What Is It About Henry or Mary?
By Bill Cottringer
“Defensiveness is usually someone silently screaming that they need you to value and respect them in disguise. When you look for deeper meanings behind someone’s pain you can then begin to heal not only yourself, but others.” ~Shannon L. ... Views: 279
One of my favorite authors, the late Dr. Wayne Dyer, once stated that "There is no way to peace. Peace is the way." This seemed rather contradictory to the common belief that a peaceful state of existence is a destination we arrive at after traversing the correct path. Wayne challenges us to ... Views: 282
Many people, especially codependents, are haunted by inner loneliness. Twenty percent (60 million) of Americans report that loneliness is the source of their suffering. In fact, our emotional reaction to rejection emanates from the area of our brain (the dorsal anterior cingulated) that also ... Views: 416
A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person. ---Mignon McLaughlin
Can you imagine your partner and yourself holding a weekly formal meeting? The idea might intrigue ... Views: 220
When my aunt passed away a couple of years ago, I fought the grief and confusion the way I know best: by drowning it in information. I read everything I could find about lungs, oncology, death, and even funerals. In my search for answers I stumbled upon a book by Irvin Yalom called 'Staring at ... Views: 239
Every evening, minus a few exceptions, the first thing I do when I get in bed is write in my gratitude journal. I take a couple of minutes to answer questions about my happiness such as 'what am I grateful for?', 'what did I do great today?', and 'what amazing things happened today?'.
It's ... Views: 214
To test your open-mindedness, let me ask you a question. Imagine that I were to show you a picture of an angry and intimidating looking Arab guy with a big beard. What do you think? What is the first thing that comes to your mind?
Is it the word 'terrorist'?
If the first thing that came to ... Views: 206
Because emotionality and sensitivity are frequently looked down upon, while their opposing character traits are heavily romanticized in the Western world, people often have a disturbed image of their own emotional behavior. We are constantly under pressure to restrain our emotional selves. We ... Views: 186
Although eating disorders are often accompanied by a variety of physical and emotional complications, perhaps the most painful are those leading to severe dental problems. To be sure, there is some overlap with respect to the specific impact each type of eating disorder has on our teeth and ... Views: 271
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: 145
Religion defines God based on a specific set of doctrines and rituals. Spirituality refers to a sacred energetic flow and way of being in the world. It cuts across all religious beliefs and traditions and influences your attitudes, feelings and behaviors toward yourself, others, nature and ... Views: 121
Optimum health is not just the absence of disease but the presence of wellness in mental, emotional, physical, spiritual and social areas. Some would also include financial health.
Optimum health is essential at all levels, from the individual to the society we live in to the ... Views: 214
Christmas is generally a time for joy, giving, receiving and thinking of others. For some people however, Christmas brings about fear, trepidation and anxiety.
