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How Emotional and Somatic Balancing Techniques Helped My Autism

Throughout my life I have not been able to relate to people on a level where I feel connected, understood, or accepted, and even more painful . . . in a way I feel loved. There was always a missing piece, a sense of being different, excluded, isolated, and just not part...

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HUNGER FOR WHOLENESS: Instead of Judgement, We Can Find a Reason for Compassion

The verdict is still out on what causes addictions and substance abuse, and how we can best provide support and treatments that offer true healing. We can suspect our genes to have some impact on our future. However, the environment is also responsible for providing...

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HUNGER FOR WHOLENESS II: PTSD As a Source of Addiction, BEAMLiFE as a Source of Solution

Joseph Volipicelli (2000, p. 256) and his research team, came to the conclusion in their study “The Role of Uncontrollable Trauma in the Development of PTSD and Alcohol Addiction,” that PTSD can develop in people who have experienced one or more...

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HUNGER FOR WHOLENESS IV: Heal Yourself Before Giving Birth

The price is just too much for the little ones who have to live with us while we go through our own recovery. As Mate’ pointed out with his own mother, we women do not have it in us to provide the safe, compassionate, and unconditional environment we want for our...

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HUNGER FOR WHOLENESS III: The Beginning of Life Sets the Stage

On the other hand, we can back off the parents some, and consider Mate’s information about infants with caregivers who just are emotionally imbalanced and unable to handle their own external environment. These caregivers may just be agitated and nervous, but still...

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BECOMING THE PERSON YOU WERE MEANT TO BE: Where to Start

By Anne Lamott

We begin to find and become ourselves when we notice how we are already found, already truly, entirely, wildly, messily, marvelously who we were born to be. The only problem is that there is also so much other stuff, typically fixations with how people...

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Lighten up

On the path of life, most of us are hauling way too much weight. Too many To Do’s, too much stuff, too many entanglements, “shoulds,” worries, guilts, and regrets. All the extra physical and mental stuff you lug around complicates your life, weighs you...

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GOOD VIBRATIONS: It’s All About Your Vibe

by Nicholas Kardaras

“She’s got a really great vibe”… “That place has a bad vibe”

We use the word “vibe” when we get a good feeling about someone (or someplace). But according to some of the latest research—and some...

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Rest your mind upon the right things

by Rick Hanson

There’s a traditional saying that the mind takes the shape it rests upon; the modern update that the brain takes the shape the mind rest upon. For instance, you regularly rest your mind upon worries, self-criticism, and anger, then your brain will...

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Addiction in the 21th century

by: Cynthia Andrzejczyk, Ph.D 

Bruce Alexander has written a penetrating and incisive book on the nature of addiction in the 21st century. Along with defining and differentiating various types of addiction, Alexander, Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Simon...

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