Feelings in Addiction Recovery

by Dermot Mc Donough Internet and Businesses Online, Relationships, Health and Fitness, Self Improvement
feel·ing[ fee-ling]NOUN1.the general state of consciousness considered independently of particular sensations, thoughts, etc.2.a consciousness or vague awareness: a feeling of inferiority. Hi it's Dermot again. If you read my last blog from 19th April, you will know that this is a follow up to that blog and part of a "Recovery from Addiction Series", If not read on: Feelings When I talk about feelings, here, I'm not talking about physical feelings, but emotions. When I was drinking, I did have painful physical feelings: my stomach was in ...
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Fear In Addiction Recovery

by Dermot Mc Donough Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Relationships, Health and Fitness, Self Improvement, Home and Family
fear[feer]NOUN1.a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain, etc., whether the threat is real or imagined; the feeling or condition of being afraid.2.a specific instance of or propensity for such a feeling: an abnormal fear of heights.3.concern or anxiety; solicitude: a fear for someone's safety.4.reverential awe, especially toward God: the fear of God.5.something that causes feelings of dread or apprehension; something a person is afraid of: Cancer is a common fear. Hi it's Dermot again. If you read my last blog from 18th April, ...
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Empathy in Addiction Recovery

by Dermot Mc Donough Internet and Businesses Online, Relationships, Health and Fitness, Self Improvement
em·pa·thy[ em-p uh-thee]NOUN1.the psychological identification with or vicarious experiencing of the feelings, thoughts, or attitudes of another.2.the imaginative ascribing to an object, as a natural object or work of art, feelings or attitudes present in oneself: By means of empathy, a great painting becomes a mirror of the self. Hi it's Dermot again. If you read my last blog from 17th April, you will know that this is a follow up to that blog and part of a "Recovery from Addiction Series", If not read ...
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You Become What You Think About

by Sergei VanBellinghen Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Relationships, Travel and Leisure, Health and Fitness, News and Society, Recreation and Sports, Self Improvement, Communications, Home and Family, Reference and Education, Writing and Speaking
Indeed, you become what you think about. The human mind is the last great unexplored continent on earth. It contains untapped riches beyond your wildest dreams. And it returns anything you want to plant. But this brainpower is often unused because people take it for granted. Yet it is a free gift! Why do so many of us often forget the free ability of our mind? How can you discover its concealed riches? And why your day-to-day thoughts are so important? Well, ...
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Excuses in Addiction Recovery

by Dermot Mc Donough Internet and Businesses Online, Relationships, Health and Fitness, Self Improvement, Home and Family
ex·cuse NOUNPronunciation /ɪkˈskjuːs//ɛkˈskjuːs/1A reason or explanation given to justify a fault or offence. ‘there can be no excuse for any further delay’ ‘the excuse that half the team failed to turn up’ [ verb ik- skyooz; noun ik- skyoos]VERB (USED WITH OBJECT) [EX·CUSED, EX·CUS·ING.]2.to offer an apology for; seek to remove the blame of: He excused his absence by saying that he was ill.4.to release from an obligation or duty: to be excused from jury duty. Hi it's Dermot again. If you read my last blog from 15th April, you will know that this is ...
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Denial & Delusion in Addiction Recovery

by Dermot Mc Donough Relationships, News and Society, Self Improvement, Home and Family
de·ni·al[dih- nahy- uhl]NOUN1.an assertion that something said, believed, alleged, etc., is false: Despite his denials, we knew he had taken the purse. The politician issued a denial of his opponent's charges.2.refusal to believe a doctrine, theory, or the like.3.disbelief in the existence or reality of a thing.4.the refusal to satisfy a claim, request, desire, etc., or the refusal of a person making it.5.refusal to recognize or acknowledge; a disowning or disavowal: the traitor's denial of his country; Peter's denial of Christ. Hi it's Dermot again. ...
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Depression in Addiction Recovery

