In Greek mythology, Narcissus was renowned for his beauty and was so proud that he scorned those who loved him. Instead, he fell in love with his own reflection in a pool of water, and could not leave the image of himself. Finally, he died, unable to tear himself away. His fixation with himself ... Views: 100
Sweating of any kind can have a detrimental effect on a person’s moral, and this can be especially true of anxiety sweating. It is true that most any type of excessive sweating can be harmful emotionally to many a person, so what makes anxiety sweating any different?
After all, you still ... Views: 91
Everyone has a different opinion about what type of person you are, or what you should accomplish in life. Some people are going to fear or even hate you even though you’ve given them no reason. It may be difficult to accept at times, but you cannot control the thoughts and actions of ... Views: 279
Deciding: It’s your Decision
Making decisions are a part of everyone’s life. This is the right you have to your autonomy, well being and pursuit of happiness. They may be the smallest of small ones or the largest of large ones; nevertheless, they may all impact you on many levels. When faced ... Views: 126
Dr. Romance writes: Have you noticed that nagging, whining, complaining, sternly directing, yelling, criticizing and freaking out don’t seem to get you what you want from a partner, family member, friend, colleague or child? In a previous article, “Asking for What You Want” I explained ... Views: 162
Have you ever noticed a child on a playground fall down and skin their knee? Often times they will look up stunned, searching the scene for their parent or caretaker and only when their parent is within sight does the child begins to cry. A good parent will scoop up the child in their arms, ... Views: 231
We’ve become a society accepting the high level of stress in our lives. We struggle to pay bills, keep up with our children and their activities, and work in jobs with diminished rewards. A general feeling of malaise adds even more to our loads. How long can we carry our burdens without some ... Views: 139
We have all felt the suffocating influence that fear can have on us and I’m sure we all agree that it can leave you feeling completely trapped with nowhere to run and escape. Fear isn’t something we experience a couple of times, fear shows up in our lives in many different ways and times of our ... Views: 98
I didn’t start drinking until I was separated from my husband. I got the house, but selling it was the only way I could survive, so that is what I had to do. I had the summer to get the house ready and for the first time in my life, I was alone. I was suffering from depression, losing my ... Views: 223
You may be feeling like you are more forgetful these days. Give your brain a boost by adding vitamins and supplements to your diet. There are supplements which can help improve your memory. This article will give you some great advice as to what kinds of natural things you can take to improve ... Views: 154
If I got your attention your probably somewhere between desperate for solutions for your horribly behaved child to mildly interested in learning some parenting tricks to have at the ready for the next time your sweet angel thinks she's in charge at the grocery store. Either way, by the time ... Views: 222
10 Minutes of Gratitude Goes a Long Way
by Anne Vidovich, M.A.
Claim Your Life Coach www.claimyourlifenow.com
Gratitude is one of the best intentions you can hold in a day. It not only makes you feel happy for what you have, you actually begin to have more people and things to feel ... Views: 428
Perception is a quirky thing.
Because, sometimes, lurking in the not-too-hidden recesses of our minds, is a part of us that wants to keep us in pain, shame, hopelessness. And it often it does this by lying to us. Even in the face of evidence to the contrary.
And we believe . . .
We must ... Views: 212
In August of 2010 Overeaters Anonymous celebrated its Golden Anniversary at its world convention in Los Angeles. As someone who has treated compulsive overeaters for more than three decades, I was privileged to be an invited guest to join in the celebration. As a point of reference my ... Views: 385
Horsemanship helps people.....How?
Prior to writing this page I found myself thinking about horsemanship training, and I was reminded how this work called horsemanship or groundwork, has a profound affect on human lives, its intertwined and forever linked.
No matter how many times I work ... Views: 148
Every year on December 31st, people all over the world make New Year’s resolutions. Millions of people wake up thinking, “This is the day I am going to do things differently!”
They yearn for a new beginning and hate themselves when, after a few weeks their resolutions fail.
