Archives for January, 2012

Conscious Lifestyle

How ‘Conscious Acceptance’ Empowers Your Beliefs, Choices and Actions, 2 of 2

Believe it or not, you are in a perfect place in your life, exactly where you need to be.

If that doesn't feel true, you may not be exercising your capacity for conscious acceptance as a springboard for making optimal choices, or may not understand how it can serve you as a bridge or anchor, to realizing the larger vision of where you aspire to be your life (whether you know what that is or not).

In Part...
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Conscious Lifestyle

Ego Versus Ego-Strength: The Characteristics of a Healthy Ego and Why It’s Essential to Your Happiness

The idea of ego-strength has a long history in the field of psychology that can be traced back to the development of Sigmund Freud's three-tiered view of personality in terms of id, ego, and super-ego.

Thanks to numerous contributions since, this and other Freudian concepts were significantly revamped by many of his followers, such as Alfred Adler, Carl Jung and Erich Fromm, known as NeoFreudians, all of whom shifted away from Freud's deterministic and pessimistic...
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Addictive Relating

Toxic Relationship Patterns – 5 Steps to Breaking-Free of Toxic Patterns, Healing & Restoring Balance, 4 of 4

If you are in a relationship that is negatively impacting your emotional, mental, or physical health, hurting others you love, or compromising your inner values, you are likely in a toxic relationship – and addictive neural patterns are in control.

If you have not already, take time to reflect on the dynamics, and to consider what you can and cannot do - that would allow you to break free of their control, and to take charge...
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Conscious Lifestyle

Healing Disappointments And ‘Conscious Acceptance’ – The Life Shaping Power of ‘How’ You Respond, 1 of 2

Whenever events or relationships do not turn out the way you imagined or thought, it’s only natural to feel some degree of disappointment, perhaps also grief, frustration, or anger, and other fear-based emotions. Regardless whether the emotion is directed toward your self or another, it can hurt.

Did you know, however, that it is how you respond to disappointments, and not how hurtful the events or outcomes themselves were, that determines the extent to which...
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