In my recent reading I have come across a piece of writing that has made me think of sexuality and physical intimacy from a different angle. I love when that happens! Give me material that sparks my creative juices and that I can integrate into my work for greater impact, and I’m a very happy ... Views: 116
Although there is no such thing as a perfect childhood, that doesn’t mean that everyone is treated in the same way. There are going to be some people who were treated well on most occasions and there are going to be others who had the opposite experience.
In this case, one would have been ... Views: 253
The public is constantly bombarded with ads for prescription medicines for every condition imaginable, so it's easy to ignore the simpler, more accessible remedies that are provided by nature. This can be especially true for people suffering from chronic stress and/or anxiety who are so ... Views: 145
I learned to be critical of myself at a very early age. I never did anything right; everyone else was better than me; and even worse, I was never good enough, period. It didn't help that during my impressionable formative years, society taught that the more you denigrated a child the harder ... Views: 182
Self-esteem is how a person evaluates themselves both emotionally and their self-worth. It is how one judges oneself.
A person can apply and evaluate their Self-esteem both on an individual subject or globally. An example of a specific individual subject would be, “I am good at ... Views: 150
According to statistics, depression is one of the most common neuropsychiatric disorders affecting adults aged 60 and over. But while clinical depression is common among the elderly, it isn’t normal.
If you have been having suicidal thoughts, are fixated on the thought of death, have started ... Views: 151
If the winter cold and darkness are getting you down, here's an uplifting tip. Eat yourself back to merriment.
Yes, food is the best medicine - even when it comes to mental health. Increasingly, doctors are shifting from prescribing drugs to recommending nutritional strategies and exercise to ... Views: 198
I have to be honest about how I typically deal with my distaste for winter - I get the heck out and go somewhere warm! While I will be making some trips to warmer climates this winter, I still try to find ways to be happier and more at peace when I find myself wishing I had three jackets on ... Views: 182
“The sun shall be darkened and the moon turned to blood before the day of the Lord,” Joel 2:31.
The Bible says we “know the times and seasons perfectly,” 1Thessalonians 5:1.
This suggests we should at least know the year for when "the day of the Lord" comes with “sudden destruction,” verse ... Views: 143
Caring about someone with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) tosses you on a roller coaster ride from being loved and lauded to abandoned and bashed. Being a borderline (having BPD) is no picnic, either. You live in unbearable psychic pain most of the time on the border between reality and ... Views: 165
When shame becomes toxic, it can ruin our lives. Everyone experiences shame at one time another. It’s an emotion with physical symptoms like any other that comes and goes, but when it's severe, it can be extremely painful. Strong feelings of shame stimulate the sympathetic nervous system, ... Views: 197
We human beings are social creatures who are high wired for connection with other human beings. Connection with what is alive, in other words what is real, true and genuine in others with that what is real, true and genuine in us is one of our deepest basic needs and it is universal which means ... Views: 123
We human beings are social creatures who are high wired for connection with other human beings. Connection with what is alive, in other words what is real, true and genuine in others with that what is real, true and genuine in us is one of our deepest basic needs and it is universal which means ... Views: 125
Most of us work for a living. On or off the job we are bound to encounter a wide range of, shall I say, challenging personalities? Bullies, intimidators, hypocrites, backstabbers, underminers, instigators, complainers, gossips, withholders, and know-it-alls just to name a few. Their presence can ... Views: 140
When one is experiencing some kind of challenge, and this could be an inner challenge and/ or an outer challenge, it could cause them to reach out for support. This may mean that they go and buy a book or they might even go on a course.
Another approach would be for them to find a coach, ... Views: 246
While I have reposted a couple of articles on the subject, I wasn’t going to write about Bill Cosby or the subject of serial rape; there are enough articles and editorials on this subject. What has now made me decide to join the fray is a recent statement by a friend of his that “this isn’t ... Views: 110
So you want to improve the way you and your spouse, partner, co-worker or friends at the gym communicate? There probably isn’t anyone anywhere that believes there isn’t room to improve in this most fundamental skill of life. If you disagree, at least do it agreeably ☺.
