One of the most “popular” mind games that so many of us play is also the game that causes destruction and pain. This is the game that nobody wins. It's called... The Comparison Game. You might play it too. Do you compare yourself to others? At a party, do you look around at the other men or women and judge how attractive/thin/fit/muscular/successful you are compared to them? This can make or break your night!
Celebrity figures are speaking up about the high cost of bullying. Adding to the voices of those who have been bullied or had loved ones take their own lives over bullying, many famous names are now taking a stand against bullies and those who deliberately humiliate others. In a plea during an appearance on the Ellen Degneres show recently NFL Football great Drew Brees had this to say:
Even though they all didn't win the Oscar awards this weekend, the nominees have already touched our hearts and minds. While enjoying five of this year's favorites, I found some great relationship advice.
Not every little girl turns to her parents and says, "Mom, Dad...I'm going to win the Daytona 500 someday!" Most little girls are too busy playing with Barbie® dolls and other childhood toys. Well, not Danica Patrick! On Monday, February 27th, 2012, forty-three of the top drivers in the world will compete in "The Great American Race"—NASCAR's biggest, richest and most prestigious motor-sports event.
In my work as a life coach, psychotherapist and energy healer, I have plenty of opportunity to talk to people about the stresses of everyday life and the resulting anxiety, fear and depression that they are feeling. Whether personal, such as job loss, aging parents, poor health, family issues, etc., or global, such as weather related losses, world politics or environmental concerns, we are all affected in some way. I help people to calm their anxiety, face their fears and begin to create lives of greater joy, purpose and well-being.
Do you want to be happier? You can be. And you don’t have to overhaul your life to do it. In fact, you can be happier in the next ten minutes without actually changing a single “thing” in your life!
From your first interaction with a man you’re telling him whether you are just a Fling, or a woman who might one day be his wife, possibly the mother of his children, in other words a Potential Wife. When a man meets a woman, he is wondering which category to put you in – Fling or Potential Wife. We’re not really that complicated.
We’re all aware of the sobering statistics that tell us that 50% of marriages end in divorce. We know that the modern marriage is vulnerable to a myriad of obstacles that couples must learn to navigate if their partnership is to succeed. We want to do everything we can to divorce-proof an impending marriage. Our culture supports premarital counseling for the couple to learn essential tools for conflict resolution but it still fails to prepare each person as an individual for the life-altering transition of getting married.
One of the most debilitating topics that my clients struggle with is that they have difficulty distinguishing between the truth and the thoughts that their fear-based minds shoot into their heads.
Parenting teens who are exploring romance can be frustrating, confusing, and can challenge your ability to be flexible. Your dream of watching your teenager meet and fall in love with a wonderful person may be turned on its ear as you watch them struggle - and get their heart broken. With teenagers hitting puberty sometimes as young as age ten, their hormones are getting turned “on” earlier, and they’re likely interested in dating before they have the emotional resources in place to handle it.