Why do they ... Views: 220
Teen drug abuse is a big challenge for the society. It affects teens' health and career. To make them stay away from illicit drugs, home drug test kits are effective. You can use these test kits to detect the abuse and prevent it. There are different kinds of kits for the purpose. Choose one ... Views: 119
The truth of anything is like a mosaic with many tiles, many parts.
One part of the truth of things is that they are robust and enduring, whether it's El Capitan in Yosemite or the love of a child for her mother and father.
Another part of the truth is that things bruise, tear, erode, ... Views: 105
Are you an aspiring athlete or coach looking for an edge that will take you or your team to the next level without the aid of chemical enhancements? Are you frustrated because the old adage "practice makes perfect" is simply not working? We know that you have been searching far and wide without ... Views: 164
How do you focus your mind in an era of multiple distractions?
We are living in an era of an information overload. Vast varieties of technology everywhere we look, that it has become essential to one’s survival or so it sometimes seems. An average employee receives thousands of interruptions ... Views: 114
In reading philosophical teachings and writings, I often wonder why the body and the ego are seen so negatively, as if they somehow are antithetical to spirituality. Although ego, body and mind are not all we are, each is part, an expression of the whole self, included in our precious gifts from ... Views: 152
Have you ever lashed out at someone for no real reason – but just because you were having a bad day? I know most of us have had those moments where something trivial or meaningless just sets us off. Unfortunately when you let anger take over you actually end up 1.) knocking yourself back a few ... Views: 410
Every day, we are bombarded with more information than we could ever hope to retain. There are certain moments or pieces of information that we want or need to hang on to, however, so it's important that we do what we can to protect our minds. The tips in this article should help you build a ... Views: 157
Everyone that suffers from anxiety knows how difficult the condition can make life. Simple everyday tasks, for example, can become very stressful. Furthermore, if anxiety is allowed to spiral out of control, suffers can experience full blown panic attacks. Fortunately, the tips presented below ... Views: 164
Life will always throw us challenges that sometimes are mild but can also devastating. Being able to rise above these challenges can often be so difficult the only way to deal with them is by patience, trying to be calm and taking each day at a time. Yes I know, try telling the person who is ... Views: 239
Living in a universe with constant change
Did you ever think that it was your choice to be here on this earth, just as much as it was also mine? It is therefore necessary that each of us must realize that the core values we hold within our heart and soul are ... Views: 174
Obstacles are Gifts
It may sound simplistic but where you are today is exactly where you need to be. Would you take this moment to truly honor this concept? Although our lifetime experiences all differ greatly, we are all faced with challenges that present themselves as they are in fact, ... Views: 121
If you are a panic attack sufferer, you already know how awful having these attacks can be. But, what can you do to help reduce panic attacks and their symptoms? In the following article, this question will be answered so that you can rid your life of panic attacks and be happier.
When ... Views: 116
Wholesome living implies certain seriousness about how we apply ourselves to the practical issues of life. At the same time, it is necessary that we be relaxed. How can we wisely combine these two to bring about healthy living?
Being serious indicates a mental stance that moves us to apply ... Views: 178
Anxiety can come upon you, in a moment's notice. If you are the type of person who internalizes stress and worries about the outcome of events, you are probably a sufferer of anxiety. Anxiety attacks can leave you unable to perform normally in your life and this article is designed to give you ... Views: 136
If you have ever been abused we all have them. Days that we either choose to push back into the recess of our mind, or we have completely lost all memory of them. To this very day I still recognize this trait within me. In truth the only difference is that I no longer feel the need to revisit ... Views: 160
Once that scrapbook is gone and those home videos stop playing, all we have left to recall our many experiences is our ability to remember. If you forget all the good times you've had, those cherished memories may be gone forever. Read this article and learn about some ways you can work to ... Views: 202
I grew up hearing a statement that went like this: “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me.” Really? I think not.
Words can cause a great deal of pain to anyone and especially someone who struggles with codependency.
Today I’d like to discuss a little about ... Views: 188
By: Stan Popovich
I was eighteen and I was going to the main campus at Penn State to start college. I really wanted to go to Penn State however the odds of me succeeding Were against me.
