Do you begin to feel selfish when you dare to turn your attention to doing things for yourself, or heaven forbid if you decide to do something purely for the sake of having fun?
A curious thing is how often people believe themselves to be selfish, when it simply isn’t true.
The truth is that frequently we are “tricked” (or conditioned) into thinking of ourselves as selfish.
Following the trail to determine how and why we find ourselves jumping to that conclusion can be quite revealing. Many are astonished by what they discover – never having realized what made or makes that feeling creep in. What we discover will offer exactly what we need to “tap” our way to feeling better about ourselves, and improve our enjoyment of life.
Maybe you have given up on New Year resolutions because you can’t seem to follow through. Or perhaps you have felt certain “This is the year!”, only to be disappointed later.
Personally I’ve been there, so I can truly say I have felt the pain of your disappointment and frustration. One day however, in the midst of a little soul searching, the reason for lack of success clearly presented itself.
During developmental years, a bothersome authority figure had a significant impact on me. Some of it was go...
Let me preface this by saying I am huge Gratitude advocate. Among other things, it’s been scientifically proven to result in:
Stronger immune systems and lower blood pressure;
Higher levels of positive emotions;
More joy, optimism, and happiness;
Acting with more generosity and compassion; Feeling less lonely and isolated.
The fact that it enhances our overall well-being and quality of life is nothing new. So why wouldn’t everyone focus on practicing Gratitude to the max on a daily basis? Like many things, it is easier said that done. And there are times when it is simply impossible or actually generat...
That’s right! Your kid’s mind (and possibly yours?) on Mindcraft, looks like a mind on drugs!!
Did you know that the human brain isn’t fully developed until we are somewhere around 25 years of age?
And there’s a debate among researchers about whether this doesn’t take place until somewhere between ages 30 and 40, while still others say it could be even later. We should also keep in mind that brain development, just like every other aspect of our development, varies from person to person.
Think about that for a moment factoring in the prefrontal cortex, the brain region has been implicated in planning complex cognitive behavior, personality expression, decision-making, and moderating social behavior.
Or perhaps "allow"? If the rant includes EFT, guided and/or done surrogately on the spot by a patient, calm individual, the results can be amazing.
When children see something as unjust, no doubt there will be a reaction. It could be an angry outburst or disappointment, or heaven knows what else.
When they feel safe to express exactly what they are feeling in a way that feels right to them, without fear of consequences, emotions get processed instead of bottled up.
The sooner the “tapping rant” can follow the event, the better. This means that even it they are screaming and crying “No, no, no!”, rather than shutting them down or trying to sooth them, many times the best thing to do is begin to tap through the sequence surrogately, ech...
Anxiety is a natural response to potential threats, which puts the body and mind into a heightened state of alert. In many circumstances we encounter it is beneficial, like the “almost car accident”, that helped us prevent the crash.
However, there are an estimated 40 million adults that deal with anxiety or persistent anxiety because of perceived threats. Persistent Anxiety generates very different responses in your body and mind.
With Persistent Anxiety again, your body and mind are reacting and responding to the things you’ve witness or endured. But the responses are amplified, causing stress and emotional pain. It can be debi...