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Emotions and Physical Illness

August 23rd, 2011

Emotions are a normal and essential part of the human condition.  Our emotions can range over a wide spectrum, just a few of which are joy, sadness, empathy, depression, happiness, anxiety, stress, and the list is endless.  Western medicine is coming to the realization that our emotions often play an integral role in the wellness or illness of our physical bodies.
The particular type of emotions to which I am referring are those that might be summarized as “stressful”, which includes such things as depression, anxiety,

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Laughter

August 12th, 2011

The least expensive medicine
It puts a smile on your face, and costs nothing.  Children laugh at one or two months.  Primates have also been shown demonstrate laughter.  It can heal anger:  Can you imagine being mad, and laughing at the same time.  It lets you be a child again, and lets you take off your “grown up costume”. Laughter is contagious, and you can catch it whether you want to or not.Laughter is an instant vacation.  It is the shortest distance between two people.
And what

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Wait Until The Sun Comes Up

May 23rd, 2011

Have you ever noticed how often the emotional pain of anxiety and life’s normal worries can be greatly magnified after you have gone to bed at night?  And this can often cause you to loose a night’s sleep.
When you are troubled by the happenings of life at night when you are trying to sleep, sometimes it is nearly impossible to shut off the mind.  Around and around go the thoughts (usually negative).  Dozens of “what if’s” or “What shall I dos” bombard your brain.
I have

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Emotions and Pain

May 17th, 2011

The Broken Heart

Our emotions are certainly part of the human condition.  And the pleasant feelings imparted by these emotions can certainly add loveliness to our lives.  However these emotions can also impart great pain: Not just “emotional” pain, but at times intense and real physical pain, such as chest pain, headache, stomach ache, back pain and more.
How many of us have suffered an emotional trauma and found that a real pain seemed to occur somewhere in the body.  This could have been any kind

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The Essence of Partnership

March 9th, 2011

We are in this together.
I am confident that you will cover for me.
Our relationship is reciprocal: When I am up, you may be down.
When I falter, you will catch me.
Negotiation rather than assignment.
We are in this together.
Bottom line, we have each other.
We can divide the tasks.
Compromise.
We may not have to give equally in our relationship.
We do whatever is necessary to get the job done.
It is about “WE”, not you or I.
No specifics declared, like this is your job and that is mine.
We Share.

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What Really Matters

November 22nd, 2010

Perspective on Life
I was watching a documentary about the earthquake which occurred in San Francisco in 1989.  Many survivors were interviewed.  Some of those who were sifting through the wreckage for some semblance of their former lives spoke a common theme.  And that was that “things” did not matter anymore.  It seems that their entire perspective on life had changed after this most traumatic event. For these survivors, it seemed to come down to what really matters.
What I found most surprising, is that of the

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Listening

November 21st, 2010

Communication is such an important part of lives that we hardly notice it.  We speak, we text, we sing, we email, we express with body language and with the tone of our voice, we “give a look” and the list is endless.
Listening is perhaps the most important aspect of communication.  And it is also the most frequently overlooked aspect of communication.
When one truly listens, hears, and understands the other, dialogue is possible.  And when there is true dialogue, real connection can be made.
Often in conversations,

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Three Remarkable Events

July 26th, 2010

Sometime in the year of 1978 I was concluding a business transaction with as associate who had owed me a large sum of money. He was about to make the final payment on a rather larger promissory note. He, quite reasonably, asked me for the note, and that it be marked paid in full. Easier said than done. The note was stored somewhere in cartons of papers that had to do with our business venture. I had not seen the note for at least five

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The Power of Thought

June 19th, 2010

Or How It All Began For Me
A True Story by David Harris
Sometime in the period of 1975 to 1980, many “power of the mind” courses were being offered.  Silva Mind Control was one, and Mind Psybiotics was another and there many others.  Some friends had told of the remarkable things could be done by one’s thoughts, as taught in these classes.  Out of idle curiosity, I did take one such week-long course.
One of the many things that I was taught was the power of imagery

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Everyone Has Their Stuff

June 19th, 2010

There is as aspect of the human condition called judgment, to which most of us are prone. What I am referring to is that we all have our qualities, some of which may be interpreted by others as “great”, and some of which may be referred to as “not so great”.  The “not so great” qualities are often judged and referred to by others as “our stuff”.
We are all products of whatever we have gone through in our lives to this point. These formative events

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