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The Life Skills Guy
I am the Life Skills Guy; I help people in a health challenge tap the Wisdom of their Body to participate with powerful inner resources.
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Having MS for decades, it makes me cringe when I am asked, “How are you?” Most people say “fine” when that question is asked, but when you have a chronic illness and you answer honestly…it’s a hassle. Most of the time that question is asked without expecting a real answer.... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2012 at A Healthy Way to Be Sick
Willpower is the expression of oneself. Willpower is the energy that comes through you to accomplish your goals. Throughout your life, you have many opportunities to either limit your willpower or enhance it. You have more control of willpower than we usually accept, but it is never too late to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2012 at My Blog
It is easy to try to think about what you can do to communicate best in a marriage, but I want to focus on how you receive. If both people made a one hundred per cent effort to receive input from their partner without projecting unfinished business, it would be... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2012 at A Healthy Way to Be Sick
2011 was a year of dramatic health challenges. After having brain surgery and months of pain medications, it seemed I would rather “rest in peace” than live in pain. I was not suicidal, but did not want to live a lifetime in pain. What I want to do in this... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2012 at My Blog
When people find themselves in challenges they cannot control, the first tendency for most is to look outside for help. Before they get external help, they need to develop the survival skills that create clarity inside the recipient, so that what is offered is consciously received. When they consciously enter... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2012 at My Blog
In our society today, there is a common greeting: "Hi, how are you?" When people ask you that question, most of the time they do not expect you to answer the question. But, when you are dealing with a chronic illness, that question can be very annoying. A person in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2011 at My Blog
Have you ever heard that a light shines brighter in darkness? To bring that quote into your personal life it might be: Your deepest consciousness shines when it deals with negativity. That means your best part gets stronger when it deals with your weakness. True confidence emerges when you feel... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2011 at My Blog
A person’s character is often determined by their external possessions or actions, but the real quality of character comes from the habits created in your mind. Habits that create your self-image are based on how you were related to when you were younger. The way people related to you teaches... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2011 at My Blog
It is easier to empower people to be their best than it is to serve people who expect government services to take care of them. In President Obama’s 2011 State of the Union speech, he said that “We are one people and we have to win the future.” He added... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2011 at My Blog
The US spends the most on health care, but ranks 49th in life expectancy. The problem is not smoking, accidents, etc. The problem is the health care system, according to researchers at Columbia University. "Smoking, obesity, etc. are major risk factors in all countries for an individual's health. (But) In... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2010 at My Blog
When someone you love deals with a health problem that cannot be easily solved, the healthy ego sometimes has a hard time dealing with it. Having no solution to their problem creates a disequilibrium that feels uncomfortable. Whenever we have nothing to do when we face a challenge, it is... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2010 at My Blog
In the media today, the current focus is on the increase of suicide among teens who report being bullied. Society has placed so much importance on thinking that our kids are basically trapped in their mind. When a child is caught in a situation that he cannot control, or he... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2010 at My Blog
We have the ability to control how we listen when we learn to breathe consciously. Most of the time, our breath and our ability to listen seem completely separate, but how we breathe has a direct effect on how well we listen. If listening is just putting input into the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2010 at My Blog
Some people get more attention by sharing their problems than by striving to go beyond their limitations. This is especially true when you face a health challenge, for it is easier to get sympathy and kindness from others than to get praise for being well. When you focus on what... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2010 at My Blog
Some people get more attention by sharing their problems than by striving to go beyond their limitations. This is especially true when you face a health challenge, for it is easier to get sympathy and kindness from others than to get praise for being well. When you focus on what... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2010 at My Blog
Many of us have used poor health to avoid doing something by being sick. As a child, I seemed to get this headache Sunday mornings, just as I was getting ready for Sunday School, an activity I didn’t appreciate very much. So the anxiety caused a stress headache and I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2010 at My Blog
Many of us have used poor health to avoid doing something by being sick. As a child, I seemed to get this headache Sunday mornings, just as I was getting ready for Sunday School, an activity I didn’t appreciate very much. So the anxiety caused a stress headache and I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2010 at My Blog
The nature of dreams is having your mind complete your unfinished business. Most of the time, this phenomenon happens without any intention and simply works on the unfinished business from your everyday activities or from your past. But what if you were able to consciously use this function of your... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2010 at My Blog
Would you do something that improved your condition 10%? Then, if you did one thing with that improvement, would you do three more things? I have a chronic illness myself, MS, which really has no medical cure. I do, though, have the ability to change the way I interpret my... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2010 at My Blog
Commitments happen when the reality beyond thinking focuses on a goal and the mind doesn’t sabotage your efforts. It is as though the Wisdom of the Body assumes responsibility for accomplishing that goal instead of the ego level within you. I define The Wisdom of the Body as inner resources... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2010 at My Blog
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