There is something about the country of Tibet that has always intrigued me. Perhaps it's the beautiful landscape along crystal blue waters or the unique architecture of its oriental style buildings. Or more importantly a group of monks that call this country their home are known for their serene ... Views:417
Hope when life feels hopeless. Experiencing suicidal thoughts, fear, or a way out of your pain? Feelings of hopelessness, helplessness, or depression? People think you’re suicidal just to get attention while you’re actually looking ... Views:263
Teen anxiety and depression levels are rising constantly. Faced with ever-increasing schoolwork, worrying about college, social pressures, as well as their own hormones and chemistry working against them, it’s no wonder that their minds are working around the clock.
As parents, not only ... Views:300
[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:156
Severe possession by lost souls and sometimes even demonic entities is, we believe, a serious yet largely overlooked problem.
Spiritually sensitive and otherwise susceptible people, such as abused children or people who abuse alcohol and, or use drugs, can unknowingly be a host for all sorts ... Views:352
Successful counselling for people feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or distressed. No more chronic stress, feelings of hopelessness, or fatigue. Overcome Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Deal with ... Views:382
Body language, in small or big ways, is an important part of communication. Reading and decoding each gesture and nonverbal communication helps to a better relationship, career, and self-confidence. Here are some body parts and their common body language interpretations to help you understand ... Views:314
Forgiveness can sometimes feel impossible or even undesirable. Other times, we forgive only to be hurt again and conclude that forgiving was foolish. Both situations arise from confusion about what forgiveness really means. Forgiveness doesn’t require that we forget or condone another’s actions ... Views:499
Many people might think that only major conditions like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder denote mental illness. However, many common symptoms like anxiety, sadness, mood swings and insomnia indicate poor mental health and often signify underlying conditions. Using drugs can make these feelings ... Views:346
This may sound like a great deal of action in the practice of Qigong.
Using a positive intent, will further the process of negativity removal along.
Getting rid of negative emotions (that may invite evil spirits) needs examination.
Let me explain that there is a difference between spirits, ... Views:380
How We Find Happiness in Life. Happiness is life’s most desired goal. But we can never achieve it while we continue to look outside of ourselves, as it is an inside job.
“Happiness cannot be travelled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every ... Views:274
No, I'm not speaking about that "F" word. I'm going to address two different words beginning with the letter "f" and how they influence the decisions we make, our responses in any given situation, and how the outcome adds to or subtracts from our happiness and/or contributes to our anger. Those ... Views:271
[Note: This JOT is adapted from Mother Nurture - a book written for mothers - focusing on typical situations that are experienced by many, though not all, mothers during the years before their children enter grade school. These are most commonly the years when mothers (biological and adoptive) ... Views:140
AN APPEAL TO FIND YOUR TRUE PURPOSE.
I appeal to young people considering a first career, older people
thinking about a change of life or even school students deciding upon
A level subjects or a university degree to look first at what you love.
If the love word is a bit strong for you then ... Views:320
Cognitive behavioral therapy is a psychotherapeutic method-- a technique used by psychologists for them to help heal patients dealing with various mental health disorders like stress and depression.
The basic premise behind the process is to evaluate the governing thought processes that help ... Views:264
“From the Buddhist point of view, the Chinese officer who is committing the cruel act against the young boy is initiating a new cycle of negative karma. In the case of the child, there is a closure of a particular karma that the child is experiencing. The perpetrator of the crime is in fact an ... Views:296
Exercises For Short-Term Memory: Keep Your Brain In Shape
You know that you should exercise to keep your body fit, but did you know that you should also do some exercises for your brain to keep your brain fit? Your brain is like a muscle and it must be worked out every so often so that you can ... Views:258
Auditory Memory Exercises: Keep Your Brain Sharp
Have you ever listened to a song and then you can’t remember what you just listened to? Or maybe someone told you their address and as soon as you heard it you forgot it? Does this happen to you often? Then you might want to engage in some ... Views:221
Not everyone has the capability of looking at something once and remembering all the details of an image or the information on a page. While maybe not born with the ability of total recall, there are ways to develop a photographic memory. The problem essentially the ... Views:210
Anger management- is a training to control your anger or your temper controlling.
