A TRUE friend supports you only when he believes that you are doing the right thing in your self-interest and welfare;
A FAKE friend supports you always, no matter what you do.
A TRUE friend respects you only when you have earned respect and act respectably;
A FAKE friend "respects" you ... Views: 221
“I admire and support him. I am his biggest fan. I am his right hand and one woman audience. I am his best friend and his only source of succor. Yet, he constantly humiliates and berates me and abuses me in subtle and not-so-subtle ways. What gives?”
He may be a narcissist.
The narcissist ... Views: 96
[If for you the breath is associated with trauma and discomfort, you probably shouldn't try this practice in its form below. But you might adapt it to something that is more nurturing for you, such as a saying or image.]
Breathing brings you home. Body and mind twine together in the breath. ... Views: 46
Funny thing happened today, I had a flashback to the days of suffering through an anxiety disorder and I made a very important distinction between how my thought process was then, compared to how my thought process is now. Back then I allowed people to show me how to think in my day to day life, ... Views: 56
The Center for Disease Control reports that more than 40,000 people die each year from substance abuse related deaths. According to the Federal Government’s Household Survey on Drug Abuse, there are approximately 12.7 million substance abusers in the U.S. and a half million will enter rehab ... Views: 73
There is a simple and permanent solution for self sabotage, this article will explain why this problem occurs, and how to overcome it.
Have you ever wondered why, often you have decided to change something in your life, like getting rid of some bad habit, or trying to reach a positive goal, you ... Views: 133
“I can't get enough sleep,” James told me. “I had some medication, but it doesn't seem to work anymore.”
It's a common problem. About 30% of the U.S. population reports having trouble sleeping in a given year. About 12% of those turn to pills, and fill about 60 million prescriptions ... Views: 135
Why You Must Not Keep Eye-Contact to Convince
• 1. Me: “Mike, what do you think about making & keeping eye-contact with people you talk to?”
• 2. Mike: “Pop, you always said it was critical if you want to influence & persuade.”
• 3. Me: “We all hate change, it creates fear & anxiety. Yet we ... Views: 179
We have all seen the TV show “Intervention” in which the cameras follow around a person with an addiction for a week, leading up to a confrontation by family and friends as they try to get their loved one to submit to treatment.
The truth is that those methods do not work. Talking to someone ... Views: 86
Simply put Bio Strath is magic in a bottle, and possibly the best anti anxiety and depression supplement out there. With no known side effects this herbal mixture that includes basil, angelica, balm, caraway, chamomile, cinnamon, elder, lavender, peppermint and more could be the answer to those ... Views: 94
When we imagine our children becoming addicted to drugs we often envision dimly lit alleys filled with questionable characters persuading our impressionable children to smoke, snort, or even shoot illicit street drugs. However, the most realistic threat to our children’s sobriety is not in the ... Views: 155
The understanding of reincarnation leads to perspectives on many hidden issues of life so that our vision expands. As a result, the outlook on one’s life also expands helping us treat everyone and everything on earth with respect and dignity.
It is good to live one’s life on this earth ... Views: 137
The night before my big tennis match I again did my guided visualisation session, but this time I added a progressive muscle relaxation session to it as well. My old junior tennis coach would always tell me the benefits of progressive muscle relaxation, so from time to time I used these ... Views: 83
Difficult people - ya gotta love em! Or not. Whether you do or don't, it's a fact of life that they are all around us - in our families, places of employment, communities, social events, and everywhere else. For whatever reasons, we all have personal issues that cause us to behave in ways others ... Views: 168
Do you know that one of the main unconsciously buried reasons for self sabotage is the need to get revenge for having been abused, abandoned, humiliated, neglected, etc.? Do you know that through self sabotage the individual is unconsciously programmed to harm themselves as a way of punishing ... Views: 90
Do you know that negative intrusive thoughts, although residing within your mind, don't actually originate from you? Do you know that all negative thoughts emerge from the subconscious mind where they are regularly produced and supported by negative memories of negative events that serve as the ... Views: 84
Throughout history, people have wondered about human nature. Deep down, are we basically good or bad?
