Tag Archives: habit

Social Media Addiction

July 7, 2013

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by Dr. Larry Wilson — Social networking sites such as Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and dozens of others allow people to stay in touch as never before. However, some people spend so much time on these sites that it begins to interfere with their lives. Psychologists are referring to this as a social networking compulsion or […]

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It is no secret

March 19, 2013

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by Kathy Gates —  When you were a teenager, did you always sit as close to the back of the room as you could in class or church or even at the movies? Most of us did, probably to avoid the attention of teachers or other adults. And as you grew older, did you find […]

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Living or life-ing?

February 2, 2013

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by Susan Torres —  We all have our routines and follow them faithfully in our daily lives, so much so that we have become like robots. Life has become a habit and we are in drive mode. Heaven forbid something or someone should toss a wrench into this fine-tuned agenda, throwing us for a loop […]

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The healing power of self-hypnosis

September 21, 2012

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by Kathy Balland —  What can you do to attract more success? What if you want to let go of a habit, chronic pain, fear, manage your weight or stop smoking? Any of these, and many other issues, can be helped or resolved through the power of the mind. The subconscious makes up the majority […]

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Poised between two worlds — a personal experience

September 15, 2012

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by Felicia Blasdel —  I  stand, awkwardly straddling two worlds. In one world there is public approval — high-tech gadgets galore and a vast array of feel-good manufactured ingestibles. Everything is outside oneself and if anything attacks, “It is not my fault.” A potion is prescribed to battle the “out there.” But I believe everything […]

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Change your focus to release habits

September 15, 2012

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by Paul Reinig — A habit is a pattern of behavior acquired through frequent repetition. The first thing you need to do in releasing a habit is to acknowledge the awesome creator you are. For example, let us say you want to give up smoking. Ask yourself why you started smoking in the first place. […]

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Smoking: addiction or habit?

September 7, 2012

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by Nina Laveson —  Many believe smoking is an addiction, and therefore is hard to quit without suffering terrible cravings and withdrawal symptoms. Part of the belief that stopping smoking will be difficult comes from the notion that nicotine withdrawal is always going to be difficult. But is this really the case? Here are a […]

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Why habits are so hard to break

February 25, 2012

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by Gwen Farrell —  Imagine a large crystal bowl filled with Jell-O™. The top 10 percent is orange Jell-O and the remaining 90 percent is strawberry Jell-O. A tasty treat, yes, and a pretty good model for the structure and function of the human mind. The orange layer represents the waking, or conscious mind, the […]

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