The following is some of the steps or methods that can improve your training towards peaceful mindset.
Understanding Your Anger
In science, anger is a brain chemical reaction that produces adrenaline. It ... Views:229
Human beings have a tendency to cling to comforting and satisfying conclusions rather than be bold enough to acknowledge the truth. This attitude thwarts the journey of discovery in any field and, especially, in the realm of spirituality. A good historical example of this may be called the ... Views:312
Overcome flying phobia (aviophobia), fear of turbulence, panic attacks, anxiety, or ‘what if?’ worries.
Travel and explore the world with friends and family safely, relaxed and comfortable.
Coaching, fear of ... Views:272
Whether you've already married or might want to be, why not learn an easy way to keep your relationship happy and lifelong?
Regardless of life's ups and downs, if you've chosen your partner well, you can continue to enjoy romance, romance, intimacy, and teamwork. You'll deal with issues ... Views:314
Another day, another article. The experience of previous posts leaves you feeling that you are starting to repeat yourself. That, a few other limiting beliefs and you are successfully petrified. Don’t fret, burnouts are a common phenomenon in any field. And in doing creative work it’s easier to ... Views:253
THE MONSTROUS ANTS READY TO CAPTURE YOUR MIND
Thoughts & thoughts, only thoughts. We think a lot. Our Mind is like a factory producing thoughts non-stop. Moreover, our mind does not often switch off or on at our sweet will. We think a lot when we are awake. Even when we ... Views:327
Smoking Addiction Signs & Symptoms
Smoking Addiction – Definition
Negative Side-Effects of Smoking
What Happens When You Quit Smoking
Quit Smoking Benefits
How To Help Someone Kick The Habit Forever
A colleague and good friend of mine, Molly Carmel, LCSW who directs an eating disorder clinic in NYC [The Beacon Program] introduced me to the concept of “dialectical abstinence.” Although I don't know of any source the concept appears, I will credit Molly with adding this to my understanding of ... Views:402
Writing an assignment, report, thesis, or an exam can be very challenging for most students. Not only does it put them under a lot of pressure, it also forces them to evaluate themselves as to where they stand, how much they know and how much justice they have done to their work. When a student ... Views:306
A World Health Organization International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) report has reversed a 25-year-old categorization of coffee from a “possible carcinogen” to “inadequate evidence” that it causes cancer. (Mercola.com)
They should have looked back 35 years to the New England Journal ... Views:248
What is Addiction – Definition
How to Break Free From Addiction
How To Help Someone With An Addiction
When people feel addicted to ... Views:259
Tips on how to beat depression. Depression is a prolonged feeling of sadness, moodiness and hopelessness. It affects your thoughts, your emotions, your behaviours, and your overall physical health. It makes life more difficult to manage from day to day.
“Depression is a prison where you are ... Views:269
Have you ever gotten out of bed in the morning declaring that today was going to be a great day? And before your first cup of coffee, something happened that completely ruined everything? Perhaps your child woke up sick or the car wouldn't start or your boss calls you to let you know that ... Views:251
I was just finishing my work when I felt a strong lurching pain in my stomach. I had not even realized it was 11’0 pm. I had been on this assignment for like 5 hours now and it was still incomplete. It was depressing me each passing minute and now I was totally exhausted. I had recently visited ... Views:287
Addiction in any form is dreadful and addiction of gambling is an obsessive-compulsive disorder. Gambling occasionally can be enjoyable, but prolonged interest in it, can turn into an obsession, compelling the gambler to gamble continuously, irrespective of whether he wins. Gambling addiction ... Views:203
In his book, "When Anxiety Attacks", Dr. David Burns suggests that there are three main causes for anxiety:
1) Negative Thoughts
Niceness? Yes, niceness. Just think about what happens when, because of niceness, you say "yes" to something every part of ... Views:375
Do your inner thoughts ever sound like a cruel Reality TV critic (Simon Cowell, Gordon Ramsay, etc.)?
