I was thinking of redecorating a room in my house and I was thinking of what colour scheme to use for the room which got me into thinking maybe I should research what different colours mean and what effects they have on the human psyche, so this is what I found:
The eleven basic colours have ... Views: 2033
Having previously written on prison stereotypes and archetypes, I separated them into two groups: the old prison stereotype and the new prison population who personify archetypes. In motion pictures, Humphery Bogart, James Cagney and many others have since portrayed gangsters, sociopaths and ... Views: 4711
Approximately a month before I was released from the netherworld of the prison yard, I weighed more than I ever had in my life. Not knowing anything about fat, carbohydrates, or heart rate and exercise, I started fast-walking around the prison yard per diem, every day. While I managed not to ... Views: 2056
You might think that mind control stories belong to the same category as fairy tales. However, these stories are not just for amusement purposes only. These stories are very real and can be applied to your everyday life.
Take my case for example. I have long been practicing mind control ... Views: 843
Success and Happiness is a feeling every human being on this planet desires in their heart of hearts. And yet most of us look for happiness in all the wrong places and end up causing ourselves more suffering.
This is because we are looking outside of ourselves for some thing or some one to ... Views: 953
Lately there has been a great deal of oxygen in the air for conversations about the plight of our new generation of combat veterans. While stories about moldy outpatient clinics and traumatic brain injury compete for (much deserved) attention, there is another, underground story going on.
We're ... Views: 646
In working with others to help them find the life they desire, it is critical that the client look into themselves and understand what they really want, what are meaningful goals for them. How do you approach that?
Why is knowing the soul's desires so important?
Many people go through life ... Views: 637
I was recently asked to do an “Ask the Expert” spot on Fox News about what parents can do about kids who party and drink heavily. Given the response from viewers, I decided to summarize some of the key points.
As I thought about what I wanted to say in the brief time allocated, I realized that ... Views: 759
Although the concept of seven chakras is known far and wide these days, some old traditions in Europe utilized a system of three energy centers, and those would have been located at the sexual area, heart and third eye.
This more compact and simple system considered that these were the three ... Views: 1126
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son . . ."
You can hear the words in your mind. The voices of little children chanting John 3:16. Maybe it was in Sunday School; maybe in Vacation Bible School. Maybe you have reflected with a bit of wistfulness, "I remember when I ... Views: 1121
It seems like every time you turn your head you hear about how traditional ADHD medications are causing negative side effects. Individuals diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are usually prescribed stimulant medications (e.g., methylphenidate and amphetamines) which ... Views: 644
Dear Janis, (in response to an open letter written in 2007)
Normally when I write my letters, I address them directly to the person intended. But I wanted to write this letter to you because I know that your daughter is not listening.........to anyone. How do I know? Because she hasn’t ... Views: 435
A weekend just past and the first client of day completed, and my head turns to a technique known as mirroring.
Funny, as I work with clients to bring out the talent within them, I find myself asking questions that I am, in part, asking of myself. It is true that we see ourselves in others. In ... Views: 472
People don't start using drugs with the intent to become addicted. Drug addiction can be a sneaky foe sneaking up on a user before he or she knows it. Addicts didn't set out to destroy their lives intentionally. All they wanted to do was have a little fun, escape a little stress, feel a little ... Views: 392
In my years of doing Access Energy Transformation I have seen so many dramatic changes in my life of more ease in everything I do, increased psychic abilities, greater charisma, personal power that I had never believed that I had and a variety of abilities that are too many to mention.
One ... Views: 749
So many people I know say they hate reading. What they seem not to get is that a book is an alternate universe, where you can go anywhere, or choose to just set the book down and leave that universe alone.
The steps to success are arranged in this chronological order: ... Views: 556
"Pins and needles, needles and pins; it's a happy man that grins." These classic words were made famous by Jackie Gleason in his role as Ralph Kramden in the 1950s TV sitcom, The Honeymooners. So why in the world was America's favorite bus driver so intent on repeating this phrase whenever he ... Views: 2009
A client-focused counseling practice can provide a variety of benefits to you. Look for one who treats other healthcare professionals and has an outstanding reputation.
