I remember when my first spiritual teacher told me that love was the most important thing there was, that it could transcend and heal all things. I thought he was crazy, not the love I was familiar with. The love that I knew was learned from those perfect families on TV and any of that I ... Views:314
I used to pride myself on being sensitive. The problem was I was easily hurt by the things other people said to me. I lived in a chronic state of pain which lead to a lifetime of unhappiness and low self-esteem. But the alternative (being cold and aloof) was less appealing so I resigned myself ... Views:315
Individuation: A Soul’s Journey
One thing’s for sure for all of our lives, regardless of who or where we are, that is that we wake up each day with a life experience that has created who we are! Our Soul knows where we’ve been and where we’re going! Soul knowledge is indestructible! In the ... Views:240
According to recent mental health statistics, more than 75 million people suffer from depression. Symptoms such as overwhelming sadness, fatigue, negative thoughts, suicidal thoughts, and loss of interest in various activities characterize this condition. This disease is almost becoming an ... Views:331
I did my Ph.D. dissertation by videotaping 20 mother-toddler pairs and analyzing what happened when the mom offered an alternative to a problematic want ("not the chainsaw, sweetie, how about this red truck"). Hundreds of bleary eyed hours later, I found that offering alternatives reduced child ... Views:155
Establishing a balance between body and mind is vital for the general well-being of a person. Body and mind are inextricably connected, so everything we think about, affects our body in a certain way. Just think about how many times you’ve heard people say they have a headache, and after a ... Views:204
"Idiots" are simply people like you and I who are struggling with unresolved personal issues ranging from low self-esteem to ego, insecurity to poor impulse control and more. While it is acceptable to regard the behavior as idiotic, it is never permissible to label the individual as such. People ... Views:294
As each one of my three daughters comes home for the Thanksgiving vacation holiday, my heart expands and I am overcome by all of the amazing gifts that I have in my life. Of course, also on the top of my list of the gifts and blessings I have in my life is Debbie Ford, the brilliance she shared ... Views:241
Hypnosis has been used by thousands of people every year to accomplish a vast amount of areas in their lives they wish to change or enhance. Weight loss is one of very top issues that are addressed. Stop smoking is as well. I do seminars with corporation's to address these matters. I have talked ... Views:310
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“Peace” can sound merely sentimental or clichéd (“visualize whirled peas”). But deep down, it’s what most of us long for. Consider the proverb: The highest happiness is peace.
Not a peace inside that ignores pain in oneself or others, or is acquired by shutting down. This is a durable peace, ... Views:164
When something goes wrong in your life, who do you blame?
“I’m in so much debt because the economy is bad and everything is so expensive. It’s not my fault”
“My mother always criticized me when I was a child. That’s why I suffer from low self esteem and make so many bad choices.”
Sadly, ... Views:346
Challenging the Expectation of Failure
History is helpful to us in many ways. We can learn from what hasn’t worked as we continue to pursue solutions, for example. Our ‘failures’ can point us in new directions if we use them as ‘research’ rather than reasons to stagnate or give up. Like ... Views:940
It seems that everything is getting easier in this technological age. There are apps to help us eat better, walk more and even do a little bit of yoga on the go. We can even keep our bodies strong by staying active and paying more attention to the nutritional benefits that we derive from every ... Views:351
If you’re in an abusive relationship, you may wonder if your partner is a narcissist or sociopath and whether or not the relationship will improve. If so, or if you recently ended such a relationship, it can undermine your self-esteem and ability to trust yourself and others.
The labels ... Views:452
I'm doing a series on my personal top five practices (all tied for first place), and have so far named three: meditate (including mindfulness, self-awareness, and, if you like, prayer), take in the good, and bless (including compassion, generosity, and love).
I saw one way to bless on a ... Views:145
Changing Your Thinking and Start Thinking Big
In numerous ways, big thinking is all about changing the method how you are thinking and words used. Frequently, you require to look deep inside yourself in order to see deeply established patterns of habits that you might not have actually formerly ... Views:361
Self-esteem is key to success in work, and enjoyment of life and relationships. It affects our thoughts, feelings, and behavior, and how we handle life's challenges. Low self-esteem underlies addiction, anxiety, depression, abuse, intimacy problems, and codependency. Our self-esteem is usually ... Views:550
HEALING THE DIVIDE
“The belief that there is only one truth, and that oneself is in possession of it, is the root of all evil in the world.” ~Max Born.
