The term meditation refers to a broad variety of practices that includes techniques designed to promote relaxation, build internal energy or life force (, , , etc.) and develop compassion, love, patience, generosity, and forgiveness. A particularly ambitious form of meditation aims at effortlessly sustained single-pointed concentration meant to enable its practitioner to enjoy an indestructible sense of well-being while engaging in any life activity.
I actually found this video amazing because my dad lately has been experiencing a loss of memory. He actually called me his sister and that really concerned me because it felt like it was the early signs of dementia or alzheimer’s. He comes in an out these days but seems to be doing a little better.
I always say that knowledge is power and understanding what is actually happening makes you feel less helpless in situations.
The song at the end made me cry. Made me think of what my dad said…only when you experience something do you know what it feels like and I agree with him very much…
People with narcissistic personality tendencies, who constantly need to see themselves as the center of attention, can be annoying to say the least. If you care about someone whose narcissism tends to get out of control, these 8 strategies will help you keep their egos, and your anger, under control.
When you think about weight in “all or none” terms, have unrealistic expectations, or define your self-worth only in terms of weight, you become too hyper-focused on weight loss, creating anxiety and obsession that can derail your attempts to live healthier Don’t be a victim of these eight common “weight thinking traps” and learn to replace them with healthier views.
Most of us have probably been there. You say to yourself “today is when I finally stop putting things off” or “this is when I shed those extra pounds”. Perhaps it was, “I’m going to stop buying those things I don’t need and climb out of debt” or “quit smoking” or even “wasting time on the internet.”
We all deal with disappointments. Maybe it was an online flirtation that seemed to hold so much promise, or a job interview that seemed to go really well – and then in the end, things just didn’t work out as we expected – and we feel disappointment.
Most of us have goals, both big (go back to school and get a master’s degree) and small (pare down that pile of junk mail). What keeps us from meeting our goals? Why are some goals successfully achieved, while others remain on our to-do list, nagging us for months or even years at a time?
Who is your best friend? If the name that just popped into your head was anything other than “me,” you’re missing out! Ok, I know that it’s popular to say that you should “be your own best friend,” but, what does this really mean?
What is self-love? Is it something you can buy in a makeover or a new set of clothing? Is it something you can get through a job or romantic relationship? Can you get more of it by reading something inspirational? No! Self-love is an action.
I think the seven steps are very good. Click on the link to the article to learn more.
Given the right circumstances, good people can get caught up in some very bad things. More often than not, psychology is to blame. When it comes to unethical behavior, good people don’t tend to go right off the deep end like Bernie Madoff or Kenneth Lay.
If I may quote the indomitable Kanye West, “Why everything that supposed to be bad, make me feel so good?” While Kanye is known for his, shall we say, unique and unorthodox perspective, it’s not often that he presents us with such an introspective, philosophical query.
Thought suppression commonly refers to the act of deliberately trying to rid the mind of unwanted thoughts (Wegner, 1989). In early investigations researchers demonstrated that the suppression of a particular thought often resulted in the subsequent increased return of the unwanted thought, a phenomenon termed the ‘rebound effect’ (Wegner et al., 1987).
Just don’t think about it. Trying to stop smoking? Avoid eating sweets? Get over a relationship? Stop thinking about it. This is surprisingly bad advice. Suppressing thoughts may actually be counter-productive. Don’t think about white bears. While reading the rest of this blog post, do not think about white bears.
Disney was fired from the Kansas City Star in 1919 because, his editor said, he “lacked imagination and had no good ideas.” She got fired when working at the London office of Amnesty International because she would write stories on her work computer all day long.