by Dermot Mc Donough Internet and Businesses Online, Relationships, Health and Fitness, Self Improvement
de·pres·sion[dih- presh- uhn]NOUN1.the act of depressing.2.the state of being depressed.3.a depressed or sunken place or part; an area lower than the surrounding surface.4.sadness; gloom; dejection.5.Psychiatry. a condition of general emotional dejection and withdrawal; sadness greater and more prolonged than that warranted by any objective reason. Hi it's Dermot again. If you read my last blog from 15th April, you will know that this is a follow up to that blog and part of a "Recovery from Addiction Series", If not read on:  Depression Wow, what a subject!!! I am not ...
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Ho'oponopono

by Lori Childers-Paoletti Internet and Businesses Online, Relationships, Health and Fitness, Investing, Self Improvement, Communications, Writing and Speaking
Do you have complete peace? If not do you know how to achieve it? I believe if you can accomplish peace within, the rest will follow..ie dreams, desires, wealth, health and much more. Ho'oponopono was introduced to me by Joe Vitale in his book called Zero Limits. Joe Vitale explains how this practice was a secret Hawaiian system and it needed to be shared with the world. As there is a growing trend of severe illnesses like cancer and others, people are searching for ...
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Are you worried about what others think of you?

by Robin Owen Relationships, Self Improvement
Are you worried about what others think of you? If you are, you're not alone. We are, after all, social creatures and with or without realising it, we genuinely seek the approval of others. Whether it's family, friends, colleagues or even people we don't know we are always trying to portray ourselves in a certain way to the world. So what happens when we decide we want to change something about ourselves? Whether it be an internal or external part of who ...
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Love grows through expression

by Lori Childers-Paoletti Computers and Technology, Internet and Businesses Online, Relationships, Health and Fitness, Investing, Self Improvement, Communications, Home and Family, Writing and Speaking
Life is ever revolving. We get so busy in life and in our minds that we forget to stop and make those human connections. These connections are so vital in this growing technological world. Take the time to connect. We really don't know what another person is going through at any point in time. Always be kind to, and you will find that you receive in return.  There is a book called the Law of the garbage truck by David J. ...
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Control in Addiction Recovery

by Dermot Mc Donough Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Relationships, Self Improvement, Home and Family
con·trol[k uhn- trohl]VERB (USED WITH OBJECT) [CON·TROLLED, CON·TROL·LING.]1.to exercise restraint or direction over; dominate; command: The car is difficult to control at high speeds. That zone is controlled by enemy troops.2.to hold in check; curb: to control a horse; to control one's emotions.3.to test or verify (a scientific experiment) by a parallel experiment or other standard of comparison.4.to eliminate or prevent the flourishing or spread of: to control a forest fire.5.Obsolete. to check or regulate (transactions), originally by means of a duplicate register. Hi it's Dermot again. If ...
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What should I do when I feel hopeless?

by Serina Chowdhury Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Relationships, Health and Fitness, News and Society, Self Improvement, Kids and Teens
What should I do when I feel hopeless? What should I do when I can't see anything good happening to me in the future?  Hopelessness is powerlessness. The reason why you feel hopeless is that you currently believe that what you desire can never be yours. This desire can be anything physical like a fancy car to an emotion like freedom and relief. So what do we do when we feel hopeless? Like nothing will ever work out no matter what we ...
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Three simple healing techniques

by Maddy Lawrence Relationships, Health and Fitness, Self Improvement, Home and Family, Reference and Education
Would you like to learn some simple techniques that you can use to rebalance your Mind Body and Spirit?  Here I will share with you three techniques that you can take with you anywhere and use any time. Enjoy! You may have already heard of Chakras, Meridians and Auras.  Chakras are our bodies' energy centres and Meridians are the pathways that the energy moves through - these work together and when something is awry we can work with them to correct ...
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Choice In Addiction Recovery

