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Alcohol and Drug Addiction- Stage One During the initial stage of addiction the addicts' character is permanently altered. T...
Sometimes, something new happens, like a sought after job, relationship, or a new living space. It can feel so exciting.....l...
Alcohol and Drug Addiction Stage Two
At this particular stage, the addict's life is breaking down emotionally, physically, spiritually and mentally. this situatio...
350 People Die Of Addiction Each Day- Is It Time To Rethink Rehab?
Every year in the U.S., 120,000 people die of addiction. That’s 350 a day. Desperate to save the life of an addict, a ...
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Although it is nicknamed the season of joy, many people can get a bit 'down' this time of year. Maybe it is the weather or the lack of light. Maybe it's loneliness, lack of money or the loathing of a situation (job, home, relationship). The fact is that the joy always exists whether we choose to participate in it or not. Not participating in joy even if you want to-that would be known in the healing world as a 'blockage.' A (mental, spiritual) blockage just means that your energy is not flowing as it should be-rememeber our energy system, just like water or electricity needs to be in constant motion. When it stops flowing is exactly the time that mental/physical/spiritual problems develop (btw Modern Medicine is just starting to catch on to this). The solution is to simply get your energy flowing again. How do you do this? Well certainly any healing art such as self hypnosis, meditation, yoga, tai chi, EFT or Reiki would help. Even easier, simply move. That's right, move. This can be men...
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!
Ah the good ol' food pyramid. Low in fats, moderate in fruits and vegetables and high in whole grains. The food pyramid is an important part of our physical being. However it is only part of a larger triangle: That of our entire being or what I like to call our 'selves.' This triangle is made up of three parts: Our emotional/intellectual selves, our physical selves and last, our spiritual selves. Most people take fairly good care of the first two "selves," but not quite as good care on the last one. In order to have a balanced life we must maintain all three pretty equally. Do you find that the your three "selves" are fairly equally balanced? Do you eat right, workout, challenge your mind, socialize? Are you spiritually balanced? The key is in the old expression: "Everything in moderation." This is simple and easy: Allow a little time every day for spiritual growth-prayer, Reiki, meditation, etc. By doing this you will balance out the third self. And once you balance your three "selves"...
Time. Nowadays everyone seems to complain they don't have enough of it. Time is the same as it ever was. However the way we manage our thoughts may have changed. The grocery store is a great example of this. Everywhere you look, you see "Instant This" and "Quick That." The microwave is supposed to be a great time saver. Going beyond these examples, cell phones, computers and just about any instant gratification doohickey is supposedly saving our time. But do all these things really save time? They may do that, but here is the problem. Almost all of us fill up this "saved time" with Busy-ness. We don't utilize the saved time well but instead "fill it in" with countless chores, money chasing and the like. What about time with family, exercising, socializing, reading, communing with nature or just plain "being?" It is so wonderful that we live in an age where there is so much convenience. But the convenience is meaningless if we do not learn the best way to utilize the extra time that it ...
Hypnosis is a useful technique that takes advantage of the strong power of your subconscious. Choosing the focus of your thoughts empowers you. Choosing the focus of your thoughts is an important step in improving whatever it is you want to be improved. You get to take greater control, choosing what you notice, discovering new ways to behave and feel, allowing the very best you have to offer to be the focus ..eventually allowing your desired state to replace any negative, outdated, unhelpful, ways of being. Hypnosis is a simple technique that can set you up for the best possible outcome every day.
Part of a hypnosis session includes asking you a series of simple and important questions that we will use later when you are in a more relaxed stated. These questions allow your subconscious mind to reveal what it is you need for lasting change. My job is to ask the right questions so that the correct solutions are revealed. My job is to access and interpret your specific and unique wisdom ...
Ever meet someone who just seems to wallow in their own self pity? Some people just seem to drown in their own misery-and sort of enjoy doing it! In rewality, our attitude is the "only card we have to play." Our attitude is controlled by our subconscious mind. So if we are choosing to be 'down,' then our subconscious mind must get some benefit from this. Or else we would not do it (habits work the same way btw). So those of us who choose to see life as a struggle can easily get stuck in this vicious cycle. The question is how do they get out of it? It is really easy. The first step is a conscious one-repeatedly Saying out loud what it is they want to make their life easy (aka not a struggle). The next step is utilizing healing therapies like EFT, Reiki and Hypnosis-the latter especially works on the subconscious thought process. And the last step is to open their mind to the possibility of happiness (this can take looking at things 180 degrees differently than you normally would). Soun...
One of the first things I learned as a hypnotist was that all hypnosis is really self hypnosis. The same can be said about all healing. Although they may seem magical, when you work with a healer (hypnotist, eft specialist or reiki master), they are merely a guide for you to heal yourself. Just like Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, we all have the power within ourselves to heal. Before this happens, we may get caught in the 'fog.' The fog could be represented by those things in our life that cloud up our vision like work, relationships, living situations and (the pursuit of) money. It may take some help to lift the fog. However, the fog gets lifted when we find the ability in ourselves to see things, not shrouded in 'fog', but clearly and as they truly are.
Co-dependency is a term that is used quite commonly, but often misconstrued.
Back in the day it was believed that co-dependency was a good thing that meant that both parties brought something to the table, and depended on each other equally for their assets and qualities, while still respecting each other and keeping their independence. This is actually called interdependence and is the key to having a happy and healthy relationship.
Co-dependency on the other hand, is an unhealthy addiction or obsession, that results in one person relying on the other for their own happiness and self-worth, often in an abusive fashion or from the other side, putting everyone else’s needs and happiness above their own.
Co-dependency has become so prevalent that it cannot only be hard to recognize, it can also be difficult to end it in a healthy way.
Is Your Relationship Co-dependent?
To really determine if your relationship is co-dependent you need to do three things.
1. Define Co-dependenc...
I have had a series of physical mishaps recently. Nothing super serious, but annoying none the less. Like most people I might occasionally stop and ask, "why me?" It is okay to do this as long as it is not dwelled upon. What I am dwelling on is feeling better. Remember, everything happens for a reason. So what reason would I have for a strained lower back, strained calf, broken finger and foot pain? The answer is I truly do not know. (Being 52 years old might help provide some answers). However, I also know that God (Cosmic joker, the Universe, the Divine) only gives me what I can handle. Is this to say I'm taking this all in stride? I don't know; ask my wife that question! But am I focused on and fully expect a better tomorrow (with the help of eft, reiki and hypnosis of course)? You bet I do!!
The title of this blog is a play on the expression, "how much you need to live." You see I am in the midst of a massive house and garage clean up, organize and purge. I am done with the garage and almost done with our basement. As I was working , it got me to thinking of how much "crap" we have collected through the years. By cleaning out my home, I feel better about myself (and my family). I feel that this simplification translates to all areas of my life-personal, work, spiritual. And it feels really, really good!!
Isn't it true that we all complicate our lives, many times without reason. The best way to simplify our lives is to accumulate less-this can be with material items, relationships or even just thoughts. It's not "how much You need," but "how little You need" that is the answer.
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