Breakups can be severely painful. Love stimulates such powerful and pleasurable neuro-chemicals that rejection can feel like withdrawal from a drug. It can compel us to engage in obsessive thinking and compulsive behavior, even in animals. Rejection and breakups are especially hard for ... Views: 177
Pure spirituality is untouched by history and geographical location of people. Thus it is available to all humans irrespective of belief systems generated in history. The universality of pure spirituality beyond space and time is highlighted by many paranormal phenomena. Historicity is ... Views: 99
It is usually a very long, winding road to recovery from events of PTSD.
If a person gets help right away, it may not take as long as it did for me.
After hearing a preacher’s message in a sermon, a revelation transpired.
He said that each of us has a seed planted by God (as I became ... Views: 131
Starting a family as a recovering addict can present many emotions, from joy and delight to fear and stress. Per Wickstrom recently spoke with me about how to handle new parenthood while in recovery.
As the owner of several successful rehabilitation facilities, Per has seen many of ... Views: 118
Sons of narcissistic fathers are driven by lack of confidence. Raised by a self-centered, competitive, arrogant father, they feel like they can never measure up or be enough to garner their father’s approval. Their father may be absent or critical and controlling. He may belittle and shame his ... Views: 186
Whenever a loved one dies it is important to have certain things planned and executed properly. In those grieving moments you need to pay attention to various things that require urgent attention for planning the funeral. Funerals are one of the most ignored aspect when it comes to pre arranging ... Views: 126
We all have times when we feel a bit down, lost or confused due to things like work pressure, relationship strains or money problems. Sometimes we can work through these on our own but sometimes we get overwhelmed and don’t know where to turn.
Prolonged periods of stress, anxiety, anger or ... Views: 146
Pain makes it difficult to enjoy your life. It makes it challenging to move, sleep and interact with friends, family and your neighbors. Beyond the actual pain itself, there may be gastrointestinal issues brought on by anti-inflammatory medication, too.
In general, depression is the most ... Views: 106
Defective drugs can pose a serious threat to your life, putting your health and wellbeing in jeopardy. You may require extensive hospitalization and treatment, resulting in lost days of work and subsequent income.
Harmful side-effects of drugs are another danger associated with prescribed ... Views: 142
The Greek word for judgment in Revelation 14 is krisis and the time of crisis coincides with the end of 6,000 years because in the 4th Commandment, God gives man six days to do his work and “1000 years are as a day,” according to 2nd Peter 3 when the end-time “day of the Lord” comes, says Dr. ... Views: 114
Relationships are the most challenging aspect of life whether personal, professional, casual or intimate. Even with those we love deeply, such as family members, getting along can prove challenging. Consider this: more than half of all American families are estranged from one another due in part ... Views: 145
In this blog post I will address inner child work, also called shadow work, as this can be a hard concept to wrap our minds around sometimes. It's a psychological fact that the most mental disorders and destructive behavior patterns are a result of of unresolved childhood trauma, this is why we ... Views: 131
When I look back on mistakes I've made - like dumping my anger on someone, making assumptions in haste, partying too much, losing my nerve, being afraid to speak from my heart - in all cases a part of me had taken over. You know what I mean. The parts of us that have a partial view, are driven ... Views: 79
Sufferers of social anxiety disorder have varying needs when it comes to daily life, and that includes, of course, work environments. While some need limited social interaction, others feel they need to get out and work with a small group of people in order to keep from feeling isolated. One of ... Views: 169
1. Meditate. For me, meditation is important because it's about stopping thought and finding your own energy. When you know how your energy feels like, it is easier to recognize and interpret others.
2. Emotions. In my opinion you can't connect with your intuition without developing your ... Views: 200
I wanted to write about what an Intuitive can help you with. This is something I'm asked a lot, and I feel like it's something that is many times misunderstood. Keep in mind that these are just my thoughts on the subject, and it's is not my intention to be judging intuitives or others who works ... Views: 145
When one wants to work with a therapist, they can have a number of different questions, and one thing they can want to know is how long it will last. This could come down to the fact that they want to move on with their life, or it could be a sign that they just want to feel better.
