Stuck in your story ?

Stuck in your story?

Do you let an old painful event hold you back?

 

sea shells on the sandy beach
Stuck in the muck?

Research has shown that no matter how good our memory is.  It isn’t strong enough to recall old events or trauma in full detail. So what are we actually remembering?  More important when we think about or tell some one about what happened, the brain edits the original event slightly with each time it is retold.

Think about that for a minute.

Each time it’s remembered our brain and our emotional attachment to the event grows stronger connections between brain cells called neurons. These circuitry get embedded in our brain cells through repetition.

According to Karim Nader PhD, a neuroscientist at McGill University in Montreal says “it  maybe impossible for humans or any other animal to bring a memory to mind without altering it in some way”1.

So what we recall, plus or minus a slight change, our story is born. The  “story” can create excuses for doing or not doing something.  Pain or emotional overload can become the roots of a deeply hidden driver behind the pain story. Often times, the more often we think about the pain the story deepens so does the pain.

Free yourself from pain’s old story

Thanks to smithsonianmag.com/science-nature

Create with colors to feel good

Here is a quick little experiment to feel good.

Change your pain and stress. Have fun while you do it.

1. Watch the video.

2. Collect shiny cloth to practice on.

3. Have your permanent Sharpie markers with wide chisel tips handy.

4. Rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle

5. Work over a bucket or on a table covered in plastic or with butcher paper.

Please send us pictures or video of your results.  Comments welcome.   Thanks!

Thanks to YouTube.com and designoriginals123

Magical hidden beauty

“Gratitude for all these hidden beauties living, loving and  growing quietly, deep in the ocean.  They are like

hidden angels that are too delicate to walk our earth, but feed us at so many levels. “

– MWolken 2015

 

Thanks  Facebook.com and  Gladiator33111

Do it better-without words?

Join Mary for “Communication –  beyond words”
Wednesday March 18, 2015  free class
Mary Wolken PhD
Time: 5 to 7 PM  PST

To successfully navigate the challenges of communicating with others compassionately, we need to become better and better at being comfortable with oue own internal communicator.

This is for you if you are a human, a doctor, mom, Indian chief, teacher, therapist, grandma or policeman if you want to:

glad to know you better read the signs of potential trouble before crisis happens.
understanding what to do
act vs react in a challenge
move forward calmly and confidently

       Don’t turn your heart away from this opportunity to become the best.

 

Mary Wolken PhD, a communication specialist for 45 years will enhance your ability to listen and respond in an effective way and understand the inner dialogue people only hint at with their words.

On Weds. March 18, 2015 at 5 to 7 PM PST

In “Communication beyond words” we will explore:

Getting clear on words and behaviors
Deepening your inner and outer senses of communication
    Reframing “the stories we live”
Pain – a blessing or curse?
Challenges – intervention and light energy

This seminar is my gift to bettering the planet – one better communicator at a time.  – Mary Wolken

Sign up click here

Rainbows to melt your troubles

Come bring your kids and check out these gorgeous rainbows.

Simply breathe in these beautiful colors see your dreams coming true.

Time to go traveling on the rainbows and music of Relaxation Island©!

Thanks to YouTube and Israel Iz Kamakawiwo’Ole: Somewhere Over the Rainbow Hawaiian style.

Mediterranean music

Today on Relaxation Island©

Come enjoy a relaxing trip to the sunny Mediterranean islands.

Take time to unwind and refocus before starting a new project or taking a test.

It can increase performance, creativity and peace of mind.

Music courtesy of youtube.com and Meditation Relax Club

 

Do not play this while driving or operating equipment or vehicles.

Traveling on theta waves on Relaxation Island©

What a beautiful way to unwind. Simply close your eyes and listen to the waves – theta wave that is in the music by Steven Halpern.

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Our brain wave frequency occurs at four levels for different brain activities: alpha, beta. theta and delta waves are considered to be the frequency we use when we are awake and working.

Theta Brain Waves (TBW) are slower frequency of brain waves. They typically cycle at a rate of 4-7 times per second (4 Hz – 7 Hz). TBW has long been associated with early stages of sleep and the process of dreaming. Theta Waves have been associated with states of enhanced creativity, “Super Learning,” deeper relaxation, day-dreaming, spiritual experience, healing, and sleep-dream activity.
or taking a “trip on Relaxation Island©“.

 

 

The more times you go traveling the better you will become on using the theta state for you enjoyment, creative pleasure and to help yourself and others find inner success and relaxation.
References
steven halpern music+youtube

image: https://thehealthylivingcenter.com/sunset-landscape

New born puppies on Relaxation Island

Smiling warms your heart and lets you relax and strengthen your internal GPS.
This video is guaranteed to lighten and brighten your day. Please share it to encourage more warm fuzzy feelings.

Video courtesy of  littlethings.com

Smiles courtesy of Relaxation Island tours.

Ride Relaxation Island

It’s time for a ride around Relaxation Island!  Enjoy!

Hydrate before you take a ride.

Imagine yourself riding this bike safely for the fun and peace of being in this beautiful world!

Let me know how your ride was.

Image and video courtesy of Outside: