Raise your hand if you think the holidays bring out the best and worst in us. It always seems that by the time Thanksgiving rolls around, the year seems to circle the drain at breakneck speed. So much to do — so little time. The lives of past holidays flash before our eyes as we try to focus on ... Views: 156
Do you ever feel financially stuck, do you ever go through the store looking at things you know you will never be able to afford, thinking how nice it would be if you could just catch a break? Do spend more time than you should figuring out how you will pay each bill every month when there just ... Views: 115
Stress or anxiety can be an individual’s respond to a new stressor like a environmental condition or perhaps a stimulus. Stress can be a body's way to react to a challenge. According to the demanding event, the human body's way to interact to pressure will be by means of sympathetic nervous ... Views: 141
Living in places like Bali and Singapore had a big effect on my belief system (to say the least). Being in the presence of people in the asian culture has taught me that in many ways, western medicine and society got it wrong. How you ask? Simply put, because drug free 'miracles' in regards to ... Views: 103
Fitness is rightly said “the master key to happiness”. In the hum-drum of our lives, we often tend to ignore the most important aspect of a good well being i.e. our health. It is often said that a healthy mind exists in a healthy body, but surprisingly, in today’s time health has definitely ... Views: 115
For the last few weeks I’ve been talking about emotional manipulators and the tactics they use to control you. The devastation these emotional predators can cause in your life is insidious and serious. These people can wear you down until you are a depressed, defeated shadow of the person you ... Views: 86
When we look outside for self-definition and self-worth, we are giving power away and setting ourselves up to be victims. We are trained to be victims. We are taught to give our power away.
As just one small example of how pervasively we are trained to be victims, consider how often you ... Views: 130
Alcohol abuse affects the lives of more than half the population in the U.S. and while millions make the decision to seek detox assistance, millions more never do for several reasons, but these 5 are at the top of the list. If you are struggling with alcohol abuse and you need detox, do not let ... Views: 90
The previous JOT - admit fault and move on - was about our relationship with other people. This JOT applies the same practice to ourselves.
Most people know their less than wonderful qualities, such as too much ambition (or too little), a weakness for wine or cookies, something of a temper, ... Views: 72
We are all creatures of relationship. And as such, we pick up different kinds of feelings as we interact with others. Some are bad feelings while others are good. But what happens when we develop a bad feeling concerning someone or something? How do we handle the left-behind uneasiness and the ... Views: 143
Did you know that before you can change, you have to accept yourself. This means that you must acknowledge all of your behavior. What are those good actions that you are proud of? When have you felt contrite about your conduct? When are you neutral?
You have to honestly recognize who you are, ... Views: 146
Seasonal affective disorder, otherwise SAD in short, is considered a state of depression fuelled by the particularities typical for each of the four seasons summer, autumn, winter and spring. Quite simply experiencing an inappropriate mood thus being unable to adjust for the seasonal change that ... Views: 275
"Trade your expectation for appreciation and the world changes suddenly." Tony Robbins
Low self-esteem can be tricky in that it makes you feel like everything is wrong in the world, namely yourself. Unmet expectations can lead you to believe that your life is one rain cloud after another. ... Views: 161
These mind exercises are things you can do every day to overcome any mental obstacles in your way and build your self-confidence. Be mindful that The payoff for investing a little time in yourself each day, is a lifetime of success and happiness!!
Are you up to the challenge?
