Michael is a successful business owner who came to me for coaching because he felt he was doing something wrong, even though his business was doing well. He had a persistent underlying feeling of being a failure, even though all the evidence pointed to the contrary.
Despite years of work by doctors and advocacy groups to obliterate the stigma surrounding mental health issues, some people feel a deep sense of shame because their brains work differently. The decision to take psychoactive medications can be a tough one, and fears about side effects, health insurance consequences, and a radical change in personality can compound the difficulty. But when therapy's not enough and lifestyle changes aren't doing the trick, medication can be the shakeup you need.
Sometimes I get so frustrated. I have a clear (very clear) notion of how things should be or the ending I would like; and there is nothing (NOTHING) I can do to effect an acceptable outcome. I get so tense. I do everything one could possibly expect, I think about alternatives and plan for them, I visualize a different life experience. And yet ... nothing changes. Or, rather, nothing visible changes.
Contrary to what American television would have us believe, attaining popularity, influence, money or luxury are not the life goals that make the majority of people happy. In fact, research often finds these factors to be rated at the bottom of the list of typically recognized psychological needs. The study described in this article gives us more information about those psychological needs often rated more highly.
Just say the word math and some people roll their eyes or shake their heads. America's school children in particular are not known for their math solving abilities and often need parental help with math games. Gender differences in math learning in elementary school has particularly undergone a fair amount of research for decades.
We all have an image of ourselves and a view of the rest of the world that determines our attitudes, personalities, and behaviors. Some people seem happier, more content, or more successful than others. Is this because they are lucky, or because they understand the source of power which controls their life's results? They know where it resides...and where it doesn't! They take personal responsibility for their lives.
Question: I have a question about memories. From ages one to eight, I can remember only things like the house, toys, etc., but nothing clear about the people. Then, after we moved away from my father, I can remember everything. How can this be? Also is there any way other than hypnosis to recovering those childhood memories?
Fear is something everyone faces at one point or another. The good news is that fear can be overcome by facing it and by taking some pro-active steps toward change. Here’s Julie’s story:
A few years ago, Julie took a leap of faith to start her own business. She was pleased when her client list grew and she no longer felt it was necessary to actively market her services.
I am involved in a long-distance relationship. I find myself at times thinking about cheating. Is this normal? How should I look on actually cheating? Do all people find long distance relationships tough going?
Maintaining a long-distance relationship is a difficult task. There is loneliness, self-doubt, even fear ("Can I trust him/her to remain faithful?")
Improvements to our overall health by increasing the frequency and duration of our exercise efforts is well documented (Ross & Hayes, Salonen, et al). Virtually every study examining fitness indicates that regular exercise, over time, will result in fewer heart disease episodes and, in a very real sense, contribute to a longer life span, as cardiovascular disease is the number one killer in the U.S. When we get asked in a poll or survey, nearly 50% of us report that we engage in some form of exercise (U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services). However, a review of our exercise habits show that only about 25% of us are engaging in a physical activity at a level that actually produces some tangible results in respect to preventing premature death or disability (Ross & Hayes). What this means is that while many of us say we exercise, most of us are not doing it often enough or long enough to get the real benefit for our heart and lungs. The arguments go something like this: