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Neuroplasticity – forming new habits

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I’ve recently been reading The Power of Habit, by Charles Duhigg. As you can imagine, it’s all about habits – how they are formed, why we form habits, and how we can change them.  I have also been reading a lot about neuroplasticity:

The way the brain reorganizes itself by forming new connections throughout life.

Neuroplasticity is our ability to adapt to change – to learn new ways of thinking, feeling, speaking & acting.  It doesn’t matter how old you are – your brain is malleable, flexible and able to shift.

It is possible to “teach an old dog new tricks”.

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Forgiveness: release & letting go

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As I learn about forgiveness, I realise the first requires acknowledging the existence of my pain & feelings. They say Dis-Ease comes from Unforgiveness (Louise Hay)We carry around, within our body (emotions that we haven’t allowed to pass through), the pain.

My definition of pain is simply this: Please. Acknowledge. Information. Now.  And until we acknowledge the information – until we name the pain – we cannot forgive!

In my spiritual studies, reading Paul Hasselbeck’s “Point of Power“, I learned “events are simply neutral“.  God (the Universe if you prefer) is not trying to “teach me a lesson”.  In fact, the events, themselves, do not teach me anything.  I, on the other hand, am the one choosing what lesson I learn from any given event or situation.  As Paul says:

I am the point of Power;
I am the one who chooses the lesson I learn.

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mBraining – heart, head & gut

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As a life coach — well, okay… as an #mBIT coach with mBraining — you will hear me talk ad nauseum about your compassion, creativity, and courage.

I am forever asking questions, such as:

  • How do you feel?
  • What emotions arise for you in this area?
  • How do you connect with your dreams & desires?
  • When you are quiet and sitting in silence, what do you truly want?
  • What do you really think about this?
  • Can you imagine or visualize options & alternatives?
  • Who are you –  really, truly, deeply?
  • And how is this reflected in what you do?

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Emotional eating – you can’t want a “should”

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You can’t want a “should”… I mean… you should want it… but it’s hard to want a “should“.  Well, near nigh impossible!

As a toddler, we are really clear on “this is what I want” – either I “want it” or “I don’t want it”.  As a toddler, we never have that confusion over “I should want it, but I don’t really”. Our “no” is clearly enunciated at two years of age!

Unfortunately, as toddlers, we also learn that if we cry, we will probably be fed!  When my little one was a baby and she would cry, we would typically:

  • check the diaper
  • offer food
  • try to put to sleep
  • cuddle
  • check for colic

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The Journey Begins

I put off, for a number of years, beginning this journey.

Fear of the unknown.

Fear of having to get to know myself.

Because, before I was ready to help others, first I had to heal and take care of myself.

Eventually, I hit a rock bottom – and then I discovered that there is still a rock bottom within that rock bottom. After that, you really can’t go any lower!

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