If you’re in an abusive relationship, you may wonder if your partner is a narcissist or sociopath and whether or not the relationship will improve. If so, or if you recently ended such a relationship, it can undermine your self-esteem and ability to trust yourself and others.
The labels ... Views: 409
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: 128
Changing Your Thinking and Start Thinking Big
In numerous ways, big thinking is all about changing the method how you are thinking and words used. Frequently, you require to look deep inside yourself in order to see deeply established patterns of habits that you might not have actually formerly ... Views: 306
Self-esteem is key to success in work, and enjoyment of life and relationships. It affects our thoughts, feelings, and behavior, and how we handle life's challenges. Low self-esteem underlies addiction, anxiety, depression, abuse, intimacy problems, and codependency. Our self-esteem is usually ... Views: 479
HEALING THE DIVIDE
“The belief that there is only one truth, and that oneself is in possession of it, is the root of all evil in the world.” ~Max Born.
Last Month, I published an article in Security Management magazine, entitled “The Two-Way Manager.” This ... Views: 179
The causes of your self-sabotage can be the following:
- Self-defeating or limiting beliefs about that particular activity or life in general, such as: I'm vulnerable; the unknown is dangerous; I should not take the risk; life is unfair; I'm not good enough; I’m not worthy; life is hard; I am ... Views: 257
When I was younger I must have fallen asleep for twenty years like Rip Van Winkle. Then when I awoke, somewhere in adulthood, I noticed a most unusual evolving phenomenon: in a world where only two distinct races existed (black and white) there were now Hispanics, Asians, Latinos, and others. ... Views: 172
Do You Look Like A Ballerina?
It’s Coach Stephanie, and this week I want to tell you what I think true body confidence looks like, and how you can stop comparing yourself to others!
To start the conversation, let me summarize an article I read recently.
It Didn’t ... Views: 476
Each experience that we survive through brings a solid skill.
We need to celebrate that PTSD only wounded us, but did not kill!
The battle over our minds is the stronghold of the evil enemy.
Let us beware of thoughts that negate love, while filled with envy.
We must remember that God ... Views: 214
Well, we are finally here...Election Day! Normally I would make some comment about how "tomorrow we will wake up and there will be a new president." Yet, since nothing has been normal about this election, who knows what tomorrow will bring and what the status of the election not to mention the ... Views: 191
As general clusters that each include a number of specific methods, my Top 5 types of practices (all tied for first place) are:
* Be mindful
* Take in the good
* Go green
* Open out
So far, I’ve written about the first four of these clusters, and you can click the links just above ... Views: 149
Autism is a nerve-related condition that affects many children around the world. Autistic children have issues with speech and concentration, which makes it difficult for them to learn anything. On realizing that their child suffers from autism, most parents don’t know how to properly take care ... Views: 298
I was asked the other day: What life principles contribute to your happiness? Well, there are so many from different sources. However, in Reiki there are 5 principles which are rooted in a practice reminding us to begin anew every day. Plus, you don't have to be religious or a Reiki practitioner ... Views: 288
Keeping our disagreements from becoming full-blown fights can be challenging. Many times, we're so passionate about our beliefs or what we want to do that any form of opposition causes us to become frustrated and angry. We may prefer that others simply agree with our position or if they don't to ... Views: 224
“In the process of letting go you will lose many things from the past, but you will find yourself.” ~ Deepak Chopra
There is no life without emotional scars; no one escapes flawless; no one can claim perfection without committing mockery upon himself. Jesus, the great example of humility for ... Views: 336
Let go of negative thinking as it can become a habit of mind, and it can have a serious, sometimes devastating impact on all aspects of your life. It seems unfortunately that with most people, positive thinking requires some effort, whereas, negative thinking comes easily and often ... Views: 255
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: 149
When we’re experiencing loss, or certain struggles in life, sadness is one of the emotions that tends to prevail during those periods. However, when you start feeling worthless, hopeless or selfless at the same time, it means that you’re no longer sad, but depressed. According to the statistics, ... Views: 198
Do you or someone you know suffer from C-PTSD?
