Prepare yourself for loss in general

What does it say about me if I think there are things about me that are so awful that people would run in terror if they found out? It says there are some things about myself I really don't accept. Since the whole premise of this section of the article …

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Skill number one in our Emotions 101 curriculum is learning to identify and name our emotions. This may be harder than you think. Often, we categorize emotions as simply bad or good. It is natural that we want to have more of the good ones and less of the bad …

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This introduces an element of surprise that can sometimes stir a reader or audience. If all of your reasons are pretty much of equal force, begin with the simplest reasons, the most obvious reasons, and the reasons most likely to be familiar to your audience. From these, move on to …

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Forgive Yourself

When I make my list of commitments, short as it is, I also see how expansive they are. And when we both stay committed to ourselves, our commitments to each other will bloom and blossom and be everlasting. Everlasting doesn't mean it will always look the same. In fact, it …

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Loving Yourself Now

I soon realized he did indeed have strong character, and I believe what he says to himself makes him who he is--both on and off the playing field. It's hard to believe this mountain of a man experienced racism and was once told by his teacher, You won't amount to …

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Teaching Mirror Work to Children

But, especially if you're a good problem solver or crisis handler like me, the growth comes in areas where you don't see problems or crises. I'm not saying your life is a disaster (if it is, you'd better hurry up and keep reading). But I do think it's easy to …

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Feeling Good, Releasing Your Anger

When children become teenagers they switch from being larks to becoming owls, which explains why so many prefer to stay up late and get up late. There are evolutionary reasons for this. Owls can become more larky by following a number of simple rules. One of the main reasons we …

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Healing Your Relationships

When I finally opened that bottle of wine, it was like welcoming an old lover back into my house--a lover I knew would smash the place up and run off with my money. The reason we continue to crave a drink even when all traces of alcohol have left our …

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Living Stress Free

Testosterone is produced in both the ovaries and the adrenal glands, and if your levels dip too low, you may benefit from a supplemental dose. This is usually established by a blood test ordered by your doctor. Low testosterone can cause fatigue, lack of sex drive, and impaired cognitive ability …

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Living Your Attitude of Gratitude

Researchers with the U. The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) utilizes the power of plant-based nutrition to battle Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia. Its portions of food per week may resemble the food pyramid. However, instead of five or six food groups, the instructions recommend you take in …

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Overcoming Your Fear

Although I have nothing to complain about these days, I still have a hard time during the holidays. So leading up to Christmas one year, I was uptight, grumpy, and on edge. My stomach hurt, my back went out, one year my eczema flared, and I broke out in blemishes …

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Receiving Your Prosperity

I always recommend wearing sandals as little as possible, but if you are adamant on wearing them, please be sure to invest in a good pair with proper support. Also, avoid the thong sandals that are worn between your first and second toe. Thong sandals tend to create imbalances between …

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Building Your Self-Esteem

Often, this requires that you ingratiate yourself with your audience. An effective introduction may use one or more of five basic approaches. Begin with a question. Ask a question, and you make your audience hungry for an answer. Even if your pillows only last an hour or two, that is …

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Letting Go of Your Past

My girlfriend tells me almost every day that she really loves me. My girlfriend plans romantic things to do and leaves me notes in the morning to remind me that she cares. My mom and grandparents really love me. I had a girlfriend in high school who really seemed to …

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Loving Your Body, Healing Your Pain

In your plan to control the mind of a private, it's important that you simply look out for the values they uphold. However, it's risky to vow to satisfy something to someone associated with value, and you fail, this might turn against you during a way you never expected. Therefore …

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Loving Your Inner Child--Part One

Have Difficulty Meeting Work And Family Responsibilities Depression in Women Women are more likely to experience symptoms of depression, such as pronounced feelings of guilt, excessive sleep, overeating, and weight gain. Depression in women is affected by hormonal factors during menstruation and pregnancy. That's how crucial positive self-talk is to …

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Loving Your Inner Child--Part Two

For practical convenience, these lists are reprinted here from Transcending the Levels of Consciousness, and more comprehensive lists can be found in Truth vs. Falsehood and the article of Slides. It is important to remember that the calibration numbers are not value judgments. A calibration of 970 is not better …

