This article will give you an alternative perspective in how to deal with a traumatic challenge you cannot control. The basic point is when you don’t have the ability to avoid the challenge, you do have the ability to control how you deal with it. The simple fact of how you approach it ... Views: 230
“Like a circle in a spiral, like a wheel within a wheel
Never ending or beginning on an ever-spinning reel
As the images unwind
Like the circles that you find in the windmills of your mind”
In the last few months, I’ve counseled more than the usual number of you who’ve been ... Views: 286
Ever just go through the day and feel as if you can’t change your life for the better? Everything has been decided for you and you have no choices in what you do, wear or say? Some days can feel like that, but have too many in a row and you just might be drifting aimlessly through life.
Then ... Views: 234
It was his turn to look after his toddler son. And it was morning, time to soak his skin thoroughly in hot water in the shower, so he would be very smooth-shaven when he shaves. His son was crying. He could hear it but was not listening. The voice of self-criticism was louder. It said to make ... Views: 155
Fear can be the robber of our dreams if we don't learn to recognize it and then to work toward overcoming it.
Within each and every one of us is an element of Fear. There are genuine fears that our body will warn us about, there are previous experiences that have created a fear within us as ... Views: 226
Do you ever have one of those days, maybe weeks, and months even a year: Where nothing is going according to plan, even if you seem to have had a plan? There are interruptions, just what you don’t need, things going wrong. But you are determined that you are going to achieve something for the ... Views: 312
Severe depression is considered a medical emergency. It should always be treated by a doctor. If you want to know how to overcome depression naturally, then early intervention is the key to finding strength.
These methods will help you be able to fight off the darkness that might be trying to ... Views: 285
We're all familiar with the phrase "Silence is golden". This proverb dates as far back as ancient Egypt, making reference to the importance of keeping quiet under certain circumstances. The first example of it being used in English is credited to the poet Thomas Carlyle in 1831. Certainly there ... Views: 204
Dangers of FasterEFT
What are the Dangers of FasterEFT?
I’ve been using FasterEFT for about five months now – on myself and my coaching clients. The results have been absolutely incredible. Issues that have stubbornly stuck around for a lifetime despite years of intensive self-development ... Views: 261
A Preview From Randi G. Fine’s Upcoming Book
Close Encounters of the Worst Kind: Surviving Pathological Narcissistic Abuse
This is copyrighted material. It may not be reprinted, or used in whole or part by anyone other than the author.
As an Adult Child of Narcissistic Abuse you can learn ... Views: 347
You may have already begun taking the steps to see your New Year's resolutions come to fruition. Perhaps you finally got around to joining that gym, or maybe you were able to confront a friend about something on your mind that's difficult to talk about. Whatever new you may have initiated so far ... Views: 209
In every life, reminders arrive about what's really important.
I've recently received one myself, in a form that's already come to countless people and will come to countless more: news of a potentially serious health problem. My semi-annual dermatology mole check turned up a localized ... Views: 136
While there will be moments where one’s emotional experience reflects reality, there can also be moments when it doesn’t. In this case, it could be said that there is no reason for one to feel the way that they do.
However, even though there will be moments where it isn’t necessary for one ... Views: 234
As we progress through life, the following question comes up for each of us: ""Who am I really ?" Sometimes this question arises spontaneously, other times it may come about after a traumatic or significant life event. We then begin to wonder who are we really beneath the pain, resentments, ... Views: 297
Vibrations define and form out lives. Everything, whatever happens, whatever we
think and feel affects us and forms our future and our health. It helps or prevents
in achieving our goals.
Our greatest donation is that we are able to affect these vibrations and the
frequency of our thoughts. ... Views: 232
People often come in to my NLP & hypnotherapy office for very specific habit and behavioral changes. “I want to quit smoking!” “I want to stay away from the sugar!” "I want to sleep better." And so on. We can do that. However, in the course of doing that, we do more. We change larger mind ... Views: 300
Many people have had to put their dreams on hold just because they care so much about many things. Worrying too much about what results you will get or whether you will mess up things will only leave you in a state where you cannot take on any of your dreams. I think it is sometimes useful to ... Views: 174
Few days ago, an acquaintance of mine uttered the phrase “We will keep in touch” before leaving. The tone of his voice and the expressions on his face indicated that he has no intention of ever contacting me and he wishes that I would do the same.