The very structure of, ... Views: 203
There is more to us than meets the eyes… We have an internal world operating at all times that we are vaguely aware of. Some people are totally out of touch with theirs… The more we become acquainted with our own Self and all it’s aspects, needs and desires the more we can be our Authentic Self ... Views: 161
Ten Guidelines for Establishing Healthy Trust
“How do I know if someone is trustworthy?”
“How can I become trustworthy?”
“How can I ever trust again?”
Healthy trust is hard work. Betrayal, neglect, abuse, addiction and abandonment damage healthy trust but it’s never too late to learn how ... Views: 170
Many people suffer from anxiety and panic attacks at some point in their lives. However, when people talk about separation anxiety, the first thing that comes to mind is that the condition affects children only.
What most people do not know, however, is that separation anxiety in adults is ... Views: 203
If you practice at attaining and maintaining a positive mental attitude and positive frame of mind at all times, and it does take practice, I am confident that this practice will help achieve all the success in the world you are seeking. You will also become a source of success for those around ... Views: 247
Some time ago, a film director friend showed me a video anonymously sent to him. It was of the execution of a murderer who had been found guilty and sentenced to the electric chair. Those images have left a strong impact on me ever since, not so much because of their grotesque and morbid nature ... Views: 169
Depression drains you of many things, among them are self-drive, hope, and energy. It makes it difficult for someone to feel better, makes people wonder if there is even a manageable solution.
Getting over depression is not easy or quick, but it is also not impossible, you cannot flick a ... Views: 210
While a physical problem can stand out, an emotional problem can remain hidden. Yet, even though there can be a difference here, it doesn’t mean that one problem is more important than other.
Ultimately, it doesn’t matter what kind of pain one is experiencing, what matters is that they seek ... Views: 231
Sometimes an anger surges up in me about how abysmally this culture guides and takes care of its members around transitions. We expect engaged women and men to put on a happy face from proposal through honeymoon, ignoring their innate need to grieve the loss of their singlehood and honor their ... Views: 223
If you've suffered from anxiety attacks in the past, you might be wondering if there's any way for you to quickly bring them to an end. Well, the answer is that there is.
There's a range of techniques that you can utilize to rapidly relieve yourself of the anxiety attack and pain that's ... Views: 205
To be honest, there are no clear cut signs when it comes to having self-sabotaging behavior. Although a lot has been said about the most common indicators of this particular behavior, it will still vary from one person to another.
However, if we talk about the disadvantages of having this ... Views: 182
I don't know about you, but I hate losing things.
Losing things wouldn't be so bad if finding them wasn't such a chore.
There's always the chance you'll never find what you were looking for.
I was in this exact predicament today.
I was at a store purchasing screwdrivers. I know, ... Views: 133
Jesus got angry. He was troubled by the many injustices he encountered while on Earth. At times, he expressed his dismay to those around Him. Anger, as with all emotions, has a place and purpose. But how does one know if there is too much anger in their lives? Here are ten warning signs to ... Views: 210
We are what we think. We create what we think.
What we resist persists. What we focus on expands.
We are super powerful creating creatures…
Our mind is a honing device for creating, a GPS for getting places… We create what we think whether intentionally or not.
Left to its own untrained ... Views: 138
People fall prey to conditioned responses unknowingly. As a result, their reactions to others become robotic. They can release themselves from this sad state of affairs through transcendence brought about by simple self-awareness towards inner freedom. That would lead to discovering natural ... Views: 200
Here at Coaching for ADHD I love getting emails from you! Especially when you ask questions and want more understanding or clarification about something ADHD related.
Recently I received an email from a father asking a question about his son’s behavior. He wanted to know if it was “normal” ... Views: 278
Have you ever had to go a day or more without your prescription medication?
Do you know the physical discomfort and anxiousness of waiting to get the medication reordered?
Have you spent hours on the phone with the doctor’s office, insurance company or pharmacy waiting for your ADHD ... Views: 206
Feeling like you aren’t living life to your full potential? Use hypnosis treatments to clear your mind of psychological issues and live life how you want.
Do you ever feel like you wish you could do something but something in your head is holding you back from making that choice? While you ... Views: 298
Your subconscious mind is at work all the time, working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. While your conscious mind will shut down temporarily when you go to sleep, the subconscious mind will continue to work on, even while you are sleeping.
