Subliminal Messages, Potentially An Important Tool

Subliminal Messages, Potentially An Important Tool Subliminal messages have many uses. Some are good and many are bad. Since I am a positive person I want to in the next few paragraphs think about all of the potentially good uses of these messages to our sub-conscious. First though you need to understand the power of the human mind and how much what you think affects your outcomes. Think about all the ways that positivity makes good things happen. In sports is a great example. Especially at the elite level it isn’t the athletic ability that separates those guys and gals. What separates them is their mental game. How strong are they under pressure, how much can they push themselves, do …

On Empathy

On Empathy The Encyclopaedia Britannica (1999 edition) defines empathy as: “The ability to imagine oneself in anther’s place and understand the other’s feelings, desires, ideas, and actions. It is a term coined in the early 20th century, equivalent to the German Einfühlung and modelled on “sympathy.” The term is used with special (but not exclusive) reference to aesthetic experience. The most obvious example, perhaps, is that of the actor or singer who genuinely feels the part he is performing. With other works of art, a spectator may, by a kind of introjection, feel himself involved in what he observes or contemplates. The use of empathy is an important part of the counselling technique developed by the American psychologist Carl Rogers.” …

Simple Tips To Increased Happiness

Simple Tips To Increased Happiness There really is no secret to being happy, you just have to make up your mind to be and you will be. But in case you need more than that here are 15 steps you can take to begin learning how to make yourself happy. To be happy is relatively easy just decide to be a happy person. The choice is simple really, choose to be happy. Suffering is optional! Once you make the choice to be happy your world will change to accommodate what it is you want and you will find being a happy person easier to do than you first thought! Abraham Lincoln once said “Most people are about as happy as …

Personality and Happy Marriage

Personality and Happy Marriage What difference does the personality of partners make to a happy marriage? What makes them live happy together? What do they wish to see in each other to continue with the marriage and continue deriving happiness? What are the factors that may destroy a marriage? What is the role of personality in a marriage? Same religion, same church, same circle, and even same school with most interests’ common -will these guarantee a happy marriage? What do you think? Before proceeding further it would be proper to talk about happy marriage. What is a happy marriage? I would broadly define happy marriage as one in which the partners like to be with each other, enjoy depending on …

Reasons to Embark in Vegan Cooking

Reasons to Embark in Vegan Cooking With so many people around the world looking to embark on a greener lifestyle it is no wonder that the Vegan lifestyle is receiving a large amount of attention lately as well. From people who are looking to embark in just some minor changes to those who are looking to completely revamp their entire lifestyle. Regardless of whether you are looking to make a massive change or just a few small differences Vegan cooking can offer a large number of benefits, which helps to ensure that many people start picking up the habits. Aside from the reality that a Vegan lifestyle is much more green friendly than eating tons of meat it also has …

How to Look Great without Spending a Dime

How to Look Great without Spending a Dime It’s important to develop a smile that delivers a balanced message between “I’m happy you noticed me,” and “I wasn’t born yesterday so don’t even think that you just won round one.” In other words, you want a smile that is bright, alive, and attractive without making you look like a grinning idiot. And that’s easier to do than you might think. A good smile is like a good makeup concealer; it can cover up a face that might not be as attractive as you wish it was, or it can draw attention away from some other part of your body that you don’t necessarily want him looking at for the moment. …

Positive Thinking – What Can It Do For You?

Positive Thinking – What Can It Do For You? Positive thinking is an amazing tool, but without action it’s a waste of time. Rather than just having a momentary thought it’s more of a way of life. It’s a technique that you use to create positive affirmations that can counter negative thoughts and doubts by neutralizing them and building the self-confidence you need for whatever you want to achieve. Thinking this way is a skill you can learn and develop with consistent practice, but it is worth it to create a habit of positive thinking? In some circles positive thinking is sometimes cynically referred to as pollyannaish, a naive and overly optimistic view of life by overlooking the things we …

Manic Depression Symptoms

Manic Depression Symptoms Manic depression, otherwise known as bipolar disorder, is an illness wherein the individual suffers rapid shifts in mood of such import that they affect the individual’s ability to function normally. The symptoms are varied and often ranging from dramatic mood swings of overly “high” and/or irritable to sad and hopeless, and then back again. Often, there are periods of normal mood in between these two extremes, but they only last for a short time. It is the depressive mood that most commonly occurs at a ratio of 3 to 1 to manic mood. Manic Depression Symptoms: Manic Episode The period during which a person suffering from manic depression symptoms experiences “mania” is called manic episode. This is …

