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Awhile back when I was doing an appreciation list, I realized that, although thoughts and feelings are of utmost importance (which the appreciation list comprises), we are physical beings living in a physical world and our activities cannot be dismissed. So, along with appreciating, I have ... Views: 15
“Mrs. Mantell, your son Michael is not college material. He should definitely consider a vocational high school path.” That’s what Mrs. McCaffery, my 8th grade teacher at Chancellor Ave. Elementary School in Newark, N.J., told my mother with me sitting there…trembling,
My mother, then ... Views: 29
We're usually aware of our own suffering, which - broadly defined - includes the whole range of physical and mental discomfort, from mild headache or anxiety to the agony of bone cancer or the anguish of losing a child. (Certainly, there is more to life than suffering, including great joy and ... Views: 15
Did you know that most of the people you know, including yourself very likely, find it easier to work than to enjoy free time? Becoming successful, it seems, trumps developing happiness. This is what Shawn Achor relies on when he writes about the “Happiness Myth,” namely the myth that hard work ... Views: 21
In order to experience true happiness, you must develop a positive outlook on life. Although everyone will have an occasional bad day, it is important to maintain a strong sense of hope. Here are six tips to help stay optimistic.
Avoid associating with negative people
Negativity tends to ... Views: 17
A few weeks ago, I wrote a column about my WAM program for personal success, what about me? I wrote about three steps to “me,” self-compassion, including 1) welcoming yourself as a friend,
2) Acknowledging your strengths and successes, and recognizing that, 3) Mindfulness promotes it all.
... Views: 42
This blog is part 2 of "The Mother Connection" blogpiece, and is a part of Susanna’s book.
It’s impossible today for any of us to not be triggered around our own “enough-ness,” given how much our culture uses this very concept to demonstrate and than sell to us what we need to feel ... Views: 95
How can a group of 80 million young Americans suffering from mind-bogglingly high unemployment rates still be positive, buoyant and survive? Leave it to Millennials to do exactly that.
With $200 billion in buying power, they are optimistic, confident, self-expressive, liberal, upbeat and ... Views: 59
“What the mind can conceive and believe, and the heart desire, you can achieve.” - Norman Vincent Peale
“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it,” remarked the Greek philosopher Aristotle.
If you were to read no further than that line, ... Views: 64
STRESS – PUBLIC HEALTH ENEMY #1 OR IS IT?
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Stress!! Such a killer. Stress has been deemed a ... Views: 80
There is no such thing as a vacuum in nature and the same is true of most peoples’ minds. They are full of beliefs, opinions and knowledge that they depend on to give them some identity and meaning. However, the more you fill your mind with beliefs and knowledge the more closed and fixed you ... Views: 135
Elizabeth knew that something was wrong at work.
She was being interrupted during discussions, ignored in conversations, and excluded from meetings. She didn’t have a clue what it was about, but the stress of not knowing was undermining her confidence.
Elizabeth felt confused, ... Views: 80
As an adult, you are probably leading a very busy lifestyle. You have kids to take care of, you have a research paper that needs to be finished, or you have a quota at work that you need to accomplish. And because you are so pre-occupied with a lot of things, you may not have enough time for ... Views: 64
As you learn NOT to take anything personally, you will bring harmony into your relationships. For example, someone may say or do something that feels like an attack on your self-worth, wellbeing or your beliefs. If you retaliate by defending or protecting yourself, you disrupt the connection ... Views: 116
Here are two universal truths about self-esteem:
Building your self-esteem is essential for confidence and success, and it all begins with you.
People with a healthy self-esteem are able to define their worth, value and achievements.
Many people suffer from low self-esteem. This is ... Views: 63
Common Sense is a lie.
A lie that has frustrated me for a long long time as it is the cause of most misunderstandings and hatreds in the world.
Why is Common Sense a lie?
Well let’s define it first:
Common Sense as defined from thee Merriam-Webster Dictionary.
• COMMON SENSE: ... Views: 102
OUR STORY OF WHO WE ARE
Yesterday opportunities came to visit- opportunities to embrace the ways in which I was introduced to my own assumptions of what would always be? Intellectually, should I be asked-does anything last forever, I would have said no. ... Views: 81
Here’s the wisest elixir of happiness—gratitude.
That’s right, gratitude will fill your storehouse of happiness. What’s this have to do with health and fitness? Plenty.
