views: 85
As we were rushing around to get out the door for our 4th of July weekend trip to the lake, I misplaced my iPhone and was forced to leave without it...for 4 days! What at first seemed like a curse, ended up being a blessing!
After the initial panic wore off, I actually felt free and ... Views: 78
Music During Grief and Loss
Music touches your soul like nothing else. Music during times of sorrow can be especially helpful. Songs can speak to our emotions and give voice to how we feel. The late BB King said, “Even in your darkest moments, music is a rope to grab onto, something to pull ... Views: 77
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, drug abuse rates declined by almost eight percent from 2002 to 2013. However, there is still a large treatment gap, which results in over 20 million Americans failing to receive needed substance abuse help. Below introduces four excellent ... Views: 118
5 Tips for Intestinal Health to Help Improve Brain Function
Can intestinal health help brain function in addiction recovery ? It is easy to see why holistic practitioners urge their patients to make dietary changes, because more information is coming to light that shows a direct connection ... Views: 115
3 Tips to Balance Addiction Recovery and Human Electrical Body to Achieve Physical Healing.
Even if you don’t consciously realize it, there are electrical forces within your body that impact the functions that are keeping you alive. Nerve impulses are small electrical energy signals, and ... Views: 74
Your anger can actually benefit me. That sounds a bit ludicrous, wouldn't you agree? Anger hurts the one experiencing it but how can it possibly work to my advantage? If you become angry with me, I might feel upset, disrespected, scared, or angry in return. On a deeper level those emotions can ... Views: 80
When you expect to get the love you didn’t get as a child from your partner, you are stuck in the pattern of hope and struggle that you cannot win. This is a pattern that is created in childhood that seeps into our relationships (as most patterns do). The pattern comes about because the love we ... Views: 113
Have you heard this saying?
The most important thing is to remember the most important thing.
What are the most important things to you? In your life as a whole? During a particular interaction with someone? Right this minute?
The most important things often get pushed to the sidelines. ... Views: 55
Marriage counseling can take varied forms. This will depend primarily on the couple's preference. But basically, they have a choice between a group therapy and a private one on one counseling to find solutions to their problems. Or they can start with an individual session and then eventually ... Views: 60
Drug addiction treatment centers and alcohol rehabs utilize a variety of therapies to assist folks take back management of their lives. whereas these therapies will vary from place to put, they typically embrace cluster, family, and individual medical aid. These styles of medical aid look for to ... Views: 85
Summary: The book of Daniel supports Jewish Aliyah, but also offers a time-frame for it that is overlooked. This is based on the double application of Daniel, once in history and again in our time.
Rabbi Chaim Kanievsky, a leading rabbi in Ultra-Orthodox Judaism, urges Jews to return to ... Views: 61
By Sam Vaknin
Author of "Malignant Self-love: Narcissism Revisited"
The narcissist regards his disabled or challenged child as an insult, a direct challenge to his self-perceived perfection and omnipotence, a constant, nagging source of negative narcissistic supply, and the reification and ... Views: 99
Is there a song in your heart waiting to be released? Do you sometimes struggle to express yourself when life throws you a curve ball?
Here is a list of ten tips for you to express yourself and use your creativity.
1. Keep music in your environment (car, house and work).
2. Pay ... Views: 101
ope Francis has sparked another debate with controversial remarks at the Third Vatican Council. He says, the concept of hell where people burn eternally cannot be Christian--it goes against the concept of a loving and compassionate God.
That idea is being challenged by other Bible scholars, ... Views: 84
As a teenager and young adult my main hobby, let me change that, my only hobby was partying. I was functional in school as far as grades go but everything revolved around partying. It didn't matter if it was alcohol or drugs, I wanted to party and whatever means it took to get there I would do ... Views: 115
Most recently, another family member passed away and this time so unexpectedly. Our loss impacted our family in different ways. My spouse found the lifeless body of our beloved seven year old German Shepard while I was away on a flying trip. What happened next for us was such an emotional burden ... Views: 61
Development as a Workplace Objective.
By focusing on development, entire environments come together. This is because development is such an inspiring, satisfying, growth oriented, and positive directional principle. One of the greatest assets is how it brings people together. This common ... Views: 106
For over two decades Coach Hu Dalconzo, along with his staff of HuMethod™ Spiritual Life Coaches have demonstrated time and again that their well field-tested coaching exercises will create Permanent Behavioral Change for anyone who is willing to internalize and emotionalize them as ... Views: 122