Such a therapist will provide advice on all aspects of mental health and psychiatric care. Importantly, a client-focused ... Views: 511
Do you wonder sometimes if you're "normal" or if your anxiety and panicky feelings indicate a serious mental health problem you need help with?
Well, we all do. Sometimes we're just being a little self-absorbed but often we know there's a problem but we're just not sure how to identify it and ... Views: 491
“The greatest adventure of your life is finding your own rhythm and dancing to it.” ~ E.B.
Balance - to be in equilibrium
Equilibrium - a state of balance between opposing forces
Homeostasis - the tendency of a living organism or system to maintain balance
Polarity - the tendency to turn, ... Views: 670
This is one I’ve wanted to do for a while. I’m just back from my favorite Saturday morning meeting, and it is always a great reminder of where I was, and what has changed! I am eternally grateful. It stops me from taking things for granted, from assuming!
Even though I have been on a ... Views: 430
Research * has shown that survivors of sexual abuse often feel support and understanding is missing when they disclose having been abused. Research has also shown that survivors who are not getting appropriate support when they disclose having been abused are more prone to develop post traumatic ... Views: 2188
According to John E. Sarno, M.D. In his book, “The Divided Mind”, your emotions of grief and loss may be the cause of some or all of your physical pain!
The theory behind this is that the mind will reduce oxygen to certain parts of the body to cause physical pain so as to cover-up ... Views: 6397
As many people in recovery have probably heard, (and often ignored or debated) it is detrimental to early recovery to become involved in romantic relationships. This article will discuss some of the reasoning behind the often-proposed suggestion “no relationships for the first year.”
Perhaps ... Views: 9959
As a courageous survivor of ECT (Electric Convulsive Therapy), I am often asked to speak to consumers and their family members about ECT. Many have the same exact questions I had when I was first asked to consider ECT as a treatment invention for my clinical depression back in 1990. Today, 18 ... Views: 537
Anxiety is one of the most frequent reasons for clients entering treatment. It appears in combination with other symptoms, as well as appearing by itself. Many times people deal with anxiety themselves. Other times the anxiety is too great or cannot be sufficiently lessened or eliminated and the ... Views: 741
If approached with flexibility, commitment and a moderate degree of structure, homeschooling is often the perfect solution for a child or teen with ADHD. Not only does it remove some of the elements that make school challenging for a right-brained child (like the perennial distractions created ... Views: 1054
Memacin, Inc. has been successful in developing a safe dietary supplement that contains ingredients which are highly effective for improving memory decline and oxidative brain damage.
A recent study conducted by Dr. Shea at the University of Massachusetts found Memacin’s Advanced Memory ... Views: 1044
Have you quit drinking, smoking or binge-eating and then fallen “off the wagon?” Maybe it’s because you haven’t had the kind of support system you need after you quit?
I quit drinking over 21 years ago now. A friend of mine just asked me the other day if I ever think of drinking anymore. So I ... Views: 767
If you have been sad, losing appetite, and feeling a bit down lately, you probably are suffering from a mild form of depression. Do not worry; everybody feels this way once in a while. However, if you seem to be in a rut for quite a long time now, you probably need some help to boost your mood ... Views: 722
As if we didn't have enough junk in our inboxes every day, now for the next two months, we have the barrage of political cartoons. Some are silly, some vicious, some are intelligently satirical, and some are just stupid. But to me, not one is particularly good for us. We live in an energetic ... Views: 431
The Twitter: Shock, Fear and Dread in the U.S. (and abroad)*
The Big Idea: There are no hopeless situations; only those who grow hopeless about them (Col. George Greenstein, M.D., 1920-2005)
I've been receiving emails (and have sent a few myself) regarding the "shock" and "dread" from which ... Views: 630
Building muscle is just as much a mental activity as it is physical. The mind controls the body. If your mind does not want to go through hard and heavy workouts, your body will not want to either. You will end up solely going through the motions and training without the intensity required ... Views: 1071
For some reason, finding balance is a theme that has resonated deep within this week, and I’m not sure why.
