Love & Relationships

NARCISSISM AND ITS TRAITS

Narcissus was a mythological Greek male who looked adoringly at himself in the reflection of a stream and became forever in love with his own image. From that mythology a definition of a type of personality was born…Narcissism. In its extreme it is known as Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD). This type of disorder is characterized by an all consuming focus on oneself to the exclusion of anyone else. This person has no regard for anyone’s feelings, is without empathy, usually takes advantage of others for personal gain, seeks admiration from all he comes in contact with and is likely...

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SUCCESS – YOU CAN MAKE IT IF YOU JUST STICK WITH IT!

Promise me you’ll always remember: You are braver than you believe and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. ~ Christopher Robin to Pooh (A.A. Milne) Today was one of those days. No matter how hard I tried, I did not cope well with the crap. You know, that ‘stuff’ that happens in the middle of your plans for your life. The people who tell you what you are doing doesn’t matter… or worse yet, is worthless. Do you ever get bogged down in the constant everyday pressures? Despite your best efforts, does it seem like you...

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DEEPAK CHOPRA AND OPRAH WINFREY -THE 21 DAY ONLINE MEDITATION

Along with Deepak Chopra, Oprah Winfrey announced the release of their latest online 21-day meditation experience titled “Shedding the Weight: Mind, Body and Spirit.”” I have learned that weight can affect more than just our physical being, it takes on all kinds of different meaning in our lives,” Winfrey, 62, said in a press release. “This meditation will help us recognise what we are really hungry for and help us move down the path to harmony within ourselves.” “I was inspired by Oprah’s dramatic weight loss and her sensible approach to it,” Chopra, 68, tells PEOPLE, “which was getting...

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MEN DON’T NEED THERAPISTS – THEY NEED OTHER MEN-

The male specific issues the great majority of men struggle with are related to divorce, dating, relationships, marriage, unemployment, raising children, and their inability to access and communicate their feelings. Each of these issues can best be resolved in small, confidential groups with other men. It’s entirely unnecessary for men to get into individual therapy if they’re struggling with these issues. What I’ve learned over twenty years working with men is that under the right conditions, men are eminently capable of working together to resolve the issues mentioned. Therapists don’t play any role in this work. Getting into therapy...

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SICKNESS AND THE BALANCE OF YIN AND YANG

One of the key concepts of traditional acupuncture theory is of the balance of yin and yang in the body. Yin and yang seems like one of those strange esoteric expressions not out of place in a 1970’s cheese-ball Chinese kung fu movie. But it is at its very heart a very simple expression of the balance of energy in the universe and within ourselves. An understanding of which can deepen the Chinese medicine practitioner’s understanding of disharmony in the body. We are probably familiar with the yin yang symbol. The classical yin yang diagram is of a circle...

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