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

The Waterfall Meditation: Clearing Emotion and Pain

The Waterfall Meditation: Clearing Emotion and Pain

Water and the mineral selenite are two of the most cleansing materials there are. Combining these with other minerals makes the Waterfall Meditation very effective at clearing emotion and pain from the body, as well as stimulating healing. Continue reading

Dealing with Anxiety (Part 1)

Dealing with Anxiety (Part 1)

Everyone experiences anxiety at some point. This year has given us ample opportunity. Anxiety occurs when we are uncertain about what is going to happen or anticipate an expected, and often negative, future event or potential outcome. Whether real or imagined, fear of what might happen makes us anxious. Continue reading

Bubble Meditation: Heal pain, anxiety, emotional wounds

Bubble Meditation: Heal pain, anxiety, emotional wounds

The Bubble Meditation is a self-healing technique for pain relief, anxiety reduction, and removal of emotional wounds. I first described this meditation in Visualization Meditation for Chronic Pain, but I felt it worth expanding on because it has many applications other than chronic pain. Continue reading

Creating a New Habit

Behavioral patterns are considered habits when they meet the criteria laid out in the well-known habit loop: (1) trigger, (2) recurring behavior (the habit itself), and (3) reward. The trigger prompts the habit to occur pretty much subconsciously. It can be a regular time, circumstance, location, emotional event, smell, sound, or anything else you associate with the habit. The reward is a payoff you desire. Rewards are often an emotional response, like feeling elated when you complete your morning exercise or pleasure from a bite of chocolate. A reward can also be the opposite, an escape from emotion, such as that achieved from consuming too much alcohol. Continue reading

Dealing with Doubt

As discussed in my previous entry, Doubt, there are many reasons we don’t achieve or pursue our dreams; however, doubt is among the most harmful. Doubt kills belief in our goals and denies us the energy needed to pursue our dreams. So how do you deal with doubt? Continue reading