How Childhood Trauma Can Make You A Sick Adult

The Adverse Childhood Study found that survivors of childhood trauma are up to 5,000 percent more likely to attempt suicide, have eating disorders, or become IV drug users. Dr. Vincent Felitti, the study's founder, details this remarkable and powerful connection.

Secrets Behind Chronic Illness And How To Finally Heal

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This article summarizes the core of healing--accessing the emotional, not just the physical.  It discusses a patient with Lyme's disease who was sick 40 years and began to heal once they started to address emotional roots to illness.  They stopped the cycle of illness.  With references to some of my favorites, Alice Miller's books, "The Drama of the Gifted Child" and "The Body Never Lies," this article challenges us to overcome our resistance and biases towards emotional healing.  The ACE's study offered scientific evidence that adverse childhood experiences (trauma) can make us sick.  Stress, including emotional issues, take a toll on the body---this build up can contribute to illness. 

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101 Best Louise Hay Affirmations of All Time

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Louise Hay gifted us with many positive affirmations to enhance our well being and health.  Here is a list of 101 of her best affirmations. They sure do help me! Her website has an abundance of inspiration

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Let’s affirm:

  1. Life loves me!
  2. All is well in my world. Everything is working out for my highest good. Out of this situation only good will come. I am safe!
  3. It’s only a thought, and a thought can be changed.
  4. The point of power is always in the present moment.
  5. Every thought we think is creating our future.
  6. I am in the process of positive change.
  7. I am comfortable looking in the mirror, saying, “I love you, I really love you.”
  8. It is safe to look within.
  9. I forgive myself and set myself free.
  10. As I say yes to life, life says yes to me.

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Deepak Chopra's 7-Step Exercise To Release Emotional Turbulence

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Article Written By Deepak Chopra, M.D.

It's not easy to deal with painful emotions head-on. But it's a key to good health and well-being physically, mentally, and spiritually. If we don’t deal with pain when it occurs, it will resurface as compounded emotional toxicity later on — showing up as insomnia, hostility, and anger, or fear and anxiety.

As a further complication, if you don’t know how to deal with feelings of anger and fear, you're likely to turn them inward at yourself, believing, “It’s all my fault.” That guilt depletes our physical, emotional, and spiritual energy until any initiative or movement feels impossible. We feel exhausted and paralyzed, leading to depression.

You can learn how to recognize painful emotions right away and how to effectively "metabolize" and eliminate pain.

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