Everyday we make numerous choices. One of which is to decide who surrounds us. In a five-minute motivational speech, Lewis Howes of entrepreneur.com gives insight into how the people in our life greatly contribute to our successes and failures.
"Surround yourself with those who see the greatness within you, even when you don't see it in yourself." - Edmund Lee
What I found most noteworthy is how Lewis Howes ends the speech. He talks about his humble backgrounds and how far he has come. He says that early on in his life his coaches instilled a winner’s mindset and that’s why he is where he is today.
In this speech, Howes also tells us that we only have one life to do greatness. In that, we must master our skills to become someone we want to become, but we must first do something we’ve never done before. One such thing we must change is the people we associate. Howes says we must ditch the average minded individuals in our life and seek out the positive, inspiring people we see instead. The ones that stand out in the crowd and don’t take no for an answer. They push the boundaries and they will push us too. Those who tell us we can't do something or that we are unworthy of becoming what we aspire to be are simply projecting on us. We must cast those people aside to eliminate all negativity from our path to success. We must instead find those who lift us higher.
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While the definition of sex differs from person to person, it often causes uneasiness in most who chose to talk about it. Whether the sexual acts are for pure gratification or for connecting on a deeper level, sex is an important aspect to many of our lives.
According to an article in psychologytomorrowmagazine.com, “Sex creates a moment of extreme intensity in which our entire inner life – our history and imagination, is expressed in actions. It is state of consciousness in which the past and the present, body, mind and spirit, all merge to form a new reality unlike any other experience in our lives.”
Because of this, sex is a look into our deepest, inner self. Sexual desires manifest themselves from past experiences, sometimes stemming from childhood. We are conditioned animals, so it’s no coincidence that our sexual desires come from previous experiences.
This article also touches on unmet needs or conflicts in our childhood and how it affects our current sexual desires. It claims that since we are driven to self-healing, we often reconcile these unmet needs or conflicts from childhood through later sexual desires. It, however, requires us to be authentic with what we want out of a sexual partner. Through unifying our “emotions, our physical being, thoughts, and spirit”, we can find ourselves aligning with our true selves in a sexual environment.
What if we deny these inner sexual desires?
It can lead to truly missing out on great sex. We may simply look for partners we lust after or those who happen to be convenient in our surroundings. We may truly never experience the pureness and wholeness that sex has to offer.
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I believe that we are all blessed with guides in our lives. Whether it is a higher version of ourselves or perhaps some other sort of spiritual entity, it is comforting for me to know that someone is watching over us and helping steer us through life in both the good times and the bad. According to spiritualityhealth.com, there are 5 essential methods to opening the channels between you and your guide(s):
1. Remove pre-existing beliefs: We must first remove the idea that we are unworthy or ill equipped to have these guides in our lives. Thankfully, we do not have to be spiritual giants to take guidance from these higher beings. We must also realize that we are deserving of their time. Feeling inferior of them will do us no good here.
2. Send out an invite to your guide: Specifically ask your guide to relay information in your dreams. During dream state, you are least distracted by the world and you can focus on the message at hand.
3. Be aware of your surroundings: In this, we have to open our eyes to the outside world and notice the “coincidences” occurring all around us. According to this article, these coincidences are actually are guides communicating with us.
4. Pay attention to the inspiring thoughts: When you are feeling down and out, your guide might reach out to you through all sorts of avenues. These ideas they may convey to you might show up as inspiring thoughts in the midst of your otherwise depressed and negative headspace. Grab onto these ideas when they come. They are gifts.
5. Raise your consciousness and frequency: Aiming for a higher plane of thought will result in receiving more clarity in your conversations with these guides. Tune in and connect when you find yourself in these higher places. Your guide is waiting for you.
Whether you believe in following a spiritual guide or simply a higher/better version of yourself, be sure to stay open-minded and receptive to the messages offered to you.
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Having a junk food problem? Not for long.
According to menshealth.com, research now provides direct evidence on how to do away with your delicious foe. Most diets and health advice circulating the Internet might call for portion control of your favorite junk food. They claim you can still have them, just don’t eat a lot. Research has uncovered a different approach. Following the food logs of 367 people trying to lose weight, researchers found that those that cut out the junk food altogether had less desire for this type of food. The participants who held onto their favorite junk food had no change in cravings for it and were prone to junk food relapse.
Here’s where portion control fails…
We condition ourselves constantly throughout our lives. When we have cravings, they are usually coupled with internal stimuli such as stress, or even external ones such as the time of day. We positively reinforce this conditioning every time we slip and eat the junk foods we are trying to avoid. According to this article, remove the positive reinforcement and your cravings will disappear.
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We all experience stress. From the workplace to our relationships, stress is an inevitable reality for us all. However, many of us have misconceived ideas about How stress is defined and how it affects us. According to psychcentral.com, there are 6 main myths pertaining to stress.
1. Everybody experiences stress the same way. Wrong. Stress affects us all differently and trying to compare our stresses to another’s is useless. We all react to stressful situations in different ways.
2. Stress is bad for you. Wrong. Stress is innate in us to keep us safe from harmful situations. It is very normal to experience stress in small amounts. It only becomes unhealthy when we constantly feel its effects.
3. Stress is everywhere and you can't do anything about it. Wrong. Some situations, like paying bills, may be stresses we can't get away from, but most of the time we can plan to stay away from stressful situations. We simply need to know ourselves and what sets us off.
4. The best ways to reduce stress are for you. Wrong. There are no set ways to reduce stress for everybody. Since we are all different, we require different ways to deal with stress. While some may require meditation, others may simply need a favorite song to jam out to.
