We all yearn for deep, enduring love. We burn for exotic, erotic sex. We crave...well, you name it. Why? Not because we are all hot to trot, but because our brains are. That's right. A segment of the brain called the limbic system governs our reward circuitry, or "pleasure centers," which in turn rule our wants and desires, especially when it comes to love and food, the two things the body—and the species—need to survive. But that's just where the story begins.
Self-esteem is widely regarded as one of the most important values in today’s society. Parents, teachers, and of course we therapists focus our efforts on boosting self-esteem, assuming that high self-esteem will result in many positive outcomes and benefits. We believe it will increase productivity and performance, benefit interpersonal relationships, and lead to healthier lifestyles.
For those of you who are new to hypnosis and interested in how the subconscious can attract or repel love, one program you may want to try is from hypnotherapist Wendi Friesen. Aptly called Love of Your Life, this is a seven day online method that includes journaling excercises and hypnosis meditations to program one's subconcious to support love rather than sabotage it.
It's not really magic unless you believe as I do, that the mind is a miracle in itself.
We already knew that your inner circle could affect your drinking habits and weight, but now, a new study from the University of Colorado — Boulder, says that your sex life and consequently your happiness, are affected by the sex lives of your friends.
There is so much pressure on athletes to perform well that often their psychilogical well being suffers. However, with a new approach called mindfulness-acceptance-commitment (MAC), athletes are on their way to better mental health and better performance as well.
I want to lose weight. I want a better relationship with my children. I want more "me time". I want to be more organized. I want to make more money. I want to be less depressed and less anxious. I want to be happier. These are some reasons people seek the help of a psychologist or other mental health professional. Many have sought help before and found it was unproductive.
In reading philosophical teachings and writings, I often wonder why the body and the ego are seen so negatively, as if they somehow are antithetical to spirituality. Although ego, body and mind are not all we are, each is part, an expression of the whole self, included in our precious gifts from God, the Universe, Life, Spirit. It would be as sensible to hate or degrade a mathematical problem given me by a teacher for learning purposes. Of course I can be frustrated in my efforts to solve a difficult problem; that is merely an expression of my eagerness to achieve.
A recent study published in Biological Psychology examined the importance of smell in human attraction and relationships. Unlike some studies examining pheromones, an area not well understood in the human animal, this study focuses on the regular, run-of-the-mill sense of smell.
Failed time-outs can be a huge source of frustration for parents and teachers, making them question their skills and abilities, and leading to the belief that they need to escalate severity to get consequences to work. This can easily result in stronger and stronger reprimands, lectures, and even yelling, along with more and more drastic and punitive consequences. This is typically a recipe for disaster. There is a much better way. Really understanding why time-outs don’t work is the place to begin.
There is a quiet despair among so many loving, smart, and deeply caring parents. They so desire to see their children manifest their greatness, to use their intensity well instead of having it go awry, and too often they see their best efforts to inspire respectful and responsible choices slip away to further levels of frustration.
Have you heard, now there’s even an “election addiction”? Aren’t you glad we’re through with that one for right now? But, seriously, addiction to alcohol, drugs, food, sex, smoking, shopping, video games, gambling, hoarding, work, cutting, texting and social media just keeps accelerating. It’s staggering, what in the world is happening to us?
With all of the chemical antidepressants out there trying to force us into better moods, it seems nature had a powerful one for us all along: semen. A new study shows the man-goo can have a positive effect on a woman's mental health.
Wondering how to have more fun? Maybe you are living in the past and missing opportunities in the present. The following secrets can help you come into the present and seize all the opportunities in your love and career lives. Step 1: Come back to now. Just like they say in yoga class, use your breath to come back to the moment. Do it when you’re home and at work.