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Health

Helping Happiness Happen

04.15.2011

For me, happiness arises and subsides to the degree that I practice “the cultivation of healthy habits”.  These healthy habits exist in three domains of activity/being: Getting-Growing-Giving. With getting, I enjoy the pleasures of things; with growing, I live in the zone of flow-based engagement; with giving, I identify with “something larger” than myself while […]

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The Correlation Between Health and Happiness

12.31.2010

We have all heard the saying ‘laughter is the best medicine” but how much truth is there to this statement? Apparently a lot! Research has found that happiness itself may cause good health, and may be as important a factor as certain unhealthy habits such as smoking, I would say that if you can’t quit […]

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When a Why helps a How

09.08.2010

Have you ever asked yourself, “How am I ever going to get through this”?  In our existentially saturated lived lives most of us have and will again.  “How” is a statement about process.  “Why” is a statement about purpose.  Paraphrasing Nietzsche, “give a person a why and they will endure any how”.  So if you’re […]

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Your Three Brains and You

09.01.2010

Ever wonder why you react, respond and resonate differently given different situations?  Actually it’s because human evolution has given you three brains, so, in a sense, there are three selves in you.  The “Triune Brain Hypothesis” (Dr. Paul MacLean) details how your physiology/neurology is comprised of: a “reptillian brain“-your instinctive, reactive self; a “paleo-mammilian brain”-your emotive, responsive self; and, […]

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The 3 Rs of Therapeutic Change

08.18.2010

Contrary to popular psychology and even some social scientists believing that just the right psychological theory and technique will act like a health-care “magic pill” that can make one’s worries suddenly disappear is mistaken.  A large body of research suggests that most of the therapeutic changes that happen in counselling are due to the 3 […]

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Going to see a psychologist, what to expect.

08.14.2010

Ever wondered what your first visit to a psychologist’s office might look like?  It’s really no mystery.  The art and practice of psychology is about creating a safe space for two human beings to make meaning through meeting and talking.  Your engagement with a psychologist for therapy or counselling (counseling) will begin with a discussion […]

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Empathy and Empaths

07.19.2010

by Sonia Neale Empathy is the ability to understand and feel what it is like to get inside someone else’s skin and feel what they are feeling.  Most people have empathy, but there is a small percentage who wear their empathy on their sleeve.  These are called Empaths, people who not just display empathy, but […]

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Sustenance that Sustains Self: The Care and Feeding of Self

06.17.2010

Common sense says that each of us is or has a self. But having a self isn’t about possessing something that is static. It is about intentionally and lucidly participating in the emergence of something that is dynamic. The human act of “selfing” is our most precious renewable resource. Yet, how does one go about […]

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In a lived life, life lives

05.23.2010

All of the great traditions, teachers and texts tell us, in one way or another, that the joyful, meaningful and happy life can be realized by each of us.  The difficulty in achieving this goal is that by habitually thinking about life I remove myself from the act of life. Life is more of an […]

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