People like to tell me now and then that I am narcissistic. Yet I see myself as kind and generous. You might say I am in “denial,” about being a loving person, but there is actually some evidence to back up my perception of myself. I have a long history of “loving too ... Views: 1694
True passion is one of the most powerful feelings one may feel in their lifetime. One can become so passionate about something that they feel they would die for it (and sometimes do.) It may be one of the most powerful of all human emotions. Passion can be harnessed for good, or for evil. ... Views: 2000
My work as a life transition coach brings me into regular contact with folks who are trying to get over something: the loss of a job, the death of a spouse, parent, child or pet, the end of a marriage, the end of a career, the realization that life has passed them by. It doesn’t really ... Views: 401
I became a widow at the young age of twenty-six. My husband was an environmental scientist who was killed in a small plane crash in the interior of British Columbia that not only took his life but those of the pilot and all three passengers. The year after this devastating event in my life I ... Views: 944
Worry is nothing but side effects of risk bearing in our life. Life is full of risks may it be the birth of a person or his death or the life in between these two. One never runs away from risk for no one is sure of what lies in future. And thus comes into play is Worry which is a secret form of ... Views: 249
Symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) include:
• Persistent, upsetting thoughts (obsessions)
• Using rituals (compulsions) to control the anxiety these thoughts produce
It is common for these rituals to end up controlling those performing them.
Some ritual examples ... Views: 376
Emotional Intelligence (EI), Narcissism and Private versus Secret
As is often the case, what comes up for one of my clients tends to be a recurring theme for just about everyone I coach during certain periods of time and, as luck would have it, I lived with and was engaged to a ... Views: 5776
Panic disorder is an illness characterized by sudden attacks of terror. These episodes are usually accompanied by:
• A pounding heart
During the attack, people may flush or feel chilled. Hands may tingle or feel numb. Nausea, chest pain or ... Views: 364
When people have the right mix of attitude, subjective norm and perceived behavioural control, their intention to change behaviour will be strong.
Their intention is only constrained by their actual level of control.
In this final of a series of four articles using Ajzen’s theory of planned ... Views: 1191
Everyone experiences anxiety at one time or another. It is a normal reaction to stress. Anxiety can “help” a person deal with tense situations in the office, to study harder for an exam or keep focused on important speeches and lectures. Anxiety helps one to cope. If anxiety becomes ... Views: 282
Life can be a beautiful thing, but if we don’t understand life, we might end up fighting it. More often than not, it’s you and I against the world. Making a living, holding on to our relationships, to our wealth, our political and spiritual beliefs, these can become monumental struggles. Worry ... Views: 287
We will never succeed at changing ourselves by trying to change ourselves directly. We must do it indirectly. By indirectly means merely watching our anger instead of trying to rid ourselves of it, because attempts to aggressively change ourselves into something we wish ourselves to be results ... Views: 374
I became a widow at 47. I'd always thought my husband and I would be together forever, or at least a lot longer than 20 years. We have three boys, who at the time were 11, 18 and 19. I ran the gamut of emotions...shock, fear, an utter stillness of nothing, a frenzy of activity, and on and on. ... Views: 340
Most of us are pretty well acquainted with the inner critic, the one who says (to me), “Your writing stinks. You’re not good enough. You’re not a loving person. You don’t have enough friends.” That inner critic voice is usually installed early in life and can ... Views: 704
The art of hypnotizing somebody can be learned in as little as two days, in one of those weekend intensive courses one sees advertised. But a hypnotherapist who really makes changes in people’s lives, is not just somebody who hypnotizes people for a living. A hypnotherapist who is a great ... Views: 374
When I hear the label "attention deficit disorder" being applied, I get a little miffed. It makes us ADD people seem like there's something wrong with us. Could it be that we just don't easily fit into a linear world? I mean, because the majority of people on earth are linear thinkers, does that ... Views: 380
While fear pervades many aspects of business, presentations consistently drive it to exquisitely high levels. We use the term "presentation" to include any important one-on-one meeting, small group discussions around a table, or speaking before an audience of thousands.