Complex Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, or C-PTSD, commonly co-occurs with addiction. C-PTSD is a complicated trauma reaction caused by enduring extreme stress over a prolonged period of time. Its frequent companion, addiction, typically evolves ... Views: 766
One of the biggest challenges children or grandchildren can face in their lives is accepting the fact that their parents or grandparents need medical care that is beyond what they can provide in-home. This is often the case when talking about individuals with dementia. Many have seen home ... Views: 216
My mom was a single mother. I don’t necessarily think this was a bad thing. I was born in the 60’s, and while it appeared my mom was pretty self-sufficient, where I lived in the working-class neighborhood of Brooklyn it was considered a faux pas to give birth to a child out of wedlock. My mom ... Views: 250
In a previous article I noted that I would talk about why I opted not to follow-through with my rabbinical studies. I was raised in a fairly orthodox Jewish household by grandparents that survived the Holocaust. I attended shul on a weekly basis, spent hours studying with various rabbis, and was ... Views: 170
Success isn’t owned, it’s leased,,,,,and rent is due every single day – JJ Watt, Defensive End, Houston Texans
I’ve been spending a fair amount of time thinking about commitment and how that manifests in my life. When I got sober I made a commitment to my grandmother that I would stay sober. ... Views: 255
June 12th found me celebrating 36 years of sobriety. As I approached the eve of my anniversary I am reminded of the model of recovery that has made this milestone possible. When I got sober my grandparents (both of whom survived Auschwitz) asked me to develop a mission statement that would guide ... Views: 249
I haven’t posted any new material for well over a year. Apologies. My goal is to create at least two blog posts per month and strive towards two new podcasts per month. I’ve suffered from horrible writer’s block, and until today I couldn’t move past my current ‘block’
If you’ve followed me on ... Views: 291
I've been teaching anger management and conflict resolution for nearly a quarter of a century. What makes me so successful in my work is that I do not lecture on any subject matter that I haven't personally experienced and mastered. In that regard, people find me authentic and know that if I've ... Views: 232
If you are not concerned with your physical self-care, have you ever considered the high cost to those around you?
I was sitting in the airport at my gate in Chicago, on my way home from the East Coast, having just completed a wonderful Inner Bonding weekend workshop at Kripalu in Lenox, MA. ... Views: 198
Shopping is no longer a sign of opulence. Young adults in the initial stages of their careers are willing to spend copious amount of money to buy things of lesser utility. People in America spend trillions of dollars in retail and up to USD 1.2 trillion annually on nonessential goods.
With ... Views: 481
The fifth of my personal Top 5 practices (all tied for first place) is 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 sound kind of airy-fairy or ... Views: 128
There are several very efficient and innovative methods for successful dealing with fears, i.e. reintegrating them back into our personality. But first, let me elaborate a little bit on the nature of fears.
What are fears?
Fears, together with desires, are some of the basic life dynamisms ... Views: 308
If one has a problem with their car, it can be normal for someone to ask them what is wrong with it. Through asking this question, they might be able to fix the problem for them, or they could tell them to go to a garage and get it fixed.
However, even if they were to fix their car, they are ... Views: 250
When someone talks about what is taking place in their life, it can be due to a number of reasons. Perhaps they just want to let other people know about what has been going on for them.
This can then be seen as a normal part of life and what happens in human relationships. As if this didn’t ... Views: 202
Have you ever felt this world is such a burial mound?. Have your ever felt all alone in this world?. Have you ever felt you friends, family seems stay away from you?. That is when you are too sad and exhausted, but don’t worry, we will show you these 12 tips to feel happier below to boost your ... Views: 268
Recently, the American public was disgusted and horrified by the despicable lewd and vulgar remarks about women which were made by Donald Trump.
