Don't starve yourself skinny

Or maybe you have anxiety about whether you will say or do something that turns the relationship sour. If you have felt stuck in such a situation and unable to make progress, it is time to know yourself and see what reaction you are having that is hindering you. Are …

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Manipulation Techniques

While I think boxing and business are two of the best teachers a fella can have, aiming to improve at anything, be it writing, hunting, shooting, or parenting, will require the development of discipline. Boxing, especially, forced upon me the appreciation of inconvenience. That is, especially in boxing, I had …

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Slowing Down

Although the conscious desire may be to live, such a person can hold on to suicide as an option in case life becomes too intolerable. Sometimes when a person believes she has a way out, she feels less trapped and better equipped to face life. I certainly do not advocate …

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The Sanctum Temple: Physical Healing

The Immune System Another key aspect of electromagnetic pollution is its effects on the body's immune system. It has been proven that this form of pollution weakens the immune defenses and even opens the door to infections and severe illness. The functioning of the immune system is extremely complex and …

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The courage to have an open mind

People vary in the resources available to them to resist or rework the cultural meanings of illness. Those meanings present a problem to patient, family, and practitioner every bit as difficult as the lesion itself. A final aspect of this type of illness meaning deserves mention. The cultural meanings of …

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Watch your resistance but do it anyway

Life sometimes forces you to live in limbo, not knowing if you will experience loss or not. You may have to wait several hours to hear if your loved one's surgery went well, or days until a loved one is out of a coma. You may wait in limbo for …

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Can I stop stressing about this?

Proper placement as well as the length of the pauses determines the type of emotion a speaker wishes to express; You must remember, while giving a presentation or speech, the audience has a very short attention span; On the contrary, if you do not start your presentation well, the audience …

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Half-Birthdays and Minor Holidays

But nothing about that night ended up being normal. We were at a magicians' conference, a sort of underground gathering of those fascinated by the art of magic and illusion. His name was Bill, or Reverend Baker, as everyone called him, and he was one of my magic mentors. In …

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Love is supposed to be scary

We then talked about a 29-year-old woman named Caroline who was just getting back into the dating scene. She said she didn't regret any relationship she'd had, but she did regret taking the last five years to get over a three-year relationship. I see that, I said. A woman once …

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Thinking Like a Stoic

If we are lucky, we may find a holistic therapist who has explored mind-body-spirit connections and can help us make dramatic improvements in our lives. I have a lot of education in varying spheres from looking for this information and how to bring it all together. I wanted to know …

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To veil the clear light of the mind's essence

A crystal may also be carried in the hand as a comforting object, or worn on the body, perhaps as a pendant. Since electromagnetic stress draws energy from the body, the properties of clear quartz may have a very positive effect. As a neutral energy supplier, it can strengthen the …

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Which of those are still present on a daily basis now?

Janzen 1978). In both societies witchcraft became a major explanatory model of malignant illnesses that were random and unpredictable, like witchcraft itself; In Chinese society over the millennia, severe mental illness--labeled insanity, fengbing--held particular salience (Lin and Lin 1982). Even today insanity places stigma not just on the sick person …

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Afraid of not being able to pay my bills

It means that our thinking shapes our experience of the loss. She continued, David, since you say we each experience grief differently, let's explore why. I told Louise about my friend whose husband had died suddenly from a brain bleed. But Louise surprised me when she didn't ask about the …

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Believe in Miracles

The generation that grew up amidst the Great Depression, went to fight in the Second World War, and then came home and went to work without complaint, without talking about their feelings or feeling as though life isn't fair. My old man said, Men used to expect life to be …

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She gets like that sometimes

The breaking and reattaching of bonds is one primary way molecules, made of elements, communicate. When a force causes a bond to break, it is actually causing electrons to jump free and be available to form another bond. This is one bit of energy connecting and communicating with another bit …

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Staying Sane

From Eve to Sybil to Truddi Chase, the media has chronicled the lives of people with DID. Is this because of the controversy surrounding the diagnosis or because of the sensationalism associated with the individual stories? Whatever the motivation, one thing is sure: the public continues to gravitate toward the …

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Wipe Your Slate Clean: Emotional Healing

Also controlled by the autonomic nervous system are our sense of balance, stress responses, the sleep-wake cycle, and other circadian rhythms. Consequently, the symptoms of a disturbance to any of the body processes controlled by the autonomic nervous system can be wide-ranging and each of us will react in our …

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Beware the Tiger Mom and the Potpourri Parent

I wish to thank all of the teachers, students, and clients who have helped me to develop this work and allowed me to become who I am in this world. I am always grateful to be of service to those who are willing and ready to look within. About My …

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How to Turn Away From Anger in Negative Situations?

I would like to illustrate the example of exchanging greetings cross different cultures. The normal way of greeting a person in the United States is to offer a handshake and tell your name. When you are attending a global conference, you will get an opportunity to interact with people from …

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I can get into better shape

In these cultures bodily complaints are also moral problems: they are icons of disharmonies in social relationships and in the cultural ethos. Reading the Hippocratic medical texts suggests that, although some of the conceptions are quite different, a similarly integrative, dialectical view of body, self, and world was found in …

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The I Can Always

In turn, you'll become a better partner, neighbor, and friend. It will enable you to be released from the nightmares that often haunt you, and permit you to receive love, give love, and be part of collectively changing the future of our world. Maybe all that sounds a little grandiose …

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Discovering Gold

I was spending countless hours after work in the professional library gaining the knowledge that I needed to face the next patient I was supposed to help. One day I realized that what I needed were quick summary guides for psychologists, but my search came up empty. So I decided …

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Family University

This article will accomplish a few things for both sorts of people: You'll get a deeper understanding of the importance of discipline in new ways and different areas of your life, and an idea of why--if you have any ambition at all--discipline must be at the core of who you …

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Feeling Not So Great

Yet, in other cases, the physician diagnoses and treats elevated blood sugar that requires increased insulin, pain of uncertain origin that calls for diagnostic testing, or major depressive disorder that needs treatment with antidepressants. The healer--whether a neurosurgeon or a family doctor, a chiropractor or the latest breed of psychotherapist--interprets …

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I am willing to be exactly who I am

It's certainly helpful to take advantage of grief as a time to reflect on the past with tenderness--but to relive it over and over is painful and nonproductive. That's what you tend to do when you just go back without an intention of healing. Where did these negative thoughts originate …

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Sometimes I Feel Nervous

Sometimes, people experience the feeling of intuition. You must have passed a remark at certain moments, I feel he/she is fond of me', is he/she telling the truth? Women usually remark, I have gut feeling that he is telling a lie. Words are mainly used to convey information …

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