You can understand and believe that ... Views: 301
I am in my own state of shock. My friend, Marsha, called this morning to tell me that her daughter, Lauren, had committed suicide. She was 34 years old, the same age as my oldest daughter, Alicia. I’ve known Marsha since we attended Kino Junior High together. Some 15 years later Marsha, our ... Views: 170
By Sam Vaknin
Author of "Malignant Self-love: Narcissism Revisited"
Some patients develop codependent behaviors and traits in the wake of a life crisis, especially if it involves an abandonment and resulting solitude (e.g. divorce, or an empty nest: when one’s children embark on their own, ... Views: 189
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Why Better Is Better Than Best - by Donald Pillai - Author of You Are Better Than That - How to re-ignite your spark, re-claim your place in the world, and shine like never before.
No matter what your present circumstances are, the first step to becoming better is the commitment to do just that. It is amazing how many businesses, marketing gurus, mentors, coaches lawyers and doctors, even rocket scientists like to present themselves as "the best." To claim that you are the ... Views: 218
Nearly four decades ago I acquired a book entitled The Cosmic Doctrine by Dion fortune. It has been my bible of cosmology and numerology since. I have acknowledged it in my books and writing for decades, including an article where I reflect upon the state of numerology in our time (An old ... Views: 334
Summary: The road is cleared for martial law and the end of America as we know it. Military “standing where it ought not” (Mark 13:14) was a sign to flee Jerusalem, but the idea of fleeing the cities when we see it as early believers did, seems strange to most Christians. Are they like the frog ... Views: 186
Here it is: the beginning of another new year. All around the globe people are making New Year's resolutions to lose weight, be happier, spend more quality time with their families and so on. I find it rather odd that in a world filled with anger and violence no one makes a declaration to "not ... Views: 201
Just like there is no action possible without first the idea or thought; there is no great achievement possible without the desire to achieve it. The intensity of your desire is directly proportional to the rate of which any achievement is realised.
If you are able to transform your desire ... Views: 314
When a loved one is struggling with substance abuse, it is important to know that there are significant gender differences in drug and alcohol recovery.
Women and men develop dependency to alcohol and different types of drugs for different reasons. These gender differences are pertinent to ... Views: 170
Oregon's present state of health has been checked as poor in recent days. The Oregon Health Authority: Addictions and Mental Health Division has come under fire. It was concluded that Oregon has an abysmal track record for people completing their addiction treatment programs, and was only ... Views: 152
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Season of giving - by Gordana Stankovic, Living Peacefully - Humanistic Counselling & Life Coaching
In last a few days I've thought a lot about this phrase ''season of giving.'' We often refer to this time of year around Christmas and New Year as the season of giving. And while so much meaning is contained in the word giving we often reduce it to mean exchange of presents. Of course nothing is ... Views: 155
Several years ago, during the process of dealing with yet another painful situation she was going through, a friend of mine experienced a deep connection with her own feelings and needs. I like to refer to this as a connection with her core self. In that moment of clarity she exclaimed ''bloody ... Views: 141
It’s been suggested that you can improve the quality of your life by cultivating compassion. Compassion has been described as 1) a feeling of deep sympathy for another person, 2) to suffer together, or 3) concern for the misfortune of others.
Not only is compassion praised as a desired human ... Views: 207
[Note: This JOT is adapted from Mother Nurture.]
The easiest and usually most effective way to replenish your body is through good nutrition.
Most of us have a diet that is very different from the one that we are adapted to through millions of years of evolution - a diet of mainly ... Views: 101
What does New Years mean to you? Is it just another day? What emotions come up? Does the mere thought of the New Year bring you to tears or does it make you feel hopeful, excited and happy? Are you so excited to make your New Year’s resolutions and go after your dreams? Are you all pumped up to ... Views: 255
What does New Years mean to you? Is it just another day? What emotions come up? Does the mere thought of the New Year bring you to tears or does it make you feel hopeful, excited and happy? Are you so excited to make your New Year’s resolutions and go after your dreams? Are you all pumped up to ... Views: 259