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Monitoring Your Self-Talk

A word of warning: a weak mindset doesn't always look like quitting right at the start. With a weak mindset, part of your thinking might say, Go for it, while another part--which eventually wins out--says, Not today, or, Maybe tomorrow. Is this what you want? I sincerely hope not. If …

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Releasing Your Inner Critic

One of the most critical pieces of learning mindfulness is the ability to manage our thoughts and feelings. We can only take in a finite amount of information, and sometimes, our thoughts are clouded by other things. Teaching children to focus on one singular object will afford them the chance …

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Allow Teams to Become Self-Directed

Let me prove to you they are two completely different things. You can feel one without the other. I'm sure you'll agree you can feel inebriated without any sense of pleasure: Your first ever experience of alcohol, for example, and presumably many occasions since. When you're throwing up in the …

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Give Everyone the Information to Act

But it calls for the information obtained from you to be prioritized. It can also take you a long way to maintain information by developing strong reading and learning habits. Creating a great place to research Build a workstation for yourself where you can dump all the material you research …

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Loving Yourself

Experts have pointed to early signs of mental decline and have noted signs and symptoms that one should be cognizant of. In what experts call Age-Associated Memory Impairment (AAMI), they have pinpointed some predecessors and precipitating factors that can show signs of Alzheimer's--complaints of trouble recalling memories and becoming unusually …

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Making Your Mirror Your Friend

Without a sense of purpose to life, a sense of what is truly most important to us, we become like the ball in a pinball machine, bouncing away from fear after fear. When we have a clear purpose, we may feel afraid or encounter obstacles, but we will do what …

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Persist in Your Belief in Empowerment

Let's put this into perspective: the risk of breast cancer using HT is similar to the risk of breast cancer for women who are obese or drink alcohol daily. So does that mean that HT is right for you? It depends. Crappy response, I know, but this is a decision …

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The Bliss Body - Sixth Layer

As well as being annoying, snoring can be a sign of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), which is much more worrying. OSA occurs when muscles at the back of the throat relax and temporarily restrict or block airflow as you sleep, which leads to falling blood oxygen levels. This, combined with …

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The Empowerment Game Plan

In this position, your hips and glutes are doing the work instead of your low back. Another note: if you are lifting anything off the ground, it should be directly underneath you. The farther away the object from your center of mass, the more stress you put on your low …

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You Feel Confident, yet Maybe a Little Bit More?

And the stimulation of circulation--along with collagen and elastin and other processes that support a healthy cellular structure--becomes increasingly critical as we age. I believe that one of the most effective ways to stimulate your skin externally is through topical ingredients such as vitamin A and peptides. Studies have shown …

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How Do I Find Time for Me?

If this presentation isn't perfect, my boss will be disappointed and fire me. If this is true, what does this mean about me? I will only be good enough if I can always be perfect. If this is true, what does this mean about me? I recently did an interview …

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Keeping Peace in the Family

Arguments about past events are often the province of police officers, lawyers, and judges. Aristotle and the other ancient Greek and Roman theorists who thought about the nature of argument decided that logical assertions about the past and future were governed by certain assumptions:1. If the less probable of …

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Mental Body - Fourth Layer

The gap is that highly insecure but necessary transition space between who you were and who you are becoming. Putting the self first is the practical first step toward a more rewarding and more loving way of living. When you have neglected and forgotten about your real self long enough …

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Special Needs of Spousal Caregivers

Free your mind with the realization that most things people say are impossible are not, in reality, impossible at all. Somebody's going to do the things you envision; And it all starts with a mindset that works for you, not against you. A great example is what happened on May …

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The Action Body - Third Layer

PTSD occurs when a person is exposed to an actual or threatened trauma (eg, murder, rape, etc) and it results in the persistent One way to think about PTSD is that it's like a phobia of memory. People become scared of something in their environment, triggering a memory of a …

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The Energy Body - Second Layer

SO, WHEN WE ask ourselves, Is it really possible to keep commitments to others? I think it's best to start with vague questions: Are we committed to ourselves? And what exactly does that look like? And how do we dull the blow of breaking commitments? In my experience, the people …

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The Knowledge Body - Fifth Layer

However, tact must be used in order that the topic doesn't for a flash guess what you're doing. Keep changing tactics, in order that they won't desire they're losing control. Secret 49: Law Of Transference This is where you transfer what you are feeling to the opposite person. How many …

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