KISS Keep it simple stupid

I have not posted anything in a long time, I cannot lie, it was because I felt bogged down with the entire process.  Life had gotten complicated, with technology going overboard, and competition for anything skyrocketing.  I was trying to keep up with everything, working so hard I forgot the most important element.  And that[…]

Fallen horse

Dreams sometimes die as quick as they are born.   Blows away like dust, goes away so quickly, the dream never even had a chance to make it to memory. I had a dream, a dream of having a successful WordPress site, where people could share their hopes, their fears and where we could all[…]

Technology, food and type II diabetes

The rise of technology, food and type II diabetes The human being was designed to be active. The human being was not designed to be sitting all day, not moving. Our muscles do not get stronger unless they are used, if they are not used, they will inevitably atrophy. The human mind was made to[…]

Media and mirror neurons

“Whoever controls the media, controls the mind” ― Jim Morrison The miracle of mirror neurons I talk about the importance of mirror neurons, because I have come across the knowledge of how much we learn by watching others. Of course, when I read this fact, I was at first fascinated, then petrified. Fascinated because of[…]

Neither ashamed or proud, or who I am

I thought today it would be good, to tell you who I really am, and where I come from and why I have chosen counseling as a career. I have posted another video on this website, it is from a class assignment in my Master’s program. I thought the assignment very much paralleled with what[…]

the world of social media

“Distracted from distraction by distraction” ― T.S. Eliot I write a lot about frustration, but one of the most frustrating things I have ever encountered is the world of social media. We can say goodbye to privacy, everything is connected to everything else. Someone can find out where I live, who my friends are, where[…]

Desire

  “Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.” ― Alphonse Karr, A Tour Round My Garden Tracy thought she could change Russel, and Russel thought he could change Tracy. She wanted love, while he wanted to be left alone, but he is the one who proposed marriage to[…]

The power of lies

The Power of Lies Written by guest writer  “If you tell the truth, it becomes part of your past.  If you tell a lie, it becomes part of your future.”   ~John Spence We all know what effects our lies can have on others, our loved ones, or whoever we lie to, or about.  But, have[…]

The choice of happiness

There is no path to happiness: happiness is the path. Buddha quote   It is hard to be happy. Sometimes I wonder if it is even a choice for some people. For some people, happiness is probably something that comes every once in a long while, like a harvest moon or a four leafed clover.[…]

Instant happiness

Four simple things to instantly make you happy…. Take long deep breaths. In through the nose, hold for five seconds, slowly out the mouth. This little action will cause oxygen to go to your brain, increased oxygen to the brain will calm you down. 2. Stretch your muscles the same time you breathe, doesn’t really[…]

Western medicine

  The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet and in the cause and prevention of disease. ~ Thomas A. Edison   I don’t think I can put my finger exactly on when remission occurred, because from that moment on, I[…]

The bear

The Bear…. He wanted to mate, but lost the fight Would have to be alone tonight Blood dripped from his wounds, so deep A low bellow of pain from his muzzle would seep He saw the skies turning cold and dark As he cleaned his back on the rough tree bark The tree shook with his[…]

happiness

When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down “happy.” They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.[…]

Fear

“The fears we don’t face become our limits” –Robin Sharma   This is a post written by a guest writer who chooses to be anonymous, please enjoy! Have you ever been afraid of anything? We all have experienced fear at some point in our life. With legitimate threats, fear plays an important role in protecting[…]

Narcissism

  “Narcissistic people are always struggling with the fact that the rest of the world doesn’t revolve around them.”   – Unknown   I have talked to numerous people, who have had toxic relationships with someone who was a narcissist. Narcissist are truly dangerous, because out of all the personality disorders, narcissist are by the far[…]

Gambling

“A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for.” ― William G.T. Shedd Everything in life seems to be a gamble. For example, who you decide to spend your life with, you are risking a lot. The risk is not so huge if you decide this person is not the one[…]

Dangerously content

“Procrastination is my sin. It brings me naught but sorrow. I know that I should stop it. In fact, I will–tomorrow” ― Gloria Pitzer Tom came to me, not knowing where else to go, still shocked of the news his wife gave him earlier that morning. We met at the public gardens, and when I[…]

Equality

“We overlook just how large a role we all play–and by ‘we’ I mean society–in determining who makes it and who doesn’t.” ― Malcolm Gladwell, Outliers: The Story of Success Equality, it is just a subjective term that does not exist, and causes a lot of anger. I remember being in kindergarten, and how my[…]

Simplicity

If it’s working, keep doing it. If it’s not working stop doing it. If you’d don’t know what to do, don’t do anything. -Dr. Melvin Konner     In our attempt to make things simpler, the world has grown exponentially complex. I find myself lost in a web of confusion, standing still not knowing where[…]

Warmth in the cold

“Stars can’t shine without darkness” ― D.H. Sidebottom, Fragile Truths That is the good news if you are going through difficult times. I remember when I was a child, and I was outside playing in the cold bitter snow, I remember the Christmas lights glowing dimly under that white blanket. The night was completely still,[…]

How society hypnotizes you

  The three different ways society hypnotizes you, by hijacking your subconscious mind.  I have studied hypnosis for awhile, so I could do self hypnosis on myself. The techniques in hypnosis are amazing, it can make you feel incredible, and help reprogram your subconscious mind. Almost all the decisions you make, are automatic. They do[…]