1. Set yourself ... Views: 201
Have you ever wondered why you are prone to having Panic Attacks? Suddenly the intensity of fear increases causing you to have unwanted and uncontrollable emotional and physical sensation. You feel like you can’t escape the thoughts of death and other negative emotions. You feel a numb ... Views: 62
Through the years I realised that there are many more benefits to the tennis journey I was on then there were downfalls, my childhood environment definitely had an affect on my social anxiety disorder through my mid 20's to my early 30's but it's important for me not to have any regrets in life, ... Views: 164
Like it or not humans are always learning. And we learn quickly. It’s not just our minds that learn, but our bodies as well. Sometimes a single experience is all it takes. Rapid learning can occur when an experience is unique, novel and accompanied by a heightened emotion. What’s interesting is ... Views: 160
Some photographs show Einstein holding a violin, an instrument he loved and studied but often found frustrating. It was piano that he played every day. He improvised as a form of relaxation, and said “when that appears to be going somewhere, I require the clear constructions of Bach to follow it ... Views: 109
Creative thinking is a skill we can learn and practice in the course of daily life and here is the best reason to try: simply "changing set" or shifting attention can mitigate stress. Taking every opportunity to experiment with a new approach or attitude in familiar, predictable or routine ... Views: 95
Growing up I never doubted I was attractive. As a teenager I pretended to have issues with my appearance to fit in with my friends, but didn’t think any of us actually believed it. I thought it was a game, and complained about my looks for the entertainment value of talking about myself.
It ... Views: 128
When it comes to Drug Rehabs, it joins your ideal interests to seriously take into consideration going to one of the several long term drug rehab centers presently out there. By doing this, you will certainly be providing on your own a better chance of controlling your dependence not only now, ... Views: 112
Alcohol is a substance that should be avoided at all costs if you're consumed with generalized anxiety and experience panic attacks from time to time. Firstly, let's look at the reasons WHY I and many others may run to that fresh pint of beer from time to time:
1) Alcohol was a temporary ... Views: 113
There are many different ways to follow your heart to your happiness and all the other wonderful things you intend to have in your life. The quickest way is being free to express the magnificent spirit of you without concern of the opinion or judgment of others.
Do not allow your ego to ... Views: 237
You've probably heard that public speaking is feared more than death itself. It sounds crazy, but that's what people say. Is there any truth to this?
Certainly the vast majority of people rank fear of public speaking as number one – 75% according to the National Institutes of Mental Health. ... Views: 94
If a drug addiction is ruining your life, it is time to get help. There are millions of people across the globe that is struggling with substance abuse and addiction and in need of assistance. Sadly, the vast majority will never get the help that they need, but the ones that do, are taking a ... Views: 98
Since the beginning of time, wars have been fought in an effort to bring about peace. Have we accomplished that yet? Maybe violence isn't the answer.
I am a peace lover. Not only do I promote peaceful coexistence but I also live peacefully with others. I do not argue or fight; I do not ... Views: 86
Effortful movements towards spiritual transformation sustain the habitual neurology and so dissolution of the ego does not take place. What can help are the two factors of passivity and inward non-action which move us on to a different dimension of awareness.
Many people feel that they must ... Views: 94
Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Panic Disorder can play some nasty tricks on a person that makes them feel like they're either losing control, going crazy or even about to die. GAD is definitely chronic and every day is filled with exaggerated tension and worry that wears on people mentally and ... Views: 96
With summer coming to an end, and days getting shorter seasonal affective disorder will begin creeping around the corner. Seasonal affective disorder occurs when the days get shorter, and the weather becomes colder. Symptoms often include depressed mood, fatigue, social withdrawal, increased ... Views: 79
Anxiety is becoming commonplace in our society. In a day and age where everyone is on the go, scheduling meetings so frequently that we forget we should probably eat at some point during the day, and with the constant feeling of being overwhelmed with worry about a dozen things, people have ... Views: 90
Is ordinary knowledge confined to the material level, the abstract level, or is it a bit of both? Another question may arise: If ordinary knowledge is partly material and partly abstract, is there an extraordinary, super-conscious knowledge which is totally ... Views: 107
Do you have the life you want? Are you fulfilling all that you have in your heart? If not, how is your attitude? Do you have a positive, uplifting attitude or do you have a negative, pessimistic attitude?
