In October of 2001 after taking an anti-depressant I flipped into a manic episode. I was hospitalized and diagnosed with bi-polar disorder 1 with psychotic features. Many years went by and I had taken pretty much all of the medications that were prescribed for my mental illness. I knew that I had to be on some kind of medication but I was frustrated with all of the combinations and side effects that caused havoc in my life. At times I found myself thinking about ending it all, but deep in my heart I knew that was not going to be the story of my life. Abba has much more in His plan for my life and you are involved in it. After much searching and praying I found my sense of spiritual awareness and my gifts of writing and artwork. I also found the child within me who was longing to come out and let me know that my life really mattered. With her I was taken to unforeseen places and mysterious happenings began to unfold. So, come with me for a little while and experience what happens to the mind when it leaves the world behind and takes you soaring into another time. On the front cover is my own artistic interpretation of bi-polar disorder. Magdalen Preast A portion of the proceeds will go to N.A.M.I. (National Alliance for Mental Illness) in Boise, Idaho for the surrounding areas.
Your Inner Mammal takes on anxiety, anger and depression -- the major emotional maladies that afflict us in the cold, impersonal and threatening modern world. To do that, Dr. Neff builds on the concept of “your inner child.” That concept has served us well in mental health for many years. If you are still a child – and a lucky one -- someone else may meet your emotional needs. But not if you are an adult. Your lover doesn’t want to love you as a needy child. They want – and need – a competent adult. In short, the inner child concept tells you to attend to your own emotional needs. Your Inner Mammal tells you a lot more. It tells you what those needs are. And it provides chapter after chapter of tools to meet those needs – including chapters entitled, ” The Importance of Being Calm,” “Your Angry Mammal,” “Your Inner Playmate,” “ Your Inner Dancer, ” “Getting In Touch,” and “You Are Part of Nature – Embrace It. ”
Every child is born a billionaire. After all, they come into the world with over one hundred billion brain cells! So how can we, as parents, help our children fully develop all those brain cells, live up to their full potential, and enjoy a rich, happy life? Jennifer Luc and Dr. Stephane Provencher combine personal experiences and insights, medical research, and expert advice from around the world to share unique, tested, and proven billionaire parenting strategies intended to help today's parents make informed choices for their children. With a focus on fostering productive, enthusiastic, and joyful children, Luc and Dr. Provencher instruct parents on a variety of topics that include pre-natal care and pregnancy, the design of a child's brain and the stages of its development, food choices and their effects on the body, and Whole-Listic methods that help nurture emotional needs of children. Included are methods parents can utilize to promote compassion, encourage gratitude, and teach the art of forgiveness to their children. Billionaire Parenting shares practical tips and global wisdom designed to empower parents with innovative and Whole-Listic methods to nurture emotional needs while guiding you to find their inner strengths."
How to Recognize and Heal the Invisible Effects of Childhood Emotional Neglect
Author: Jasmin Lee Cori
Pubpsher: The Experiment
Category: Family & Relationships
The groundbreaking guide to self-healing and getting the love you missed. Was your mother preoccupied, distant, or even demeaning? Have you struggled with relationships—or with your own self-worth? Often, the grown children of emotionally absent mothers can’t quite put a finger on what’s missing from their lives. The children of abusive mothers, by contrast, may recognize the abuse—but overlook its lasting, harmful effects. Psychotherapist Jasmin Lee Cori has helped thousands of men and women heal the hidden wounds left by every kind of undermothering. In this second edition of her pioneering book, with compassion for mother and child alike, she explains: Possible reasons your mother was distracted or hurtful—and what she was unable to give The lasting impact of childhood emotional neglect and abuse How to find the child inside you and fill the “mother gap” through reflections and exercises How to secure a happier future for yourself (and perhaps for your children)
Self-Knowledge and Healing Through the Wheel of the Year
Author: Tiffany Lazic
Pubpsher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Fusing ancient Western spirituality, energy work, and psychology, The Great Work is a practical guide to personal transformation season by season. Learn to be truly holistic by incorporating key physical, emotional, and energetic practices into your life at times when the natural tides are in harmony with your process. The Great Work captures the core essence of each festival with eight key themes that span the annual cycle—a cycle that reflects human development and experience. Discover how Yule can alleviate a painful childhood, how Beltane can facilitate conscious relationships, and how Mabon can assist with determining your life's purpose. Find guidance through daily journal questions, elemental meditations, and the author's unique energy-healing technique of Hynni. With this invaluable resource for your journey of inner alchemy, you'll develop an intimate connection with the earth's impulse to create balance and harmony. Praise: "Tiffany Lazic weaves together psychology, myth, meditation and keen observation of the natural world, creating an invaluable and original resource for healing work of all kinds. Inviting and accessible to all readers."—Elizabeth Cunningham, author of The Maeve Chronicles "The Great Work presents inspiring insights and practical exercises that help unlock the alchemical mysteries at the heart of the Eightfold Path, and which facilitate a deep connection with the cycles of nature as they reveal their transformational powers in all of us."—Jhenah Telyndru, author of Avalon Within
A decade has passed since Claudia Black's million-copy bestseller, It Will Never Happen to Me, set countless individuals on the path to self-discovery. Now, in The Missing Piece, Black teams up with therapist and lecturer Leslie Drozd to give you the courage, practical information, and the loving guidance to take the next step on your journey to wholeness. In this new book, Black and Drozd explore the life crisis experienced by individuals consumed with the nagging feeling that "something's missing." These vague, unsettling feelings often take the form of unexplained anger or fear, a sense of inadequacy or ambivalence, the inability to commit, or depression that comes and goes. They trace this condition to the conflicting and often disowned pieces of self in all of us that compete for attention and expression: critic, pusher, judge, victim, spiritual seeker, perfectionist, nurturer, protector, aggressor, and procrastinator, among others. Only by defining and embracing all aspects of the self--both good and bad--can we find "the missing piece" that truly liberates and empowers us. The journey is not a guided tour. This dynamic book engages you in a series of inspiring and challenging questionnaires, exercises, and dialogues. It's an active process in which you will learn how to assemble a complex self-portrait of all your parts--the owned, the disowned, and the unknown. Understanding all the aspects of your self is the first step. But this path must also include moving from questions to answers, and then from answers to actions. In the final section, you'll learn how to forge lasting bonds between all the competing aspects of your self, to achieve a sense of balance between your inner and outer worlds, and to dare to live the truth about yourself.