We all are guilty of some of these actions. The best thing to do is remember each day to live your life to the fullest, be grateful for, and appreciate the things that makes us happy. Stop Running From Your Problems Face them head on. No, it won’t be easy. There is no one in […]
I don’t know about you, but when I think of being hypnotized, I think of someone swinging a pocket watch back and forth in front of my face. Like in the cartoons. Or someone planting harmful suggestions in my head. Like in the movie “Get Out.”
The truth is an object to stare at is not needed to hypnotize someone. It’s just as easy to use visual stimulation to put someone under.
For years hypnosis has been used as a form of entertainment. Who hasn’t seen someone under the influence prance around like a ballerina, or quack like a duck for everyone’s amusement? But there is a more serious side to hypnosis.
As it turns out, hypnosis is used to treat all kinds of conditions, and it can improve your health in many different ways.
First things first, the hypnosis you see in the movies is not like that in real life as assured by the North Carolina Society of Clinical Hypnosis.
They note that hypnosis is a natural state of selective, focused attention. And even though it is 100% natural and normal, it remains a fascinating phenomenon of the human mind. Our ability to enter this unique state of consciousness opens the door to countless possibilities for healing, self-exploration, and change.
Here are some of the benefits of opening your mind and being hypnotized:
1. Kicking bad habits
Since being hypnotized allows you to be more suggestible than usual, there is evidence that it can help you quit bad habits like smoking or drinking.
WebMD explains that a session will usually involve a hypnotherapist creating a negative connotation with the experience of smoking. For example, having an extremely dry mouth after you smoke a cigarette, which may deter you from smoking.
So if you have a vice you can’t kick, hypnosis might be worth a try.
2. Relieve hot flashes
Menopausal women, or any woman who has suffered from hot flashes, know that it’s worth going to almost any length to control them.
It wasn’t your fault.
It wasn’t your fault you weren’t protected from getting hurt when you were younger.
It wasn’t your fault you weren’t told how much you mattered, how much you were worth.
It wasn’t your fault you had no voice, that you were powerless and not taught to say no.
It wasn’t your fault you didn’t know how to draw the line around your heart, mind and body to protect yourself from being hurt by others.
It wasn’t your fault the people who should have shown you where to draw that line instead made you feel you weren’t important enough to keep safe.
You grew up with no lines and no boundaries and you didn’t know the difference between love and abuse, and because of that, you allowed others to hurt you, when all you really wanted was for others to love you.
And that isn’t your fault.
Let yourself be angry. Let yourself be angry that you were never told how much you were worth. That you never protected yourself because nobody ever protected you. That you allowed people to violate the lines that should have been there but never were because you weren’t told how to put those lines in place.
Because you weren’t told how important you were, and how much it mattered.
How much you mattered.
Let the anger rise within you. Allow yourself to cry tears of rage and grief for all you have lost. For all others have taken from you – not what you have given away – but what others have taken from you, that you can no longer get back.
Use that anger to fight for yourself in the way you should have been fought for. Use it to reclaim all that has been taken, to reclaim your heart. Let the anger become a fire that rages in your soul and burns away the tarnish that others have left upon you. Let the flames consume you, let them purify you, let them cleanse you and refine you until all that is left is the beauty of who you really are.
Dear woman, pick up your heavy burdens
You have dwelled long enough
In your spaces of regret
In your shadows of remorse
Take off your clothes of mourning
Remove the veil from your eyes
And run barefoot through golden fields
Call out to the wind
Tell her to blow to the corners of the world
Gather all that was once yours
And bring it back to where it belongs
All you have lost
All you have given away
All you have sacrificed
All you have traded
In the name of the love you cast
To drought-stricken hearts
Feel it sweep upon you
Rush through your wild hair
Fall onto hungry skin
Filter through famished bones
Soak into hollow lungs
Until all the stars in the galaxies
And the particles of the universe
Are held inside your heartbeat once more
Then revel in your untamed beauty
And set the world afire with your glory
For you soul was not made to be hidden
Kathy Parker “With permission”
Has somebody wronged you in a way that you find hard to forgive?
Are you holding on to resentment and anger? These types of emotions have a way of controlling us. Would you like to learn to not live in a constant state of hatred or resentment? The answer lies in forgiveness.
When you think of forgiveness, you may be inclined to think that you would be doing it for the benefit of the person against whom you hold resentment. The fact is that forgiveness is the only way to achieve serenity and peace of mind. How many times in a day do you think about the wrong done to you? How often do you think about something you would say or do to get back at the person who wronged you? The reality is that you are allowing another person to control your emotional state of being.
When you forgive another person, you’re not telling them that what they did was okay. Perhaps you have suffered a real tragedy at the hands of another person. Forgiveness is about your being able to let go of strong feelings that dominate you. When you forgive another person you are taking charge of your life and making the decision not to let another person ‘rent free space in your head’.