5. Stress is always symptomatic. Wrong. Just because you don’t feel the physical signs of stress, doesn’t mean you aren’t dealing with the mental side of stress. For some, medication may mask symptoms of stress, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t still exist for you.
6. Only major effects of stress need attention. Wrong. Minor signs of stress can easily lead to major ones. It's best to be proactive in your approach to stressors.
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Child sexual abuse is a sad reality in our society. According to an article in PsycCentral.com, it is estimated that 20-40% of girls and 2-9% of boys have experienced this abuse in their childhood. Child sexual abuse occurs anytime a person of power and control over a child violates not only their trust, but also their personal space in a sexual manner. This can happen through any form of sexual acts. Many times, it’s hard for some to remember these horrible experiences. Here you have to trust your memories and your hunches. We often suppress traumatic events and it may be hard to get down to the reason you get triggered in some situations, but oftentimes, if you have the inclination you were abused, then you probably were. Triggers may include sounds, smells, or situations that bring up fear and possibly even feelings of nausea.
If it happened when you were a child, why worry about it now?
Childhood sexual abuse can have many detrimental effects later in life. If not properly dealt with, this abuse can show up as troubles with your self-esteem, feelings, body, intimacy and sexuality. Children usually don’t understand what has happened to them, and they don’t seek out help. It is your adult self that now bears that responsibility.
Is there hope?
Of course! Recovery is possible. Speaking to a trained professional is a great way toward starting this journey. They can step you through the healing process in a healthy manner that you may not be able to do on your own. Staying quiet about your pain might feel safe; however, it blocks the healing process.
Don’t stay silent anymore. Let our experts at SHAW Center for Healing guide your through to pain to healing and hope for the future.
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Article Summary By Michael Estlack, Director of Connectivity
According to The Self-Love Experiment by Shannon Kaiser, self-compassion must precede self-love. You cannot fully love yourself until you can master this. Self-compassion and self-love involve finding your true needs and dismissing any feelings of guilt or shame you feel toward yourself. It’s about learning what makes you unique and allowing yourself to show that off to the world. Embracing every habit and behavior you exhibit. Self-compassion lets you take the first steps to being kind and gentle with yourself and it inevitably becomes the cornerstone of self-love.
Finding self-compassion has many obstacles, though. For instance, when we fall victim to comparison with others, we often get terrible messages about ourselves. Maybe you aren’t as athletic as them or you don’t have the same high cheekbones. Whatever the case, when you compare, you are sure to lose. We have to find a safe place where we can be fine with what we have to offer while not feeling the need to measure ourselves with someone else’s ruler. Such a place may be hard to get to, but the journey there is rich with love and an overall sense of being good enough.
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According to a recent article in Rolling Stone, "Thousands of men claim that porn addiction has led to erectile dysfunction." Gabe Deem, along with countless other young males, are reportedly plagued with PIED, or porn induced erectile dysfunction. While PIED does not yet hold a place in any diagnostic manual, it has quickly become a problem for many guys who frequent pornography sites. This type of erectile dysfunction is “psychogenic” in that the dysfunction has no physiological cause. Researchers explain that they are now seeing this as more of a problem because porn is so widely accessible to these young men in whatever form and fashion they prefer.
Gary Wilson, author of Your Brain on Porn, points to high levels of dopamine released when stimulating material is viewed. The more that the material satisfies sexual desires, the more dopamine is released. Consequently, the Internet literally holds pornographic material for every fetish imaginable providing vast amounts of visual stimulation.
According to Wilson, the more we view this visual stimulation, the more we condition our brain to link pornography with sexual gratification. However, after a while, the brain starts requiring more and more dopamine to explicit the same original response driving men to even more extreme content then where they started. Ultimately, when these men come back to reality and seek out sexual gratification from another human, their needs simply cant be met in the same way pornography meets their needs.
Is there hope?
Recovery is possible, and erections do return. Deem, along with many others, have chosen a path of abstinence. After some time, these men noticed less PIED and a great improvement in erections. If porn is wrecking your erection when attempting sex with others, contact one of our experts at SHAW Center for Healing and let us help you find Sexual Health and Wellness.
To read Rolling Stone's article, click here.
Are you an extrovert? Well, you might just be happier than the rest.
Recent research focusing on five major countries dived into what personality traits were linked with higher life satisfaction. Canada, Japan, Germany, United Kingdom, and the United States were the focus of this study. With tens of thousands of participants, what they found was a link between extroversion and life satisfaction. While the trend was clear across all countries, they did find lower life satisfaction in some countries then others, indicating that this find was culturally influenced. North America was found to have the highest link between the two factors.
Other studies have also found this link. One such study, completed in 2013, found a link between extroversion, life satisfaction, and job satisfaction in China. The researchers postulated this was due to higher success in the work place when one is considered an extrovert.
So why is this?
In 2002, researchers found that extroverts possessed the ability to find “hedonic balance”, or the capability of balancing positive and negative emotions. However, you shouldn’t worry if you are inclined to believe you are an introvert, this trend does not mean you cant be happy too.
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,Article Summary By Michael Estlack, Director of Connectivity
Are you a man taking antidepressants? Well, you aren’t alone. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 10 men are now taking antidepressants. That’s a 69% increase from the 1999 statistics where only 5% of men reported medication use. What’s odd is that nearly half of those prescribed are for reasons other than depression. Such ailments include pain, insomnia and anxiety.
According to Fred Rabinowitz, Ph.D., “Male depression sometimes manifests through the ‘male code’ that says you cannot show weakness, sadness, or vulnerability”. Some of these men may be getting treated incorrectly because they fear coming forward with their depression. Men also display different symptoms when dealing with depression, so traditional criteria often misses a diagnosis. Sadness is not the hallmark for male depression; anger, substance abuse, and impulsivity are often the underlying mechanisms.
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