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This is an excerpt from the BBC News Health article on Friday, July 3, 2009 titled “Self-help ‘makes you feel worse'” based on findings in a study appearing in the journal Psychological Science:
“ Repeating positive self-statements may benefit certain people, such as individuals with high self-esteem, but backfire for the very people who need them the most ”
Joanne Wood University of Waterloo
The Association for Psychological Science issued a press release on July 2, 2009 titled “The Problem with Self-Help Books: Study shows the negative side to positive self-statements” in which they described a follow-up study where psychologists allowed participants to list negative self-thoughts along with positive self-thoughts. They found that low self-esteem participants’ moods improved when they were allowed to have negative thoughts than when they were asked to focus exclusively on affirmative thoughts. [Read more…] about Study: Self-Help Books Make You Feel Worse
The Summer Solstice is also known as: Alban Heflin, Alben Heruin, All-couples day, Feast of Epona, Feast of St. John the Baptist, Feill-Sheathain, Gathering Day, Johannistag, Litha, Midsummer, Sonnwend, Thing-Tide, Vestalia, etc.
In pre-historic times, summer was a joyous time of the year for people who lived in the northern latitudes. Snow had disappeared; the ground had thawed; warm temperatures had returned; radiant flowers were blooming; and leaves had returned to the deciduous trees. Some herbs could be harvested, for medicinal and spiritual uses. Food was abundant and easier to find. The crops had already been planted and would be harvested in the months ahead. Although many months of warm/hot weather remained before the fall, the days were beginning to shorten, so that the return of the cold season was inevitable. [Read more…] about Summer Solstice
Law of Attraction works quite well… but there is a caveat. You must go within and be aware of when you are self-sabotaging. For instance, if you think positively about how much you DO want the car in the garage, but you find internal chatter stating “I don’t deserve it” or “I have never had something that nice so it can never happen for me” or you have more anger or resentment over how that has been unavailable to you in the past or present…. you now have a big problem.
The “Bow and Arrow Theory of Manifestation” (described in the book ‘Shift: 12 Keys to Shift Your Life’) describes how powerfully we create with the strongest (emotional) intention to create the thought we are focusing on. An example would be a person who states a desire to lose weight (“I want to lose 10#!”). Unfortunately, when the same person walks into their work break room and finds the triple layer chocolate brownie cake and thinks with intent desire “I WANT the chocolate cake!!”, they are now much more powerfully sending out the intention of desiring the cake rather than the less intense desire to lose weight.
When there are conflicting intentions, the most powerful one will win out.
Tracy Latz, M.D.
Isn’t it funny how many of us feel guilty whenever we do something nurturing for our self or feel like we are doing something wrong when we put our self first? Many of us feel selfish when we even think of our self before anyone else. Why do we do this? And how do we get out of this pattern?
It seems sometimes like we “give” so much to others – even to our own detriment – that eventually we get resentful that no one does the same for us. Many people who are terribly compassionate to others (to the point of martyrdom) or who have a desire to please others to be liked tend to fall prey to this a great deal of the time if they are not careful. How can we say no to others? Aren’t we taught that we should “Do unto others as we would have others do unto us?” How about “You are your brother’s keeper”? Yikes!
It is important to have AS MUCH love and compassion for your self as you have for anyone else. Otherwise you will be out of balance. When you realize that you are but a [Read more…] about Issue of Self-Love as a Law of Attraction