emotional basis of physical issues

On the Importance of Feeling

Allow yourself to FEEL. If you try to numb yourself from feeling the bad stuff—the pain—you numb EVERYTHING. You can’t selectively numb! This SNAPPY INSIGHT is inspired by Brené Brown’s wonderful TED talk “The Power of Vulnerability”. There is a lot of emphasis and impetus for us to feel our emotions […]

On Forgiveness

Holding on to anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die… Today’s SNAPPY INSIGHT is a quote that is attributed to Buddha. When we hold on to anger and unforgiveness, we poison ourselves. And this toxicity can manifest illness and disease. More and more evidence shows […]

The Temper Trap

IMAGE: Warning sign—can you read it? © Louise A. Shilton   “Anger is an energy” “Rise” by Public Image Ltd (PiL)   I decided to write my next blog about positive and negative thinking—the glass half full versus the glass half empty. But then I’ve found myself feeling quite flat […]

In Sickness & in Health: Learning the Language of Your Body 2

IMAGE: Getting my kicks on Route 66. © Louise A. Shilton   We all know something about body language in terms of interpreting how a person really feels about you, and how they are really feeling in themselves at any given moment. Many of us have experienced some self-consciousness about how […]