They say that a butterfly flapping its wings in Africa can impact the climate in Alaska. The butterfly effect, as it’s called, is where small causes can have large effects. Ever get trapped in a room with a mosquito?
When it comes to people, in many ways we’re alike. There is little ... Views: 178
How many times have you been in a public place that you have witnessed a child screaming its head off for no apparent reason?
How many of those times that you witnessed the child screaming did you also witness the parent or caregiver screaming as well?
I think it is sad to realize that this ... Views: 131
At the end of one of the interviews in the E-Course, when I asked the interviewee what she would like to say to those who are still in the trenches of relationship anxiety, she responded quite simply with, "Hang on. Hang on. Hang on." Those words have offered a lifeline to countless people who ... Views: 197
Activity Equivalency Labels: The Two Sides
The latest proposal to add activity equivalence labels to food items as a way to help overweight individuals make better food choices has wonderful intentions, but it also has a darker side. Activity equivalence labels would show consumers the ... Views: 121
Are you or your loved ones getting older and becoming isolated? Perhaps the idea of an animal as a companion may be just the thing. An animal offers so much more than companionship, but having a friend nearby can prevent loneliness and other health concerns.
One might be forgiven to think ... Views: 207
On your life journey, different events take hold of you whether you like it or not. One day you can be riding high; and the next, you feel lower than a well-digger’s rear end at the bottom of a mineshaft.
Life doesn’t care about your looks, brains, wealth, status or age. Life treats you ... Views: 155
In a presentation I attended years ago, the speaker asked the audience, “How much do you think this eight ounce glass of water weighs?”
After many guesses, the speaker said, “The weight depends on how far you hold it from your body and how long you hold it.”
In other words, by holding the ... Views: 120
I've had many clients over the years request my help in teaching them how to control their tempers. "I lose my temper and afterwards feel terrible. I don't want to do this anymore. I need to learn how to control my temper." My response to them is this, "If you lose your keys you seek to find ... Views: 176
The Structured Mindset and The Power of Positive Thinking
Can you imagine that… You can choose completely how you feel always…
So allowing frustration, depression, stress, anger to remain is merely an unconscious choice…
Imagine if you worked on and protected your mindset then you can choose ... Views: 187
Living in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia Canada we are given the opportunity to experience many, many different cultures than our own.
Life has changed dramatically since the days of my childhood back in the 1960s when 99% of the people in my life were Western European Caucasians who ... Views: 142
This year marks my 30th year working with clients, (and I still love it) and I'm in a place of reflection. I'm also getting active with my writing again, after taking some time off to devote to other projects.
I have witnessed a variety of trends throughout my career, based on numerous ... Views: 208
One morning in the fall of 2003, I walked into the kitchen and
remarked to my mother, “You know what? I’m not seeking anymore.”
A peace-infused clarity had moved from the background to the
foreground of my awareness. Suddenly, feeling peaceful seemed quite
normal. Other than my memories ... Views: 133
Have you ever watched two people quarrel, or otherwise be stuck in a conflict with each other? Usually, if either or both of them simply acknowledged one or more things, that would end the fight.
Recall a time someone mistreated you, let you down, dropped the ball, made an error, spoke ... Views: 89
Recognizing that there is a body image issue is the first step to making a positive difference in how body image is influencing your life or that of someone you care about. Individually the signs listed below do not mean the person has a disturbed image, but, if there are numerous signs ... Views: 143
There is no denying that the mind, body, and spirit are all interconnected. What impacts one affects all others. While the general public has become more health conscious in terms of eating healthier, dropping those unnecessary pounds, and exercising more, what often gets overlooked - that ... Views: 164
EXACTLY WHAT IS BODY IMAGE?
