We often think of forgiveness as something we do on behalf of the person who wronged us. However, forgiveness is actually not meant to necessarily be a process that we undertake for the sake of the person who hurt us. At the same time though, the process is still about that person. There is nothing wrong with forgiving him or her in order to help ourselves feel better. This is an active choice that we make when we need relief from the toxicity of our anger and our hurt. Below are three steps to take to let go of anger and find peace with forgiveness.
33 personal letters from the late Jackie Kennedy are soon to be put up to auction at Sheppard's Irish Auction House, in Durrow, Ireland. Jackie spent years writing to Father Joseph Leonard, a Dublin priest. Spanning across the years, from 1950-1964, the letters detail the first lady's love for her husband, her frustration and pain over his affairs, and her incredible grief at his death.
A new study found that female mice who experience inflammatory pain are less likely to spend time with their male counterparts, which means sexy times are zero to nil.
Have you been thinking of trying hypnosis for a problem in your life? I have been a licensed hypnotherapist for over 25 years, although for most of my early life I was terrified of being hypnotized and thought it meant being in someone’s power. I was terrified that I would go to a scary place and not be able to move or come back. No way was I going to try it!
1. Become aware of where your thoughts are taking you – AND what your body is feeling when you start to think those thoughts. The sooner this world realizes that how we treat others in our relationships has a direct effect on the pain we are feeling in our bodies – the sooner we will begin to eliminate chronic pain in this world!
So, I was on my way to get a much-needed massage today when "Sweet Caroline" came on the radio. Within seconds, I was in tears. It was my mom's song. It was the song we played at the recessional during her memorial service three months ago and it was the song she and I playfully danced to together at the Neil Diamond concert just last year. It was the song that suddenly sent my joy on this beautiful spring day into a nose dive.
I'm Jodie Rodenbaugh and this is my story. It's a story that only I direct. This is my story of feeling stripped of everything I once knew. My experience left me naked and vulnerable, but through that pain, I found strength from a power much greater than myself.
Are you ever ugly? I don't mean ugly looking. I don't mean having one of those days when it's not in your best interests to be seen publically. I don't mean wearing ugly clothes or being born with ugly toes. I mean do you ever catch yourself thinking thoughts or feeling feelings that cause you to behave in an ugly manner? Let's define ugly for a minute...
Today was hot and sunny, and remembering the pain of that burn, I wondered, can we have emotional sunburns, too? That is, pain from hurt feelings, anger and misunderstanding that has rubbed us so raw we're chafing. I do believe I have witnessed emotional sunburn, even suffered from it myself on occasion. Here are five questions you can ask yourself to see if you experienced it as well.
Jealousy is a red hot topic! So many people have asked me in groups and healing sessions over the years how to deal with jealousy, how not to feel it, how to transcend it. It is good to understand that in fact, if we are jealous of someone, this feeling comes about because we are projecting some un-lived aspect of ourselves onto the person we are jealous about. We are imagining that this person is able to have a level of fulfillment that we are denied.
BY Hope Kumor It's a painful day as the clouds roll in. It's not a sunny, happy day. It was 10 years ago today on my younger brother's 7th birthday. The two clash. Today represents two things, a life and a death. The death of a 6-year boy who never got a chance to live, as well as my younger brother's birthday. We are still in mourning. When this day comes, I always brace myself on the events that will occur on this day. It is heart-wrenching to think that a little boy lost his life.
A disability or chronic condition, whether it results in muscle weakness, pain, paralysis, or loss of sensation doesn’t necessarily have to cripple your sex life. Some impairments will directly affect your sexual functioning in a negative way, but fortunately there are treatments available. Others will indirectly affect your sexual life by throwing a monkey wrench into your usual sexual routine or messing with your head. Many will do both.
The European Cancer Research Center has called for an urgent review of aspartame and of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) stance that Aspartame is not a carcinogen. The FDA does report however that 75 percent of the adverse reactions caused by food additives is caused by Aspartame. Aspartame is an artificial sweetener that is commonly called NutraSweet or Equal.
Perhaps you've wondered. Perhaps you've struggled with the idea. But how do you know if it's right for you? No time like the present to find out. Take the test to learn more! http://www.lifeissuespsychotherapy.com/do-i-need-psychotherapy/