That led me to take a moment and flash back ... Views: 279
If one had their eye on a new car and they were to take it for a drive, they are likely to find out that it drives well. Along with how it drives, it is also likely to be a comfortable experience.
So if they are currently driving a car that is on its way out, this experience is going to be ... Views: 250
Think earnestly, even if our life’s PTSD experience has taught us to be mean.
To continue to mistreat others this way, we only allow misery to glean.
By persisting to act out old behavior, we deprive ourselves, too.
Instead of moving forward, we endorse what has made us blue!
We react to ... Views: 166
While it may be easier said than done, staying positive after an injury may help you heal faster both mentally and physically. By maintaining a positive outlook, you will be more likely to engage with those around you and work harder to take the next steps in your rehab. A positive attitude will ... Views: 112
I've never met anyone who didn't have to face adversity at some point in their lifetime. Whether in our personal relationships, professional lives, in regards to a health issue, academically or financially, hardships seem to be a standard component of life.
Of late, many people have adopted ... Views: 186
“Hedonic Eating” literally translates to “pleasure eating.” It refers to eating in the absence of biological need or hunger. From my standpoint it describes a pattern of disordered eating that contributes to the current rise with eating disorders and obesity. With few exceptions it involves ... Views: 282
This past weekend I read an article in the New York Times Sunday Magazine entitled “To Catch A Rapist”. It highlighted the work of a dedicated inspector and some of her colleagues in the Special Victims Unit of Law Enforcement in New Haven, Conn. and the repeated roadblocks they come up against ... Views: 211
Yep, that's right. Dive right in!
Dont just dip your toe in the water and then shrink away when it feels chilly.
The way to do it is to dive right in!
And what happens once you're in?
The water's not so chilly. You're splashing around and having fun. And the next thing you ... Views: 239
Your brain evolved in three stages (to simplify a complex process):
Reptile - Brainstem, focused on AVOIDING harm
Mammal - Limbic system, focused on APPROACHING rewards
Primate - Cortex, focused on ATTACHING to "us"
With a fun use (to me, at least) of animal themes, the first JOT in ... Views: 144
Sometimes we may have a vivid dream and be in awe. Many
psychics are asked about dream
While we may not don't forget our dreams, those people that
we do keep in mind frequently have a minimum of a reach for of otherworldliness.
Aspiration ... Views: 220
Living with anxiety can be difficult as you never really know when the symptoms will occur. Some people have minor bouts with anxiety and can easily calm the body and mind before the symptoms become unbearable. However, there are some sources that seem to trigger reactions when they are least ... Views: 218
Last week, I had the great honor to talk on the tele-seminar “Abundance Reigns” where my topic was about our hungers and desires and how they relate to creating a more fulfilling life. This was a very fun talk and very interesting to prepare because the more I prepared the presentation, the more ... Views: 249
By Coach Stephanie Wood, PPC, Your Body Image Expert\
Health and wellness experts encourage taking care of our bodies by providing quality nourishment, exercise, and rest. Ok, you already KNOW what to do, and perhaps you do it all now…so ... Views: 207
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By Coach Stephanie Wood, PPC
Achieving a better body image begins with a positive approach to your body. For this reason, I’m not going to refer to any negative references you have indulged in when thinking about, describing, or discussing that marvelous machine. This entity you know as your ... Views: 249
Why cortisol control rather than counting calories to improve your body image:
What is Cortisol?
When a stressful event occurs, or you anticipate one in the future, your body reacts automatically: you freeze, you flee, or you fight. Each reaction begins within your body when the adrenal ... Views: 233
By Coach Stephanie Wood, PPC, Your Body Image Expert
Studies indicate that meditation reduces many physical and mental discomforts. However, there are no claims that meditation cures a self-esteem issue that appears every time you look into a mirror, or compare your appearance to someone ... Views: 204
By Coach Stephanie Wood, PPC, Your Body Image Expert
“96% of women suffer from Body Image Anxiety..”