The past 2 weeks have seen our local 12 step community bury 2 members. Both too young, both at the time of death back using their substance of choice. In listening to comments, both ... Views: 483
When I began having panic attacks back in 1988, I never dreamed I would be traveling all over and ministering to people about anxiety and fear. But literally, what the enemy meant for evil, God worked for good.
I can remember feeling so afraid to even go out of the house to get groceries or go ... Views: 825
Attention Deficit Disorder is a mild brain disorder that
is passed down from parent to child.
If one parent has Adult ADHD, then their child has a 50%
chance of inheriting it. If both parents have it, a child
is almost 90% likely to have attention deficit disorder.
This means there may be more ... Views: 598
The roots of the word prison comes from prisune from before 1112, which means confinement. Prisune was influence by pris, which means taken or seized. From Latin prehenso--to lay hold of, clutch at. Prysner--one kept in prison: probably 1350-75.
Is prison a deterrent to crime? Judging by the ... Views: 4639
To decide during childhood, whether as an ideal from a dream or fantasy, or from being impressed or influenced by others in the community, to delve into the netherworld of drugs and alcohol--actually choosing to live a life of chaos is one of those mysteries of human behavior. Most addicts do ... Views: 4690
We know the drama of domestic abuse from the outside looking in, as it is popularized by the media and by entertainment mediums. But the silent insidious inner deaths that take place are more pervasive and, and in some cases, more debilitating for the domestic abuse survivor.
What are the inner ... Views: 446
From post at www.hopeserenity.ca
I got up early this morning, and while taking my quiet time, the word BALANCE kept playing through my head.
I have the privledge of coaching several people and helping them to articulate and move towards goals in various parts of their lives. As well, I do a ... Views: 433
Losing a friend or a loved one causes a deep, searing pain that is difficult to endure, but sending over flowers can give comfort to those who are mourning. However, one should always remember that grieving relatives and loved ones may have some conservative views on death. Before sending over ... Views: 605
Modern day life imposes so much stress on us that the fears, anxieties, worries, and problems occupy our minds til we go to sleep. Millions of sleeping pills are prescribed every year and millions more are added each year. It would be safe to assume that our modern and advancing lifestyles ... Views: 3289
Want to discover some proven anger management tips to help you stay calm and nonviolent at work? Read on…
Being angry rarely solves anything. When you’re angry, you tend to lose sight of what’s really important. More often than not, you say things you don’t really mean ... Views: 392
Many adults are often surprised at how their relationship with siblings changes after parents die. Family traditions stop or change and many siblings find that they feel less connection to their brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. Parents are often the glue that hold family traditions, ... Views: 1613
Anxieties and fears generally develop from an unknown primary cause through an association with something else. The trigger (which is usually non-threatening itself) is frequently buried in the subconscious and over time an association with the fear or anxiety develops later at a moment of ... Views: 711
I invite you to read about how Rebecca Trelfa put beauty, meaning and form into her home. Her story is different from my story about my grandmother and how her things have enriched my life, as each of ours stories are different. Don't forget, you have a story, too!
Building Enchantment By ... Views: 428
I remember when I was a child how much I loved my grandmother Rose Silverman's furniture and her household goods. They were not just the functional plastic items, earthenware and stuffed sofas that most families had when I grew up. All of the furniture and things in her apartment were 'alive' ... Views: 447
Dealing with anger is important, since when we blow up in uproars we are only causing more troubles. Anger develops all over the years, while we grow to adults or grow old. We might have lived in a normal environment, but our parents may have produced some of the natural growing processes while ... Views: 744
Why I'm Here
Posted September 23rd, 2008 by Keith
First and foremost, I'm here to attract clients. I am a life coach who has helped clients to achieve the results they want, and have also helped others to create a life journey that is free from the effects of ... Views: 408
As a psychotherapy patient, do you wonder whether the work you and your therapist are doing will succeed and produce lasting results? You may like, even admire, your psychotherapist, but how do you know that as a result of his or her work you will achieve the goals for which you came to ... Views: 506