We are talking about ... Views: 437
Now that the holidays are gone, you can lose weight by thinking smart. That's to say that there is ineffective non productive thinking. In fact much of how you think can actually keep you from losing weight.
Truth is that we can hypnotize ourselves into losing weight and we can hypnotize ... Views: 427
Psychoanalysis, as a defined method, is put forward in the inconsistent degree of ordinarily spurned as a scientific way, in parallel that's acknowledged for its deep contributions for scientific subject, as yielding inducted the alleged and the comment in various fields, until earlier ... Views: 500
Are you ready for wealth building with an investment that has infinite returns?
True wealth begins in the heart. You can create enduring wealth and prosperity and an endless waterfall of giving and receiving with one simple but profound feeling and practice, gratitude. It's the best investment ... Views: 352
In a culture of stick-thin models, our young adolescents are embarking on a dangerous path of dieting, bingeing, and purging.
80-90% of adult women dislike their bodies. 15% of women say they would sacrifice more than five years of their lives to be thinner. 81% of ... Views: 333
Part 8 of 8
When you turn the keys of Mind Freedom, you unlock the potential for a truly satisfying union. By paying positive attention to your relationship, focusing on the qualities you want it to exhibit and seeing your part in its evolution, you can break free from limited societal ... Views: 383
FEAR – False Expectations Appearing Real. FEAR is the number one thing that holds people in mediocrity and must be addressed before anything else can be accomplished. Approaching anything new or different in your life, regardless of whether it's in your personal life or your professional life, ... Views: 1264
Panic and anxiety can be disruptful to your life; however, there are many techniques which can be used for beating panic and anxiety. In very small doses, panic and anxiety can actually be beneficial. It is panic and anxiety that enable us to meet deadlines and even to handle dangerous ... Views: 4009
Beating panic and anxiety can involve some serious introspection. There are many different causes for panic and anxiety; however, in most cases they are quite unique to the individual experiencing the panic or anxiety. In order to truly overcome your panic and anxiety it is important to give ... Views: 358
Each person is different and unique, but in severe cases of agoraphobia, a person may become totally housebound, helpless and end up with depression.
Agoraphobia can range from mild to severe. It's one of the anxiety disorders. It's generally present with panic disorder, though on rare ... Views: 461
Digital games from the basic of tetris, super Mario, ping pong and other flash based games to massively multiplayer online role-playing games can be played for free or after paying some membership fees on both specialized consoles and on your good old personal computer (PC) Since gaming consoles ... Views: 1676
The Escape Artists that hide their Dangerous Dieting:
"Needing some true research," April explained to me. I'm sure it'll bring back memories, but still it would be helpful to us if you think you can do it."
"Well, of course, I can do it!"
The time for this particular event was 1988, I ... Views: 298
My truth is real, and yours is real too; the first for me, the second for you
My reality is my truth, and your reality is yours.
My truth can change, as can yours.
Truth belongs to no one individual – each interprets It in his own fashion.
The truth is an experience, not a belief.
The truth is ... Views: 375
It may not be difficult to come up with great ideas; you may be a regular Thomas Edison when it comes to inventing and problem solving. But on the other side of things, putting those great ideas into action is the major problem in the lives of many people. Sometimes instead of getting these ... Views: 986
“There is a wisdom of the head, and…a wisdom of the heart!”
Charles Dickens, Hard Times
“Where my heart lies, let my brain lie also.”
Robert Browning, “One Word More”
“It is the heart which experiences God, and not the reason.”
There is a new trend these days ... Views: 515
“Despite that we’ve learned a lot about healthy exercise practices, healthy diets, and good medical care, the bottom line is that the most significant way of contributing to our own good health is through the quality of our thought processes. This power is a valuable gift, in light ... Views: 772
For years I was driven by an obsession to drink. In the beginning I tried to control it, but after a while it had complete control of me. Alcoholism took me to a deep emotional, spiritual and physical bottom, and only when I surrendered to this program did I begin to recover.
