Dejar ir el pasado

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El “PASADO” cae en cada día que pasa. Dejar ir significa hacer elecciones diferentes de las que se lamentan, ya sean buenas o desagradables. Dejar ir principalmente significa aceptar el resultado, a veces decidir qué harías de manera diferente y luego elegir eliminar esos pensamientos. Puede que no desaparezcan, pero puedes hacerlos menos accesibles. El punto es no seguir reviviéndolo sin cambiar el resultado preferido y liberarlo. El lanzamiento viene de la aceptación de que puedes escribir el presente a tu gusto. Cuando la mente acepta lo que no puede cambiar, se produce un nuevo comienzo. Le permite diseñar su… Continue Reading This Article

Letting Go of the Past

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The “PAST” falls into every day that goes by. Letting go means making different choices from the ones regretted whether good or unpleasant. Letting go mostly means accepting the outcome, sometimes deciding what you would do differently, and then choosing to file those thoughts away. They may not disappear, but you can make them less accessible. The point is to not keep reliving it without changing the preferred outcome and releasing it. The release comes from the acceptance that you can write the present to your liking. When the mind accepts what it cannot change, a new beginning takes place…. Continue Reading This Article

Alzheimer’s and Havoc on the Family/ Alzheimer y Estragos en la Familia

Being a caregiver for someone with Alzheimer’s can be devastating. It’s a gradual erasure of memories for the patient and a constant reminder of a life of memories lost for the caregiver. Coping with Alzheimer’s is much easier if you know how to navigate the stormy seas of this disease. Talking to someone who’s been there and adjusting along the way has been short of miraculous for me and our family. It started for me by reading the 36 Hour Day. It was eye opening experience and insightfully rich with stories of what I was going through. I was looking… Continue Reading This Article

Five Ways Color Influences You

  For centuries and across cultures, colors have been used to convey certain messages; such as nobility, danger, and prosperity. Colors can create such a significant impact that there is even a type of science dedicated to them. Color psychology is the study of colors and how they impact the mood and behavior of individuals. Color psychology explores how our brain perceives what it visualizes, specifically pertaining to color.     Here are five ways color may be influencing you: 1. Cool vs. Warm Colors Colors can stimulate certain responses within you. There are two types of classification for colors:… Continue Reading This Article

Five Ways Your Physical Health Affects Your Mental Health

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Mental health is more than just the absence of a mental illness. Mental health is defined as a person’s cognitive, behavioral, and emotional well-being. The World Health Organization defines mental health as “…a state of well-being in which the individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community.” A person’s physical health can be a contributing factor in his or her mental health. Here are five ways physical health can affect your mental health: 1. Increased Memory… Continue Reading This Article

Reverse Seasonal Affective Disorder

You’ve probably heard of Seasonal Affective Disorder, right? A condition typically afflicting those in colder climates due to the typically dark and gloomy weather making them feel depressed. Well, there is a Reverse Seasonal Affective Disorder that can affect those in warmer climates, such as here in Florida. Reverse Seasonal Affective Disorder refers to the sudden sadness that can develop in warm temperatures. The longer days and increasing heat of summer may play a role in reverse seasonal affective disorder. Here are some of the possible causes of reverse seasonal affective disorder: 1. The High Temperatures Reverse SAD may occur… Continue Reading This Article

Mantener a las familias unidas y hacerlas funcionar

Mezclar familias no es tan simple como lo muestra el programa de televisión Brady Bunch, resolviendo problemas todo en una hora. A lo largo de la historia siempre ha habido familias mixtas, pero ahora tenemos la capacidad de aprender de las experiencias que otros han criado con éxito como un hijastro o adolescente que no los quería. La crianza de los hijos es bastante difícil sin involucrar a un padre de paso. Criar hijos por nuestra cuenta es una tarea monumental, pero cuando involucramos a otra persona que entra en sus vidas y en su casa, tanto los niños como… Continue Reading This Article

Keeping Blended Families Together And Making it Work

Blending families is not as simple as the Brady Bunch TV show portrayed it to be by solving all problems within an hour.  Families have blended throughout history and it’s never been easy. But now, we can learn from experiences of others who have successfully parented a step child or perhaps a teenager who thought he had no need of a step parent. Parenting is difficult enough without involving a step parent.  Raising children on your own is a monumental task and when we involve another person who steps into your life and home, children as well as teenagers often… Continue Reading This Article

Why Timing is Everything When it Comes to Marriage Counseling

Seeking help from a marriage counselor is not unlike seeking help from a mechanic. It makes little sense to take your car into the shop a month after it started making a horrific noise. By that time, too much damage may have been done and your engine may be beyond repair. By the same token, the effectiveness of marriage counseling is directly related not only to the willingness and motivation of both parties to put in the effort, but also to the timing. The time to consider marriage counseling is not when one (or both) people have already thrown in the towel…. Continue Reading This Article

3 Ingredients to a Happy Marriage

Have you ever wondered why some marriages last decades while others barely go two years? Why do some couples thrive and grow together while others crash and burn? The secret? There are three secrets, actually; three ingredients to a happy and successful marriage. Without all three of these, many couples will struggle to remain connected and committed. Communication Communication is to a marriage what gasoline is to an automobile: without it, you’re not going anywhere. And the better the communication, the longer the “motor” will last. The words we choose to connect with others are incredibly important. Use the right… Continue Reading This Article