We all hear about “Bad Habits” like smoking etc. What about “Good Habits?” Do those exist? Yes! Exercise, eating healthy, practicing meditation, just to name a few. But since the squeaky wheel gets the grease, we should look into how to move beyond those ‘bad’ habits.
When it comes to habits, not all are bad
The ones that are not healthy need to be replaced with either new healthier habits, or healthier versions of the habit itself. For example, if you are ... Continue Reading →
When letting go really hurts it can be extremely difficult to release the attachment fully. Whether it’s letting go of an unhealthy relationship, or letting go of a bad habit, the letting go can seem easier said than done. Very often, this is because we put ourselves in illusory boxes that seem to only have narrow escapes. To succeed in letting go, we need to change our thoughts and cultivate patience and persistence. And to change our thoughts, we need ... Continue Reading →
Discomfort wants you to feel better. But when it comes to not getting things done, we can be extremely creative about feeling good about it. Does this sound familiar, “To be at my most productive, I need some down time, so I’ll just sleep in. . .”?
When you are living life out-of-balance, your mind and/or body begins to tell you with discomfort of one type or another (sickness, soreness, panic attacks, anxiety, etc). Remember, if you ignore an imbalance, you ... Continue Reading →
Change is often a wise investment that pays off in decreased suffering.
If you’ve read this far, then you have already experienced that change can be difficult. Not impossible, but often more difficult than we’d like it be, or than we’d expect it to be. Here’s some how to deal with some of the speed bumps. . .
Let’s say that you have correctly recognized that in order to be more healthy and balanced, you need to make some sort of lifestyle, ... Continue Reading →
When it comes to not getting things done, we can be extremely creative about feeling good about it. Does this sound familiar, “To be at my most productive, I need some down time.” Or, “Sleep is really important, so I’ll just sleep in today . . .”
It’s when you wait until later to get something done that you know would be more useful to finish up in the now. We are more likely to do this when we are not ... Continue Reading →
Fear and Confusion are amazing teachers. In the picture above, you can see that the eyes are opened wide, teeth are showing, and arms are extended to protect from a perceived threat. This is the classic “flinch response.”
We’ve been duped! We’ve been taught that fear and confusion are bad things to be avoided. I believe that all discomfort is just providing motivation to do something to return you back to a state of balance.
It is a survival instinct. It ... Continue Reading →
- Trouble falling asleep? or staying asleep?
- Do you wake up throughout the night?
- Is your mind racing too fast to sleep?
- Have your sleepless nights impacted you job? Family? Friendships?
Laying awake at night can be infuriating. It can keep you fuming about what happened today, and worrying about what may, or may not, happen tomorrow.
We’ve all been there . . . you get up in the morning, startled by the alarm; you had finally fallen asleep when it started screaming at you! Grumbling ... Continue Reading →
- Do you feel sad most of the time?
- Are you having head and body aches? Sick more often than usual?
- Do you feel like you’ve lost interest in things you used to enjoy?
- Do your emotions feel “blunted?”
- Has your life begun to feel like an ordeal instead of an adventure?
- Have you been isolating yourself? Not really participating in life?
- Do you feel like you need drugs and/or alcohol to have fun?
Depression has been described as a dark cloud that just doesn’t go away. It ... Continue Reading →
The written word can heal. If you’ve every written in a journal and found it helpful, then you’ve experienced the benefit of Cathartic Writing. A catharsis can be thought of as a healthy emotional release that helps you to heal from some kind of pain. It can be grief, trauma, fear, or any uncomfortable emotion. In this article you will find an emotional letter from a dog to his human; it’s a masterful example of how words can heal even ... Continue Reading →