7 Basic Psychic Self Defense and Energy Protection Techniques

July 17, 2011 at 5:00 am

There are basic techniques a person can learn and practice to protect themselves and their energy from the negativity of others: psychic self-defense.

Protect Yourself From People Who Drain You

I’m sure this topic has been covered many times before. Despite this, it’s always good to have a refresher course. This is especially true considering in our world now more than ever there is so much energy draining and “vampirism” going on.

For those who don’t know, energy vampirism is when a person uses any fear based emotion to emotionally impact us and thereby gain access to our personal energy whereas they are then capable of claiming it as their own. Some of these fear based emotions include intimidation, guilt, embarrassment, pity, anger, and depression.

It becomes important for people that find themselves constantly around energy vampires and their negativity to consistently remind themselves that they are in control of their own energy and where it goes. Read More

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Forgive Yourself and Heal

July 16, 2011 at 5:00 am

Learning to Accepting Self-Healing

Early on in my hypnotherapy training, they brought up the concept that any behaviors that we develop through our lives are direct results of either things that happened to us, or things that we did that got stuck in our memories, our psyches, and our subconscious mind. So below the conscious level of day to day life, we have these “sticky” strips that grab onto a word, or a look, or many times, imagined “slights”; they cause this wounded part of ourselves to “react.” Those sticky places and the subsequent reactions are something we hold onto and beat ourselves up over and over again, which actually strengthens the negative reaction we dislike. Forgiving yourself lessens that negative pattern and can free you to change “old tapes” for newer more positive behaviors and overall happiness with who you are!

Think back to the last time or two you reacted in a way that made you uncomfortable. Remember that feeling of gut-wrenching intensity that came just before you reacted? That’s the inner child scrunching down on itself out of fear, guilt, anger, etc… When we feel that “winding up” feeling it means that something has triggered a deeper response than the situation may call for. This is your “moment of choice” to choose a different path. Take a moment of “time out” to clear your head before you act. Read More

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Red Responds: How to Face Your Fears

July 16, 2011 at 5:00 am

Katheleen from Des Moines, Iowa asks:

I can’t trust men, and I block any man who even mentions wanting to go out on a date with me. I’m to the point where I don’t even look at men as being attractive anymore. I have had three failed marriages. I have been divorced for ten years, and have only dated two men since. These five relationships all ended due to them having affairs with their ex-wives and left me for them—with the exception of my husband of eighteen years, that was with a man.

I’m lonely, and feel like I want a man in my life, but I do everything to sabotage anything that may look like it could lead into a relationship, and I’m also jealous of any other woman involved with or who shows any kind of attention towards the man I’m interested in. Read More

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Summer Fun on a Budget

July 16, 2011 at 5:00 am

It’s no secret that things have been a little tight in the money department for everyone lately. The good thing about that is that you’re not alone. Since everyone is in the same boat, it’s time to remember the days when you were young and you had the whole summer off from school and you and your friends always found things to do for little or no money at all. Weren’t those days fun?

No, you don’t have to hop on your bike and ride down to the local watering hole and swing from a tree rope, although you could. Still, there are some things you can do with friends and family that won’t break the budget that also happen to be tons of fun.

Outing at the Local Park

Depending on where you live, there are probably tons of public parks that have grills and tables, and some even have sprinkler parks or pools where you can cool off if it gets too hot. Grab some buns and burgers and pack a cooler. It’s a nice way to spend time together while getting away from the house and phone and all the reminders of things that stress you out. Some parks even have petting zoos, which always seems to thrill the little ones. Read More

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How to Stop Being Shy

July 12, 2011 at 5:00 am

Shyness is Nice, and Shyness Can Stop You… From Doing All the Things in Life You’d Like To

Have you ever been at a social gathering and had the impulse to speak to someone, but felt frozen and unable to make that first move or say that first word? Do you find your mouth filling with marbles every time you attempt to speak your mind? Do you possess a leonine confidence about certain accomplishments, but when you attempt to articulate them are instead overtaken by your inner mouse?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be suffering, along with 40% of the population, from an affliction which has garnered much scientific attention. In fact, shyness has affected the lives of so many people that an institute has been founded in its honor. The Southeast Shyness Research Institute at Indiana University has, under the direction of Dr. David Carducci, conducted much research on the causes of and treatments for shyness. Read More

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Her-Moans, His-Moans, Hormones: Life After 50

July 11, 2011 at 1:00 pm

If you’re reading this, it’s more than likely that you have already signed up for AARP—within the magazine and monthly newsletter for the almost senior and senior crew, there are many interesting articles about love, money and life…

Getting older with grace and dignity is something that us over-fifty crew are doing with flying colors. More and more, over-fifty folks are talking about love and life and how to make it all work without the energy of being a twenty-year-old. Heck I wouldn’t mind the energy I had at thirty, either.

The facts are, libidos change in both of the sexes. Men and women have many issues to deal with, as the body is not what it used to be, the mindsets are more stabilized, and it’s just not as easy to meet qualified people anymore. Read More

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Find Hope in Tragedy

July 9, 2011 at 5:00 am

How to Open Doors After a Loss

You lost your job. Your partner wants to break up. You and your best friend got into a fight and are no longer speaking to each other. When things like this happen—or when many of them happen at once—many people think, “Why me? Why am I being punished?”

It’s easy to give in to despair when bad things happen. As you’re going through rough times, it’s completely understandable that your first instinct is simply to run away and hide until things get better. But often when your life starts falling apart, you are actually getting a wake-up call from the Universe. Something in your life needs to change, and you are being given an opportunity to change it.

It’s okay to mourn the loss of your job or love relationship or friendship. But once the fog clears a bit, think about what you had. Read More

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Boomer Blues, the Generation Gap and Aging Gracefully

July 8, 2011 at 5:00 am

Exploring the Generation Gap

As I sat in front of the TV, slurping my “Skinny Cow” ice cream, I watched the bevy of male beauties seduce the 20-something glamour girl who giggled her way into their hearts. On occasion, she attempted to say something profound, but who was listening?

“You’re so beautiful” he says. “You are everything I want in a woman.” (Familiar words… and I believed them every time… every single time… back in the day.) Just what she wanted to hear, as she sat there with her bare legs stretched out in front of him, hiding nothing. She tried to act intelligent, but come on… her limited experience was a clear drawback. At least to me it was, and to my 50-something friends. But I suppose not to her suitors. So, there it is… there is the generation gap.

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