As Jews celebrate Hannukah and Christians do Christmas, most people look for a day off or hope to benefit commercially from this time that's meaningless to millions of others. What's the point? Is it all vanity as Solomon said?
Religion is gratitude if we are doing it right. If we don't see ... Views: 198
This is it—the time of the year when you’re either ecstatic, start decorating the day after Thanksgiving, buy an ugly Christmas sweater, put up lights like the Griswold’s, listen to Christmas music on the way to and from work, and are completely infused with the holiday spirit. Breathe! Or you ... Views: 257
I’ll jump right to the point from the very start. That’s a new rule for article writing, which differs from the set standard, but as long as it serves the main goal of the article, I’ll just do it.
Let us start with this question. When do the chosen things happen in the easiest, most ... Views: 217
For me, one of the saddest things to see is a relationship between two people who previously professed their deep love for one another now entering its final stage of dissolution. The divorce rate in this country is tragically high. When I was young and naive I believed that all you needed for a ... Views: 224
When someone is abused during their childhood years, they can end up doing the same thing and abusing others or they can put an end to the abuse. And based on how much pain one would have experienced when they were abused, it is often hard for people to understand why they would end up doing to ... Views: 271
It all began when I was studying psychology in college in the 1960’s. That’s not as far back as you think. Just think of Abraham Maslow writing his paper in 1943 on what he called the “Hierarchy of Needs.” Both he and his pyramid have been revered for more than 70 years. I’m pediatrics ... Views: 427
Paul Newman’s “The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp” Vision Expands - by James Mapes
More than two decades ago, Paul Newman had a vision of possibility with no idea how to make it a reality. As all great visions begin, he started with a “What if…” question. What if children with ... Views: 410
Sometimes when we are little and things go wrong, we think we have to take charge and fix things. We feel it’s up to us to make it better. We think we have to be the big one and we’ll show the adults how to do it. Or we feel like no one else is seeing what a mess things are, or how unsafe things ... Views: 262
"The miracle of your being cannot escape itself. Your thoughts blossom into events. Your beliefs grow as surely in time and space as flowers do.” SETH
We’re kicking off the winter season with a super-charged New Moon Solstice event on December 21st AT THE SAME TIME Trickster of ... Views: 343
How do you feel when it is the Holidays? Are you excited? Ready to decorate, bake, and buy presents? Or are you dreading it? Are you feeling like "Oh boy, another year already?" Are you grieving a recent loss and can't imagine how you are going to make it through the December and the holidays, ... Views: 219
[Note: This JOT is adapted from Mother Nurture, a book written for mothers - focusing on typical parenting situations and gender differences that are experienced by many, though not all, mothers and fathers, and by parents in same sex relationships. Parenting is a complex subject, plus it ... Views: 114
A few weeks ago I met with two women from my spirituality group. They had never been to my home, and as we stepped onto the deck to begin our meeting they both remarked on the beauty of our land. I found myself qualifying and explaining about the dirt and weeds: “It was a lot more beautiful ... Views: 291
This topic has become very popular since Eckhart Tolle has become so popular with the help of Oprah Winfrey. I have seen psychology articles talk about this. But is it possible that this is what psychology has always been about? Maybe they did not use those words of mindfulness or being in the ... Views: 275
Putting yourself behind the wheels, especially after getting drunk or on drugs can be fatal as you are putting yourself in line for death. There are various researches and studies which have pointed out that people who are under the effect of alcohol and drugs are five times more likely to cause ... Views: 230
"I'm so hurried at this time of the year, I don't have time to breathe,"my Caffeinated Corner buddy spouted on and on. What's a Caffeinated Corner? Oh, that's the group I see nearly every morning at the local Starbucks where we sit and over coffee and a muffin solve the problems of the world. ... Views: 182
Aloe Vera is one of the best healing plants that are being used in improving the cardiovascular health of people. The gel present in the leaves of this plant has been utilized in the medicines for several decades to heal a wide range of tropical conditions. Even various parts of this plant are ... Views: 214
Summary: The Bible's political cartoons fit current players on the world scene. The book of Daniel deserves another look as we consider where we are in the stream of time.