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Each one of us is affected by the ongoing rate of inflation. In such a scenario doing every bit to control household expenses is imperative. People are forced budget finances and managing expenses by cutting down on things like eating out, electricity usage, water usage, etc. While eating out ... Views: 113
I wanted to write about how I crawled out of the deep, black hole I felt I was in for a long time, because this is something that effect many of us. Many of my clients have this particular problem, and believe me, I have been there. You feel stuck, tired, afraid, and like there is nothing you ... Views: 178
The other day I was relaxing at the local pool when I witnessed a really special event that unfolded in front of me.
A young man was sitting in the hot tub with his 5 year old son. It was obvious they had a really special relationship as they chatted in the warm water.
While they chatted, ... Views: 142
In my experience and opinion, emotional neglect is a big undermentioned problem in our society. Emotional neglect is often subtle in nature, which makes it so the recipient almost doesn't think that it is as harmful as it really is, and maybe don't even notice it. It could be the times you felt ... Views: 171
When we find ourselves faced with a troublesome issue, reflect first.
Be quiet, and still your senses so that the answer comes as you thirst.
In silence ask yourself, “What caused this strange situation to begin?”
Looking over what emotions have overflowed will keep us from a spin.
You ... Views: 135
A truly holistic approach to addiction recovery addresses the complete person in a concurrent way. This means that the body, mind, soul and spirit of an individual are simultaneously involved in the healing process. The Sanctuary at Sedona is such a program. To the best of our knowledge, we are ... Views: 340
According to psychologist Charles Speilberger, Ph.D who specializes in the study of anger, “Anger is an emotional state that varies from mild irritation to intense fury and rage. It's accompanied by physiological, psychological and biological changes. When you get angry, your heart rate and ... Views: 126
For many years I have dealt with anxiety, so I know how difficult and hard it is! In my darkest times I felt like I didn't recognize myself anymore ,I was scared all the time and at my worst I had panic attacks around the clock. I felt like a faceless nobody, and I felt like there was nothing ... Views: 179
Living a fruitful life requires you deal with the pits at one time or another. Life isn't easy. No one ever said it was. However, we often get stuck and fall into a stooper that can lead to clinical depression if left unchecked.
What stops you from leading a fruitful life? Is it the hard work ... Views: 128
I don't Have to tell you what an addictive, destructive and terrible habit this is, because you already know that is why you have chosen to read this blog.
I have just finished a book for you covering the aspects of "Why Can't I Give Up Smoking" it is in the publishing stages at present to go ... Views: 211
It's kind of amazing: right now, what you think and feel, enjoy and suffer, is changing your brain. The brain is the organ that learns, designed by evolution to be changed by our experiences: what scientists call experience-dependent neuroplasticity.
Neurons that fire together, wire together. ... Views: 89
When it comes to what music people like, there are styles that are more popular than others. And within each style, there are musicians that plenty of people know about and musicians that very few many people know about.
In the same way, certain approaches are more popular than others when ... Views: 123
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“There is a crack, a crack in everything.
That's how the light gets in.” Leonard Cohen
Just as ever increasing earthquakes and volcanic eruptions are creating bigger cracks in ... Views: 134
My yoga teacher has said this phrase dozens of times, but one morning it went in differently and landed in the places where breath meets bone, where sinew aches with loss and the water in the pelvic bowl of my hips shimmered like a moonlit lake. The words traveled along ancient blood-lines to ... Views: 141
Hold on to your hats, dearest ones. This is just the beginning of all the changes that are in line and coming with great Love and Respect to you and all on the planet known as Earth. How to best get through this time? I am repeating here what has been posted as the guide for you. I AM SANANDA, ... Views: 122
Most teens (83%) say that school is a significant source of stress in their life. Here's how you can help your teen manage school stress...
For teens, stress looks like this:
Getting to school late
-Feeling tired a lot
-Crying a lot...or snapping at you
-Leaving ... Views: 163
Clients come to my office for a number of reasons. For example, when they’re feeling depressed, when they’re feeling anxious, and when they are experiencing conflict in their relationships, but also when they’ve become bored with their lives.