You see the study of positive psychology, specifically the work of Sonja Lyubomirsky in her book, “The How of Happiness,” ... Views: 78
“You don’t have to be brilliant to have brilliant ideas and outcomes”
At the age of nineteen, a Russian, Igor Sikorsky, almost had a working model of the first helicopter. By the age of forty-nine in 1940, Sikorsky’s successful VS-300 became a model that others based theirs on, and Sikorsky ... Views: 146
A habit is formed in approximately 20 days, whether it is a good habit or a bad habit. Therefore, if a person repeats an act over and over again it will result in a habit that is difficult to modify. A habit can be, let’s say eating ice cream for a week straight every night. The subconscious ... Views: 91
A habit is formed in approximately 20 days, whether it is a good habit or a bad habit. Therefore, if a person repeats an act over and over again it will result in a habit that is difficult to modify. A habit can be, let’s say eating ice cream for a week straight every night. The subconscious ... Views: 77
**Hope** (Excerpt from John's New Book "AWESOME SUCCESS PRINCIPLES")
“There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so
great and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something
--Orison Sweet Marden
I watched the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. The
hosting city was Sochi, in ... Views: 111
Self care is crucial to emotional healing. Emotional pain doesn’t happen at a convenient times. Everything seems to be going along fine and suddenly, in a flash, you find yourself at the bottom of an emotional hole in the ground with no way out. Everything seems all wrong.You have tripped into ... Views: 73
This is the start of something that I hope will grow into a deeper understanding about ourselves vs the world around us. Such an enigma of faces, and places, and experiences. Everything we take in is filtered through our own senses, unlike anyone else’s in existence. How can we then decide that ... Views: 117
What is the Self-Awareness?
„Self-awareness is the capacity for introspection and the ability to recognize oneself as an individual separate from the environment and other individuals. It is not to be confused with consciousness. While consciousness is being aware of one’s environment and body, ... Views: 95
Are you believe in the Love?
Are you believe in the Forgiveness?
I believe in...
"Where there is love, there is life." - said Mahatma Gandhi.
The Life lives in the Love.
The Love lives in the life.
The Love has got High frequency. The Life needs High frequency.
When you say: I ... Views: 177
Want to get active and healthy while also improving your romantic life? That’s right. The two go hand in hand. If you are concerned about your spouse’s/partner’s health, his/her weight or activity level, here’s a method for you to be a good role model for health, have some healthy fun with each ... Views: 155
A lot of what I do here in True Life Development (and not only that but what most all self help guru’s do) deals with psychology and more specifically mental patterns, negative and positive. So I thought I would dedicate a short article to that topic.
Now I know what your probably thinking, ... Views: 91
I’m convinced that if there was a drug that offered all of the benefits that play does, it’d be the biggest seller on the planet. But who needs to buy a pill when play is free, available 24 hours a day, and no is ever prescription needed?
Plato did prescribe, “Life must be lived as play,” ... Views: 120
How many times has this happened to you?
You feel as if your world could collapse any minute.
There’s mounting stress from home, work, and family.
Maybe your behind on bills and can’t switch jobs due to the economy.
Maybe you’re upside down on your mortgage and have mounting bills ... Views: 83
I have to be honest about how I typically deal with my distaste for winter - I get the heck out and go somewhere warm! While I will be making some trips to warmer climates this winter, I still try to find ways to be happier and more at peace when I find myself wishing I had three jackets on ... Views: 144
I don't know about you, but I hate losing things.
Losing things wouldn't be so bad if finding them wasn't such a chore.
There's always the chance you'll never find what you were looking for.
I was in this exact predicament today.
I was at a store purchasing screwdrivers. I know, ... Views: 102
Your subconscious mind is at work all the time, working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. While your conscious mind will shut down temporarily when you go to sleep, the subconscious mind will continue to work on, even while you are sleeping.
You can understand and believe that ... Views: 223
[Note: This JOT is adapted from Mother Nurture.]
The easiest and usually most effective way to replenish your body is through good nutrition.
Most of us have a diet that is very different from the one that we are adapted to through millions of years of evolution - a diet of mainly ... Views: 77
[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: 84
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: 301
[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: 83
"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: 129
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: 260
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: 83
In .28 seconds I found 18,900,000 results on Bing, and 61,500,000 results in 0.46 seconds—honestly—on Google on how to “survive the holidays.” MILLIONS of tips on how to “survive” the holidays! What in the world has happened to us? Have we gone mad? C’mon now. We need more than these many ... Views: 152
Who hasn’t heard the phrase, “You’re comparing apples and oranges?” What exactly does that mean? Essentially, it means that comparing those two fruits is useless because they are so different. Yes, apples and oranges are both fruits, but that’s where the similarity ends. They look and taste very ... Views: 125
Experts extol various different benefits of meditation - not only is meditation an end in itself, it is thought to help improve concentration, lower stress, help a person achieve goals and even help a body heal itself they say. Is meditation really that powerful? While the spiritual and mental ... Views: 168
[Note: This 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: 80
“Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must,” counseled Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. But what’s with the “must”, JW? When “must” we “endure”?
By the time you finish this column, you’ll realize you don’t need to ever endure life, but rather you can find enjoyment in every moment of it—even ... Views: 253
They’re here again! The wonderful days to gather with our friends and loved ones. The days of sharing stories over a cacophony of food items and exchanging gifts that somehow represent a physical manifestation of our love and adoration for others. While there are many reasons to feel uplifted ... Views: 191
In 1988 when I wrote “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff: PS It’s All Small Stuff,” little did I know that a number of years later my book would go into three printings, have an audio version, be celebrated and awarded wonderful titles like “Good Morning America’s” "Hot Pick" and “Publishers Weekly ... Views: 223