“If referendum was today ... Britons WOULD vote to QUIT Europe, reveals expert new survey.” The full story of this ... Views: 203
A client recently bought an expensive new car. He hasn't been the same since. He's been ranting about how expensive it is, how he shouldn't have spent so much, and on and on. I asked him about what type of options he put into it and he angrily spewed, "A - - - king navi system."
A navigation ... Views: 387
Dealing with a mentally ill child can be a frustrating and heart breaking experience. Parents who witness sudden changes in grades, friends, and behaviors in their children may not know how to respond or where to turn for help. There are a few basic criteria that parents can implement to ... Views: 173
While some people are able to drink alcohol or even take drugs without their whole life being taken over, there are others who are not able to exercise the same level of self-control. If they were to drink or to even take drugs, they would soon find that their life has been taken over.
One ... Views: 294
STRESS IS the feeling of being over-whelmed by life challenges, expectations and responsibilities. At the roof of stress is the feeling of powerlessness at not being in control. While activities such as exercise, yoga, mediation, along with various forms of relaxation help reduce stress, it’s ... Views: 225
News reports and social media can spark fear in our minds at times. Media’s delivery of national and international health issues, political attacks and the state of the economy can make us feel vulnerable, and we begin to worry. In these times, it is important to have a personal strategy to ... Views: 203
If I posed the question, "Who in your life has hurt you?", you might respond with, "Must I limit it to only one?" We've all been on the receiving end of someone's thoughtless behavior - their anger, sarcasm, back stabbing or betrayals. We've been hurt by those we know and love and even some that ... Views: 188
While some women want to be mothers and go onto fulfil this need, there are others who have no interest in being a mother. They might end up channelling their nurturing abilities into another area of life instead.
However, just because a woman decides to be a mother, it doesn’t mean that she ... Views: 324
It is probably fair to say that the issue of sex and sexual relationships does not feature very heavily in the pecking order of emotional issues and emotional drives that tend to fuel an individual's alcoholism or addiction.
It is however a hugely important issue that often plays a crucial ... Views: 351
Humans are an empathic, compassionate, and loving species, so it is natural to feel sad, worried, or fiery about the troubles and pain of other people. (And about those of cats and dogs and other animals, but I'll focus on human beings here.)
Long ago, the Buddha spoke of the "first dart" of ... Views: 115
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Prayer - by Kasia Jarosinska (www.spiritualshifts.com)
Prayer is so ancient. Since the beginning of time humans have honored life, pondered and celebrated their existence! Any positive focus upon the resolution of conflict, the well being of human beings and our planet and the expression of joy and gratitude for all the beauty and gifts in our life ... Views: 247
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Deserving - by Kasia Jarosinska (www.spiritualshifts.com)
One of the most difficult layers for us to resolve is the one related to self-love. What is self-love? It is the ability to view who you are with unconditional compassion and acceptance. I’ve mentioned this before, and it is worth mentioning this again: anytime we are trying to “fix” something ... Views: 258
“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.” CARL JUNG
Attention, seekers: Saturn is moving into Sagittarius on December 23rd, 2014!
This means we are entering a new two-and-a-half to three-year-cycle that is most positive and ... Views: 411
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Demonizing - by Kasia Jarosinska (www.spiritualshifts.com)
Demonizing is a coping mechanism that we employ to painlessly process our fears. It is the act of projecting onto a person, situation or environment-separation. Any time we speak negatively of another person, situation or environment, we are claiming that this seemingly separate experience is ... Views: 227
I want to write about something so important today. What do we do when life looses it’s magic? How do we move forward into the beauty within and before us every single day? How do we stop our obligations, other people’s judgements and difficult circumstances from taking away the beauty in our ... Views: 205
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The River - by Kasia Jarosinska (www.spiritualshifts.com)
On a recent Big Sur backpacking trip, my boyfriend and I trekked about 6 miles out to a free flowing river. We were both in desperate need for recalibration, fresh air and clean mountain water. As we rock hopped down the river bend to find the perfect camping spot, we were graced with a nice ... Views: 177
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Letting Go - by Kasia Jarosinska (www.spiritualshifts.com)
I’d like to discuss a popular concept in modern spirituality: “Letting Go”. This is the idea that we must release something that no longer serves us. In theory, “Letting Go” beholds within itself the necessary components for relief, moving on and healing. The reality is, that letting go is a ... Views: 271
What exactly is an “Inner Demon”?
