I’m Talking To Myself Again – Am I Crazy? Published August 30, 2015 | By Judith Auslander Do you find yourself talking to yourself? Do you find yourself questioning your sanity? I heard once that you are only crazy if you actually answer yourself. Well, maybe we aren’t crazy – in fact – maybe self-talk is what keeps us sane! My May/June edition of Psychology Today actually had an article about Self-Talk, The Voice of Reason. I’ll buy that just on the title – I always knew I was more reas … [Read more...] about The Voice of Reason
Don’t Fart in Public! Published May 25, 2015 | By Judith Auslander Why? Because it goes against our social norms. As social beings, we follow a list of prescribed social norms for the society we live in. I would love to find society where farting, picking my nose, and burping in public were all socially acceptable. However, because I live where I do, I work very hard at being normal. When we fart or burb, we may blush with embarrassment. What happens when we fail? Generally, we f … [Read more...] about Don’t fart in public!
What Children have to say about Anger! Published May 25, 2015 | By Judith Auslander This is a beautiful video that I felt goes along with last weeks blog on anger. The elementary school kids in this video by Wavecrest Films are unexpectedly articulate about their emotions. Judith … [Read more...] about Anger in Children
The Myth of Happiness Published May 6, 2015 | By Judith Auslander We are all supposed to be happy – right? It is even written in the Constitution of the United States of America that we are guaranteed “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” So, what happens if we aren’t “happy?” Is there something wrong with us? In fact, we are so geared into the fact (or is it fantasy) that we are supposed to be happy, that we take pills to make us not feel our feelings and instead feel happy. Som … [Read more...] about the Myth of Happiness
Anger – Constructive or Destructive? Published May 14, 2015 | By Judith Auslander According to The Secret Language of Feelings – (TSLF) by Cal Banyan founder of 5-Path Hypnosis, anger is the feeling (or fear) that something is unfair. You can almost see that little child inside you stomping his/her little foot (maybe with hands on hips – that was my style) and saying, “That’s not fair!” However, at a very young age, most of us are told to stop showing our anger – it wasn’t civilized o … [Read more...] about Anger Management
Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.” Yoda How much do you suffer from held anger and hate? How much do those feelings lead your life? I have discovered that many of my clients suffer from an unlived life or a partial life due to long held anger toward someone who may not even part of their life any longer. Common sense would tell us to let go of useless anger. But what we tell ourselves in our logical mind does not always pass through to our subconscious, which … [Read more...] about Fear and Anger