I Have A Home On High

Perhaps you think that your love is to be reserved for a few special people in your life and is not for everyone--definitely not for strangers, and possibly not for yourself. To decide what role compassion will play and how to be compassionate in different relationships, we need to look …

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There's Something Going On

It might just be that your friend is an energy drainer. As we are forming within the consciousness and the container of our mother, her experiences and emotions directly influence our own formative state, and are a large part of the in utero grid that forms, which we will explore …

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Turn Strength Into A Game

Having been friends for some time, these two men could be entirely open with each other. Strikingly, in one study, running was found to be as effective as an intervention for depression as psychotherapy. To harmonize the entire process to its perspective, they realize that there's an opportunity that the …

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You May Have To Fake It Till You Make It

This tale antedates the Tudor saga-- about which many articles and movies have been made--and I found it more enjoyable. Anyone who has turned to their smartphone when lost in the middle of a city or to watch a cat video when they really needed a pick-me-up knows that having …

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Common Responses To Sympathy

The body heals with play, the mind heals with laughter and the spirit heals with joy. Men sitting in this posture are considered more dominant, relaxed, and younger. In it, Wright and his team found molecules produced by Aspergillus fungus, a form of fungus that typically grows on decaying leaves …

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Feeling Understood

Begin loving yourself now--and do the best you can. Too little magnesium can result in neurological issues including muscle spasms and tremors. Working with a counselor is an incredible act of self-care. It might be doing something unexpected and thoughtful for your significant other to make their day easier or …

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Invest In Cultural Capital

Statistically speaking, once you get someone to commit to something, no matter how small or insignificant it is, you can usually get them to continue to agree later on as well. Hypopressive breathing is a Chinese medical breathing exercise that was made popular in physical therapy by Marcel Caufriez in …

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The Ultimate Gift To Yourself

When false fear messages are in effect, changing false beliefs isn't enough without exposure, either. I agreed that they were important psychological attributes for young athletes; It's little surprise we get ideas when showering, as for most people it's the only time they're free from random distractions. They are not …

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The Cry For Help Gets A Helping Hand

Generally, little time is given to understanding exactly how and where our unhelpful thinking originated from. It almost goes without saying that emotional intelligence is important in relationships, especially considering the fact that EI is a component of normal human communication and social interaction. There are an outsized number of …

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The Spring Of 1983

It feels too much like faking it to turn buttons on and off. But there is another side to the social-presence phenomenon that does not engender emotional intimacy: since the digital age allows us to live an edited life, we can choose when to view and reply to messages at …

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Cultivate Arrangement

He'd begun to carve out his niche in the adult world--a world far larger and, for all its hard edges, in some ways far more accommodating to his adolescent interests and talents than most of what existed in his large public high school. Pick up a pen and, instead of …

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Labored Position

The success or failure of your early attachment bond creates expectations about how people will respond to you now. We blame our parents, teachers, friends, MTV, the weather, or even the star-sign forecasts! Every two weeks they switched to the next pill, so that after eight weeks everyone had tried …

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Asking For Help

The same is true for meditation--you have to develop a practice before you know what you're missing. My complaints were numerous and the wanting continued. With this approach, my first questions were, How do we ordinary folks understand novel sentences and visual scenes? But the recovering victim is not going …

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Pity And Indignation

By keeping their eyes set on a selfless goal, they empower themselves. Throughout the recovery process, trauma victims almost incessantly desire feedback about whether things are getting better. They pursue relationships thinking only about what other people can do for them, Hoffman and Casnocha explain. This pattern has expressed by …

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You Don't Deserve It

Lots of us feel like we can't say no without experiencing guilt or shame. It has a starting point, a finish point, various objectives, and players. If you know the patient well enough you may have to spend hours with him and simply guess, giving him a signal for yes …

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Do You Have A Sense Of Excitement?

I could not always tell if they were paying attention to it directly, but I noted that people's expressions seemed to soften when the music started playing. Okay, how Felice Schnoll-Sussman, MD, a gastroenterologist at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, told us a few months ago, there are some simple things you …

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Loving-Kindness

The course might not be perfect, but it can help you start on the right foot and accumulate small wins. Explaining to one of them that you were in an offside position when the ball was kicked only resulted in a blank stare. How and where did the emotion reside …

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Cutting People Who Suck Your Time

One predictable consequence of this progress is a clinical focus on developing and using drugs, such as sleeping pills and antidepressants, which intervene in these chemical processes. However, researchers appreciate more and more that the brain becomes insulin resistant concurrently with the rest of the tissues. Establish concrete goals; this …

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The Spring Of 2001

As I learn the lessons of my pain, my need for the pain decreases. So to an extent, you need to be prepared for the feelings decluttering may release in you. Do one batch-cooking session to prepare your meals for next week. You can also switch to other healthy options …

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