"Whenever one person stands up and says, "Wait a minute, this is wrong," it helps other people do the same." Gloria Steinem
Wouldn't it be nice if we lived in a world where everyone had a strong moral compass? How safe would we all feel if everyone followed the golden rule and treated others, ... Views: 54
God Brags, “Declaring the End from the Beginning”? Six Impending Events from the Book of Genesis
Summary: The Bible has a chiastic structure, like a chasm—we crawl into it on one side and up out of it with events in a mirror image of the way in. This article looks at how God “declares the end ... Views: 45
We all have different types of personalities, attitudes, moods, emotions, languages, cultures, beliefs, values, traditions, customs, and priorities in life. We share a few commonalities and the big differences even when we live together as a family member, a part of a social group and being a ... Views: 49
When I was a child, my mom always utilized natural methods for healing. Fevers were treated with cold compresses to the forehead, sucking on frozen juice pops, and cool baths. Burns were treated with ice, colds with chicken soup. Rarely was medication given to restore health.
Even when we ... Views: 41
Sometimes things are difficult. Your legs are tired and you still have to stay on your feet another hour at work. You love a child who's finding her independence through emotional distance from you. A long-term relationship could be losing its spark. It's finals week in college. You're trying to ... Views: 34
Do you know how much of your time and energy is wasted by the constant flow of negative thoughts through your conscious mind? Do you know those thoughts behave like "friction" in the mind slowing you down and making life feel difficult and effortful?
Do you know those thoughts undermine your ... Views: 45
Do you know that old negative emotional baggage is something you don't have to carry on your back for the rest of your life? Do you know it's rooted in subconsciously stored negative memories from the past that can be permanently deleted much like an outdated computer file? Do you know this will ... Views: 64
What is your definition of a true friend?
Well most start with: someone who is there when you need them, someone who really cares, someone who will listen when no one else will, someone who is empathetic and understanding etc.
Such criteria are usually based on the premise that "when I'm ... Views: 81
Do you know that needy behaviors are a) pre-programmed into you and b) can be permanently deleted from your subconscious mind? Do you know this deletion can leave you feeling completely and permanently confident, resilient, carefree, spontaneous, able to be your true authentic self, peaceful, ... Views: 51
We’re all in denial. We’d barely get through the day if we worried that we or people we love could die today. Life is unpredictable, and denial helps us cope and focus on what we must in order to survive. On the other hand, denial harms us when it causes us to ignore problems for which there are ... Views: 44
Do you know most people find out too late they've been stuck in the habit of making bad choices when it comes to a partner? Do you know these choices are not made from a place of freewill consciousness rather are driven by deeply buried co-dependency needs programmed into the subconscious mind ... Views: 54
It is a common misconception that the critical inner voice that many harbor is somehow useful to them. In this article I outline a short exercise that will help bring clarity to how toxic it is and also help you begin to permanently silence it.
It is a common belief that the critical inner ... Views: 60
Bibliotherapy for social-emotional learning experience. Or in other words, reaching your child‘s inner-world by joining him for the ride with stories, toys and games. By Educational Toys And Children Books For Character Education.
An iceberg floating peacefully in the ocean or a majestic tree ... Views: 40
Another powerful concept Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor provided in her TEDx Talk is the concept that we are feeling creatures who think. We are not thinking people who feel, yet this is what our society believes and values – which is at the heart of many of our issues.
brainHere is the science and ... Views: 44
Yep, you're not alone in North America or throughout the world if you are currently going through a condition called anxiety disorder. To put things in perspective for you 26.2% of people in America older then the age of 18 (1 in 4) are suffering from some sort of mental disorder, so ... Views: 51
When is a "loving" relationship not a loving relationship? Well when the individuals in it are motivated to enter into it not by love but by fear impersonating love. So when does fear impersonate love?
Well when one is devoid of an experience of true love and rather is mired in fears that ... Views: 53
Do you know that many people are not fully mature enough to have healthy relationships? Do you know this immaturity manifests as a fear of being alone, fear of abandonment, feelings of jealousy and insecurity, controlling and manipulative behaviors, fears of commitment and intimacy, self ... Views: 54
Have you ever felt moved while listening to a charismatic motivational speaker?
If you boil down to one factor what it was that moved you what would that be?
Well likely that the speaker was appealing to you as a human being, that is to your emotional heart. He/She likely awakened the ... Views: 67
One of the most significant characteristics of successful people is the ability to speak or express one's self confidently in public. Such individuals often convey a charisma that is contagious and that draws admiration, respect, trust and positive opportunities their way.
If I said to you ... Views: 60
Do you know that most people start to lose the experience of their Authentic Self shortly after they are born? Do you know the Authentic Self slowly goes underground as it is replaced by a "false" self that attempts to survive and adapt to an often inhospitable social environment where true self ... Views: 65
Do you know that most people only have a vague recollection of who they truly are? Do you know that this Authentic Self has become progressively buried under many layers of early life conditioning that is collectively referred to as old emotional baggage?
Do you know that this baggage ... Views: 59
Take a step back, get clear on what you desire, but don't forget to be grateful for the things we might think are obstacles...the delays. Oh yes, the waiting game that we can't stand playing! Grrrrrrr!
Those little 'boulders' on the path of life are just minor obstacles that cause us to slow ... Views: 65
I've been presenting seminars on healing anger for twenty years and it never ceases to amaze me how much misinformation is circulating about one of life's most powerful emotion. I've decided it is time to debunk some of the most common myths. So without further ado, let me begin with...
Myth ... Views: 58
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: 56
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: 35
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: 70
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: 100
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: 103
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: 61
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? 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 habits as a ... Views: 83
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: 37
Hello everyone and welcome new members
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: 73
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: 50
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: 49
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: 136
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: 57
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: 59
Living by Likes
It’s 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: 62
" 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: 83
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: 60
"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: 71
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: 61
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: 54
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: 123
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: 60
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: 50
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: 78
An Introduction by the Pastoral Medical Association (PMA)
SelfGrowth.com Official Guide to Naturopathic Medicine
The Pastoral Medical Association (PMA) extends much thanks to SelfGrowth for recognizing the PMA’s contribution to alternative medicine, and for ... Views: 57
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: 42
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: 75