As schools are about to break up for the festive season, some pupils in particular may be filled with dread and the thought of having ... Views: 207
If you are looking to think more confidently, what you want is a mind that is controlled by you yourself rather than those all too familiar negative and self-critical thoughts that creep in. Well, in EFT, short for Emotional Freedom Techniques, those negative and critical thoughts are said to be ... Views: 330
Mindfulness requires constant practice. The more you do it, the better you are at being mindful. However, it is almost impossible to be mindful from the moment you wake up in the morning to the time you fall asleep at night. So, instead of trying to be mindful 24/7, it is easier to focus on ... Views: 223
Consider the following scenario: you and your neighbor engage in a political discussion. After a few moments, it becomes apparent that the two of you have serious disagreements about the upcoming presidential elections. Being equally as passionate about your positions, the debate quickly becomes ... Views: 213
Dear Dr. Romance:
I have been married for about four years now and my husband and I got married at 18 we have 3 kids all under the age of four and it gets stressful sometimes for both of us. He is in the army, he's been a soldier for almost 3 years now he was deployed ... Views: 291
They say our homes reflect our personalities and our personalities reflect in our homes. Which means that our surroundings play a huge role on our behavior, energy, attitude, mood etc. In today’s scenario, how much ever time we spend in our offices or out with our friends, the first foot you set ... Views: 614
A personal injury is an incident that can cause major devastation in a person’s life. It’s an incident that is so much more than an unfortunate occurrence. Most people who experience personal injury have to get multilayered assistance to get their lives back on track. They need emotional, ... Views: 144
“Wise beings can be peaceful in the midst of chaos, experiencing delight in the changing play of forms.” RAM DASS
Have you noticed that, when we witness people, places and things being destroyed elsewhere on the planet (courtesy of the internet, social media and the ... Views: 247
Lately I've been thinking about a kind of "case" that's been running in my mind about someone in my extended family. The case is a combination of feeling hurt and mistreated, critique of the other person, irritation with others who haven't supported me, views about what should happen that ... Views: 104
As a holistic life coach and spiritual counselor for both individuals and couples, as well as an avid student of my own personal growth for many, many years- I have come to the conclusion that one of the most important things we can do to increase satisfaction in our relationships with ourselves ... Views: 238
At one time, mankind didn’t need alarm clocks. The human life cycle was based on planting and harvesting seasons, and the body cycle was based on tending to survival needs. “Up with the chickens” was a normal alarm clock – You would arise when there was light, and ready for sleep when the sun ... Views: 231
While families decorate houses with lights, stores inundate shoppers with cheesy Christmas music, and bell ringers blare at every commercial entrance you approach. While this perks up some people, it brings bad memories and depression to others. Many are lonely through the holidays, and when ... Views: 292
Addiction can have a terrible influence on your life. It can destroy your health, your mind and your relationships. It can be impossible to hold a job and live a normal life when you are an addict. You must take action once you realize the addiction is a problem. Here are five steps to take if ... Views: 324
Growing up you were probably told "you can do anything you want to do, as long as you set your mind on it," and as a kid you probably believed it, but being an adult is hard and you lose sight of that mantra, which was drilled into your head. Motivational Enhancement Therapy is there to ... Views: 340
Something has bothered me for a long time. The use and understanding of the phrase “Real Dad.” A real dad, to me, is someone who raises you, who guides you, and sets an example for a healthy way to live with some morals attached. So many people come from blended families and two of my three ... Views: 276
The purpose of communication is so individuals can freely share their ideas, feelings, thoughts, and needs with one another as a means of better understanding themselves and the situation at hand. However it can present a unique set of challenges for several reasons: 1) As children we are not ... Views: 243
We often get thrown from our centers when emotions run high. Many
psychics advise meditation. Simply
remembering that you are not alone and have spirit guiding you can be a
comfort. The day you were born you were also given an Angel. In truth, this
means you are ... Views: 276
Perhaps, we with PTSD have been diligent in our healing practice each day.
We incorporate orchestras of alternative healing techniques, per say.
For myself, using Qigong energy relieves deep-rooted, blocked emotions.
Further releases of negative energy come with my own prayerful ... Views: 225
I am grateful for the Hallmark hype and everyone’s marketing for Thanksgiving. It’s a perfect opportunity to focus on giving thanks and gratitude but let’s not wait for this once a year celebration. If you celebrate the American Thanksgiving or already celebrated the Canadian Thanksgiving in ... Views: 270
"Everything you want is on the other side of fear." ~Jack Canfield
With all the violence (and threats of violence) that have been in the headlines these past few weeks, the emotion of fear has been living very prominently in my mind. Fear is the most primal of all human emotions; there are no ... Views: 297
Lately I’ve had one of those soul searching questions rattling around in my head, “When is enough, enough?” Whenever these types of questions pop up in my life, I always look to the same two sources for the answers. First I turn to nature and quietly pay attention to her many worlds, by ... Views: 297
Life is full of tradeoffs between benefits and costs.
