Cycles of 9: Phases 7 to 9

Cycles of 9: Phases 7 to 9

Many things undergo a repetitive pattern, which I refer to as the cycles of 9. Some examples are universal years, new ideas, events, thoughts, and life. Because the cycles of 9 repeat, they can help structure projects, goals, or business plans. The nine phases are: Continue reading

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Cycles of 9: Phases 1 to 3

Cycles of 9: Phases 1 to 3

Nine is an interesting number. It is the highest of the single-digit numbers, always results in itself when it is multiplied by any other number (i.e., 2 x 0=18 and 1 + 8 = 9, 3 x 9 = 27 and 2 + 7 = 9, etc), and is used to check arithmetic calculation (casting out nines technique). Many things follow a pattern consisting of nine phases, such as universal years as described in numerology. Other things that follow the 9-phase pattern include a new idea, project, life, thought, or event. The nine phases repeat or cycle, thus I refer to this repetitive pattern as the cycle of 9s. Continue reading

Setting Intentions to Accomplish Goals and Improve Attitude

Setting Intentions to Accomplish Goals and Improve Attitude

Most of us set daily goals—the chores, tasks, things, and projects we want or have to get done. But what if we set intentions to help accomplish those goals? The difference between goals and intentions seems subtle, but the use of intention is extremely effective. Continue reading

Dealing with Anxiety (Part 4 – Methods)

Dealing with Anxiety (Part 4 – Methods)

It is important to deal with anxiety before it causes chronic physical or serious mental issues. Experiencing anxiety is nothing to be ashamed of. It is rare to find someone who has not. The causes are many and varied, but all result from fear of what is or might be happening. Identifying the cause can be difficult, especially if anxiety occurs seemingly out of nowhere, but is necessary so you can recognize the triggers and reduce their impact. Continue reading

Dealing with Anxiety (Part 3 – Methods)

Dealing with Anxiety (Part 3 – Methods)

Although anxiety can happen without the cause being known, it usually occurs when something happens or is anticipated to happen that we find unpleasant, undesirable, or fearful. In other words, something triggers us. Because none of us our immune to anxiety, having methods to deal with it is useful in reducing its effects. Continue reading

Dealing with Anxiety (Part 2)

Dealing with Anxiety (Part 2)

Most anxiety occurs while we are experiencing or when we anticipate an unpleasant, undesirable, or fearful event. However, some people get anxiety without knowing why. Although identifying the cause of anxiety is helpful in managing it, methods to reduce anxiety will still work. As mentioned in Dealing with Anxiety (Part 1), steps to address anxiety are recognize, acknowledge, feel, and clear. Continue reading