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: 762
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: 784
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: 916
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: 817
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: 589
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: 240
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: 308
Have you ever found yourself in a situation that was somewhat confusing, uncomfortable or perhaps even dangerous? Sometimes it's hard to understand why things happen or why we must participate in particular activities. We don't often understand why certain people enter our lives or why they ... Views: 193
Your twenties are probably the sweetest part of your life. You get your first job, your first love, marriage, kids, your first car, your first home, start a new business, learn new things…But, unfortunately, most people spend their twenties being jobless/changing jobs, breaking up, living a ... Views: 179
Those of us who have had PTSD know what is means to be stuck in time.
For me, 20 years passed by before I was able to continue to rhyme from the Divine.
No, I do not think I could have moved any faster than I did, you see.
Once getting over a childhood devastation in loss, another mishap ... Views: 357
As some of you might know I have been working on writing my first book. I was very honored when I found out that the highly renowned multimedia publishing company Sounds True wanted to publish it. After going back and forth on some of the terms of the agreement, they sent me a final draft of our ... Views: 203
The Problems a Divided Mind Causes
“I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is.” ~Alan Watts.
First, I suppose we should clarify what exactly a divided mind is. ... Views: 233
If someone has a lot going on internally and they are finding it hard to settle down, it could be said that it will be a good idea for them to do something about it. As if they were to simply put up with what is taking place, they will end up suffering unnecessarily.
The Logical Approach
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We're all carrying a load, including tasks, challenges, worries, inner criticism, mistreatment from others, physical and emotional pain, loss and illness now or later, and everyday stresses and frustrations.
Take a moment to get a sense of your own load. It's very real, isn't it? Recognizing ... Views: 140
Do you or do you know of someone who struggles with negative addictions.
I know that I have in the early days of my life and for me it was "Smoking".
With my passion to live a healthy life, I didn't want to include anything that was going to sabotage that, so I had to somehow get my head ... Views: 323
When our self-esteem is low, which is typical of codependency, we’re at greater risk for depression. Codependency is learned, and so are self-esteem and the beliefs and habits that cause both low self-esteem and codependency. Self-esteem is what we think about ourselves. It includes positive and ... Views: 889
From the moment we’re born until the day we die we are continually absorbing messages that tell us who we are, what we’re worth as human beings, what we should be doing at any given time, how we should look (and especially how we shouldn’t look), what we should eat, what we should buy, what ... Views: 220
This is energy that is captured from the sun then converted into electricity. Most of the technology used converts sunlight into thermal energy. Solar power is the most reliable form of renewable energy which is known. Sunlight hits the cells knocking electrons to loose from their atom, the ... Views: 296
Humans grow at a substantial rate from birth to adulthood. With growing comes growing pains. We all remember the pain that our joints, muscles, brains, and emotions caused us as teenagers. But did you know that if you excessively use drugs and/or alcohol as a teenager, you stop ... Views: 226
If someone has a problem with their car, there is a strong chance that they will end up taking it to a garage. And this is likely to take place without one spending a lot of time thinking about whether this is the right decision or not.
This is because one won’t be doing ... Views: 256
We all seek to be powerful. I'm not speaking necessarily about having authority over others but we certainly want to have control over our own lives. Yet even the most well-intentioned, enlightened person wants to control a particular situation or individual at times. Certainly, parents impose ... Views: 229
By Margaret Paul, Ph.D.
October 03, 2016
If you learn to love yourself and you become happy and whole, will you end up alone? Will a partner want you if you are not needy?
I had been working with Kathleen for a few months when we had the following discussion:
KATHLEEN: I know that the ... Views: 221
Cinema therapy is a modern therapy technique where therapists use the films as a tool in therapy. Some therapists think that cinema therapy can have a positive influence on clients suffering from a wide variety of psychiatric disorders including anxiety disorders like PTSD and OCD, depression, ... Views: 221
When it comes to what we eat, we tend to worry more about our waistlines than we do our brains. But a diet that contains a wide assortment of healthy fruits and vegetables doesn’t just benefit your body, research indicates it can protect your brain from cognitive decline as you age.
In order ... Views: 203
ABC…….. of Conquering
the Monsters in your Mind
Our thoughts are very powerful. Each & every cell in your body gets influenced by the thoughts you have. We get one thought, followed by another and then another and this continues unabated. The mind is like an infinitesimally ... Views: 301
By "sobriety," I mean healthy self-control, a centered enjoyment of life, and an inner freedom from drivenness. We typically apply this sense of balance and self-care to things like food, drugs and alcohol, sexuality, money, and risky behaviors. And if you like, you could bring sobriety to other ... Views: 126
You bury your head in your hands. You’d really like to run screaming from your cubicle, but for one, that would get you instantly fired, for two, your shoes are definitely not made for running. But the stress! Not only does your job stress you out, but there’s your family, friends, chores, ... Views: 340
We Have Living Proof that You Can Re-write, Re-experience and Re-create Your Life
The Sanctuary at Sedona is a non-12 Step holistic addiction recovery program. We were founded by Dean Taraborelli who was a self-proclaimed ‘chronic relapser’, unsuccessfully seeking addiction recovery for 30 ... Views: 778
In his final dying moments, Jesus said, “Father forgive them for they know not what they do.”