How to Forgive
It starts with the right words.
Hi, I’m Felicity Keith…
I’m going to teach you a naughty erotic secret about men even the nicest, shyest, most innocent woman can use to get any man you want more turned on and desperate for you than he’s ever been for any woman in his entire life. I know this sounds a little unbelievable right now…
Especially if you’re used to the disconnected, boring sex and “romance” that a lot of women have to settle for. But I Promise, woman to woman… Even if you’re shy… Even if you’re conservative… If you’re a “Good Girl” who feels this silent need to be just a little naughty…
You’re about to learn why the mind is the only erogenous zone on a man that matters.
Who the heck am I to make such an amazing promise and why should you believe every word you read on this page?
My name is Felicity Keith, and no, I’m not a stripper or a “Sexpert” or a nymphomaniac or anything like that… If you saw me at the supermarket you would just see a regular forty-ish, slightly-overweight single mom… But that’s not what my boyfriend, Kevin sees at all…
When he looks at me, he sees his lover that he could never live without. Because I learned the secret fantasies of my guy… of all guys. Because I learned the sexual psychology of men… why men want what they want. And I learned to play his secret desires like a violin. And inspire him to give me everything I’ve ever fantasized about, too.
After months of research, I sat down at my laptop and I boiled everything I’d learned and discovered into 33 powerful tricks and techniques. 33 tricks that would wake up the animal in my man and fix his hunger right on me, where it belongs…
I created “The Language of Desire” and “Dirty Words to Make Him Yours,” an owner’s manual for a man’s most important erogenous zone, his mind and imagination. Inside The Language of Desire you’ll find:
The Pavlov’s Erection Technique
We all are guilty of some of these actions.
The best thing to do is remember each day to live your life to the fullest, be grateful for, and appreciate the things that makes us happy.
Face them head on. No, it won’t be easy. There is no one in the world capable of blocking every punch thrown at them. We aren’t supposed to be able to instantly solve every problem. We are emotional beings, we’re made to feel sadness, anger, hurt, stumble and sometimes fall. The whole purpose of living is to face life situations … learn, love, teach, adapt, and solve problems over the course of time. Dealing with your problems is what makes you strong.
One of the saddest things is losing yourself in the process of loving someone else. Forgetting that you are special too. Yes, help others; but don’t neglect yourself. If there was ever a moment to follow your dreams and do something that matters to you .…that moment is now.
No one is strong 100 percent of the time. It’s okay to fall apart for a little while. You don’t have to pretend that everything is going well when it’s not. Stop being concerned with what other people are thinking – cry if you need to – let someone hold you if it’s necessary – it’s healthy to shed your tears. The sooner you do, the sooner you will be able to smile again.
One of the greatest challenges in life is being yourself. Face the facts…. Someone will always be prettier, someone will always be smarter, someone will always be younger, but there will never be another you!
Life is too short to spend time with people who suck the joy right out of you. If someone wants you in their life, they’ll make room for you. You shouldn’t have to fight for a spot.
Managing your career is already hard enough.
Throw a relationship into the mix and you start pulling out your hairs because you feel stressed already. It sounds really tempting to skip work and go on a fun filled date with your beau but on the other hand, you can’t sacrifice your career goals simply because you want a strong relationship with your man. The good news is that you are not the only woman who’s been in such a situation. Even better news is that it’s entirely possible to manage your career and your love life.
Quick fact: People in successful relationships make more money, are healthier, live longer and get more promotions than single people do.
So how exactly can you balance your relationship and your career without compromising any of them?
Get your priorities in order
Do you find yourself putting more weight on one aspect of your life than the other? It happens and that’s just how life is but you can do something to change the situation. As a career woman, you can’t let your co-workers or your boss think that you don’t care about your job. On the other hand, you don’t want your beau to think that you care more about your job than you care about him. So how do you handle the situation?
Simply show your beau and your co-workers that they are a significant part of your life. When they feel they are valuable to you, neither one of them will feel like you are prioritizing one over the other.
Keep your job and your love life separate
I see you everywhere.
You’re on my Facebook, posting selfies of your latest workout as sweat drips from your brow, words like dying, puking, exhausting are hash-tagged underneath.
My Instagram is filled with pictures of you, sporting your Lorna Jane as you burn away the calories of the cake you shouldn’t have eaten, but were too weak to resist.
You sit opposite me, order your salad, no dressing, and berate yourself for being a pound heavier this week.
You are fraught with comparison, with how short you fall next to the mothers at the playground you’ll never be as fit as, the group of women at the gym you’ll never be as strong as, the bodies in the magazines you’ll never be as sexy as. You beat yourself up. Promise that tomorrow you’ll eat less and work out more. No excuses, no matter what. Push yourself, purge yourself, pressure yourself.
