Social anxiety disorder is something that many of us have to battle. It may go unnoticed but one in every ten people we come across with each day may suffer from this psychological disorder. This problem affects many of us to some extent, some of which have very serious cases that result in ... Views: 58
The general community can mistakenly believe that people with narcissistic personality disorderare over-confident people. Nothing could be further than the truth. A narcissistic personality is the psychological model of a person who suffers froma dire lack of confidence and ... Views: 66
“How well did you love; how fully did you live and how deeply did you let go?’
1. Experience True Pleasure : Love yourself and Keep your life simple. Live life in harmony and balance. Avoid excesses. when people violate the limits of a reasonable mean, they pay penalties ... Views: 78
Have you lost your direction in life?
Doubts about the meaning of what you are doing?
You have an inner "CEO"
All successful companies formulate their Vision and their Mission, sometimes termed as Business Plan, Our Vision, Our Core Idea or similar expressions.
The successful CEO makes ... Views: 103
Just like the picture, finding your strength and realising your attributes are found through the struggles and the pain in life. Not when things are easy and you FEEL you are at your strongest. It is through the weak moments that you learn and become stronger because of those circumstances. A ... Views: 119
This month I wanted to share some experiences about conferences! I love conferences and look forward to the opportunities to travel around the country to enjoy some time with other ADHD coaches and entrepreneurs, increase awareness of ADHD challenges, and finally meet some of my long distance ... Views: 110
Small Changes Ripple Outward
Optimize Brain Function with these habits and Create Greater Happiness
1. Meditate. Use Focused Attention mediation to increase focus and attention span. Use Open Meditation to increase your creativity and diversity for solving problems. Use Visual Imagery ... Views: 110
Where There Is a Will There Is A Way
The truth is that we are living in our physical bodies and have “this” one life to live. We each can only take it one day at a time! Of course, I know that this is nothing new to you. In fact, its a philosophy you’ve heard dozens of times before; ... Views: 145
An abortion is rarely an easy decision to make and is something that will require significant contemplation. It can quite often help to visit your local abortion clinic if you are unsure about terminating the fetus or deciding to proceed with the pregnancy. These clinics provide much more than ... Views: 91
What follows is a list of common traits and characteristics among all forms of eating disorders - anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, and related addictive relationships with food and weight. As alcoholism and drug dependency share more common ground than differences, so too do the different ... Views: 178
People usually feel bad as a result of many internal and external factors. Although some of them might be aware of the root cause still the majority of them are totally unaware.
If you tried to ask why, you'll get something like; i don't know what's happening but I'm not feeling fine. You ... Views: 71
Spring is the perfect time to reflect on the Divine in all of Creation
This morning as I watched the spring sun stream through my kitchen window I felt a surge of newness, a sense of being reawakened after a long winter slumber. Breathing a prayer of thanksgiving for the new beginnings that ... Views: 92
It's a known fact that illicit drugs are harmful to health, but even after knowing the fact millions of individuals throughout the world use illicit drugs. Using illicit drugs is an unhealthy habit and it makes a person addicted to it. If taken regularly, over a long period, it may cause various ... Views: 117
A friend’s husband told her early in their relationship that there was no need to fight. He said, “Everyone tells you to learn to fight fair. But I say, we don’t fight at all.” Always a coward in the face of conflict, she thought that was great. And they don’t fight, meaning they don’t throw ... Views: 111
In modern day usage, self-help really refers to a process concerning people's own personal development or self growth. The good side of this is that it leads to people trying to become aware of who and what they are, and pursuing avenues that can help them become more rounded and happy people. ... Views: 170
When people talk about abandonment, or fear of abandonment, they often feel it is something that either happened to them, or what happens to other people in childhood, often without a really clear sense of what it might mean.
There is some truth in this interpretation of abandonment, but its ... Views: 137
Many people who have been involved in any type of personal growth or self development work and have subsequently sensed a real change in their inner world, will often forget the real difficulty and fear involved in doing any type of work that necessitates change.