Your attitude in life is a critical key to pursuing Your Purpose in life. If you ... Views: 177
Is it really difficult to make changes or are we just accustomed to believing change is difficult? Good question. Regardless of what we would like to change, most of us have a host of excuses that we use that actually keep us from accomplishing what we would like to achieve. This is silly and ... Views: 190
What role do your beliefs play in your ability to completely recover? Do your beliefs disempower you? A belief is a perception, conviction, or opinion that you hold about yourself, a situation, event, or others. Beliefs are not necessarily true or fact-based, however, they are something we ... Views: 119
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: 50
Guilt in substance abuse recovery is common. Guilt can visit any area of our life and make us feel at fault; however, for the individual going through addiction recovery, it can create an overwhelming sense of defeat. It may also force the individual to reevaluate their choices, behaviors and ... Views: 83
From the man who brought you the structure of our basic needs, comes a list of powerful quotes that he used personally to influence the lives of millions. Abraham Maslow focused his love for the betterment of man’s psychology for decades and his work has served as the roots of many research ... Views: 241
When you meet someone for the first time and get to know them, you're sending them some of your energy. That energy carries information about you. Sending it to them is your way of letting them know who you are. They receive it, absorb it, and send you some of their energy as well. This back and ... Views: 106
The sleep disorder Insomnia either means you have trouble falling asleep or you have trouble staying asleep. It can have a negative effect on your concentration and memory, and as I've experienced in my past struggles as an insomniac, you can become quite accident prone no matter what you may be ... Views: 110
If you only read self-help books and articles by many pop-psychologists, you would likely believe that changing how you think, feel, and behave is a relatively easy process once you decide to do so. Many people write in such a way that leads you to believe it should be as easy as deciding to ... Views: 106
The medical consequences of drug abuse can extend far beyond the changes that a life can suffer from simply taking drugs. In the immediate sense, relationships deteriorate, finances deplete, there is job loss and students drop out of school, but the real consequences of drug abuse is the impact ... Views: 89
With the thousands of anti-anxiety techniques, supplements, herbs, programs, and books out there that all claim they will cure your anxiety disorder, where do you turn with true confidence in the knowledge that a product will TRULY aid your recovery from debilitating anxiety symptoms, and ... Views: 94
Writing your way to a mindful existence
Do you find yourself overwhelmed by the pressures of modern living? For some people, stress is so commonplace that it has become a way of life. They live life at a fast pace, constantly rushing to meet deadlines, complete tasks and fit as much as ... Views: 104
Divorce is difficult for everyone. Even though children are resilient in many areas of life, divorce takes its toll on the youngest family members as well. While superficially they may appear to be fine, their internal struggles and turmoil are often hidden beneath an exterior of normalcy. ... Views: 236
I had to do something right away so that I could get a good night's sleep before the important tennis practice that I had the next day. After the practice would be a match in the afternoon, another typical day I had while training and playing professional tennis in Milan, Italy. Since I had my ... Views: 37
You have reached a point in your life where you know you need to make a change and stop your alcohol and drug abuse, but you are not quite sure as to how to be successful. You may have heard the term “plan for sobriety” but you are not sure what it is or what is its purpose.
What is a Plan ... Views: 106
Can you relate to the following scenario? You once approached your work in a dedicated, passionate and enthusiastic way. You were eager and excited about your responsibilities. While you were aware that there are built in frustrations in your work with coworkers, clientele, or the system ... Views: 124
Most people are empathetic, unless they have a personality disorder, and they understand that emotions are sacred. To be taken seriously. Most people agree that it’s morally unethical to toy with someone else’s emotions.
But some people—notably narcissists and psychopaths—find emotional ... Views: 86
Last week I talked about how Emotional Manipulators (EM’s) make you doubt yourself, make you feel confused, and even a little crazy yourself. The result is you depend a little more on the EM and that is the whole point. Emotional Manipulators use all sorts of tactics to control you. To dominate ... Views: 90
The feeling of sorrow, as different from sadness, can take us on to the beyond – the region of universal spirituality where man’s self-centered projections cannot thrive. Can we understand the beauty of that feeling and its deeply cleansing effects?
Generally, the words ‘sorrow’ and ... Views: 73