I'm sure you will have heard of the placebo effect. If not, in a nut shell, it's a sugar / talc 'nothing' pill that every drug on the market has been tested against before it is allowed to be used as a medicine. It, the placebo, almost always has healing properties equal to most drugs on the market, even surpassing some. If you've never heard of it, research it, you'll be amazed.
Anyway, this little story is about my experience with the placebo. Firstly, you need to know that I've been trying to cure myself by changing my belief system and I've been lacking confidence that I could do it. But, something happened yesterday that has convinced me otherwise and that is what my story is about. Continue reading →
The article below refers to my very own experience, especially the tactics of the 'skilled' and 'charming bully'. A person who used to be my bestie has done this to me, not in the workplace, but on social media! Continue reading →
15 Habits of Healthy Couples by Amita Patel
"What makes a relationship healthy?" It can be challenging to spot the signs when you're enjoying romantic dinners, handmade cards, and mind-blowing sex. I took a look back at the things I've done (and had done to me) to present you with the 15 habits of healthy couples.
Amita is the Owner and Founder of AlignedHolistics.com, a coaching services company founded in January of 2013 to empower individuals to create a life they love from a place of self-love vs. self-discipline. As a coach, writer, and wellness expert, Amita works with individuals to break through their barriers and embrace lifestyle change from the inside-out. Her unique approach combines nutrition, physical activity, relationships, career, and personal philosophy. Amita has been featured on CBS, NBC, and the Huffington Post. She received her Master's Degree from New York University and her Health Coach Certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Continue reading →
Greek philosophers considered pain to be an emotion.
What do you think?
Read about my thoughts today, when I am in so much pain ... Continue reading →
How To Get Unstuck In 5 Easy Steps To Get Unstuck by Sonia Choquette
"It is important to remember, on a soul level, that all changes we face carry with them an invitation from our Spirit to move past these temporary conditions." -Sonia Choquette
Sonia Choquette is a world-renowned author, storyteller, vibrational healer, and six-sensory spiritual teacher in international demand for her guidance, wisdom, and capacity to heal the soul. Sonia was educated at the University of Denver and the Sorbonne in Paris, and holds a Ph.D. in metaphysics from the American Institute of Holistic Theology. Continue reading →
Emotional Contagion is the tendency for two individuals to emotionally converge. One view developed by Elaine Hatfield et al is that this can be done through automatic mimicry and synchronization of one’s expressions, vocalizations, postures and movements with those of another person. When people unconsciously mimic their companions’ expressions of emotion, they come to feel reflections of their partner’s emotions. Emotions can be shared across individuals in many different ways both implicitly or explicitly. For instance, conscious reasoning, analysis and imagination have all been found to contribute to the phenomenon. Emotional contagion is important to personal relationships because it fosters emotional synchrony between individuals. A broader definition of the phenomenon was suggested by Schoenewolf: "a process in which a person or group influences the emotions or behavior of another person or group through the conscious or unconscious induction of emotion states and behavioral attitudes". Continue reading →
Don’t Be Fooled by a Narcissist!
How narcissists can convince you of their (undeserved) greatness.
Self-promotion, ingratiation, and other manipulative strategies are just a few of the ways that narcissists can trick the unsuspecting into thinking they’re the real deal. If you’ve ever been duped by the high-flying ways of a smooth-talking and super-confident date, job candidate, or boss, you know how easy it is to fall under such a person’s spell. Continue reading →