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WATCH: Needing to Be Comforted

Brad Yates | Posted 07.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

Life has its ups and downs, and it's not unusual that we should feel a need to be comforted when we are more aware of the downs. Because of past programming, though, too often our ways of comforting ourselves are less than ideal, especially in terms of our health.

How to Survive Apartment Hunting in New York City (And Other Transitions)

Catherine Chen, Ph.D. | Posted 07.01.2013 | New York
Catherine Chen, Ph.D.

As a person who likes an orderly and unambiguous life, I found that the process of apartment hunting has thrown my world upside down.

Chasing Anarchists: May Day and the Federal Government's Use of Grand Juries as Political Counterintelligence

Kris Hermes | Posted 06.30.2013 | Politics
Kris Hermes

The pattern of using grand juries as secret forums to ask activists what organizations they belong to, who they associate with and to scrutinize their political beliefs on the basis of "Americanism" closely parallels the hearings held by the House Subcommittee on Unamerican Activities.

The Quest for Inner Freedom: Surrendering to Our Pain

Merissa Bury | Posted 06.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Merissa Bury

There was a time when freedom was a danger to me -- or perhaps my perception of freedom was the true danger.

WATCH: Stop Resisting the Remarkable

Brad Yates | Posted 06.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

Tapping can sometimes bring up long-buried emotions, which is why I state that, before tapping along, folks must take full responsibility for their own well-being.

WATCH: Tapping for Vets and Others Who Have Experienced Horrors

Brad Yates | Posted 05.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

One of the greatest things being done with tapping right now is its use with vets. There have been many great successes in relieving the PTSD our troops so often bring home with them.

The Top 5 Resistances to Change (And Their Remedies)

Ronald Alexander, Ph.D. | Posted 04.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Ronald Alexander, Ph.D.

I often see patients in my psychotherapy practice who are unable to make changes in their life and do not understand why they keep sabotaging their efforts. Usually this is due to a hidden resistance or unwholesome belief associated with the desired change.

The Secret To Feeling More In Control

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 03.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Hamady

If you're struggling -- if you're feeling out of, or the need for, control -- it's less likely that something's wrong with the object of your desires, and more likely that there's something you've been unwilling to give up in order get what it is you say you want.

New Year's Lament

Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D. | Posted 03.09.2013 | Religion
Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D.

Toward the end of the last year, which I will nostalgically refer to as 2012, I was humming along. But then, like some backcountry alpine skier who snags an errant boulder, I flipped. Now I'm filing my nails, reordering the cupboards, and walking in circles. Literally.

Cloud Atlas: Resistance and Redemption

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. | Posted 01.16.2013 | Entertainment
Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

The film is really six movies in one ranging from a rip-roaring sailing yarn from the days of the clipper ships to a sci-fi thriller that makes the great classic, Blade Runner, seem dimwitted and plodding.

Release Your Fears And Flow Forward

Melissa Van Rossum | Posted 12.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Melissa Van Rossum

What you have today is a result of what you've thought, believed and acted on yesterday. If you want something different tomorrow, start thinking, believing and doing differently today -- starting perhaps with a practice of trust, faith and letting go of fear.

Totally Ready for Love and Growth -- Sort of

Barnet Bain | Posted 12.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Barnet Bain

We either get pulled down by our resistances, into the safe comfort of what is known, or we make peace with the fact that we have resistances. We don't actually overcome them at this point, but we can make peace with them.

A Rock and a Hard Place

Irene Tanner | Posted 11.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Irene Tanner

"Something's Gotta Give" happens when an irresistible force meets an immovable object, as described in the lyrics of the same name by Johnny Mercer. T...

WATCH: Clearing Resistance

Brad Yates | Posted 11.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Brad Yates

In most cases, resistance is just fear... fear of the unknown, fear of a perceived (and often only imagined) danger, fear of... well, just plain old fear. And that's what we are here to clear.

WATCH: Who Are The Real TSA Dissidents?

Christopher Elliott | Posted 09.29.2012 | Travel
Christopher Elliott

It takes courage to whip out your camera and record TSA agents engaging in what you believe to be an unconstitutional activity.

'Resistance n'existe pas'

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 09.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

Resistance doesn't exist, only non-rational, nonfunctional self-preservation. Like me, you probably have noticed that you can't read the front page o...

Soul-Talk: Are You Captain Of Your Ship Or Just Shipwrecked?

Russell Bishop | Posted 09.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

Listen closely and you will become captain of your ship, master of your destiny. Turn a deaf ear to that quiet inner voice of your soul, and you may wind up shipwrecked instead.

A New Symbol for New Times

John Jackson | Posted 07.16.2012 | Impact
John Jackson

The aim of a symbol is to communicate as immediately and directly as possible the core of what you represent. Which brings us to an important question: Is it time to consider a new symbol for a new era?

Fear And The 'Anti-Change Factor'

Guy Finley | Posted 07.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Guy Finley

It isn't something of which most of us are aware, but we human beings are "marked" with a certain strange feature, and that is: We want to change.

Lessons From the Mat: Meeting the Resistance

Sheryl Paul | Posted 06.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Sheryl Paul

When you can stand, even for a moment, in the truth of who are you, you can begin to respond to the incessant lies that are keep you stuck behind the brick wall of resistance. And then you will begin to break through and find your way to freedom.

Are Your Desires Helping You Get What You Want?

Rod Stryker | Posted 06.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Rod Stryker

So many people extol the power of intention these days, you'd think it's a foolproof way to fulfill your desires. Yet, the fact of the matter is most of us don't fulfill our intentions.

How To Eat An Elephant

Denise M. Wilbanks | Posted 05.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Denise M. Wilbanks

Fear and will are a magnificent duo through which anyone can land on solid ground when it comes to breaking down that which appears to be larger than life.

Resistance: What You Judge Won't Budge

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 04.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

How often do you tell yourself that you are wrong, bad, inadequate, unworthy, a jerk, stupid and so on? I've found, in the many years I've been counseling, that most people are frequently inwardly judgmental.

The Secret To Better Sex With Your Spouse

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 02.19.2012 | Women
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

Love-making in long-term relationships is the result of loving energy flowing between two people. If something is blocking this loving energy, the sexual energy between them gets blocked.

'If You Really Loved Me, You Wouldn't...'

Margaret Paul, Ph.D. | Posted 01.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Margaret Paul, Ph.D.

One day I suddenly saw all the uncaring behavior in a completely different light. I saw clearly that it had nothing to do with me! It wasn't about me at all!