People approaching ... Views: 139
Many people will hear the word boundaries and immediately think that it only applies to someone who works in or understands the world of therapy or counselling.
In fact healthy boundaries are something that hopefully will be developed in most families with kids, and are essential for any ... Views: 105
People who are used to illicit substances were once non-users and normal. They have been pushed to the state of addiction probably because they could not resist the temptation when influenced by others to try drugs.
Saying 'no' in such a situation might not be that easy, at the same time, is ... Views: 83
In situations or relationships with any kind of difficulty - tension, feeling hurt, conflicts, mismatches of wants . . . the usual crud - it's natural to focus on what others have done that's problematic.
This could be useful for a while: it can energize you, bring insight into what the real ... Views: 90
Imagine you've just won a dream vacation to an island in the Caribbean. You can almost smell the fresh, salt air. White sand and turquoise ocean spread out for miles in front of you, sprinkled with coconut and palm trees. You're staying in a small cottage on the beach, listening to the soft ... Views: 111
Many people are familiar with postpartum depression in women but postpartum depression in men is hardly ever talked about. A new baby is a wonderful blessing but the demands of parenthood are very stressful and can be overwhelming to both parents. Mothers and fathers share many of the same ... Views: 65
I recently learned from my routine annual blood test that my thyroid is hyperactive. Since getting the results, questions have been running through my mind as to what could be causing my thyroid to overwork. My thyroid has been checked regularly over the years and the results have been fine so ... Views: 87
With all the recent talk about gun control and mental health, I decided to take a look at how far America’s mental health system has changed (or not changed) over the past few years.
First, I must state that when I wrote a blog about Mental Illness and the Law, the research shows that those ... Views: 114
I was recently interviewed for an upcoming production that will address bipolar disorder and pregnancy. As a result, I thought it would be an appropriate time to share my thoughts on bipolar disorder and pregnancy. The pressing question is can a woman with bipolar disorder have a successful ... Views: 114
“That’s life!” says my grandma whilst she is watching sad or upsetting movies. “That’s life!!” she says
when she is watching TV programs where everyone is shouting at each other whilst trying to work out
who is the father of the newborn baby.
Yes, this might be ‘Life’ for many people, but ... Views: 141
If you are throwing your hands up in the air with what to do for your troubled teen, you may want to consider the summer boot camp option. These programs have been specifically designed to support, guide and create structure and limits for a child with behavior problems. Additionally, these ... Views: 114
Everyone experiences stress to a different degree.
How does your day start?
Does the alarm clock stress you awake before you get even more stressed over breakfast and getting their children ready for school?
Then it is out into the big wide world to get your dose of stress from the ... Views: 115
In today’s age there are many problems created by the false beliefs of mental illness, and the use of medication to treat it. Many people are judged based on personal traits. Many people feel the stigma directly aimed at them and it can be very obvious. Some stigma types are making negative ... Views: 146
According to Wikipedia, 'sadness' is a feeling of being alone or lonely, which can feel as a "severe pain related to sorrow", and which results from something negative happened to you. Sadness is when your mood is temporary lowered, whereas with depression you will have the same feelings but ... Views: 181
Most of us spend our lives stuck in a box, victimized by our emotions. But we always have a choice!
In my first article (posted on March 19th) I described a transformational approach to changing your life, which becomes immediately possible with a very simple and even fun process that I call ... Views: 180
It is shocking to know that your teen is using drugs. It is an unpleasant experience for you when you think of the future of your kid. As you already know that your kid is using drugs, think of finding a way out by personally speaking to him about the consequences of drugs on his health and ... Views: 76
Gratitude- a word often used but seldom adhered to. How many times have we actually taken the time to feel grateful about something? We often say that good things happen to other people, but why don’t we realize that at time we are the ‘other’ person for a lot of people out there.
When you ... Views: 199
Why is it that we avoid doing the very things that we know will be good for us? It is simply a lack of discipline or is there some kind of pay-off for not sticking to our goals?
My guess is that it is a combination of both.
