Tag Archive: Self Help

Gratitude and Abundance

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Stephen Covey’s self help book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People was a life changing read for me. Covey coined the idea of abundance mentality or abundance mindset. It is a concept… Continue reading

Sixteen Rules to Live By Revisited

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These are excellent tips for starting to live the life you want to live right now.

Health and Wellness Update

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I’m looking forward to a stress free future.  My plan to elevate my moods by retraining my brain and remaining mindful is working very well. Mindfulness points to being aware of and attentive… Continue reading

Does Solitude Have a Place in Your Life?

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Though it’s technically possible to be connected thousands of people thousands of miles away—anytime, anywhere—too much of a good thing can lead to a bad place. Solitude is a human need and to… Continue reading

Stop Trying to Change Your Life by Changing Your Thoughts

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  By Tina Gilbertson It doesn’t work. You already know this. You’ve told yourself a hundred times to think about it a different way. Or you’ve tried not to think about it at… Continue reading

Lessons Learned Outside the Classroom: Letting Go, Moving On, and Growing

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College and school teach many things. While primary schools is very much about learning facts and figures, college is more about learning who you are and what you’re passionate about. A lot of… Continue reading

Celebration of Health Posts 2011

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My purpose is to live consciously and courageously in the now moment, to resonate with love and compassion, and to leave this world in peace. My overall goal is to take good care… Continue reading

8 Fibromylagia Therapies

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People with fibromyalgia experience a range of symptoms of varying intensities that wax and wane. Those symptoms are usually invisible to others  and many people with fibromyalgia push themselves too far until they… Continue reading

Personal Affirmations are Powerful

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Affirmations are positive statements you make to yourself to encourage and support yourself on your personal voyage through this life, and you can never get enough of that kind of encouragement.

Meditation Practice: Monkey Mind

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Peace is present right here and now in the present moment, in ourselves and in everything we do and see. The only question is whether or not we are in touch with it.… Continue reading

Are your cosmetics hazardous to your health?

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Pervasive and persuasive advertising cosmetics industry campaigns have created a highly lucrative and growing market for anti-aging and presumed beauty creating products. There’s also cross-over marketing that targets beauty product consumers by purporting such products can do much for their health. But is that true?

Set Yourself Free

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You are responsible for where you are in life at  this moment – what you think about yourself and others and how you feel and whom you choose to share your life with. … Continue reading

The Observer Within

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Tim Ferris brings an analytical, yet accessible, approach to the challenges of self-improvement and career advancement through what he calls “lifestyle design.” His 2007 book, The 4-Hour Workweek , a self-improvement program of… Continue reading

FMS, CMS Spring Conditioning Update

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This winter I became sedentary as the pain of the fibromyalgia FMS flare-ups and the chronic fatigue CFS symptoms I experienced were severe, and I became severely depressed. Insomnia became a factor along… Continue reading

Which Vitamins Are Antioxidants?

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The vitamins that are considered antioxidants include vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E and beta carotene, but many minerals like selenium, lycopine and zeaxanthin are also antioxidants.

Fibromyalgia: Acknowledge Pain, Plan and Manage Life Well

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This woman tells it like it is. Rebecca, 52, has been living with fibromyalgia for more than 30 years. After struggling without proper treatment for years, she took control of her disease and… Continue reading

Tips for Coping with Fibromyalgia at Home

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In this video there are some practical tips for around the house that will make living with fibromyalgia a lot easier.

Take Good Care During the Holidays

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Stress and depression can ruin your holidays and hurt your health. Being realistic, planning ahead and seeking support can help ward off stress and depression.

Effective strategies for conscious living

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The important thing is to question the life you are living so you really know and understand your life for what it is, then you can make course corrections whenever they are needed.

Silence is Medicine for the Soul

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I seek silence several times every day and cannot imagine what it would be like never to experience this peace and quiet and the benefits it brings me.

A Close Look at Smiles

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Not every smile is authentic – only a smile recognized as genuine makes other people smile. We can all spot fake smiles but there are some cultural differences.

Earthlings seek loving compatible partners

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When we buy into gender based stereotyping we are buying into dehumanizing each other, because both men and women need and want the same things in long term relationships.

Brain science

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Jeff Hawkins urges us to take a new look at the brain — to see it as a memory system that stores and plays back experiences to help us predict, intelligently, what will happen next.

Being yourself: The stillness of pure consciousness

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We are lost, in the maze of our own compulsive thoughts. Eckhart Tolle explains the process of entering the “miraculous” state of presence always available to us.