Do you remember a few years back when Dove ran those "Real Beauty" advertising campaigns? The year was 2004, over a decade ago! ... Views: 283
By Coach Stephanie Wood, PPC, Your Body Image Expert
Tis that time of year again, a shift in seasons requires a change in wardrobe whether you’re a student, professional, retired, stay-at-home or office worker. You slide the closet ... Views: 254
Here are some strategies that I employ to help make public speaking a more joyful and less nerve-wracking experience:
Prepare: The more prepared you are, the less nervous you will be. Do your homework on whatever the topic is that you’re speaking about.
Practice: Before you go into a ... Views: 325
Hello friends! Previously I talked about meditation as a tool to bring more presence into our lives. I've decided I want to make meditation a more regular part of my current routine. Practice what you preach, right?
I've been an avid meditator during many periods of my life, but lately my ... Views: 251
Yesterday, while taking a drop-in art class I had an experience that I don't always have when I'm engaging in something creative: I was fully "in the zone." My instructor even commented: "You're on fire today." Painting after painting was flying out of me. I felt free and almost reckless - a ... Views: 267
What is the perfect body image? What should we really aspire to look like? Do women have to be the smallest size, or will a medium do? Do men have to be muscular everywhere? Do we have to fit into skinny jeans? Do men have to wear tight trousers when in fashion? Do women have to wear make-up ... Views: 291
Why is it so difficult for us to get along with one another? After all, we all have the same basic needs in life. We all want to be valued, to be acknowledged for the good that we do, to be treated fairly and given sufficient opportunities in life; we all want to be accepted as we are and to be ... Views: 210
What a strange concept, that seems to pull away from reality.
It will make more sense, if we connect PTSD to emotions of carnality.
Okay, let us give these emotions a face describing the following list.
The carnal man or woman connects to fear, anger, worry, stress, and lust.
In ... Views: 178
Your teen has relapsed. Despite whatever fear, disappointment, and frustration you may feel, you need to remain as calm as possible. Your loved one still needs your support.
So, what can you do as a concerned parent to help them get back on the road to recovery?
1. Envision Relapse as a ... Views: 315
Sometimes you just can't avoid a stressful day or week (or longer period) in your life.
Stress happens despite the best of plans.
Stress happens because it's part of life.
We're bombarded with stress-reduction advice.
Yes, we're bombarded with messages from all ... Views: 321
Once upon a time, a scholar came to visit a saint. After the scholar had been orating and propounding for a while, the saint proposed some tea. She slowly filled the scholar's cup: gradually the tea rose to the very brim and began spilling over onto the table, yet she kept pouring and pouring. ... Views: 115
If this is for you, let me say that my heart goes out to you, as I know from experience what it feels like when you are faced with this situation. There are decisions to be made, in order to keep your beloved fur-baby comfortable and as free from suffering as possible. It is heart-wrenching, no ... Views: 266
Qigong is a system of combining physical postures, breathing techniques and mental focus to provide healing to the human body and increase its vitality and energy. It is a part of an ancient Chinese health system. The word Qi means life force or vital-energy that flows through all things in the ... Views: 248
Because our nervous system is wired to need others, rejection is painful. Romantic rejection especially hurts. Feeling lonely and missing connection share the evolutionary purpose of survival and reproduction. Ideally, loneliness should encourage you reach out to others and maintain your ... Views: 407
Many methods of meditation are in practice. People choose one or a few of them and bring about some peace of mind. While this approach is helpful, it is good to discover what it means to be in a state of awareness in which the meditator is absent.
Life on this planet is hard – difficulties ... Views: 191
It is 2016 and we are seriously off track!
1. Delete Hate
Today, beginning today, please, we must all stop saying, writing, cheering, promoting, and engaging in hate. It is such a sign of fear, ignorance, insecurity, prejudice, and an outdated belief. We need different ideas, backgrounds, ... Views: 293
Respect. It’s hard to define it in words but if Google was any help here, this is what I got out of it. Respect is having an admiration for something or someone and treating that thing or person 'well'.
Now treating it or them well is easily misunderstood by all of us. A very simple example ... Views: 221