In order to make progress and stop all the excuses, we need to truly ... Views: 114
Do you regularly walk into a room and forget why you came? Do you have trouble focusing and paying attention or often find yourself unable to remember what you were trying not to forget?
Hectic, stressful lifestyles coupled with less than ideal diets and lack of exercise have made it ... Views: 177
Mind/Body Medicine, the relationship between what you think (and feel) and how your body reacts is an accepted concept nowadays even with most traditional doctors. When you see your doctor with high blood pressure, besides a pill, they will tell you to “de-stress”.
But although many doctors ... Views: 121
Social anxiety is what some of us are really struggling with. We are really trying our best to overcome it. Let me tell you that the first impression you make matters a lot and as such being anxious around people may end up becoming a very bad image to do away with for a very long period of ... Views: 122
Psychological health experts are presently tests out numerous cure strategies and remedy techniques that would successfully relieve the signs or reverse the problems of schizophrenia. One of individuals that have emerged from these research attempts is occupational remedy. Obtain out much more ... Views: 109
When the psychological energy elements are in the helter-skelter form, they lack the synergistic effect. Healthy mental transformation can take place with synergism. Our noisy mental state, lacking polarization, fritters away the energy.
Let us consider an iron piece before and after ... Views: 178
The “Golden Rule”of the Helping Professions
An Excerpt from “The Human Magnet Syndrome – Why We Love People Who Hurt Us.”
By Ross Rosenberg, M.Ed., LCPC, CADC
It is a common belief within the mental health field that a psychotherapist’s competence is often compromised when they work ... Views: 154
Out of all the goals and objectives, most people really just want to feel happy and fulfilled; to feel good. And the question most people have is…how do I do that? How do I know what will make me happy? How do I choose the right path? After all, you can have all the desire and energy in the ... Views: 160
Ana (not her real name*) came to see me because she was having second thoughts about her job and relationship and was looking for direction. She had the desire to switch to a holistic career and had taken some reiki classes. She also remembered being able to see people’s auras when she was a kid ... Views: 166
We know that we cannot control life, but how we respond to life’s events makes a huge difference between feeling like a victim of circumstances and embracing how powerful we truly are as co-creators of our reality.
I would like to share my own process here to illustrate what I’ve been writing ... Views: 150
Music is – The art or science of combining vocal or instrumental sounds (or both) to produce beauty of form, harmony, and expression of emotion.
Music is an incredible aspect of life that is quite often not recognised of it true potential and value it holds. According to an article on “Mail ... Views: 223
As the year moves forward and time continues to shrink, more challenging situations seem to be coming our way, bringing many of us to the point of serious physical issues or emotional turmoil, confusion, and depression.
It is as if we are experiencing the true density of 3rd dimension for the ... Views: 84
It is interesting to note the way in which we cognize things and come up with feelings and emotion with respect to various items in the world. Understanding these from a wider field of Consciousness leads to confidence and peace.
When our awareness expands, there is the freedom to observe and ... Views: 173
Many narcissistic defences, traits, and behaviours revolve around the compulsive need to sustain a grandiose self-image of perfection (“perfectionism”.) Paradoxically, deficient impulse control helps achieve this crucial goal. Impulsive actions and addictive behaviours render failure impossible ... Views: 199
Irishman Walking is about my walking the coastal roads of Japan through a series of summer, winter, spring, and autumn stages. Stage 1 began in Cape Soya in Hokkaido in the summer of 2009, and ended in Noshiro City in Akita Prefecture seven weeks later. Last summer (2012), Stage 8 started at ... Views: 113
Occasionally we make the mistake of believing in stereotypes simply due to the fact legends, books, movies, television and other forms of media tell us that they’re true. Santa Claus is a perfect example.
The Victorian-age poem “A Visit From St. Nicholas” tells us (little kids, in specific) ... Views: 101
Just who are you anyway? Do your alcohol stories define you? I mean do people define your character by the things you do while you're drunk? I know you're unable to answer me right now and I'm not able to tell exactly who you are. But if you're an addict, then there is a reason that makes you to ... Views: 112