Be completely at ease with yourself. There is no reason why you should not love yourself unconditionally. You can start right now – you do not need any reason.
I have learned how to love myself (almost) unconditionally, but that doesn’t mean I have stopped trying to change. I can love myself completely and wholly, even though there are aspects of me I want to change. We are built to move forwards. Moving forwards is a part of the human experience. You could say that we ARE change. Loving ourselves unconditionally is to embrace change and to guide it in the present moment.
Do you wish you were more confident? Maybe you wouldn’t say no to a touch of more extraversion in your personality. Or maybe you wish you were more efficient in your work life. It is possible to change and some of the answer to how lies in the branch of psychology called the phenomenological–humanistic perspective on personality.
An Exciting Psychological Theory
The phenomenological-humanistic perspective on personality is in part an answer to Sigmund Freud’s theory that people are driven by the unconscious. Continue reading →
Is there really a magic bullet for anxiety? Could a simple pill be the answer to your nervous jitteriness? Some anecdotal evidence suggests that it could – for some people.
Humans as a species evolved to eat a diverse menu of foods that were packed full with vitamins and minerals. There was no fast food, no grocery stores and no high fructose corn syrup over evolutionary time. Our foods contained copious amounts of niacin, or vitamin b-3 as most people know it.
Pellagra is a disease caused by severe lack of niacin and tryptophan. Its symptoms are mainly diarrhea, dermatitis and dementia – the three D’s. The recommended dietary intake of niacin (~20 mg) is just enough to stop most people from getting the symptoms of pellagra. But is it enough to keep us healthy and vibrant?
There is not much clinical research being done on niacin’s effect on anxiety – maybe because there is not much money in it. But there is some promising anecdotal evidence for its potency.
Jonathan E. Prousky, Professor at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, presents three case studies the paper “Supplemental Niacinamide Mitigates Anxiety Symptoms: Three Case Reports” . Continue reading →
In this powerful video, John Hagelin – Ph.D in Superstring Unifield Field Theory – explains how we are all one. We create our own reality on an individual level, but at the fundamental level our consciousness is the same.
The deepest levels of physics are converging together with what Buddhism and esoteric branches of the other religions has been telling us for a long time – We’re all just consciousness. Consciousness is everything.
“I said, You are gods, sons of the Most High, all of you”
As the wave on the ocean is both the wave and the ocean – both distinguishable and inseparable – so are you both God (consciousness) and a human being. Continue reading →
Our kids are increasingly struggling in school. They are diagnosed with all kinds of mental disorders when they can’t sit still and quietly listen to a teacher drone on about civics or grammar.
We are now starting to wake up to something that could be a big in the contexts of troubled kids in school.
Meditation is an all-natural concentration drug with a whole range of mental benefits. One School in New England started with transcendental meditation (TM) for kids and the results are stunning. Watch this video to hear the kids tell their stories:
Here are some of the things the teachers and students have to say about transcendental meditation in school:
“Since I learned to meditate […] I could sit and focus better. I could feel clearly what they were saying.”
“I sense a feeling of peacefulness that TM brings to staff and students who have been trained – a peaceful resonance is flowing throughout the building.” Continue reading →
We could all benefit from some more peace and calm in our lives. Most of us have experienced how stressful situations can make our hearts pound through our chest, our faces grow red, and to top if off, make our palms sweaty right before we have to shake hands with someone important.
These are natural reactions to situations where we feel out of control or anxious. It is the fight or flight response we got for Christmas some time ago from the ever so funny Evolutionary Santa. Our bodies are pumped up and ready to either fight or run for our lives, with the help of some powerful stress hormones like adrenaline and cortisol. Sadly, neither fighting nor fleeing is a viable option when you’re holding your speech at your wedding.
Luckily there are some tools you can use to reduce the severity of your fear response. You won’t be able to short-circuit your entire biology, however. Some fear will always be your companion. You can reduce it. And the first method is…
Accept Your Fear
What?! I want to get rid of it. But, acceptance is the first step to change. It sounds like a paradox, but when it comes to fear your resistance is only fueling it. Fear can be understood from a perspective of neural pathways linking some situation or thing to danger or bad feelings. Continue reading →