Go Easy On Yourself

Spend some one-on-one time with a loved one, at least once a week. The more you repeat something to yourself, and the more emotionally charged it is, the stronger that belief will be and the deeper it will sink in. As you make the choice to honor your spiritual standards …

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No Stupid Questions

Tim has had years to confront the reasons for this reputation. It is very important that the scientist question things. We weren't taught how to navigate negative encounters so that we are able to acknowledge the negative and strengthen the positive. When you look at celebrities that have gone bankrupt …

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What Are We Missing?

He said all of a sudden, the microwave handle broke and the oven handle broke. You need to make up the deficit while keeping your internal clock set to the right social time as closely as possible. Unbelievably, one woman in my seminar was complaining about the company not providing …

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Crying When You Need To

People with BPD fail to understand and appreciate interpersonal boundaries like the ones we describe in the preceding story. Sudden attraction, yearning, a mutual spark--these are all true on the level of human feeling, on the level of the soul. This condition is common with a right-sided brain injury. The …

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No More Therapy

People have written about this stuff for thousands of years, but they're normally mystics, scholars, philosophers, theologians, muftis, or maverick scientists. If, however, the head sits directly on top of an aligned body, like the topmost building block in a child's tower, the muscles in the back of the neck …

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On Creativity

It will pass soon.' This can allow you to re-evaluate your situation from a healthier perspective. The overall message of this Gita is a Guru (Ashtavakra) asking his disciple (the King) to try to understand a very basic question: What are you seeking? The true Masculine man lives all three …

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You Do Not Have To Justify Yourself To Others

Despite the inevitable overlay of magic and mysticism, and claims that fasting does all sorts of marvelous things to our metabolism, research on the topic suggests that when the same calorie restriction is achieved, the results of eating every day or only some days are the same . If one is …

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Refusing The Self-reference

His defence mechanism was to switch off his emotions to cope with his experience of family breakdown when he was a child, so the challenge was for him to learn to feel all his feelings and yet still be driven and feel like himself. More common is polypharmacy, where a …

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Complaint Compunctions

If you feel that your doctor cannot answer all your questions in one appointment, article a follow-up appointment. Harry was extremely successful in his medical career. Dr Linehan recommends using the highest level that applies, but don't concern yourself with that. I'd love it if alcohol wasn't front and centre …

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Let's Get Visual

These people generally act as the silent observer in a group conversation because they are good listeners. You have the power to change someone's life, that's how powerful you are. Working with students via various programmes under the Fortis School Mental Health Program has highlighted the effectiveness of certain approaches …

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Filter Out Consistency

In July 2009, the US administration and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) called for the phasing out of antimicrobial drugs for growth promotion and feed efficiency. Remember that my mind is my inner GPS system and that in order to use this natural inner resource, I must enter the destination …

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Turn Oppression Into A Game

In a follow-up study, students again viewed a car crash and were either asked, "About how fast were the cars going when they 'smashed' each other?" or "About how fast were the cars going when they 'hit' each other?" One week later, they were asked whether they saw any broken …

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Who Is Working Against You?

The terms engagement and boundary clarity are explored in depth, with an emphasis on examining what the terms mean and how they enable healing interactions. She knew that though this sweet relationship hadn't lasted long, it had provided her maximal learning opportunities. This is a good thing, because tinted moisturizers …

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Filter Out Conformity

Fundamental Wellbeing pulls this awareness from its hidden background location into view. Riding on soma's current, you glide back into the embrace of the Great Wide Open. Of course, this probably won't come easy at first. Unfortunately, this exaggeration of our strengths is counter-productive as it is experienced by others …

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