Changing Behavior/Habits

Who got the biggest Piece of the Pie this week?

Slicing the PIES of Life:  

Last week’s blog asked you to look at the parts of your life as if they were slices of

A PIE.  Notice how you are taking care of  your different areas of need: Physical, Mental, Emotional, Social- Relational and Spiritual. The quality of your life is based on recognizing and attending to all  your human needs in balance. Are you eating good food in moderate quantities 3-6 times a day?  Are you moving and strengthening you body with activity?  Do you allow time for Fun, family, friends and rest?

 

Once you identified an area of your life that is not getting what it needs, would you be willing to choose one action this week to take care of that need? That action might be:

I will spend 15 minutes of quality time with someone I love each day: I will allow time to eat breakfast. I will have 10 minutes a day to sit quietly, to read or reflect on my life and connect with God.  Loving yourself and caring for yourself is your best gift to all. Today is a good day to start. How will you express that love this week?  Feel free to contact me and tell me what you now choose to do.

Behavior is Communication - What is the real message?

I was talking with a social worker the other day. She works with adults and chlidren in a mental health department.  She said to me: “Every behavior is communicating something.

Emotions and Pain: Can not be Rationalized.

There’s a time for talking. But you can’t do intellectualizing when there’s a physical issue and an emotional issue. Now you have seen this one a million times: Someone’s crying and someone’s trying to talk them out of it. Well you shouldn’t feel bad. I mean this doesn’t happen very often. Emotions--There’s no line between here at some point. If I’m just really sad, all I need is you to acknowledge I’m really sad--Validate.

The Brain Train-Part 6

 Integrative Stress Solutions

There are many ways to access the your body-mind life systems.  It can be thinking another thought or telling the truth about the situation. It can physical like holding fingers, getting something to eat to balance our blood sugar, or asking for a hug. It can be social: Talk to someone who can be a loving positive support.

The Brain Train-Part 5

 Who  or What is Driving this Train???

  The media is well aware of psychology, using it extensively (especially in advertising), to shape beliefs so you will buy their product. The media is selling a feeling you want to have, promising their product or service will deliver it.

The Brain Train-Part 4

 

The other part of Train the Brain is asking for help. Today we continue on with J’s story:

One day I asked John if he believed in God.  He said, “Yes”.  I asked him if thought God was powerful. John answered  ‘Yes’.  Then I asked if he would like to learn a way to have God’s power in his life.