Contrary to popular belief, body image is not about how our body actually looks. Body image isn’t based on the physical reality of our body but on how we think and feel about our body. Our body image is created out of our perceptions, beliefs, feelings, sensations, ... Views: 135
Excerpt from Coaching for Transformation
Any real change implies the breakup of the world as one has always known it, the loss of all that gave one an identity, the end of safety. And at such a moment, unable to see and not daring to imagine what the future will now bring forth, one clings ... Views: 313
What are prefab homes? The pre-fab homes are the one which are built at the site of the place where the companies have their setup and then they install the house at the required place of owner. This process makes the time of construction of house less. It becomes easy to make the house ... Views: 170
You can make significant strides in overcoming codependency by developing new attitudes, skills, and behavior. But deeper recovery may involve healing trauma, usually that began in childhood. Trauma can be emotional, physical, or environmental, and can range from experiencing a fire to emotional ... Views: 247
The word “recovery” often conjures up images of struggling to abstain from an addictive behavior, be it drinking, using drugs, shopping, gambling, overeating or severely restricting eating, exercising to excess, promiscuity, etc. But, I want to challenge you to start thinking about Recovery ... Views: 209
When someone has got something to do, they can get it done straight away or they can put it to one side and do something else. And when it comes to what is the best approach to take, it can all depend on what it is that needs to be done.
If one had a piece of furniture that needed to be ... Views: 159
For women, whether we admit it or not, two potent mythical figures that course through our psychology, that of the maiden (or, in modern terms, the sexy chick) and the crone (or, the old lady). We know the maiden well: she’s the beautiful young princess.
But who is a crone? A crone is ... Views: 209
I have always suffered from anxiety and a hint of depression, the type of mental cocktail that no one wants but many get. I started looking for professional help around the age of 22 and continued to do so, unsuccessfully, until recent years. This is the story about how I managed to, not only ... Views: 201
Each of us have people in our lives that just seem to Struggle with Life. Everything that can go wrong does.
Because you are a caring person feelings of sadness, sympathy and an eagerness to help come over you. How can you help, what can you do?
These people can be friends, work ... Views: 173
Finding Courage in Surrendering
Please allow me to start this post by saying that I am looking forward to the day that we as individuals can begin to accept, as well as seek to understand, all of what people say to us.
It is quite common that we are quick to align with and apt to indulge ... Views: 180
3 Steps To Dissolving The Mask of Anger
Anger is an emotion that causes us to lose our center and feel out of place. It is a reaction to a situation or experience that can lead us to spin; meaning, incessant thoughts of a drama that we are resisting.
Anger is resistance and it has a ... Views: 242
Alcoholism is a deadly problem that destroys families and kills the alcoholic. It often starts as a social experiment, graduates to regular social intake and then goes on to becoming an obsessive and compulsive drinking issue.
The family of an alcoholic undergoes severe stress and try to ... Views: 143
How can we expect to drink clean water out of a dirty glass?
When such is given to us, it is right to just let that grime pass.
Otherwise, no matter what kind of water purifier we have it will be corrupted.
It is such a waste of time, and effort to continue while success is ... Views: 148
It’s cheap, and it’s everywhere.
For these reasons alone, heroin offers an appeal to teenagers that other drugs just can’t match. Factor in peer pressure, the need to self-medicate, or just plain, simple teenage curiosity, and it’s easy to see why heroin is making an alarming comeback in the ... Views: 165
Medication is a term used for medicines that are made from chemical substances. These substances are classified as "Drugs" They no longer classed as a medicine with the true benefits of what a medicine should be and that is to support your body in becoming well. Instead it has the reverse ... Views: 201
When you are doing your best to succeed at work, it is easy to place less of a focus on your personal or home life. People are working more hours than ever, limiting the time that is left available for life outside of the office.
With these increasing demands, it becomes harder for the brain ... Views: 139
Learning becomes easier when it is enjoyable. But, current education system creates stress and damage children cognitive abilities because they are bombarded with lots of irrelevant information to the brain. Some clinical study shows that more than 70 percentages of teenagers unhappy with the ... Views: 85
Have you ever felt like you were alone in the world? Like you were an observer on the sidelines wondering why it felt so isolating to be seeing the world in a different light?
I sure have.
Being in crowds and social situations was often very uncomfortable for me, sometimes overwhelming. I ... Views: 155
By Margaret Paul, Ph.D.