Last Month, I published an article in Security Management magazine, entitled “The Two-Way Manager.” This ... Views:228
The causes of your self-sabotage can be the following:
- Self-defeating or limiting beliefs about that particular activity or life in general, such as: I'm vulnerable; the unknown is dangerous; I should not take the risk; life is unfair; I'm not good enough; I’m not worthy; life is hard; I am ... Views:300
When I was younger I must have fallen asleep for twenty years like Rip Van Winkle. Then when I awoke, somewhere in adulthood, I noticed a most unusual evolving phenomenon: in a world where only two distinct races existed (black and white) there were now Hispanics, Asians, Latinos, and others. ... Views:207
Do You Look Like A Ballerina?
It’s Coach Stephanie, and this week I want to tell you what I think true body confidence looks like, and how you can stop comparing yourself to others!
To start the conversation, let me summarize an article I read recently.
It Didn’t ... Views:590
Each experience that we survive through brings a solid skill.
We need to celebrate that PTSD only wounded us, but did not kill!
The battle over our minds is the stronghold of the evil enemy.
Let us beware of thoughts that negate love, while filled with envy.
We must remember that God ... Views:275
Well, we are finally here...Election Day! Normally I would make some comment about how "tomorrow we will wake up and there will be a new president." Yet, since nothing has been normal about this election, who knows what tomorrow will bring and what the status of the election not to mention the ... Views:218
As general clusters that each include a number of specific methods, my Top 5 types of practices (all tied for first place) are:
* Be mindful
* Take in the good
* Go green
* Open out
So far, I’ve written about the first four of these clusters, and you can click the links just above ... Views:170
Autism is a nerve-related condition that affects many children around the world. Autistic children have issues with speech and concentration, which makes it difficult for them to learn anything. On realizing that their child suffers from autism, most parents don’t know how to properly take care ... Views:333
I was asked the other day: What life principles contribute to your happiness? Well, there are so many from different sources. However, in Reiki there are 5 principles which are rooted in a practice reminding us to begin anew every day. Plus, you don't have to be religious or a Reiki practitioner ... Views:335
Keeping our disagreements from becoming full-blown fights can be challenging. Many times, we're so passionate about our beliefs or what we want to do that any form of opposition causes us to become frustrated and angry. We may prefer that others simply agree with our position or if they don't to ... Views:265
“In the process of letting go you will lose many things from the past, but you will find yourself.” ~ Deepak Chopra
There is no life without emotional scars; no one escapes flawless; no one can claim perfection without committing mockery upon himself. Jesus, the great example of humility for ... Views:386
Let go of negative thinking as it can become a habit of mind, and it can have a serious, sometimes devastating impact on all aspects of your life. It seems unfortunately that with most people, positive thinking requires some effort, whereas, negative thinking comes easily and often ... Views:317
I admit it: whether close to home or far away, I wish some people were different. Depending on who they are, I wish they'd stop doing things like leaving cabinet doors open in our kitchen, sending me spam emails, or turning a blind eye to global warming. And I wish they'd start doing things like ... Views:167
When we’re experiencing loss, or certain struggles in life, sadness is one of the emotions that tends to prevail during those periods. However, when you start feeling worthless, hopeless or selfless at the same time, it means that you’re no longer sad, but depressed. According to the statistics, ... Views:231
Do you or someone you know suffer from C-PTSD?