Constructive approaches to conquering fear of rejection

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Willingness to change how we view failure is a must for anyone who wishes to conquer the fear of rejection. Every failure is a lesson in how to succeed in the future.

Wisdom of the Buddha

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These are wisdom quotes of Siddhāttha Gotama; the Buddha. You will find truth in his words, regardless of your faith or if you are not a religious person.

Healing your broken heart

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Accept and examine your feelings so you can understand yourself mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually, and have more to offer in your next relationship.

Detecting Egocentricity

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I’m struggling to detect, correct and conquer my own eccentricities so I can make a direct contribution to peace and harmony in my life and in the world. How about you?

The Beauty Pageant Disease

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Beauty contestants are victims of a need for fantasy made flesh. What supports the image of attractiveness is our willingness to have them perform as masturbatory props.

Men and depression

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Men with depression typically have a higher rate of feeling irritable, angry and discouraged, which can make it harder to recognize depression in men. The rate of completed suicide in men is four times that of women, though more women attempt it.

Failures: Stumbling Blocks or Stepping Stones?

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Failure is the key to success; each mistake teaches us something. — Morihei Ueshiba The kind of self- protective mindset that dictates that we only undertake things that we know we won’t fail… Continue reading

What excess in your life will you prune in 2009?

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Everyone’s answer will be different; no one is exactly the same. Our habits generate or drain our power and energy. Removing a dead leaf from a plant or a dead branch from a… Continue reading

Compass Rose

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by guest author Teresa Silverthorn I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you, hopefully, to a helpful perspective on nurturing your own seeds of mysticism. In my opinion, if approached with… Continue reading

The weakness of power

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by guest blogger buddhaofhollywood One little trivia fact about the life behind the iron curtain – when the Berlin wall was still up – Everybody smoked. I had my first cigarette when I… Continue reading

Five Steps to Success

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The problem with intelligent, smart, educated people is that they are very good at finding the best excuses. Some time the dumb people succeed simply because they don’t see any reason for failure.

Open your mind

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Benny Greenberg at Ya-ttitude wrote a post called Open those Flood Gates and as I wrote my comment there I could feel a blog post coming on. A closed mind is simply a… Continue reading

Self-Care for Mild to Moderate PMS

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Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) or Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)  A large number of women (30 to 70 per cent) experience premenstrual symptoms even though they do not have Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder or what most… Continue reading

Yoga Exercises for Improving Eyesight

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I have been a yoga practitioner for over thirty years and yoga practitioners attach special importance to eye exercises, for two reasons. Many eye problems in later life are due to a loss… Continue reading

Tips and exercises for improving eyesight

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I’ve been doing some research on eyesight and vision and I have been doing some eye exercises that I would like to share with readers.

Breaking through

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Buddhists believe that our attachment (craving desire within) to witness or to be a part of specific outcomes, as well, as our aversion to other outcomes is the cause of unhappiness.

What’s at your core?

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It’s not always easy to slice into the center and uncover our core beliefs. When we do this we may find some very negative ones left over from childhood.

Wake up America! God is not on your side

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When it comes down to it when people of good conscience make the personal decision to either support or reject war it is based on what they consider to be justifiable. 

Depression Busters: Daily Affirmations

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Although my state of mind has improved greatly I admit that I have been feeling a bit of slippage. Depression is an immobilizing disease and I know that so, to reverse the direction… Continue reading

Understanding The Law of Transition

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Due to the suicide of a close friend, the disappearance of another, my own preoccupation with escapist thoughts and my response to posts written by a fellow blogger on the topic of suicide,… Continue reading

Some Self Development Tips

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As long as you are still alive, you are capable of changing and growing. You can do anything you want to do, be anything you want to be. Listen to some positive thoughts on how to continue your self development and then apply them in your own life.

Defining success

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I will not feel that I have lived a “successful life,” if the amount of time and attention I invest on a single aspect of my life exceeds the investment I make into the other aspects.

Essential oils for treating fatigue

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Several easy-to-find essential oils are commonly used in aromatherapy to support the adrenal glands. These oils are not to be taken internally, but are diluted in a carrier oil and applied to the skin.

A Look in the Mirror

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Take a look in the mirror because the most common reasons relationships go wrong are centered in these self defeating habits. Jumping to conclusions: making assumptions about a person or situation, with little… Continue reading

For some direction is more important than goals

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The Right Brain vs Left Brain test … do you see the dancer turning clockwise or anti-clockwise? If clockwise, then you use more of the right side of the brain and vice versa.… Continue reading

Crossroads: Happiness Questions

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Asking yourself some key questions can lead you to some amazing discoveries, and possibly motivate you to do what it takes to create the life you envision for yourself.