I define it at as a belief that we have created, promoted or carried. A self-limiting belief that says “we aren’t enough” or “we’re flawed and unworthy of love.” These beliefs limit us in our ability to remain peaceful in the world because situations trigger ... Views: 253
God wants to help you keep your word.
Bible Numbers 30:2 Around 1300 years before the birth of Jesus the leaders of the Israelite tribes were gathered before Moses prior to entering the promised land. Moses reminded the tribe leaders that God had kept his word and they were about to enter the ... Views: 195
1. How did we get such nicely rounded spheres from a Big Bang that should have given jagged rocks?
2. How did all the planets come into orbit after such an explosion?
3. Why do the planets vary in distance from the sun so greatly, and still stay in orbit?
4. With more than 100 moons for the ... Views: 212
Trying to justify my resentment, anger and hatred was not worth the price of my health, nor is it worth yours.
Today I have not only survived, but thrived and I'll show you how I did it.
Resentment is a Latin word meaning to feel anger over and over. Like a poison, it shoots adrenalin into our ... Views: 241
If you have been struggling with opiate dependency and are ready to stop, you may be tempted to try to detox on your own at home. Home detox from opiate abuse is a frequently discussed topic on just about every forum and while it is possible to find just about every home remedy imaginable, it is ... Views: 184
I found myself fighting for my life with estrogen-sensitive, inflammatory breast cancer -rare, but deadly! How could this happen to me? Today, I know why I got cancer. It's so simple; I wonder why I didn't see it before. I know that if I had taken better care of my mental, emotional and ... Views: 173
It is the time of year when people, especially it seems, millennials, report feeling depressed and unhappy. The less sunshine we see, the more dreary, blue, grumpy, low and unhappy people feel. What’s worse, these negative emotions lead to eating more carbs, weight gain, increased sleep and ... Views: 255
By Sam Vaknin
Author of "Malignant Self-love: Narcissism Revisited"
Negativistic (Passive-Aggressive) Personality Disorder is not yet recognized by the DSM Committee. It makes its appearances in Appendix B of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, titled "Criteria Sets and Axes Provided for ... Views: 311
For the most part, I don't associate with people who difficult to get along with. Being a sole entrepreneur, I am not subjected to dealing with obnoxious coworkers, irate customers or demanding bosses (although I am tough to work for but fortunately I get along very well with myself). Socially, ... Views: 193
‘Had a great day?’
How many times have you thought or said this to you or someone else? A day becomes great by great moments of experience. Experience will depend on the circumstances and your actions. We have limited control over our circumstances but can have full control over actions. I wish ... Views: 286
Ask many people to define the word habit and they give a negative definition. There is plenty of evidence that a habit can be bad; the habit of smoking, overeating, drinking, watching television and on and on. On the flip side, there are beneficial habits. The habit of exercising, eating ... Views: 244
Answer me this... why is it when someone opts-in for a report, ezine, eBook, teleseminar or whatever it is that is offered from a website, blog or landing page there are some subscribers that think it is okay to begin sending their information to the person they requested the information from? ... Views: 153
Yes, it’s true…I’ve joined the ranks of Facebook rejects. Amazingly, I still don’t know why this happened. There could be any number of reasons from too many friends, too many messages, too many invitations or being perceived as a spammer. Regardless of the reason, the fact remains; I have to ... Views: 362
How often do you have someone who sends you an email with, “I have a couple of quick questions.”
As you read their questions you quickly realize it will require a fair amount of time to respond to all of them.
Wanting to be polite, the temptation is for you to respond. It’s not that you ... Views: 239
For years I “pounded the pavement” looking for opportunity. I tried just about everything; except one thing; being myself.
What I discovered was this; as long as I tried to be someone other than who I am, my success was always an arms distance away.
Are you trying to be someone you’re not? ... Views: 236
Consider this... when you do a kind deed, do you need to get credit for the action or do you take action simply because the task needed to get done? Your initial reaction may be that you took action on something because it needed to get done. Yet, many people (on a hidden level) can't stand the ... Views: 283
Do you even wonder what is Sedona Arizona really? It is definitely a city in Arizona, that is an hour and a half north of Phoenix in the United States of America. It is known for its majestic red rocks, white sandstones, and the amazing energy vortexes. However, it is also is a a place that ... Views: 243