Complex Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, or C-PTSD, commonly co-occurs with addiction. C-PTSD is a complicated trauma reaction caused by enduring extreme stress over a prolonged period of time. Its frequent companion, addiction, typically evolves ... Views:990
One of the biggest challenges children or grandchildren can face in their lives is accepting the fact that their parents or grandparents need medical care that is beyond what they can provide in-home. This is often the case when talking about individuals with dementia. Many have seen home ... Views:247
My mom was a single mother. I don’t necessarily think this was a bad thing. I was born in the 60’s, and while it appeared my mom was pretty self-sufficient, where I lived in the working-class neighborhood of Brooklyn it was considered a faux pas to give birth to a child out of wedlock. My mom ... Views:302
In a previous article I noted that I would talk about why I opted not to follow-through with my rabbinical studies. I was raised in a fairly orthodox Jewish household by grandparents that survived the Holocaust. I attended shul on a weekly basis, spent hours studying with various rabbis, and was ... Views:204
Success isn’t owned, it’s leased,,,,,and rent is due every single day – JJ Watt, Defensive End, Houston Texans
I’ve been spending a fair amount of time thinking about commitment and how that manifests in my life. When I got sober I made a commitment to my grandmother that I would stay sober. ... Views:314
June 12th found me celebrating 36 years of sobriety. As I approached the eve of my anniversary I am reminded of the model of recovery that has made this milestone possible. When I got sober my grandparents (both of whom survived Auschwitz) asked me to develop a mission statement that would guide ... Views:315
I haven’t posted any new material for well over a year. Apologies. My goal is to create at least two blog posts per month and strive towards two new podcasts per month. I’ve suffered from horrible writer’s block, and until today I couldn’t move past my current ‘block’
If you’ve followed me on ... Views:359
I've been teaching anger management and conflict resolution for nearly a quarter of a century. What makes me so successful in my work is that I do not lecture on any subject matter that I haven't personally experienced and mastered. In that regard, people find me authentic and know that if I've ... Views:270
If you are not concerned with your physical self-care, have you ever considered the high cost to those around you?
I was sitting in the airport at my gate in Chicago, on my way home from the East Coast, having just completed a wonderful Inner Bonding weekend workshop at Kripalu in Lenox, MA. ... Views:226
Shopping is no longer a sign of opulence. Young adults in the initial stages of their careers are willing to spend copious amount of money to buy things of lesser utility. People in America spend trillions of dollars in retail and up to USD 1.2 trillion annually on nonessential goods.
With ... Views:579
The fifth of my personal Top 5 practices (all tied for first place) is open out, by which I mean relaxing into a growing sense of connection, even oneness, with all things. (The other four are be mindful, love, take in the good, and go green.)
"Opening out" can sound kind of airy-fairy or ... Views:148
There are several very efficient and innovative methods for successful dealing with fears, i.e. reintegrating them back into our personality. But first, let me elaborate a little bit on the nature of fears.
What are fears?
Fears, together with desires, are some of the basic life dynamisms ... Views:353
If one has a problem with their car, it can be normal for someone to ask them what is wrong with it. Through asking this question, they might be able to fix the problem for them, or they could tell them to go to a garage and get it fixed.
However, even if they were to fix their car, they are ... Views:297
When someone talks about what is taking place in their life, it can be due to a number of reasons. Perhaps they just want to let other people know about what has been going on for them.
This can then be seen as a normal part of life and what happens in human relationships. As if this didn’t ... Views:239
Have you ever felt this world is such a burial mound?. Have your ever felt all alone in this world?. Have you ever felt you friends, family seems stay away from you?. That is when you are too sad and exhausted, but don’t worry, we will show you these 12 tips to feel happier below to boost your ... Views:295
Recently, the American public was disgusted and horrified by the despicable lewd and vulgar remarks about women which were made by Donald Trump.
The remarks were uttered during appearances on Access Hollywood and the Howard Stern Radio show. They were discovered by the Washington Post and ... Views:233
Tips for Panic Attacks – 3 Powerhouse Strategies for Anxiety and Panic Attack Sufferer
Panic attacks what is panic attacks? According to google panic attacks are a sudden feeling of acute and disabling anxiety. People with panic attacks suffers unimaginable experience. And many of us don’t know ... Views:209
We know that if a recipe is missing a key ingredient, it will not bake right.
In the same train of thought, adding a distasteful one is an awful sight!
That is kind of the way PTSD works with our negative emotions, too.
The healthy, right batter of emotions are missing, so that is why we ... Views:378