Healing Perspective

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Wednesday's Compass

A fool is quick tempered; a wise man stays cool when insulted.
                                                                                   Proverbs

This came into play when my teenager insulted me last week. She is a good kid and a loving child but on this particular day she insulted me and I was quick tempered and very insulted. I realized after reading this passage in preparation for this post that I should see her tirades or emotional tantrums as something that's not about me. Easier said than done. But when time had past, I sat down and talked to her. I realized it wasn't about me. She was seeing the situation through her eyes and she saw that I was in the wrong. Once the emotions were out of it, she realized that the problem wasn't what she thought. We worked through it. My plan for the next blow up with her or with anyone is to see that they are seeing something unjust in their world and staying cool with eliminate the damage that would be caused if I reacted and added to the problem. This will be difficult because the attacks seem personal. The only thing I can do is try and try until I can achieve it. Even staying cool a little bit will help. This doesn't mean I will take mouth. This means I won't add to it until she is in the right frame of mind to hear it.

What are your thoughts?

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

A Spotlight Blog for Spiritual Improvement

This week I wanted to share a blog that has great Spiritual posts. It is The Daily Love. Mastin Kipp, the author of the blog, has posts on how to deal with daily life. He has amazing quotes to live by. He also has events throughout the world and also offers workshops under Love Uni-versity tab on his blog. You can sign up for his daily post to be delivered to your email if this blog is for you.

Let me know what you think of this blog.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Stress Reducing Meditation

In time for the beginning of another work week, I've got a great stress reducer. Gabrielle Bernstein is an author and Kundalini Yoga teacher. She had a great stress reducer in the form of a backpack meditation which means you can do this anywhere and at anytime. Click here to get her meditation.

Let me know if it helped you.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Do you feel something's missing in your life?

We live our lives day by day trying to fill it with the things we feel that will make us happy. We look for external sources like, a new relationship, the perfect house, the best job, etc.

But, do you still feel something is missing even after you achieve your newest goals?

I was forever looking for the next thing to achieve barely enjoying the accomplishments along the way. I wanted a certain life and I had a 'To Do' list and bullied my way down the list and not feeling all that happy.

So how can you begin to find happiness?

For me, it starts with Spirituality. You may think that this isn't for you or a ton of other negative thoughts. I thought a lot of them, too, at one point. But, there is a new movement concerning spirituality, and I wanted to investigate if it had any merit. What I found was a whole new world out there. I started to fill my life with the right stuff and I no longer feel like I'm missing anything from life and I feel happy.

I hope to fill this blog with posts sharing what I've found so you can build a life where you feel nothing is missing in your life.

What are your thoughts?

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Friday, September 13, 2013

I'm back...again!

My life has taken another turn. This blog was about writing and mostly writing in the young adult category. I tried to write young adult but the universe had another idea.

Let me tell you a bit about myself and my work. I've written a book that I hope will be published one day. The working title is The Heal Perspective: Real Tools That Heal Abuse and Manage Symptoms of PTSD and Anxiety. (A working title.)

I've developed a six weeks course using everything I've learned by so many teachers from programs on T.V. to articles to books to a lot of my own insights over the last twenty years. It didn't take me that long to heal from the childhood abuse I endured, but I had undiagnosed PTSD that kept my world chaotic and full of anxiety. It came to light after my husband came back from serving in the Iraq war. He received paperwork informing him about the signs and symptoms of PTSD. When I looked over those symptoms, he had one and it lasted briefly. Then, I started to realize that I had almost all of them. On the one hand, it was a relief to know that I wasn't crazy or anxious because of weakness in mind or my inability to rise above my issues. I had something real. But, it was also overwhelming because at the time there didn't seem like a lot of help out there for this and there certainly wasn't a lot of help for those that didn't have a lot of money. My husband returned with no job (a lay off at work), a new baby on the way, and our health care due to be cut off. It was a difficult time, but within six months, things started to be okay again, but life went on and my PTSD was forgotten for the most part.

There's a section after this point that I had health issues. I had severe migraines, depression, and low energy. I won't bore you with all of my miserable details, but eventually, I hit rock bottom. I needed help. I didn't know where to turn. I prayed.

What came into my life was real tools to help me while I worked through my issues. It was a trial and error, but I'm able to handle triggers caused from my PTSD and keep myself from freaking out every time I had a trigger. It helped panic attacks and anxiety spirals.

I use spiritual practices along with behavioral adjustments. Today, I live my life full of hope, peace, and calm, well as calm as you can with three kids and a hubby.

I hope to fill this blog with information and insights from any area I feel that will help deal with anxiety, PTSD, abuse, parenting issues, and anything about life and coping with it.

If you have any questions, contact me through shelley.batt@yahoo(dot)com.