I was once like you. I obsessed over the number on the scale, lived by punishment or reward, survived on protein shakes, and applauded myself for staying under 1,000 calories a day. I worked out, no matter what. No matter how tired my body was, no matter how run down, exhausted, or unwell. I worked out until I almost threw up, head over my knees, rebuking myself with slogans. Go hard or go home. Unless you puke, faint or die, keep going. Excuses are for people who don’t want it bad enough. I pushed past the pain and worked out when my muscles were fatigued, when my body screamed for me to stop, when I injured my knee, my shoulder, until I eventually tore a disc in my back.
And that changed everything.
There are certain tasks that are traditionally relegated to men, but the truth is that you don’t need to wait for a man to do any of the things listed. YouTube is a great source for getting step by step instructions on just about anything you can think of. So knowing how to do these ten things without a man’s help is a piece of cake.
1. Changing a Flat Tire
This job might seem daunting, but you’re just as capable of accomplishing it as any man who thinks he knows best. You can find detailed, step-by-step instructions online or in a manual. Practice changing the tire before you’re in an emergency situation, that’s not the time to pull out the manual. I know you are saying “but I have AAA” which is good, but not if there isn’t any cell phone service or your phone is dead.
2. Painting (and I don’t mean landscapes)
Small paint jobs are not that difficult and there’s no reason to wait for a man to do the painting. Just start with small projects before you tackle any major painting jobs. And you might want to enlist the help of a friend if ladders are involved for safety reasons. Make a girls day out of it, capped off with some apple martinis and pastries at the end.
3. Knowing About Technology
With the abundance of information on the internet, there is no reason not to be tech savvy when it comes to the latest technology. Don’t rely on the sales person or your significant other to know all the pertinent information needed to make the best buy. Just imagine the sense of pride you will feel knowing you can make an intelligent choice when it comes to picking out the latest big screen TV and the look on your man’s face, priceless.
4. Fixing a Leaky Faucet
It’s time you put yourself first… at least for a few hours a week.
When 2017 rolls in, the pressure will be on to make resolutions to improve yourself. Usually, they include promises to lose weight, eat better, be kinder, and establish other good habits. While you shouldn’t give up these attempts to be a better person, you need to balance them with some self-care resolutions. Commit to doing one or more of the following at least once a week.
Set aside four hours to unplug from all electronic devices, including your cell phone. If you simply can’t be unconnected for that long, try two 120 minute periods. Set the boundaries with your family and friends so they know you won’t be available. In case of emergency, have your partner, a child, or a friend serve as your contact. Experts say that unplugging is necessary for a number of reasons. Everyone’s brain needs a rest from the constant onslaught of social media, email, and texts. In fact, taking a break can help you be more productive and may even improve your memory. You will be able to unwind and enjoy reading a book or taking a quiet walk. Being constantly available to everyone is not good for your health or your peace of mind.
No matter how young or old you are, you can begin to live the life you want.
In order to get the life you want, you may need to do things differently than you’re doing now. Changes will create different results. Here are four things that you can begin doing today in order to get the life you want.
1. Live intentionally
Every day you have choices to make. You decide what you’re going to eat, if you’re going to workout, and what you’re going to spend your free time doing. If you don’t decide these things, someone else is going to. Don’t allow yourself to be a follower. When you’re a follower, you aren’t going after the life you want for yourself. You can choose to watch four hours of TV or work on the novel you want to write. By living intentionally you can live the life you want to.
2. Surround yourself with like-minded people
Running out to the shops on a whim can be dangerous for your pocket if you’re not set on your purchases, you may come home with more than you bargained for. Simply setting up a budget or having a general idea is not good enough if your aim is to save. Shopping smartly is in everyone’s best interest when the economy is a bit shifty.
1. Know What You Need
Heading into the shops and wandering about aimlessly is a sure way of getting things you don’t need, and forgetting things you do. This will cost you longer in the long term as you will need to go back to the shops to get those items later on.
2. Is It A Need Or A Want?
Getting a nice dress or a new nail varnish may seem like a good idea at the time, but getting to the last week before payday and having to access your credit card for fuel will make you regret the purchase. Ask yourself whether you would still have bought the item if you didn’t earn an income and the item’s priority will probably drop a few notches. Instead, rather save a little every month until you have enough to buy the item.
3. Know Where To Shop
Try purchasing from local grocers and butcheries as opposed to shopping at mass retailers. Contrary to popular belief, their prices are really good and you know you’re purchasing fresh goods. The more you purchase from them, the better your relationship. This will ensure that you get great cuts of meat and the best fresh produce.