Cells have memory. And this cellular memory is durable – even if your conscious mind has forgotten something, your body remembers – down to the cellular level. Research has shown that all experiences, no matter how small, leave physical “footprints” on the body. The intensity of these “leave behinds” is likely proportional to the impact of the actual experience – so as an example, a life-altering traumatic event would have more of an impact than a small family disagreement. Cell memories literally impact everything – the expression of our genes, the physical functioning of the body, and of course our actions, thoughts and emotions. Continue reading “The Amazing Connection Between Cellular Memory and Our Health”
Before the age of 2, different attachment styles are encoded into us. When we’re loved, nurtured and supported, we’re off to a healthy start as far as how we feel about and handle ourselves. We can have a stronger sense of self, and can feel more confident and trusting in others and ourselves. When we’re raised in an environment where the love and attention was sporadic, uncertain and/or dangerous and threatening, however, we move into our adult lives with more anxiety and fear. We may not be as trusting, may over- or under-compensate to feel loved and accepted, and may struggle with a healthy sense of self.
Are we stuck with this programming if we had a rough start? Continue reading “Your Programming and Your Negativity Bias”
According to Linda Graham, psychotherapist and author of Bouncing Back, resilience is: “The capacity to respond to pressures and tragedies quickly, adaptively and effectively.”
So why do we need to be resilient?
It’s inevitable that in our lifetimes, circumstances will come along that throw us off track. We can lose a job… or lose a loved one. We can argue with a coworker… or discover we’ve been betrayed at the deepest level by someone we trusted. We can be struggling with finances… or receive news that forever changes our lives in an instant. Continue reading “Rewire the Brain to Bounce Back from Setbacks Faster and Easier”