Recently, science is beginning to offer a persuasive answer. When the body is not disturbed by hunger, thirst, pain, or illness, and when the mind is not disturbed by threat, frustration, or ... Views: 76
“Do you need More Energy About 3PM? Done.”
• 1. Mike: “Pop, tell me something new, about acing school?”
• 2. Me: “This is the best strategy, baby-easy 30-second exercise, in the past 10-years. It’s a Stress-Buster, and reboots your Life-Energy.
• Takes half-a-minute & you can do it yourself ... Views: 188
What an unpleasant thing to live with, health anxiety. What's even more troubling is the fact that traditional treatments for health anxiety simply don't work very well. I remember going to doctor after doctor, emergency room after emergency room due to my symptoms of anxiety and the intense ... Views: 48
There was a time when excessive drinking was an activity that was associated with men, but today, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, one in eight women struggle with binge drinking and alcoholism. Additionally, in 2012 there was an increase in alcohol related ... Views: 88
The transformational state is based on pure awareness in the ‘Now’; the future is taken care of by that holistic state of mind. In contrast, paths to preset goals sustain the ego through expected fulfillments; the ‘Now’ is relegated as a mere passage.
The conventional mindset in which human ... Views: 103
According to statistics released by the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, more than 90 percent of substance abusers attempting to stay sober will relapse at least once and 72 percent of that group will relapse multiple times. However, the National Survey on Drug Use and Heath clarify that ... Views: 95
There is a prevailing assumption within the public arena as well as within the population of those suffering with an eating disorder, that Binge Eating Disorder, aka Food Addiction, is less "serious" than the other eating disorders - namely anorexia and bulimia. In addition, as if to make ... Views: 221
To Appease or not to Appease
Is placating the answer?
By Merna Throne, M.S.
I thought this was a good topic to finally write about as I know so many people go through this mental dilemma, but they endure in silence and their relationships suffer ... Views: 91
My life has had so many twists and turns some good and some bad but I am now at an age that I need to look at every aspect to see what is good for me and what I can change if it isn't helping me. I have found that my mind is very cluttered with things that are not really needed. I am a worrier ... Views: 95
Unfortunately the reason many individuals do not get the help that they need for their alcohol abuse is because they are afraid of experiencing painful withdrawal symptoms. Perhaps they have heard a few of the horror stories and now they are too scared to get help. It is important to understand ... Views: 120
Conflict and fighting are not synonymous. Although they very often go hand-in-hand, disagreements need not end up as arguments, fights, or physical altercations. A conflict is simply two forces in opposition: a husband and wife disagree on where to spend their vacation; you support the ... Views: 147
Let's pinpoint some of the irrational thoughts that cross someones mind who experiences social anxiety disorder:
- Why am I so different than everyone else
- How will I gain peoples approval
- Why do people judge me negatively all the time
- How come everyone else seems so ... Views: 124
I recently had the pleasure of visiting a couple, who are dear friends of mine. It was a very special visit because I got to meet their 3 day old baby. I believe that every baby is a blessing but for this couple, it is an extra special blessing. Their journey in becoming parents has taken ... Views: 54
I recently attended my uncle’s memorial service and it was wonderful to watch 4 of his 6 children talk about him. There is no doubt that all were experiencing butterflies as they stood at the lectern but they did an excellent job controlling their nervousness. The expression of their emotions, ... Views: 134
Coping with Seasonal Affective Disorder
When it comes to dealing with Seasonal Affective Disorder – an extreme lethargy and sadness that accompanies the onset of winter -- most sufferers have already heard it all when it comes to solutions. Here’s the drill in a nutshell: spend a good chunk ... Views: 99
Anger in substance abuse recovery can be potentially dangerous. On its own, the emotion can cause high blood pressure which can lead to stroke; depression, headaches, gastrointestinal disorders and a number of other physical conditions.
