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You may have heard the expression, "Keep it simple?" Oh so true. I just mentioned this to my children the other day: "The simpler the solution, the better." How about in your own life? Is it as simple as it can possibly be? What would it take for you to make it as simple as it could be? And are you taking those steps to do that? (PS Hypnosis, meditation, Reiki and EFT can help!!). The absolute smartest and happiest people I know have learned to live simply-great advice for you clutter bugs out there!! What exactly is the mindset of simple living? It mainly involves separating your needs from your wants. What parts of your life do you really need? What parts do you just want but could do without? And are you able to separate them? Remember when we unclutter our physical lives, we uncluttter our minds. And that is what I call living simply!
I would like to say that I am generally a “glass half full” kind of person. Not always but I can usually at least come around after a while and not let situations get the best of me. The challenge in general seems to be learning how to hope for the best but prepare for the worst. I like to think that most people strive for this. However I have begun to notice in my practice as a therapist and also through general observation this philosophy is not always applied to the ones that we love.
How many times do we let circumstances beyond our control (including other people’s behavior and beliefs) get the best of us? And then we realize that there’s nothing to be done but adapt and move on so that’s what people do. But when it comes to the people that we care about, the expectation is that the other person should be the one adapting or changing. I have noticed that couples early in relationships are typically easy to forgive one another and chalk little quirks ...
One of the definitions Merriam Webster uses to define “perspective” is “the capacity to view things in their true relations or relative importance” (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/perspective). A simpler definition may just be “the way we view something or someone in relation to ourselves”. So many aspects of our lives are affected by our perspective that I believe it to be impossible to ignore. Gaining perspective to make life more pleasurable has long been the subject of common social sayings like making lemonade from lemons and positive attitudes changing everything. Losing perspective could lead to the loss of a job, close relationship or worse, sense of self. It seems generally accepted that having the “right” or “best” perspective on an issue or relationship can have a huge impact on its success.
So what is the right perspective to have? Is there really a “right” or “wrong” one for every i...
Best Book on affirmations. "21 Life Skills Affirmations For Powerful Living" available now on Amazon
"21 Life Skills Affirmations For Powerful Living" available now on Amazon.com. The power to achieve anything in life is directly related to what you tell yourself. Life and death is in the tongue. Your self-talk allows you to act independently & to assume responsibility for your actions, goals & desires.
Affirmations foster the belief that a "positive mental attitude supported by affirmations will achieve success in anything." (Wikipedia.org). Life is full of challenges. Affirmations can help you to over come mental stumbling blocks. Affirmations move you forward to fulfilling your goals in life. We all have basic needs for food, clothing and shelter, but we also want to be loved, accepted, respected and to be self-actualized; that is to be all that we can be. We also want to fulfill the expectations we have set for ourselves. The positive words you say to yourself, whispered or audible, coming from your mouth, is an affirmation. Words have power. Words affect your m...
The possible dangers of establishing an online courtship have garnered massive media attention. “Catfishing”, as it’s been dubbed in the social media world, is the art of engaging an unsuspecting person in a romantic online courtship with an individual that is falsified by another person seeking attention. With online dating quickly rising as a way for people to meet, connect and start relationships, it is important to know the warning signs and protect yourself emotionally and physically from those who are utilizing a deceitful online persona.
Choose Your Sites Wisely
If you’re choosing the online dating route, make sure to align yourself with verified and reputable dating sites such as Match.com. Using a site not geared to dating, like Facebook to start a relationship (unless reconnecting with someone you’ve met before in person) can increase your chances of meeting someone who is using a fake profile and picture to meet others.
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Horse whisperer Buck Brannaman has lessons for therapists, parents and partners! I am watching a workshop on a gorgeous Saturday. Buck is talking about how riders often ask their horses to do things without knowing whether the horse was picking up the rear right or left leg thereby causing the horse to lose balance much of the time. In other words, riders often do not cooperate with the needs of the horse and that creates resistance. This blew the minds of most people in the audience and the people taking the lesson.
We often do this with our children our partners and our clients. It points to the importance of timing and attentiontion to the rhythms of the other. Classic examples of problems in this area include: trying to have sex when the other person is tired, trying to have a conversation in the middle of a major football game; not making up before going to bed; failing to hug and kiss upon coming home.
Part of what blew everyone's mind was that Buck ...
Sometimes our relationships can become stagnant. It’s time to reignite the flame and restore the passion that you and your partner deserve.· Being social… look for healthy couples to hang out with. Summer is the time for BBQ’s, pool parties, camping, picnics in the park, and going to the beach. Socializing with other couples will bring about new adventures to add to your list.
Priority… make your partner feel special. Let them know that your relationship is at the top of your priority list. Brainstorm different ways that you can show them daily.
Communication… learn to be an effective communicator. Being a good communicator means being a good listener. Most couples listen with the intent to reply, instead, listen with the intent to understand.
Play nice… it’s not always going to be fun and games. There will be times that you and your partner don’t get along. Watch your tone. No name-calling, no degrading, and no blaming. Bef...!--[if>
Short answer: I can’t.
Longer answer: this question has been asked many times and in various forms (exchange “friend” for “wife”, “husband”, “child”), and each time I’ve been unable to accommodate the request. Why? Part of seeing a therapist is the idea of will and choice – the will to investigate something which we feel is bothering us, and the choice of whom to see for this service. If I were to go ahead and contact someone at the behest of a friend or relative, I would be imposing myself upon that choice and that will (symbolically at least).
Even if someone I contacted ended up never-minding my intrusion (and their friend’s intervention) and became a regular client, that initial lack of choice and will would probably linger in the therapeutic space. It could prove disruptive to the extreme, especially as they become more and more attuned to their situation.
So, no, sadly I cannot contact your friend, no matt...
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