First, I knew that it was very hard for a freshman to pass all of their classes when they went to the ... Views: 98
By: Stan Popovich
Taking Exams at Penn State was the toughest part at being at Penn State. Each exam was %35 worth your final grade at the end of the semester. This means that if you messed up on one exam you would be lucky if you passed the entire class. If you failed the class, then you ... Views: 144
By: Stan Popovich
It was difficult for me to deal with my fears and anxieties and the peer pressure from my friends. Dealing with fear and anxiety on a regular basis was very difficult let alone trying to live up to my expectations from people I knew. I realized that everyone has to deal ... Views: 97
By: Stan Popovich
As an author of a managing fear book, I had my share of dealing with my fearful and negative thought in my professional career and personal life.
The first thing I learned was to replace my negative thoughts with positive statements. For example, I would have a ... Views: 136
By: Stan Popovich
Throughout my 20 years of personal experience in dealing with fear and anxiety, I had a challenging time in getting my friends to understand my issues with fear, stress, and anxiety.
Most of my friends and relatives were understanding and very supportive of the fact that ... Views: 133
By: Stan Popovich
As a person who has dealt with fear, anxiety, and stress for over 20 years, the number one thing I learned was to not take my mental health issues for granted and to get help.
When I first started dealing with my fear and anxieties, I thought that it was just a phase and ... Views: 115
By: Stanley Popovich
People from all walks of life deal with fear on a regular basis. There is the college graduate that is afraid of going out into the real world and starting a career. There is the job seeker that is afraid of not being able to find a job. There are teenagers who are ... Views: 125
What does it mean to have a borderline personality disorder (BPD)? Basically a person with this condition has unstable or turbulent emotions that can sometimes make them act on impulse and encounter trouble in their relationships.
So what else is new? Don’t we all have a certain amount of ... Views: 247
Wow, it’s 2010! Is anyone besides me wondering what happened to 2009? Do any of us remember the resolutions we made at the beginning of last year? If you’re like most people, by January 1st you had a list of resolutions that revolved around weight loss and exercise habits. And… if you’re like ... Views: 168
Somewhere in the mid 1980’s, during that fifteen year stretch in between husband #1 and my second and forever husband, the song “The Greatest Love of All” came out. It was popularized by Whitney Houston but my favorite version is the one by George Benson. The song is about learning to love one’s ... Views: 288
It's a new dawn, a new day, a clean slate so to speak.
You CAN start your day in a positive way!
Whatever happened yesterday is in the past. A brand new day that holds promise, new possibilities, and new insights on ways to do or think about things is unfolding before you.
A new day ... Views: 106
Though memory has been studied throughout history, it is not understood very well. Most people agree that short-term and long-term memory work differently but some researchers believe all memory processes are basically the same. However, injuries and illnesses usually affect only one or the ... Views: 163
We live in a fear-based reality. A reality that says rocks are hard and water is wet, and that’s just the way the world is. In a reality that says take before you are taken, that you must fight for what you want because the world is harsh and cruel and there is not enough for everyone. In a ... Views: 175
Easter People-Our Greater Yet To Be
The Easter experience for Jesus’ disciples was chaos. What had happened? Their great master had been crucified. It is suggested that he was seen in a celestial-light body, yet physical enough to be present even touched by Thomas.
All too often Jesus is ... Views: 74
As human beings we all need to let go sometimes in order to experience a happy life. Keeping emotions locked up within ourselves is not healthy for us or for those close to us. This is why emotional release is a necessary thing. The problem is that many people have no idea how to perform this ... Views: 220
If you’re struggling with codependency, I want you to know that codependence recovery is an important part of getting through your issues and gaining some freedom. Not everyone’s path will look the same, but committing to some sort of recovery will be most beneficial to you.
Breaking the ... Views: 210
What’s fear about, how does it occur and what can I do to let it go?
Fear in itself isn’t bad – if anything it’s a mechanism that saves our life.
Without fear we would walk across a street without watching out for approaching vehicles or climb into a cage at the zoo to pet a ... Views: 186