We've all heard
how important it is for our continued good health to eat properly, exercise,
drink plenty of water, and get the right amount of sleep.
But it's equally
important to become aware of how we speak to ourselves, both
silently and aloud.
I used to know a
woman who would announce at the first hint of cooler weather that flu season was
coming and that she got sick every year.
Interestingly enough, she usually did.
There was someone else I knew who, as he aged and found he was having
more difficulty recalling words and names, would make
a comment about how his memory was shot.
Perhaps there's an area of your life that you'd like
to improve. An illness, injury, bad situation,
or anything at all, really. You've tried
many different methods to make it better – physical, emotional and mental
efforts – but nothing, so far, has worked.
It's time for you to consider the Hoʻoponopono.
According to Dr. Meherunisa Sutarwala, Hoʻoponopono is
the process of rectifying a situation.
Its roots are in the Polynesian cultures, whose people believed one's errors
were the cause of illness.
for how to use Progressive Relaxation for Sleep Improvement.
Have you ever noticed
what the person you're speaking with is doing physically? Taking note of what another does and doing
the same thing yourself can greatly enhance your communicative ability. It's a technique known as Matching and
Mirroring, and it comes to us from Neuro Linguistic Programming. Making use of it can help you to be more
For example, perhaps
you've noticed that the person you're in conversation with is leaning back or forward. You can pretty easily adjust your body to be
the same without disrupting the flow of the talk.
of the ways that we can make communication go more smoothly is to become aware
of the dominant sensory perception of the person with whom we're conversing. It may sound like a lot of effort, but it's
actually pretty easy to do with a little practice. We need only listen to the way other people
phrase things in terms of senses, and use similar expressions to respond.
for example, the following sentence: “Look,
I see what you mean, but what I’m picturing is something a little different.
We all know how to communicate with each other, right?
We do it all the time. We talk to each other, phone, email, text, PM.
Back in the old days, we wrote each
other letters. All of these make use of
spoken or written language to get our points across. But not all communication is spoken or
written, and not everyone communicates the same way.
For example, we’re probably all aware of body language
and how to make use of that. If you’re
speaking to someone across a table, and they lean in, that probably means
they’re interested in what you’re saying.
Have you had difficulty sustaining a satisfying relationship? Would you say you're in a good relationship,
but you'd like to be able to enjoy it even more? Do you think it's possible to predict your
partner's behavior so you can improve the relationship by knowing how to
According to Marriage and Family Therapist Dr. John Kappas (also
the founder of the Hypnosis Motivation Institute), most people fall into one of
two categories: those who take in information literally and those who take it
Are you feeling stuck? Would you
like to improve your life, but you just can't seem to make any headway
accomplishing that? Do you want to feel
happier? Try using affirmations.
According to Dictionary.com, an affirmation is the assertion that
something exists or is true. Since we
aresuggestible to ourselves
, sometimes stating what you want as though it is already
true can make it more likely you'll experience the results you want. Try some of these (or create your own!
Freedom Technique (EFT) can be remarkably transforming, healing, and,
sometimes, even seemingly miraculous. You
write down what your problem is, you rank it for distress on a scale of one to
ten, you write your Set-Up Statement, and you tap until you feel relieved. Most often, you begin to release the problem before
you've finished your first round.
what if you do all of that, and no matter how long you tap on the issue, there's
either very little or no change at all?
Are you looking for a pleasant way to help you to make positive
changes in your life this year? Try
There are many ways to make use of essential oils, and
aromatherapy is one of them. An
important point, though, is to choose an oil that's well-made. I highly recommend steam-distilled
brands. Some essential oils are
extracted using chemicals. Those
chemicals, unfortunately, end up in the little bottle with the fragrance. Also, if there are artificial additives or preservatives,
it's not a great idea to use them, especially if you intend to apply them to