This powerful act of forgiveness is one that has baffled mortals for centuries. How could he forgive after he had been treated so brutally? Many of us have trouble forgiving the driver that cut us ... Views: 368
In his final dying moments, Jesus said, “Father forgive them for they know not what they do.”
This powerful act of forgiveness is one that has baffled mortals for centuries. How could he forgive after he had been treated so brutally? Many of us have trouble forgiving the driver that cut us ... Views: 320
What makes you think that it was the devil only that brought you down?
It was most certainly his intention to replace your contented smile with a frown.
If we contemplate on why we have PTSD, there may be reign of another reason.
That sovereign power comes from the will of God to perfect in ... Views: 289
Throughout history in the East and the West, healers have recognized the importance of diet, and strived to understand its health-promoting and healing powers. Only relatively recently, with the development of sophisticated scientific tools of measurement, have researchers begun to appreciate ... Views: 223
Stress in today's chaotic and combative world is nearly unavoidable. Sources of it are everywhere and it's tough to escape it. While we can turn off the TV and stop reading the news, pressures in our daily life are a different matter. In some cases, a little tension may even be beneficial if it ... Views: 411
Recently a 43 year old man and father of seven, Keith Lamont Scott, was killed by police in Charlotte, NC. As is often the case, there are conflicting reports as to what actually happened. Currently, an investigation by a separate state agency is taking place to determine if this shooting was ... Views: 169
What is cognition?
Cognition is the act of knowing or thinking. It includes the ability to choose, understand, remember and use information. Cognition includes:
Attention and concentration
Processing and understanding information
Planning, organizing, and ... Views: 169
WAITING ON THE FUTURE TO BE HAPPY
By: Mike Dailey
“How much of human life is lost in waiting.”
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
You’re always waiting for something. It starts when you're a child knowing that you've done everything right and now all you're waiting on is the reward. It's in ... Views: 298
Possible causes include a combination of biological, psychological, and social sources of distress. Increasingly, research suggests these factors may cause problems in brain function, including abnormal activity of certain neural circuits in the brain.
The persistent feeling of sadness or ... Views: 326
Any experts concur that more remedies are needed to help drinkers who overdo it cut down. The prescription medications approved for treating alcohol abuse and dependence don't work for everyone.
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), about 1 in 6 U.S. adults binge drinks. However, ... Views: 377
While there are plenty of people who suffer from depression, there is also no shortage of people who have anger problems. Still, this is not to say that someone can either have one of the other, as it is unlikely to be this black and white.
A Different Experience
For example, one could ... Views: 257
In a world that seems set on winding up our springs and forcing us to scurry about completing our appointed tasks, it would be nice to find an alternative therapy that could ease our daily angst without sending us into oblivion or making us feel as we weren’t really there.
Enter the ... Views: 341
Psychologist Roger Callahan tells a fascinating anecdote about a patient he calls Mary. Around 1980, they were working together on her intense, life-long phobia of water. He’d been working with her for about a year and had tried every conventional therapy he could think of. She’d gotten a ... Views: 277
We're pulled and prodded by financial pressures, commuter traffic, corporate policies, technology, advertising, politics, and the people we work with and live with. As well, internal forces yank the proverbial chains, including emotional reactions, compelling desires, "shoulds," and internalized ... Views: 127
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"Don't trust anyone over thirty," I arrogantly proclaimed during the Sixties, when I was twenty-something and imagined I was bulletproof and would remain forever young.
I'm now more than four decades beyond that imaginary line of demarcation. When I look in the mirror it's clear that I am ... Views: 285
“We are all mature until somebody brings out some bubble wrap.”
How funny it is that some people go gaga over a bubble wrap? Whether at the office or at home, people fight over this piece of plastic just to get some relief. In 2014, students from University of Leicester, created “pop-up pub” ... Views: 189
We can get used to coping with the negative symptoms of PTSD.
After all, this is the way we have survived through it, you see.
Having done so should be reward enough, is how we start to think.
What we do not realize is that those emotions keep us unbalanced on life’s brink.
Our thoughts ... Views: 298
Addiction is cunning, baffling and powerful, and even after my surrender it kept trying to manipulate my mind to make me slip and destroy my recovery.
I am alive today only because of the miracle I experienced one day in treatment. As I entered my room and walked by a mirror, I glimpsed ... Views: 548
Heal the Underlying Trauma for Full Recovery
The Sanctuary at Sedona began with a vision of helping others achieve a full and sustainable recovery from addiction. That continues to be our mission. We have been fortunate enough to witness full recovery in the lives of many throughout the ... Views: 559
We all have challenging people in our lives yet unfortunately few of us have been properly trained in how to effectively deal with them. Well, that's going to change today. In no particular order, using the an acronym "C~U~R~B Appeal", you will learn tips that will better enable you to get ... Views: 252
When Emotional Intelligence or EQ made its first appearance in the mid 1990’s it was the missing link in explaining the success of people that were deemed low in the traditional IQ scale and were considered much less likely to succeed than their peers with higher IQs. The idea of emotional ... Views: 268