For these people, meaning and engagement in life ... Views: 134
The world of business is a constantly moving thing. If a business becomes static, it will soon find itself behind the curve, losing customers, losing revenue, and eventually needing to close its doors. Thankfully, there are positive steps that every business owner can take to make sure that ... Views: 112
“Stress is the trash of modern life. We all generate it, but if you don't dispose of it properly, it will pile up and overtake your life.” ~ Danzae Pace
In today’s busy, challenging lifestyles, stress seems unavoidable. Stress can be very damaging in the long term if it is not nipped in the ... Views: 101
When one is suffering from mental and emotional problems and/or has relationship problems, they can end up looking for a therapist to assist them. This could be because they have taken this approach in the past, or it may be due to other reasons.
If it relates to other reasons, it could be a ... Views: 119
A patient in chronic pain wants their pain gone. Perhaps this is easier said than done. Pain management is complex and has no certain or easy solutions. Surgery may not improve, or may even exacerbate, the pain (e.g., as in low back pain). Non-opioid pharmacological treatments may also prove ... Views: 137
Last night, stressing about undone tasks, I glanced in a mirror and saw my t-shirt, with its picture of a galaxy and a little sign sticking up out of its outer swirls, saying "you are here." A joke gift from my wife, I've worn this shirt many times - yet for once it stopped me in my tracks. In ... Views: 76
The most common type of OCD worldwide is the fear of contamination, conditioned by the fear of catching some sort of illness or disease which usually leads to constant bothering about toxic elements and objects.
That's why the easiest way to recognize someone having this type of OCD is by ... Views: 134
The effects of food can contribute to or exacerbate depression. Hundreds of years ago if you were depressed you were labeled as “mad” or “possessed.” In the modern ages; however, doctors have learned that psychological disorders explain most of these disturbances. Today, millions of people in ... Views: 145
We all learned many ways of avoiding pain as we were growing up, but what once seemed to protect us against pain is now actually causing our pain.
We all had to learn many ways of avoiding emotional pain as we were growing up, because we could not have survived the pain of childhood ... Views: 189
1 Peter 4:12 quandary proclaims strange, fiery trials we are experiencing.
This passage explains much, as customized, cruel tribulations may bring.
We may have been trying our very best to get along with others.
Only to be continually attacked by those we treat as sisters, and ... Views: 157
If one was in a position where they had a physical problem, there is a strong chance that they would reach out for the right support. Yet if this wasn’t the case, it could be because they feel ashamed of what is taking place for them.
However, it could be said that this will be the exception ... Views: 112
Pagophagia is an addiction to ice generally caused by an iron deficiency or anemia. Ice can be used to chill drinks. Its cold, crunchy texture is particularly refreshing on the hottest of days. Usually, we add some ice to a beverage, allow the beverage to cool and watch the ice melt. For some ... Views: 121
Schizophrenia risk may be revealed by face reading and finger length according to research. The findings uncovered that deficits in emotional recognition may be a precursor to schizophrenia symptoms and may help identify those at highest risk to develop the mental disorder.
There are criteria ... Views: 138
The new findings were published in Nature and they reveal that positive memory is linked with a boost in mood.
The research was conducted on male mice. When the male mice were with female mice neurons were activated in their brain because they were enjoying themselves. For 10 days after the ... Views: 104
Did you know there is a neurotransmitter in your body which plays a role in your bowel movements, changes in mood, creating blood clots and reducing your libido? It’s true. One specific neurotransmitter has its hand in all of these functions. And although they may not seem like they interact, ... Views: 124
Ask, Believe, Receive
It sounds simple, and there are even guided steps on how to make the Law of Attraction works. You can probably find most of it online. I found most of it focusses on thoughts, belief and gratitude. And it really sounds easy to practice. Well, I'm not sure whether it ... Views: 235
In 1995, author, psychologist, and science journalist, Daniel Goleman, wrote a book entitled, Emotional Intelligence which made its way to The New York Times bestseller list for a year-and-a-half. It was a relatively new concept designed to assist companies in determining which characteristics ... Views: 139