Friday, October 10, 2014
Why do deeper feelings matter? They’re the greatest remedy to stress, for one thing. Stress takes a great toll on peoples’ mental and physical health. When we tap into the world of deeper feelings, the mind re-sets itself. There’s a rhythm to everything in the universe – everything moves in a wave-like pattern. When those waves are stalled in the body by too much sitting, too little movement, we get disease. When they’re stalled in the mind, we get stress, and over time stress can turn into insecurity, anxiety and worse.
Your mind is always functioning in one of two ways – its actively going after thought, moving around your personal world of data, analysis, past and future, or its receptively...
Friday, October 3, 2014
WHATS WRONG WITH ME? By Judith Sedgman
Since I have begun seeing clients one on one as a Mental Health Mentor, the most frequent questions they ask in the first session are “whats wrong with me? How did this happen? Why can’t anyone explain to me what happened to my mind? For the most part, they’ve had a lot of therapy. And they’ve been given diagnoses. But diagnoses do not =explain. Diagnoses describe and label symptom sets. What’s eating at people are the WHY? questions. Why can’t I just be OK again? How did I go wrong? How do people get chemical imbalances? How come I have it and my siblings don’t?
What is so humbling and thrilling to me is that I can answer their questions with a clear, simple, logical explanation that puts their minds to rest. I remember when I was struggling with depression and I...