Tag: Awareness

Is Your Amygdala Hijacking Your Brain?


Your amygdala [ah-mig-dah-lah] is located in the limbic part of your brain. You have two of these structures, one in each hemisphere; roughly a few inches in from either ear. About the size and shape of an almond, your amygdala are responsible for regulating your emotions. They also serve as an “early warning, rapid response …

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Create the Day You Want

It comes down to Intention and Action versus Wishful Hoping. When your leave your house for work or other outings, are you distracted by being late, or remembering you need to stop for gas, or thinking about some other errand, chore, or responsibility? If not – and that’s rare for many of us – then …

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Love Is Not Enough

toilet roll over or under

The biggest mistake I see couples and others in committed relationships make, is to think that somehow love will be enough. Enough to read your partner’s mind. Or, maybe at least enough to avoid annoying each other. Well, certainly enough to resolve which way to hang the toilet paper, right? Well, no, it just doesn’t …

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Suffering from an ANT Invasion?

The four main types of Automatic Negative Thoughts: Perfectionist, Worrier, Critic, Victim

ANTs are Automatic Negative Thoughts. We all have them at times. Sometimes we have so many they crowd out more balanced or realistic thoughts and overwhelm us with feelings of unworthiness, incompetence, hopelessness, or failure. These thoughts are masters at appearing realistic and conning us into believing them. Then they do their damage of changing …

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Do Something Different

try something different

There’s a famous quote defining insanity as doing the same thing again and again, yet expecting different results. We laugh because on the face of it we recognize the futility of such behavior while also being aware we’ve each been guilty of doing exactly what is being warned against. Do you wonder, along with me, …

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If Not Now, When?

Many people hesitate to get help from counseling. The reasons why are numerous, and maybe I’ll talk about them in a future post. The root problem of all of them, though, is they can keep you from getting a resolution of your emotional pain. Small issues in life might resolve themselves without further harm to …

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