Sometimes, the benefits are worth the costs. For example, the rewards of going for a run - getting out in fresh air, improving health, etc. - are, for me at least, worth the costs of losing half an hour of work time while gaining a pair of ... Views: 95
When people see the word “meltdown”, they often think of a young child who is overtired, overstimulating, and who has finally hit a point of emotional overload. The resulting meltdown usually coming in the form of inconsolable crying or flailing tantrum. We tend to forget that, as adults, we ... Views: 140
When does playing video games, visiting Facebook, checking email or watching TV cross the line from stress buster to bad habit? How many working hours define a “workaholic”? Is an occasional glass of wine a bad habit? Where do you draw the line before activities involving electronics, hobbies, ... Views: 202
ADHD is a mental disorder affecting over 6.4 million children between the ages of 4 and 17, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ADHD can have a negative effect on a persons work, schooling, or interpersonal relationships. Though it is typically diagnosed in childhood, ... Views: 391
Clonidine is typically a high blood pressure medication. It acts to lower blood pressure by decreasing the levels of certain chemicals in your blood, allowing your blood vessels to relax and your heart to beat more easily.
Researchers at the New Jersey Medical School looked at over twenty ... Views: 332
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common mental disorder in children and adults, which can affect schooling, work, or interpersonal relationships. Though it's exact cause is not known, it is believed to be associated with low quantities of the neurotransmitters dopamine and ... Views: 384
Methylphenidate hydrochloride, brand name Concerta, is a stimulant medication used in the treatment of ADHD symptoms. Stimulants have been approved to treat the ADHD symptoms of hyperactivity, impulsive behaviors, and inattention. They do so by helping to activate the areas in your ... Views: 334
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, is a common yet complex mental disorder. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4.6 million children between the ages of 4 and 17 have been diagnosed with ADHD as of 2011. As more medications are produced to combat this ... Views: 278
Methylphenidate, brand name Ritalin, is a central nervous system stimulant drug. Stimulants have been approved to treat ADHD symptoms like hyperactivity, impulsive behaviors, and inattention. They do so by helping to activate the areas in your brain responsible for paying attention and ... Views: 308
ADHD stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. The condition has also been referred to as attention deficit disorder (ADD). This is now considered to be an outdated term, as it doesn't include the potential for hyperactivity. According to theCenters for Disease Control and ... Views: 346
We’re about to head into what is likely your busiest time of the year, and yet songs joyfully remind us that it’s THE most ‘wonderful’ time of the year.
Most people wouldn’t agree.
Expectations for the holiday season seem to grow exponentially each year, but in reality, all you need to do ... Views: 235
Caffeine is a naturally occurring psychoactive chemical found in cacao beans, coffee beans, tea leaves, yerba mate leaves, and kola nuts. Additionally, it is added to some pain relievers and medications. In many countries around the world, coffee is the chosen form of caffeine intake. One cup of ... Views: 340
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common mental disorder in children, which can affect schooling or interpersonal relationships. Though it's exact cause is not known, it is believed to be associated with low quantities of the neurotransmitters dopamine and norepinephrine in ... Views: 214
What is Vyvanse?
Lisdexamfetamine dimesylate, brand name Vyvanse, is a stimulant often prescribed to individuals with ADHD. It has also recently been approved by the FDA to treat binge-eating disorder in adults. Vyvanse typically works through it's interaction with the central nervous system. ... Views: 287
Sometimes I see the saddest thing.
I speak to hundreds of women in the work I do….women who run businesses; women who are employed in business; women who have spent the last decades raising children; women who are happily married; women who are still searching for the love they deserve.
I ... Views: 130
Adderall is a central nervous system stimulant. It acts to speed up the transmission of electrical and chemical signals throughout the central nervous system. Caffeine is also a stimulant. Each of these substances has an effect on the brain, and when taken together, their effects may be ... Views: 220
Adderall is a central nervous system stimulant. It is a combination of dextroamphetamine and amphetamine which acts to speed up the transmission of electrical and chemical signals throughout the central nervous system. It is primarily used in the treatment of ADHD symptoms such as ... Views: 154