Simple Ways to Have Happy Experiences

Simple Ways to Have Happy Experiences Happiness is a ‘now you feel it, now you don’t’ emotion. I know this from personal experience and from hearing of the experiences of others. Sometimes I’m very happy, other times, sad, joyful, contented, frustrated, and sometimes very neutral. Several years ago I had no reference point for the word happy. I knew technically the meaning of the word, however the experience eluded me. Joy I could do, happy for some reason, no. One day during a workshop the word happy was demonstrated to me with much laughter from the audience. Now I not only get ‘happy’ but remember it also as a fun experience. There are many small things that can make me …

8 Ways to Create a Happy Family

8 Ways to Create a Happy Family You might disagree and say, “Lori Prokop what are you writing now?” But hear me out on this. I believe finding happiness and success are more than just money. If you are not finding happiness in your family, this is to remind you that you have the power to improve your life within your family. Here are Lori Prokop’s 8 ways to create (or re-create) a happy family: 1) Start with yourself. Finding happiness starts by deciding that you will create the loving spirit that can create a happy family. Develop an energy and personality where simply your spirit and presence will heal others and rejuvenate your family. 2) Look at yourself. Ask …

Not So Happy Birthday

Not So Happy Birthday You Learn Something New Every Day! A bit of advice that I always give myself is to learn something every day. Well today I learned that a well know song, that has been around since 1893 is copy written. That is right folks, “Happy Birthday to You,” is copy written. The melody to “Happy Birthday to You” was written by school teacher Mildred J. Hill in Louisville, Kentucky. The lyrics to the song were originally written as a classroom song entitled “Good Morning to All” by Mildred’s sister Patty. The original song was copy written by the sisters in 1935. Thirty-One years later the sisters were shocked, when their song showed up in a songbook edited …

God’s Happiness Principle

God’s Happiness Principle Happiness is the state of feeling content. Are you happy? Can you honestly say that you’re content at all times? Or, could it be that you are an emotional roller coaster: happy when things go according to your way; and sad, frustrated or mad when they’re not? You only need to do a Google search to realize how many people are clamoring for true happiness. There are multitudes of tomes, courses and mental techniques about how to obtain true happiness. What comes to mind when someone asks you if you’re happy? Peace, a perfectly compatible mate, surrounded by like-minded people in a perfectly peaceful world? Maybe it’s the wish you could master all your emotions to the …

Personal Empowerment Comes From Giving

Personal Empowerment Comes From Giving The holidays have been making me think about things that truly make me happy. Appreciation of things that I value brings me happiness. One thing I appreciate is my freedom. I especially am grateful for my freedom in these days of trouble and uncertainty. Our country is in a state of war. We may choose to look away or forget it but the truth is we are at war with an enemy that can not be easily defined or easily seen. We are not at war with Iraq. It is a war against terrorism, and that includes many countries. A major part of the war is being fought on Iraqi soil, but this war we …

Are you a Rhino or a Cow?

Are you a Rhino or a Cow? There are different types of people in the world. Thank goodness we are not all alike. That would definitely be boring. Some people are happy with a job with a good company for many years, then retiring, others don’t want to keep the same job for too long and keep looking for something better, and still others want to work for themselves. I read a great book one time called Rhinoceros Success. Actually it was the first of a three part series of books by Scott Alexander. In the book he described people and the hunt for success in a very unique way. I’ll give you a taste of what he tried to …

Great Self Help Advice That Can Help Change Your Life!

Whenever times get tough, it’s tempting to revert to old behaviors and coping skills that do not necessarily do us any favors. Personal development is an ongoing process of learning new ways to cope and bring strength and peace to your life. The following tips can help you get started on your way. In order to make lasting progress with your personal development goals, make the choice to make a habit of your new and better way of living. Habits are very hard to break, so choose to have good habits that help you to go forward on the path to achieving your goals. When your outlook on life is negative you will attract the negative to you. When trying …

Smile!

SMILE Find out how a little smile on our face can make a big difference to our daily routines: Smile, as an act has much potential in it. It is not that everybody does not like to smile – but it is that they do not realize the value of a Smile. Either they are busy in their own world of worries that they can not smile or it is that it do not come in-built with their nature. Smile is a natural gift for people who keep smiling always. To have a smiling face means “no ill feelings”. To maintain the purity of life as we were born, smile is very essential in our lives. Smile can build a …