by Dermot Mc Donough Internet and Businesses Online, Relationships, Health and Fitness, News and Society, Self Improvement, Home and Family, Reference and Education
choice[chois]NOUN1.an act or instance of choosing; selection: Her choice of a computer was made after months of research. His parents were not happy with his choice of friends.2.the right, power, or opportunity to choose; option: The child had no choice about going to school.3.the person or thing chosen or eligible to be chosen: This book is my choice. He is one of many choices for the award.4.an alternative: There is another choice.5.an abundance or variety from which to choose: a wide choice of candidates. Hi it's Dermot again. If you ...
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Why Thinking Big Is Such A Great Deal

by Sergei VanBellinghen Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Relationships, Finance, Health and Fitness, News and Society, Recreation and Sports, Self Improvement, Communications, Home and Family, Reference and Education, Writing and Speaking
A lot of people misinterpret why thinking big is such a great deal. They rather settle for less than more. Yet, greatness and extraordinary results stand for gigantic desires. Pursuing an existence regardless of the odds is the greatest life you can possibly live. So, to be great, you have to think big. What is the sense to have just an ordinary life? Are you questioning what is widely believed? Do you have the guts to shake up the conventional? Can ...
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Change in Recovery from Addiction

by Dermot Mc Donough Internet and Businesses Online, Relationships, Health and Fitness, Self Improvement
change[cheynj]VERB (USED WITH OBJECT) [CHANGED, CHANG·ING.]1.to make the form, nature, content, future course, etc., of (something) different from what it is or from what it would be if left alone: to change one's name; to change one's opinion; to change the course of history.2.to transform or convert (usually followed by into): The witch changed the prince into a toad.3.to substitute another or others for; exchange for something else, usually of the same kind: She changed her shoes when she got home from the office.4.to give and take ...
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Chemical Dependency in Recovery from Addiction

by Dermot Mc Donough Internet and Businesses Online, Relationships, Health and Fitness, Investing, Self Improvement, Home and Family
Hi it's Dermot again. If you read my last blog from 10th April, you will know that this is a follow up to that blog and part of a "Recovery from Addiction Series", If not read on: Chemical Dependency Chemical Dependency is very hard to explain properly in the context of a blog as I could be writting all night, and you reading all night. If you do want further information on Chemical Dependency, I suggest you Google it Here are a few ...
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Decision is a Mindset. Try is not!

by Anette Samuelsson Business, Home Based Business, Relationships
What? Shouldn´t I try?  Well no! Because when you Try, you don´t do your best. And you will fail when the hurdles come.  When you have made a Decision, then you have the right Mindset, and then NO hurdles can stop you. You will solve everything that comes in your way because you made up your mind! Read more here in my blog post on my homepage.  To have your dream come true, you need to make the Decision, and work for it! So are you ...
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Commitment in Addiction Recovery

by Dermot Mc Donough Internet and Businesses Online, Relationships, Health and Fitness, Self Improvement, Home and Family
com·mit·ment[k uh- mit-m uhnt]NOUN1.the act of committing.2.the state of being committed.3.the act of committing, pledging, or engaging oneself.4.a pledge or promise; obligation: We have made a commitment to pay our bills on time.5.engagement; involvement: They have a sincere commitment to religion. Hi it's Dermot again. If you read my last blog from 8th April, you will know that this is a follow up to that blog and part of a "Recovery from Addiction Series", If not read on: Commitment When I was thinking about writing this blog, I was ...
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Irrational Beliefs in Addiction Recovery

by Dermot Mc Donough Internet and Businesses Online, Relationships, Health and Fitness, Self Improvement, Home and Family
cognitive distortion (redirected from Cognitive distortions)cognitive distortionerrors in thinking that continue even when there is obvious contradictory evidence.  Mosby's Medical Dictionary, 9th edition. © 2009, Elsevier. Hi it's Dermot again. If you read my last blog from 6th April, you will know that this is a follow up to that blog and part of a "Recovery from Addiction Series", If not read on:  Cognitive Distortions In Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), identifying Cognitive Distortions or Irrational Beliefs are key in helping you to start identifying your Core Beliefs Cognitive Distortions are simply thoughts with related feelings we have about how ...
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