Tracy & Marion will appear on the Facing Magic in Midlife show with Kat Tansey & Nancy Marriott on Exceptional Wisdom Radio at 6pm Eastern Time TONIGHT on Thursday August 27th, 2009. We will be talking about our new book: Shift: A Woman’s Guide To Transformation
What is the key to happiness? Is it already at our door and we just don’t recognize it? Is it a frame of mind, a stage in life, an unreachable goal?
The keys to experiencing happiness are not really such a mystery- but it takes some honesty with one’s self and a willingness to shift one’s perceptions or patterns. Here are a few tips that assist with experiencing an increase in your joy & happiness:
1. Live in the moment– When we are constantly focusing on what happened in the past or worrying about what might occur in the future, we do not even leave a space for happiness to enter. When we worry about “being hurt again” or “the worst case scenario” that might occur in the future, we are living our lives from a place of fear. Fear and happiness are incompatible states of being. Fear/stress also takes a lot of energy and drains our body’s endocrine system and immune system- it accounts for the increasingly diagnosed Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome. [Read more…] about Is Happiness Knocking at Your Door?
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
I confess that I was a skeptic until I saw the results for myself yesterday when I added a thousand friends and 600 followers. (yes, I am blocked for 24 hours or more? Haven’t read the rules yet). Like minded folks can connect at the speed of light seamlessly across the continents. We can create almost an instant sense of community, unite in our feelings and share our awareness and create change. Of course the intention and consciousness of the tweeter is an important element. Twitter is often used as a sales tool, but don’t discount the fact that it is a wonderful way to also share our passions and connect to create spiritual community as well.
I set up a twibe, yes a twibe on Twitter to promote Global Coherence. We have 11 members after just 24 hours interested in raising and tweeting about global consciousness together. It’s a start!
Join us on Twitter: www.twibes.com/group/Global-Coherence
Just a tweet away!
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