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“Human Heart” Reasons Women May Not Leave Abusive Relationships, 1 of 2

Why do some women not leave abusive relationships, characterized by narcissistic*** abuse?

In one word, fear. Both real fears, and "perceived" ones. Perceived fears are more often the real road blocks to leaving and, or healing.

Human beings are hardwired want to matter, to find the treasures of happiness and fulfillment, and to do so following wise principles that enrich and bring meaning to our lives and relationships with ourselves and key others. Period. That is an...


Conscious Lifestyle

5 Steps to Thrive and Not Just Survive Challenges (or Challenging Relationships)

Your thoughts are powerful energies that can, and do, shape your responses and life.

Whether conscious or subconscious, shifts in your thoughts, in particular, to what you believe and hold in your awareness, literally, change the state of your mind and body in a split second in time.

You literally have the power to consciously command these inner processes; it's a capacity that is yours to cultivate.

A world of difference exists, when it comes to your emotional and...


Love

4 Steps to Consciously Free Yourself From the Grip of Fear

The biggest obstacle to cultivating authentic intimacy with the special person in your life may be the part or parts of yourself you do not love. There are hidden parts of you, parts you have never fully accepted, perhaps parts of you that were rejected, shamed by a parent or parts you feared would cause a parent to reject or abandon you when you were a small child. These hidden aspects of you, essentially, are the...


Addictive Relating

The Neuroscience of Racism and Its Marriage to “Toxic Masculinity”


Racism is learned. Like sexism, it's based on targeted conditioning, a forced imposition of a "might makes right" belief system that seeks to arbitrary double standards in attempt to normalize double standards and granting authority and power to the "entitled" group to exploit, abuse and limit the rights and freedoms to pursuit happiness of another group deemed "weak, inferior" yet also somehow "dangerous" to the entitled group.

The goals of this belief system is to gain widespread acceptance...


Conscious Lifestyle

10 Conscious-Love Guidelines to Sidestep Reactivity

What is conscious-love talk? It's talking, consciously, with intent to purposefully connect and be present to your purpose for talking. Or, the reason you are taking action to talk.

Purpose is about relating at higher level of consciousness, one that serves to connect you more deeply to life in and around you. Words to human beings matter. Neuroscience tells us we have an intimate relationship with words. Our words can serve a higher purpose in making...


General

10 Ways to Lower Fear and Boost Your Sense of Self, Health & Immunity, 3 of 3

As the coronavirus handling and news continue to produce more not less confusion, misinformation and puzzling decisions by powers that be, it is natural for fear to increase from uncertainty.

Human are hardwired to need a sense of safety and security. This is not a want. It's about one hormone in particular, oxytocin, that is released into the bloodstream, and nourishes the cells of our body, whenever we feel an overall sense of safety and...


Addictive Relating

What You Need to Know to Lower Your Fear and Boost Your Sense of Self, Health and Wellbeing, 2 of 3

It is only natural for anxiety to elevate in the current situation with coronavirus, or COVID-19. After all, many worries far extend the virus. There are several things to understand, however, to prevent fear from controlling your life choices, and instead transform fear in ways that boost your sense of self, health and wellbeing.
1. Know the symptoms of anxiety and panic as disorders 
Anxiety disorders, such as generalized anxiety...


Addictive Relating

7 Warning Signs a Narcissistic Sociopath Is Exploiting You

Can you spot a narcissist**? And the warning signs that a malignant narcissist may be exploiting you to serve their interests at the expense of your health and wellbeing?

Narcissists self-identify with at least 7 traits they regard as evidence of their superiority, and worth, and what entitles them (in their mind) to exploit and abuse with impunity. (They would not admit this, of course; admitting the truth would take them out of hiding. Truth neutralizes the...