The remarks were uttered during appearances on Access Hollywood and the Howard Stern Radio show. They were discovered by the Washington Post and ... Views: 210
Tips for Panic Attacks – 3 Powerhouse Strategies for Anxiety and Panic Attack Sufferer
Panic attacks what is panic attacks? According to google panic attacks are a sudden feeling of acute and disabling anxiety. People with panic attacks suffers unimaginable experience. And many of us don’t know ... Views: 181
We know that if a recipe is missing a key ingredient, it will not bake right.
In the same train of thought, adding a distasteful one is an awful sight!
That is kind of the way PTSD works with our negative emotions, too.
The healthy, right batter of emotions are missing, so that is why we ... Views: 311
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: 138
I have been struggling with mental illness my entire life. Just recently, I began writing and speaking out about my struggles with depression, anxiety and ptsd, as well, shouting from the mountaintops to anyone who could hear, hoping not only to help others understand but to battle the stigma ... Views: 208
Everything that is toxic can kill you. Some work quickly, dropping their victims almost immediately. However, not all toxins are fast-acting. Some build up slowly over time. But they are all poisons and, regardless of the speed in which they work, all will eventually kill you.
When most ... Views: 230
Mental illness is the gorilla in the room that nobody wants to talk about. It is that dirty secret that everyone knows but never openly acknowledges, instead whispering about it in dark corners where others cannot hear. It has become an epidemic of catastrophic proportions, yet it is still ... Views: 163
Today’s health conscious trends tell us that sugar can lead to diabetes and damage our brains to accelerate the onset of Alzheimer’s. Lack of fiber in our diets can lead to constipation, excessive weight gain, fatigue and physical weakness. Poor exercise habits can lead to back problems and ... Views: 353
“I’ve seen 50, I’ve seen 60 and, baby, 40 is better.” I've been rich, I’ve been poor, and rich is better. I've been young, I've been old, and young is better. If I could turn back time, If I could find a way.”
Joan Pancoe: “NOT!”
This Fall, the ongoing ... Views: 234
When your child is a college bound senior, you want him to be prepared so when he enters college, he is part of the 50% that eventually graduates with a degree. You’ve spent years helping him with study skills, taught him right from wrong, and worked tirelessly to mold him into a capable, ... Views: 688
This past month I made a big mistake. During a routine manicure, I impulsively had the technician apply acrylic nails. You know, those long unbreakable nails that seem so elegant on someone else? Well, ever since, it’s like I have been typing on stilts. It’s amazing how an additional ½ inch at ... Views: 611
Day-in and day-out, I talk to people living with ADHD who want to find their life purpose. The reason, goal or motivation that will be the answer to them experiencing a fulfilling and satisfying life. It’s universal to want to have a sense of meaning in our lives and feel as if we are making a ... Views: 610
Recently, many of you in my ADHD tribe were with me when I rushed to my son’s side as he recovered from a very serious car crash. For 10 days I alternated between sitting next to his hospital bed holding his restrained hands, watching as fluid dripped into his body and slept in his hospital ... Views: 749
Ok, I’ll admit it…I don’t relax very well.relax
In fact the thought of not “doing” something is a bit terrifying to me. If I had to use a metaphor to describe myself, I would say I am like that big pink Energizer Bunny. It is the perfect example of how I go through life and a key ingredient ... Views: 685
It’s been three centuries and a decision still has not been reached!
Being part of the ADHD tribe we know that making decisions can be challenging, however taking over three hundred years to decide an answer makes our prioritization nature-or-nurturechallenges look pretty minor in comparison. ... Views: 477
Do you often have an overwhelming and emotional feelings about whether someone likes you or not. I know for many years I did, isn't it horrible the way it just seems to squeeze any ounce of joy, pleasure or happiness from you.
Today I want to go through with you about how to stop worrying if ... Views: 193
When you were a young child, you remember cutting yourself. Mum or Dad cleaning the wound, putting on a bandage and in days the cut was healed.
So what happens as you become older you may have forgotten about the amazing ability that your body has to heal.
There have been many dimensions, ... Views: 273