Many times when we are dealing with an emotional or physical issue, we are sometimes faced with comments and suggestions from well meaning individuals who simply don't understand the complexity of what we are dealing with. From their perspective it seems like it should be relatively simple for us to get beyond the issue and get on with life with as usual. However, from your perspective, it is an entirely different story. Well intentioned or not, their comments and suggestions may frustrate you, leave you feeling angry, sad, feeling guilty - possibly intensifying the issue(s) you are dealing...
“It's not as if one could be bored enough, feel frustrated enough, or complain enough that their life would suddenly turn around. Doesn't work that way.
Whatever anyone "is", they become more of. And anyone's is'ness is whatever they say it is.”
The Universe (aka Mike Dooley, www.tut.com)
Our Is’ness-es represent our best friends or our nemeses and typically both at the same time. The co-existence of the positives and negatives generate internal conflicts and contribute to our challenges. These inescapable “is’ness-es” are absolutely the result of our words and thoughts, and shouldn’t be ta...
Have you ever thanked your fear? That may sound outrageous to you, but you might be surprised at how it could work for you.
When you learn EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), you are taught that being specific is essential to your success. The challenge however, is to be sure you are getting to each possible aspect related to the issue. Because our subconscious mind may have developed its own ideas, unbeknownst to you, getting to certain aspects can be more difficult. You may even find yourself ready to give up, convinced your stuck with the issue.
Many times when we are dealing with an emotional or physical issue, we are sometimes faced with comments and suggestions from well meaning individuals who simply don't understand the complexity of what we are dealing with.
From their perspective it seems like it should be relatively simple for us to get beyond the issue and get on with life with as usual.
From your perspective, it is an entirely different story. Well intentioned or not, their comments and suggestions may frustrate you, leave you feeling angry, sad, feeling guilty - possibly intensifying the issue(s) you are dealing with....
The intensity and how we tolerate emotions is directly related to the depth, ease, balance and flow of our breathing. Restrictive breathing patterns support our subconscious defense systems by stuffing down unpleasant emotions – so is it any wonder that when we are dealing post-traumatic stress, constricted breathing becomes the norm?
When it has become the norm, even if not a constant, it makes getting in touch with pleasant emotions quite difficult. Try holding your breath and imagining intense happiness. It is impossible.
Technology has advanced at such a rapid pace little notice has been taken when it comes to the negative side.
From the beginning, distracted and fascinated by “bright shiny objects”, we have been overjoyed with convenience and advantages personal electronic devices have provided. And why wouldn’t we want to spend hours a day engaged in utilizing them? It makes life easier and has become a necessity for most to take care of personal and professional essentials.
But are we overdoing it? What is our attachment to all these gadgets doing to us? And isn’t it ironic that I am about to share some o...
The word “Disorder” was deliberately omitted from the title. Post Traumatic Stress (PTS) is enough to deal with, without dealing with the stigma and emotional discomfort the word creates. Aren’t people dealing with PTS already uncomfortable enough? And whether the D is “officially” there or not, both deserve and require the same attention.
In spite of all the research done, myths and misconceptions are rampant among those with PTS, their loved ones and the general public. Here are few of the more frequently encountered, during the course of more than 15 years of first hand ex...
If you are not familiar with the term, it refers to those afraid of allowing themselves to be happy or “too happy”, certain something negative or tragic will happen.
It is more common than you may think. In severe cases, the thought of letting themselves be relaxed and happy can provoke acute anxiety.
There are of course varying symptoms and degrees of severity. When it exists, based on my experience, rarely has it been formally diagnosed as cherophobia. For most reading this, it will come as no surprise that according to psychologists it commonly occurs due to extreme mind restlessness, trau...