In sobriety I've ... Views: 561
I have spent a lot of time thinking about my past. Alternately feeling sorry for myself or being outraged at the wrongs - real or imagined - that were done to me, a constant theme in my thinking is how much different, better, happier I would be if only I hadn't had these parents, or stepparents, ... Views: 410
Oh, how the ego rebels against the thought of humility. "If I'm humble, I'll be a nothing. I'll vanish! I must be distinguished, different, better than! Only by standing out will I have an identity," it screams. We in recovery have felt the stinging reprisals from our fellows when we listened to ... Views: 3484
Stress - Friend or Foe
What is stress?
Stress is the wear and tear our bodies experience as we adjust to our continually changing environment; it has definite and specific physical and emotional effects on us that can create both positive and negative feelings. And as many of you experience ... Views: 1116
It might not be a far fetched statement to say that hypnosis is one of the most misunderstood and possibly misused techniques in today’s self-help arena. It has been shrouded in a mystique that has served to make hypnosis seem superstitious and just another type of ineffective snake oil. ... Views: 309
As the average age of men and women in the Armed Forces rises, many are a part of the Sandwich Generation, concerned about caring for family members at home as they continue their service to the country. Their burden becomes especially apparent on Veterans Day, a time for all of us to pay ... Views: 435
If you have made the difficult decision to get some weight off - congratulations! For most, making a commitment to their own health is a difficult aspect. But in spite of self-motivation, many people realize they don't know what exercises to do for rapid weight loss.
There are three chief sorts ... Views: 935
Have you ever been to a fair and watched a hypnosis presentation? Or perhaps you’ve seen one on television. You know the type, where someone crows every time they hear a particular word or some other nonsense. This sort of presentation has diminished the potential usefulness of hypnosis, ... Views: 293
Is abuse anomalous – or an inevitable part of human nature? If the former – is it the outcome of flawed genetics, nurture (environment and upbringing) – or both? Can it be "cured" – or merely modified, regulated, and accommodated? There are three groups of theories – three schools – regarding ... Views: 366
Try An Anti-Inflammatory Diet: It Could Be The Answer To Eliminating Your Pain
When I say “Inflammation”, thoughts of painful joints, muscles, swelling and loss of mobility probably comes to mind. But did you know that recent research shows that chronic inflammation in your body can lead to ... Views: 413
Each year, more than 2 million Americans are given powerful prescription painkillers that contain opiods (sometimes called narcotics) for the relief of pain and discomfort brought on by injury, surgery, menstrual cramps, and even headaches. But a growing number of people taking these medications ... Views: 361
Article Title: How to Make Your Wildest Dreams Come True and Still Stay a 'little bit Sane': Fifteen Principles to Realise Them
Author Name: Craig Lock
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Category (key words): Success, Dreams, Self Help, Personal Growth, Inspiration
Web site: ... Views: 348
Statistics show that intimate partner abuse, including domestic violence, has declined by one half in the last decade in the United States. Jay Silverman and Gail Williamson demonstrated in "Social Ecology and Entitlements Involved in Battering by Heterosexual College Males" (published in ... Views: 297
One of the bases of temper control is a good attitude. A good attitude towards temper control can make it easier to build a good temper entirely. At the same time, all the matured persons almost all have a correct and good attitude.
Tag: temper control, good temper, attitude towards temper ... Views: 5222
There are an estimated 20 million alcoholics in America, and about 6 million people dependent and using pain pills daily. Of course a significant number of these chemically dependent people are using the two together
An addiction to pain pills and alcohol concurrently presents with some ... Views: 3174
It's the most wonderful time of the year... Or so they say.
While the end of year holidays are supposed to be a time of peace, love, and joy, it often turns out to be a time of stress, depression and worry -- especially as people struggle to create some "holiday magic" for their friends and ... Views: 1536
Depression can be hell. Basically three scenarios contribute to depression. The first is an identity crisis. Example: John, my client, (referred to me by his doctor), sheepishly looked at me and said, "I just can't get the energy to get up from bed in the morning. As I look at my 90 yr. old ... Views: 975
A Secret You Don’t Want to Know
By Linda Sapadin, Ph.D.
Psst, want to hear a secret? A secret that will bring you wealth, health and a svelte body with little if any effort?
Looks like a lot of people want to hear just such a secret. So many that the very attractive looking book “The Secret” ... Views: 496