Drug abuse such as cocaine and heroin, as well as ... Views: 105
Can you remember a time when you offered a gift to someone? Perhaps a holiday present, or a treat to a child, or taking time for a friend – or anything at all. How did this feel? Researchers have found that giving stimulates the same neural networks that light up when we feel physical pleasure, ... Views: 61
How to ADD 51% to Your Long-Term Memory – Permanently
• 1. This is a conversation I had with my teenager, Mike
about a system we teach at our one-day workshop at
• It helps our graduates ACE school & their careers. It works for kids age 10, to high school, college & ... Views: 240
Do you know that neediness is the result of old emotional baggage stored within in the form of negative memories of abuse, rejection, neglect, humiliation, bullying, failure etc.? Do you know that these memories create the familiar nagging feeling of emptiness that many people have inside them? ... Views: 258
Do you know that many people suffer needlessly with shyness? Do you know that individuals are literally hypnotized into this self conscious straight jacket early in life? Finally, do you know that now it is possible to completely and permanently wake up from this nightmarish trance and become a ... Views: 173
Flash games are a source of big fun for people of all ages. Since online games don't require expensive software they are particularly attractive in today's down-trending economy. Free computer flash games are easy to find on a wide range of interests from fishing to fashion or ... Views: 160
Past Life Regression healing can help you to discover why you are not attracting a loving relationship, and how to find true love!
At "Psychic Readings of Portland" we offer Past Life Regression, among other healing services.
This article will focus on past life regression healing, ... Views: 288
Remember this, omega-3 fats are very essential to your health and your children’s health. So it’s important to add it to your daily health regimen.
The best source of Omega-3 is fish oil and cod liver oil. I don’t remember ever hearing of fish oil when I was growing up but I sure do ... Views: 177
Late night meals, junk food, drinking pops or concentrated juice rather than plain and simple water. You may be asking what is the first step to begin breaking the habit of these unhealthy eating patterns that are leading to your mood disorders and making you feel chronically fatigued? The ... Views: 143
Do you know that there are many successful women and men who continually choose or remain stuck in toxic relationships? Do you know this means achieving career success does not immediately translate into being able to make healthy, discerning and self respecting choices in one’s relationship ... Views: 195
I borrow the title of this article from the book: Living with Intensity: Understanding the Sensitivity, Excitability, and Emotional Development of Gifted Children, Adolescents, and Adults – a collection of articles published by Susan Daniels and Michael Piechowski which offers us a great ... Views: 97
What would you think if I told you that your anxiety wasn't the true problem, but the true problem you have is the way you hold onto, and battle with your social anxiety disorder. When we put great effort into trying to 'push away' our issues related to fear, that is the very moment it becomes ... Views: 48
When we look at people around us: people at work or at home, and sometimes at places where we go shop, we are looking at an amalgamation of attitudes and outlooks. Often we encounter good moods, pleasant demeanor and bright smiles. Sometimes, it’s the opposite: exasperation, annoyance and ... Views: 126
Are you sabotaging your own recovery? How many times have you been in rehabilitation only to relapse back into the madness that you swore you would leave behind? You want to recover. You want to lead a recovered life, but in the end, the result is always the same. You sabotage yourself, your ... Views: 162
How healthy are your boundaries? Maybe you think about this directly and often, maybe not. Boundaries weren’t something I personally spent much time thinking about for many years. I’ve often related to the concept of boundaries in a negative way. Of course I’ve known they’re important, ... Views: 200
One component to an addiction recovery program is a concentrate on the power of forgiveness and how it is an important part of the recovery process. Forgiveness in alcohol and drug addiction recovery is as significant as all other facets of rehab treatment, because learning to forgive yourself ... Views: 133
That’s always been an interesting question, especially since the one asking is portrayed as an evil, mean quuen (Snow White’s step mother.) It represents ego and our obsession with how we look and the superficiality that comes from wanting to be pleasing to others’ eyes.
But what if this was ... Views: 218
Jerry was born to fly. From the time he was little, when his mother pushed him from the nest, Jerry loved to soar through the air. Up and down, high and low, Jerry spend his days gliding gracefully in the sky.
One day Jerry met Steve. Steve was different from Jerry. Steve loved to climb ... Views: 220