American dream

  “That’s why they call it the American Dream, because you have to be asleep to believe it.” ― George Carlin In America, trying to “make it” can prove difficult. If you decide to go to school, to make a prosperous career, even with a degree it is a huge risk. For my bachelors, it[…]

Triggers

This is from a guest writer who wishes to be anonymous, please enjoy and add to the discussion after reading! Triggers Anorexia, bulimia, panic attacks, mood swings, being sad, getting mad, smoking, eating things that are not good for us too often, overeating, binge eating, cutting, burning, abusing alcohol, indulging in illicit or overusing prescription[…]

No thinking is the best thinking

“If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.” ― Amit Ray, Om Chanting and Meditation   I love the feeling of hot coffee going down my throat, it wakes me up instantly, like an old trustful friend.  The booth I am sitting in feels cool, and[…]

Buddha quote

  “Happiness will never come to those who fail to appreciate what they already have.” – Buddha   For instant happiness,  think about what you do have in your life, instead of what you don’t.  Society thrives on selling you things, so it is constantly putting you in a state of want.  Let’s shift that[…]

Laugh at life’s realities

    I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, It’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities. Dr. Seuss   The good news about reality, is[…]

How depression destroyed my life

“I am terrified by this dark thing That sleeps in me; All day I feel its soft, feathery turnings, its malignity.” ― Sylvia Plath, Ariel It was through many years of frustration, of not being able to get the help that I needed, that I decided to do something about the broken mental health system[…]

Empathy and technology

“The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.” ~ Isaac Asimov We live in such weird times, never have we lived in such time where technology has grown so fast, I cannot keep straight everything that is being created, and better yet, why it is being[…]

The price of pain

    “Did you really want to die?” “No one commits suicide because they want to die.” “Then why do they do it?” “Because they want to stop the pain.” ― Tiffanie DeBartolo, How to Kill a Rock Star Sometimes I feel the anxiety before i react physically to it, the thought will buzz in[…]

It’s OK to be angry

  It’s ok to be angry every once in awhile.   Especially if you have gone through mental illness in your life. I was reading a magazine today on the success of Jared Leto, and the amazing accomplishments he achieved.   I was wondering, how can one achieve so much in their lives? What makes someone so[…]

Why can’t I stop?

    “Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism.” ― C.G. Jung Addiction is a complex destroyer of the body and soul. We all scratch our heads about it, why is it so hard for me to let go of something, when I know that it[…]

The genius of Salvador Dali

    “Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.” ― Salvador Dalí I strive for perfection, and I then I pondered, perfection really does not exist. What is perfection anyway? It is a hypothesis that our minds created, an unreachable goal that is designed to make us feel inadequate. If there is something[…]

A single Cell

    Every human spent half an hour as a single cell -Mark Caldwell This quote absolutely blew my mind, our body is made up of trillions of working cells, and we all started out as one. It tells me that anything is possible, one step at a time. When I was working on my[…]

Stephen Hawking quote

“If aliens visit us, the outcome would be much as when Columbus landed in America, which didn’t turn out well for the Native Americans. We only have to look at ourselves to see how intelligent life might develop into something we wouldn’t want to meet.” — From Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking, 2010.

Rage

  “Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning do to do afterward.” ― Kurt Vonnegut When it rains it pours, it seems frustrating things come in giant sticky clumps. If one thing doesn’t work, 50 other things are not going to work[…]

John Lennon and He-Man

      “I am a violent man who has learned not to be violent and regrets his violence.” ― John Lennon There is a reason why we avoid negative people, because when they vibrate negativity, their negativity enters us. We are so interconnected in fact, that people do not have to even say anything[…]

Quote of the day

  “It surprises me how disinterested we are today about things like physics, space, the universe and philosophy of our existence, our purpose, our final destination. Its a crazy world out there. Be curious.” ― Stephen Hawking    

Life goes on

    “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” ~ Robert Frost No matter how bad things become, or what happens to you in your life, things do go on. Just like a deep wound, it will eventually stop bleeding (if you survive it), and yes, it[…]

The purpose

“The bravest thing I ever did was continuing my life when I wanted to die.” ― Juliette Lewis   Who at one point or another has not thought about ending their life? It is just the kaleidoscope of living, so many different colors flashing before our eyes, some of the colors happy, while other dark,[…]

The choice of happiness

  There is no path to happiness: happiness is the path. Buddha quote   It is hard to be happy.  Sometimes I wonder if it is even a choice for some people.  For some people, happiness is probably something that comes every once in a long while, like a harvest moon or a four leafed[…]

Trees and the mind

    “Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it.” ― Eckhart Tolle   Building a website, going back for a masters, working a job, it has all been so overwhelming that I have realized that I am not enjoying the process very much. I feel that no matter how[…]

Oceans of content

So many lives I see, such beauty in them, traveling the worlds, making it look easy. Just a little bit of elbow grease and a solid target and then you strike gold. Mind spinning, wondering, where is the prize. Elbow grease, check, goals, check, gold? Nothing. Captain, this ship is running out of food and[…]

The real magic

It really is not difficult to find the love of your life, their really is only one thing people need, a magic bullet of the sorts. I have seen lots of dating coaches in action, I have seen techniques that make sense, and some that are so off the wall that I would bust out[…]

Belief

“Whether you think you can or can’t, you’re right” -Henry Ford Belief is everything, it is more important then actual facts, because the mind will follow your beliefs, it is the reason why placebo effects are so powerful. Have you ever wondered why some people are so wildly successful? Ever wondered how some people just[…]