3 Levels of Awareness: Understanding This About Others Changes Everything!
To a large degree, our emotional intelligence grows in lock-step with our ability to properly see situations and circumstances through the lens of perception. Perception is awareness but it isn’t complete awareness. Our individual perceptions are merely an angle of awareness, but those perceptions don’t give us the full picture. When it comes to accurately…
Monday Mirror #5: Personal Reflections that Increase Self-Awareness
For this installment of our Monday Mirror: Personal Reflections that Increase Self-Awareness, I want to talk about comparison and the negative impact it has on our happiness. In this world, there will always be someone that’s better looking than we are. Has more money and possessions than we do. Is a more gifted athlete… has…
Spiritual AF! #4: Meditation – Channeling the Divine
Within each one of us exists a native intelligence that operates to keep us alive on a subconscious level. This unconscious intelligence is carrying out millions of subconscious functions on our behalf without us having to guide them. Without this inherent intelligence, we would die very quickly. This native intelligence within us, is a conduit…
Monday Mirror #3: Personal Reflections that Increase Self-Awareness
For our 3rd post in the Monday Mirror series, I’d like to share what self-awareness is, why it’s important, and how to cultivate it. In the information age, there’s no shortage of trendy buzz-words that get thrown around without much substance online. Self-awareness is one of those buzz-words that has been over-simplified and made socially…
From Post Traumatic Stress Disorder to INorder in 5 Simple Steps
In a previous post, I shared many resources to help cope with and manage bipolar disorder. At the level of “superpower” in living with and managing any mental illness is self-awareness. Next to acceptance, being self-aware is the most important facet in treating Post Traumatic Stess Disorder (PTSD). This post will be peppered with quotes…
My Journey From Bipolar Disorder to Bipolar INorder
I started this blog to help others who struggle with mental illness to have a friend in the fight and ample resources to cope, manage, and heal. With the right resources, it’s possible to go from disorder to INorder.
QOTD #21: The Face of Fear
In these areas where our amigdala is over-riding our neo-cortex, we need to be self-aware and practice exposure therapy. We need to gradually face our fears until they become less scary. Preferably, not kicking ans screaming but voluntarily. This is the cure.
Wednesday Wisdom #1: Insights, Nuggets, and Sparks of Genius
“Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.” -Thomas Jefferson What if we woke up every day thinking of ourselves as someone we needed to take care. Say a younger version of ourselves that needed guidance from an older, ideal version of ourselves? In this mentor/mentee relationship, would we be more friendly and…
Emotional Alchemy: Trauma Cannot Be Created or Destroyed, Only Transformed
In my previous post on emotional alchemy, I shared 3 techniques to convert toxic emotions, pain, and trauma into therapeutic offerings that benefit others. I also shared how, at the heart of emotional alchemy is this concept of energy transference. Where we take an emotion, painful memory, or traumatic event and we repurpose it. With…
QOTD #19: The Wisdom of Trauma
“Trauma is not what happens to you. Trauma is what happens inside you, as a result of what happens to you.” — Dr. Gabor Maté Emotions are energy in motion. Trauma is emotion stored in our nervous system at the heart-brain level. It’s important in our healing process to remember that attempting to suppress our…
QOTD #18: Demystifying Emotions
“Emotions are incomplete awareness.” -Joe Demartini Not every feeling we feel should be nourished. When we nourish certain emotions for long enough they become a mood, and moods, given enough time, become an attitude. When we adopt a certain attitude for long enough, that attitude can become our dominant disposition. At every step of the…