May 02, 2016
Learn to manage the shattering heartbreak of when someone doesn't grok you – doesn't see you, hear you or understand you. ... Views: 139
Today’s education system focuses on scoring marks rather than developing skills in the student. Today institutional system does not permit students to ask a question and crush the creativity from early ages. Don’t make them abookworm and be mediocre in life. You need to take care of kids if they ... Views: 72
Spring Break is here and the children are off. Numerous parents start to panic at how they will fill their kid’s time. So, they source out a bunch of outing they can take their brood on. Ah… currently the only down time they’ll have to control is from feast till sleep time.
Does this situation ... Views: 77
There I was recently, standing in the shower, my mind darting in different directions about projects in process, frazzled about little tasks backing up, uneasy about a tax record from 2010 we couldn't find, feeling irritated about being irritable, hurrying to get to work, body keyed up, internal ... Views: 90
Despite being Canadian, I still have a great deal of concern about my birth nation, Egypt. It will always have a place in my heart due to the fact that the rest of my family live there.
To put my mind at ease, I usually, scan the venues of the media looking for news about Egypt.
During ... Views: 195
Who we are seems to be the most important issue in our life. Our personality is how the world knows us. It was created from the habits we learned beginning as a very young child. We developed those habits by the way people related to us, especially the significant people in our family. Also, the ... Views: 228
We are living in times now that it is vitality important to become mindful about what we are eating and why?
It is not difficult to see that what we are eating is causing enormous health problems to both Adults and Children.
This is so crazy when we supposed live in a modern society, with ... Views: 187
While conducting research for today's show, I found fourteen of the most common reasons people get angry. Keep in mind, these are only the triggers. Outside circumstances are never the actual cause. There are three root causes - hurt, fear, and frustration - that prompt anger in us. Let's ... Views: 218
While conducting research for today's show, I found fourteen of the most common reasons people get angry. Keep in mind, these are only the triggers. Outside circumstances are never the actual cause. There are three root causes - hurt, fear, and frustration - that prompt anger in us. Let's ... Views: 128
Who doesn’t like to play games? We all love playing games as they help us get through a boring passage of time in an otherwise busy day. In addition to that, games have been known to increase the reflexes and problem-solving ability of gamers plus gamers are more likely to use ... Views: 258
Benevolence is a fancy word that means something simple: good intentions toward living beings, including oneself.
This goodwill is present in warmth, friendliness, compassion, ordinary decency, fair play, kindness, altruism, generosity, and love. The benevolent heart leans toward others; it ... Views: 101
If someone was to lose a family member or a close friend, it can be seen as something that will have a bigger impact on them than if they were to lose a pet. Based on this, if they were to experience life differently it could be said that something isn’t right.
Thus, if one was to ... Views: 171
The Train Ticket
I gave my grandson, upon his graduation from High School, a battered old train ticket, dated June of 1961. He was always to keep it with him, and refer to it whenever his life went awry.
I was a young soldier stationed in Metz, France. I was sent to a ... Views: 181
Everyone on this planet will have experienced physical pain at one point or another, and there is also the chance that they have suffered mentally and emotionally. And although it could be said that there is a greater awareness around the former than the latter, it doesn’t mean that this is ... Views: 200
Those who identify as being on a spiritual path most frequently embrace the concept that yes, everything happens for a reason. True, however what’s often left out of that paradigm is that it doesn’t mean every single occurrence holds a deep meaning. Sometimes the reason is simply that ... Views: 237
Life can be so Emotionally disturbing on so many levels at times:
I would like to share with your these Simple, Yet Effective Steps so you can Rise Above these Feelings of sheer Fear at times to Absolute Trauma.
Without making a Fool of yourself, Allowing it to interfering or block your ... Views: 193
When disagreements arise there is always the possibility that they will escalate into an argument or fight. The very nature of dissension triggers feelings of uneasiness in the average person. Most of us struggle with some degree of insecurity. Contradictory ideas, needs, beliefs, ways of doing ... Views: 157