Even though we frequently fall for the illusion that happiness comes from outside of us, the truth is, that happiness is generated by our own perception.
How we choose to think about experiences we are having vastly impacts how we feel about those same events. At subtler levels, tiny perceptual impressions, interpretations, decisions, and conclusions we reached in formative moments of our lives give rise to qualities of experience now.
As we wind down the summer and look forward into the holidays, we can see we’re heading into a season of gatherings.
Office parties, family fêtes, holiday get togethers, old friends and group dynamics can all be rough to tolerate when we’re first stabilizing our lives. How can we keep our commitments to sobriety in the face of so many social events and festivities?
Although women often turn to alcohol to help them ease pre-existing anxiety, alcohol worsens our anxiety over time. Alcohol has dampening effects on the nervous system that make it seem as though it helps in the moment to aid with anxiety, but actually makes anxiety more serious of a problem once the intoxication wears off.
Internal Family Systems Therapy, also called Parts Work and IFS for short, is gaining widespread popularity in addictions and mental health treatment. IFS is on the rise, not only because it has earned a spot on the list of the so-called “evidence-based” approaches favored by regulators, which always gives a healing modality a boost in visibility, but because it’s intuitively appealing and even, sometimes, fun.
One of the challenges of learning to cocreate, or manifest, is helping ourselves get ahold of the right kind of energy and vibration about a wish we have. For things…
Resentment is taking rat poison thinking the rat will die, the saying goes. No matter who the rats in our lives are, the tendency to stew in resentment does nothing…