Conscious Lifestyle

10 Habits to Make Happiness a Lifestyle

  Life is so fascinating. There’s always something to learn and do, and there's unfinished business, a situation to resolve, a habit to break, a relationship to start or improve, something to see in new and different ways. It’s part of feeling alive. Or is it? Does thinking about challenges or a relationship issues turn your mind to thoughts of...
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Sufficiency

My Third Lesson in Sufficiency

My motivation for getting out of bed today. So I've been totally under the weather this week. Again. Sigh. It's the same respiratory ick that dogged my footsteps (or rather, my sinuses) all during December, and apparently it's back for more of me. As I've dragged myself from one end of my tiny casa to the...
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Hope

Today I Love Sleeping And Dreaming

Silver Tuesday Today I love sleeping and dreaming, that I dreamt last night for the first time in a long time, and that I feel less achy than I have in weeks. I love the easy light outside the window and the silver grey of the sky, the fact that it is...
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Couples

Does Your Romance Pass the Test? – Part 1

A quick internet search of the term “romance magazines” will net you over 27 million hits. No surprise there. Romantic love, or the interest in it, has been big business for many years. When we refined the search to identify matches for “relationship tests” to see what the market for partners who are unsure of or...
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General

Quick, What’s the Opposite of Mindfulness?

In the treatment of addictions it may be that mindfulness is best understood in terms of what it is not.  Most people are pretty sure about what mindfulness is.  In common usage mindfulness is being aware of something or attending to it.  In a spiritual sense you  might say mindfulness is being "present" or "in the...
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ADHD

ADHD, Anger, and Emotional Regulation

Calling triple "A"? I was once told that I had anger management issues. I was told this by a friend I respected. But I didn't respect her as a psychologist. Fortunately, she isn't a psychologist. I know I can get emotional, and what sounds like anger really is anger, but it's anger at situations....
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Bereavement

Your Emotions After Miscarriage

Now that we’ve discussed some of the facts  about miscarriage and why it occurs, I wanted to devote some time to exploring common emotional reactions to miscarriage. There is no one way you are supposed to feel (or not feel) following a miscarriage. I’ve seen women in my private practice express a range of emotions from numbness...
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Hope

Today I Love Damp Dark Spring Days

A damp spring Monday morn ... Today I love damp dark spring days and the way they can sometimes match your mood so you don't feel so lonely. I love that it is fifty degrees (ten degrees Celsius) out already and it's just past eight in the morning. I love that the...
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Alcoholism

Finding Support for Mental Illness and Alcoholism

It can be hard dealing with a mental illness and/or alcoholism without support from a loved one. Perhaps, they don’t recognize it as a real problem. They may be frightened or not comprehend what is happening. Sometimes, partners may even try to sabotage your recovery. There could be any number of reasons why you could use some...
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General

5 Researched Herbs Commonly Used to Calm Anxiety

High-demand jobs, financial problems, health issues, and maybe even a new teenage driver in the get the idea. High stress and anxiety go hand-in-hand with modern life. It's not surprising that remedies for anxiety abound. With names like RediCalm, they cleverly suggest relief. But are popular herbal ingredients effective? Today we'll focus on specific herbs for...
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Hope

Today I Love Adventures In Food

Adventures in grocery shopping ... Today I love adventures in food, like last night's hot pot dinner and today's T&T shopping expedition. I love trying new things, even if I don't like the things I try, which doesn't happen very often. I love trying things a second time when people around...
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Celebrity

What To Write To Sell Your Screenplay

Sorry to say, the studios are not very interested in buying your original screenplay. They are more interested in buying screenplays with “built-in audiences,” which means they are adapted from comic books, graphic novels, best-sellers, hit plays, popular tv shows, videogames, reboots, remakes, sequels and prequels. Google The Scoggins Report’s Year-End Spec Market Scorecard. You will find...
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