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So, I’m diagnosed! I have an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

  What It Means to Be Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder By Eva Angvert Harren, Core Coach and Educator So, I’m diagnosed! Crap!! I have an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). I would have been diagnosed as Asperger’s three years ago, but as of 2014 they call it all ASD. It wasn’t a shock. I had…
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September 5, 2016 2

How Emotional and Somatic Balancing Techniques Helped My Autism

Throughout my life I have not been able to relate to people on a level where I feel connected, understood, or accepted, and even more painful . . . in a way I feel loved. There was always a missing piece, a sense of being different, excluded, isolated, and just not part of. I used…
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September 5, 2016 0

HUNGER FOR WHOLENESS: Instead of Judgement, We Can Find a Reason for Compassion

The verdict is still out on what causes addictions and substance abuse, and how we can best provide support and treatments that offer true healing. We can suspect our genes to have some impact on our future. However, the environment is also responsible for providing conditions beyond any human beings ability to cope. I argue…
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April 7, 2015 0

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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April 7, 2015 0
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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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April 7, 2015 0
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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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April 7, 2015 0

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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April 7, 2015 0

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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April 7, 2015 0
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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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April 7, 2015 0

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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