I Hear Voices in My Head!

Lately, as I’ve been working with clients, listening to what they are dealing with and going through, I’ve seen that so much of our unhappiness is self created.   We get caught up in the whirlwind of thought some refer to as the “ego mind,” and we ruminate on why we aren’t good enough, why something will never work, that we “should” do this, or “shouldn’t” do that, and so on, and so on.   Sound familiar?   Hey, we’ve all been there. Many of us live “there,” in that negative head space, or we visit frequently, choosing to limit ourselves and our lives by listening to that voice inside our head. And truly, most of us have more than one of those voices.   It helps to identify those voices – give them names, and, sense where in your mind or body they live. For example, my internal naysayer is named Negative Nancy and she’s in the right side of my head, towards the back, behind my ear. When you locate and identify those voices, it becomes easier to tune in to the voices within you that are your Higher Self, your intuition, your Angels and Guides.   Here’s another thing – a way toward healing. When you catch yourself going down the rabbit hole of self-criticism, see it as an opportunity.   It’s an opportunity to exercise self-love and self-forgiveness.   Self-love and forgiveness are True paths to healing and wholeness, regardless of the origin of the initial pain or trauma.   Treat yourself as you would treat someone you deeply love. Replace those negative thoughts with...

Positive Politics?!

Originally written/posted November 7, 2012   I have the benefit of not watching TV. I haven’t had my TV hooked up to cable, satellite or antenna for 11 years now.   And I don’t miss it.   Most of all, I am happy not to have it around election time, when things get nasty & grown people behave in bitter, ugly ways. Why do elections bring out the worst in people?   It’s good to be passionate about beliefs. It’s good to engage in political debate. It’s good to stand up for what we think is good and true in this world.     But, what is good and true in the world, really?   I can tell you that it’s not getting ugly, being condescending, spouting hatred and lies. It’s not wishing ill-will upon folks that hold differing opinions, beliefs or politics.     It’s fair to say that many, if not most, of us feel that our political system needs an over-haul. It’s fair to say that we all feel depressed, angry, frustrated and condescended to during election time. We could go on & on & on & on about the problems and what’s wrong with the system or this or that politician.   That is easy and we’ve engaged in this conversation for some time now.     I propose another approach entirely.   But first, let me ask you – How’s that hatred working for ya? What good things have come about because of your anger and frustration? Do you feel like your wheels are spinning and spinning and you are getting no where fast?...

What did you just say?

Originally written/published October 8, 2012   The other day I was giving a massage to an older woman who obviously takes good care of her body, and remarked that I could tell she was doing a good job of it because I can feel the healthy muscle tissue. She responded by putting her body down. She had no health issues, was on no medications, looked good, felt good except for some stress tension, and had no history of disease, surgery, allergies or injuries. I urged her to appreciate her body for its excellent health, not to take it for granted. And there I was, having this conversation with yet another client. So I am going to have this conversation with you, too – LOVE your body!  Yes! Love your body! Tell your body you love it and appreciate all its done for you.Change your language around how you look at your health and your body, and you will change your relationship to it. You will also, most likely, change your health for the better. There are numerous studies and science that proves our thoughts and words impact our cells & the health of those cells. Concepts like neuroplasticity and neuropeptides have been proven to be real, providing an undeniable link between body & mind.    The thing is, our minds & our thoughts can be changed, programmed if you will. When we catch ourselves saying the same negative things over & over again, we program our cells to believe those things. So why not program those cells to be happy and healthy? We do this through the use of...