It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year! Really? Surely you’ve heard that lyric. It’s the title of the ever popular Christmas song Andy Williams first recorded in 1963. Since then, many notable crooners have regaled us with their renditions–Johnny Mathis, Harry Connick Jr., Patti LaBelle, Garth Brooks, and the Pentatonix–celebrating many of the activities associated with the Winter Holiday Season: “…parties for hosting…marshmallows for toasting…caroling out in the snow…gay happy meetings…holiday greetings…friends coming to call…” If your spirit soars as Thanksgiving nears and you remain high on the holidays through New Year’s, good for you. Enjoy yourself to the max! You deserve it. We all do. But for too many.
Hot Buttons for Self-Doubt As you strive to attain your goals and dreams, there are bound to be times when you suffer self-doubt. “Can I really make a living doing what I love? Am I smart enough? Talented enough? In my search for a loving partner, do I have the grit to face rejection, to get through the dry spells, and never give up?” Having self-doubt is more the norm than an aberration. An estimated 70% of people experience the “imposter syndrome” at some point in their lives. And a whopping 85% of people around the world are affected by low-self esteem. So instead of stigmatizing yourself for having it,.
Do you obsessively wonder whether you or your work is good enough? Do you often worry that you don’t have what it takes to succeed in your chosen field? Are you constantly afraid that you can’t have a happy marriage (and family) and make a good living doing what you love? If so, you are grappling with self-doubt. But you’re certainly not alone. It might help you to know that some of the most famous, successful, and revered artists (Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and Vincent Van Gogh), writers (John Steinbeck, Edith Wharton, George Eliot), and even presidents (George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and John F. Kennedy) suffered self-doubt. Obviously, that emotion.
Valentine’s Day is not just a day for celebrating romantic love between two lovers. It also is a day for celebrating self-love, which Ernest Holmes defines in his book The Science of Mind as “the self-givingness of spirit”. To my mind this is an act of taking some of self and putting it into a new context and expressing in a new way. It’s like breaking off a piece of yourself to regenerate as something else that is beautiful or intelligent, compassionate, soothing, helpful, fascinating, creative, humorous, or caring. To my mind, this is how oneness becomes more than oneness. This is what unfolding is. As a recovering self-saboteur, Valentine’s Day.
Seen At 11: Hypnosis Takes On New Focus, More Parents Are Putting Kids In A Trance Hypnosis: Relaxation That Empowers As scientific studies continue to affirm the safety and therapeutic effects of hypnosis for a broad spectrum of problems and conditions, it is not surprising that more parents are turning to hypnotherapy for help with their children’s issues. Teaching kids how to relax, focus, and become aware of their inner experiences empowers them. In the video featured above, a recent segment on CBS news featured Los Angeles hypnotherapist Lisa Machenberg, a self-proclaimed “hypno-mom,” who began using hypnosis successfully on her own children for better sleep when they were just seven months old and continued with.
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Does the title of this post seem somewhat oxymoronic to you? “No way holiday treats can be tasty AND healthy!” you say. I disagree and I’ll provide some examples to defy that claim later in this post. Each year, starting Labor Day, like a stampede of bulls in the streets of Pamplona, come the holidays: Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Christmas, and New Year’s. Our senses are assaulted by decadent delectables loaded with bad fats, processed sugars, salt, gluten, and starch. Not just at work or at friends’, but at the bank, in the gym, and even at the gynecologist’s. Lemon bars, spritz cookies, rugelach, chocolate fudge, and pecan sandies are everywhere. The Devious Foodie Mindset.
The second presidential debate is next Monday, and I, for one, can’t wait. That’s when the gloves really come off and the Donald dukes it out with Hill-Bill for the Hill. Hey, Trump! Time to get substantive and stop with all your “I am the greatest” crap. Besides, you’re no Muhammad Ali. You’re more like Humpty Dumpty. Remember the nursery rhyme that begins:”Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty had a great fall…”? I have my own rendition: Humpty Trumpty wants a big wall. Humpty Trumpty’s gonna have a great fall. All of the Democrats and Republicans, too, Are asking the same question I now put to you: What kind of “great fall” will Humpty Trumpty have? A victory as P.O.T.U.S..
Two years ago July 21, 2014, Robin Williams left our Planet. On August 11, he will have been 65 years old. Planet Earth misses Robin and needs to celebrate his comic genius more than ever. We need to be filled up with his zany spirit and laugh until our sides ache..not our hearts. Lord knows, we need another Comic Relief …and we need it bad. The last one was 6 years ago. Whoopi? Billy? Perhaps you would be willing to start the ball rolling by exploring the idea with HBO again, since they televised at least 10 of them and, along with some other sponsors, picked up all (or most) of the costs for the Comic.