For example, do you…
Replay your blunders over and over like a Blooper clip on repeat, except you don’t find it funny?
Beat yourself up for saying the “wrong” thing?
Call yourself ... Views:380
Have you ever felt like someone is playing tug-of-war with you, except you are the rope? Being pulled in too many directions can be exhausting, and if it happens over an extended length of time, it can lead to extreme anxiety or burnout.
If you are experiencing a bit of life’s tug-of-war, ... Views:315
At no other time in history have we been able to connect so well with long-distance loved-ones, receive instant feedback on an idea, belly laugh at goofy memes, or find welcome distraction in someone else’s story. In many ways, social media has been a tremendous gift of connection and ... Views:231
Unless you are face-to-face with a bear or another physical danger, nothing feels more terrifying than a panic attack. Many have gone to the Emergency Room fearing heart attacks, strokes, and death. With symptoms including chest tightening, throat constricting, and faintness, it’s no wonder many ... Views:326
Anyone that saw the movie poster for Star Wars: Episode One could have been easily mislead into thinking this would be an epic movie. The image of Darth Vader's shadow lurking beside the figure of innocent Anakin Skywalker is thought-provoking and thrilling! ... Views:298
In Part 1 of this series, we discussed strategies for eliminating unhelpful self-criticism about your body. In this article, we will explore frequent weighing as a potential contributor to poor body image.
Following a cognitive behavioral counseling approach, we know that it is not only ... Views:269
Most parents don’t feel super great after yelling at their kids.
In fact, no matter how justified the outburst seemed at the moment, it’s more than likely that both the parent and the kid are left feeling terrible afterward. Research is beginning to indicate that harsh verbal discipline ... Views:287
Overweight Warning Signs and Symptoms
Reasons Why People Have Trouble Losing Weight
How to Lose Weight Fast In Toronto
How To Help Someone To Lose Weight
Overweight Warning Signs and Symptoms
People who ... Views:310
Loss happens. No matter how careful we are about lifestyle choices, no matter how many insurance policies we maintain, our ability to protect ourselves and those we love is limited. And when a great and tragic loss rocks our world, the fragility of everything we care about becomes crystal ... Views:144
By April Lugo PhD
Chirp, chirp, chirp, you reach over and press the square button on the alarm begging for just a few more moments of rest. Your head is resting comfortably upon your square pillow as you lay resting on the square mattress covered with your square blankets. Warm ... Views:260
I recently created a meme saying, “Allow People to Align With Your Truth,” and thought I’d explain what I mean by this. It all starts with aligning to yourself first, meaning acknowledging what you want and need to be happy and fulfilled. Knowing your truth will help you communicate it to those ... Views:308
What Are Beliefs? – Definition
How are Beliefs Formed?
How Your Beliefs Create Your Reality?
Limiting Beliefs Exercise
How To Help Someone Overcome Limiting Beliefs
“A belief is a feeling of ... Views:228
We all know this fear. You're walking down a street, someone you don't know comes toward you, and there's a second or more of wariness, scanning, apprehension, and tension or bracing in the body: a barely conscious assessment of possible threat. Or you step into a meeting with people you know ... Views:128
Let us say you want to be dependent on a particular pond for a year-round supply of fish. Suppose the pond completely dries up in summer. Would that pond be a reliable source of food for the whole year? NO WAY!!!
It would be better to depend on a large supermarket for your supply of fish. A ... Views:219
Up to the beginning of the Republic convention in Cleveland, Ohio, I, as most people worldwide, was holding to a shred of hope that the American Republican Party would come into its own sense and find a logical and legal means to replace Donald Trump with a reasonably tolerant and reconciliatory ... Views:179