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HUNGER FOR WHOLENESS II: PTSD As a Source of Addiction, BEAMLiFE as a Source of Solution

Joseph Volipicelli (2000, p. 256) and his research team, came to the conclusion in their study “The Role of Uncontrollable Trauma in the Development of PTSD and Alcohol Addiction,” that PTSD can develop in people who have experienced one or more life-threatening situations where they were unable to protect themselves, or control the outcome of…
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HUNGER FOR WHOLENESS III: The Beginning of Life Sets the Stage

On the other hand, we can back off the parents some, and consider Mate’s information about infants with caregivers who just are emotionally imbalanced and unable to handle their own external environment. These caregivers may just be agitated and nervous, but still create an atmosphere too frightening for the baby to handle, still another form…
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HUNGER FOR WHOLENESS IV: Heal Yourself Before Giving Birth

The price is just too much for the little ones who have to live with us while we go through our own recovery. As Mate’ pointed out with his own mother, we women do not have it in us to provide the safe, compassionate, and unconditional environment we want for our children, while we are…
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BECOMING THE PERSON YOU WERE MEANT TO BE: Where to Start

By Anne Lamott We begin to find and become ourselves when we notice how we are already found, already truly, entirely, wildly, messily, marvelously who we were born to be. The only problem is that there is also so much other stuff, typically fixations with how people perceive us, how to get more of the…
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Lighten Up

On the path of life, most of us are hauling way too much weight. Too many To Do’s, too much stuff, too many entanglements, “shoulds,” worries, guilts, and regrets. All the extra physical and mental stuff you lug around complicates your life, weighs you down, and keeps you stuck. There’s enough weightiness in life as…
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GOOD VIBRATIONS: It’s All About Your Vibe

by Nicholas Kardaras “She’s got a really great vibe”… “That place has a bad vibe” We use the word “vibe” when we get a good feeling about someone (or someplace). But according to some of the latest research—and some of the most ancient wisdom —it may really, truly be all about vibration. Fact: Did you know that…
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REST YOUR MIND UPON THE RIGHT THINGS

by Rick Hanson There’s a traditional saying that the mind takes the shape it rests upon; the modern update that the brain takes the shape the mind rest upon. For instance, you regularly rest your mind upon worries, self-criticism, and anger, then your brain will gradually take the shape–will develop neural structures and dynamics–of anxiety,…
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ADDICTIONS IN THE 21st CENTURY

by: Cynthia Andrzejczyk, Ph.D  Bruce Alexander has written a penetrating and incisive book on the nature of addiction in the 21st century. Along with defining and differentiating various types of addiction, Alexander, Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Simon Fraser University in Canada, has amassed forty years of studying addiction and addictive patterns of behavior, along with…
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COME ALIVE: Body Wellness and Somatic Experiencing

by Eva Angvert Harren There is hope! Healing is available to everyone; we just need to spread the word. After 15 years of searching for a solution that could make it possible for me to live inside my body and mind, I ‘stumbled upon’ Somatic Experiencing in 2005. SE taught me a body/mind-awareness approach to the…
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ARE YOU STRESSED OUT?

by Susan Bowles Think you might be stressed? Answer yes or no to the following questions to see if your job is creating more anxiety than pleasure. 1. When I stop at a stoplight, I rail at the inconvenience. If yes: A key sign of undue stress is getting irritated over minor things. “If the…
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