Dissonance is disharmony or discord…and it happens almost immediately from birth. For some, it can even happen before then. Over a period of time dissonance creates disconnection then disease. No joke. Let me give you an (all too common) example:
Living with Anxiety? You Are WAY More Normal Than You Think.
The word “anxiety” is tricky. When we hear the word “anxiety,” we often envision crippling panic attacks, awkward nervous behavior, psychologist offices, and medication. But the truth is, many of us cope with the more subtle symptoms of high functioning anxiety every day, and we find small ways to work around it. Because it can be such an uncomfortable topic to discuss, many people with anxiety don’t really tell their friends and family how it’s really impacting their day-to-day lives. I’ve been there. When I was struggling in the worst… Continue Reading Living with Anxiety? You Are WAY More Normal Than You Think.
Can College Hurt Your Knees?
If you’re the parent of a college-bound student or graduate, I am guessing that your knees weren’t the first thing to hurt! Speaking for myself with one of each, I would say that my pocketbook and heart (not in that order) took more of a beating. But even if you and your pocketbook have not suffered college, I bet you have at least experienced a home or job re-location, or even a change in marital status? Because those, too, can wreak havoc on the knees. At this point I have… Continue Reading Can College Hurt Your Knees?
Do VisionBoards Really Work?
You may look at a VisionBoard and think does this really work? Can I just look at a picture of a new sports car, or a new closet, and it’ll magically appear? Well, no – not exactly. However, visualization does, in fact, work and there’s plenty of science to back it up. Your brain is incredibly powerful and, everyday, you make subconscious decisions to make it work for you or against you. Several studies have shown that your brain can’t tell the difference between a real memory and something you… Continue Reading Do VisionBoards Really Work?
Stop the Mercury in Retrograde Freak-Out!
You may have heard about the frustration that Mercury in Retrograde brings – appliances going haywire, computers crashing, arguments cropping up, contracts falling through – but what does this phenomenon really mean? About 3 or 4 times a year, Mercury goes retrograde. Essentially, Mercury “laps” us in its trip around the sun. For a couple weeks, it looks as if Mercury changes its path and goes backward. Astrologically speaking, Mercury controls communication, and during this time, anything related to communication usually goes wacky. However, it’s important to note that not… Continue Reading Stop the Mercury in Retrograde Freak-Out!