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What Do Your Dreams Mean?

What can you learn from your dreams? Dreams allow us to process important information or events that we are working through in our daily life but may not be aware of what the problem or solution is. Dreams bring a deeper awareness to our lives and help us to sort through conflicts or desires that are kept below our conscious thinking during our busy daily lives.

Dreaming is the communication bridge between our conscious and unconscious mind, helping us to create a more full and purposeful life.

Dreams let us play out painful or puzzling emotions or experiences in a… Continue reading

What Are Symptoms of Anxiety and What To Do If You Have Anxiety or a Panic Attack

Anxiety

  • Edginess or restlessness
  • Tiring easily; more fatigued than usual
  • Impaired concentration or feeling as though the mind goes blank
  • Irritability (which may or may not be observable to others)
  • Increased muscle aches or soreness
  • Difficulty sleeping (due to trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, restlessness at night, or unsatisfying sleep)

Panic Attack

  • Palpitations, pounding heart, or accelerated heart rate
  • Sweating
  • Trembling or shaking
  • Sensations of shortness of breath or smothering
  • A feeling of choking
  • Chest pain or discomfort
  • Nausea or abdominal distress
  • Feeling dizzy, unsteady, lightheaded, or faint
  • Feelings of unreality (derealization) or being detached from oneself (depersonalization)
  • Fear… Continue reading

Can Your Relationship Survive an Affair?

EDITOR’S NOTE: In the ICS series showcasing life coaches from www.hireaprofessionallifecoach.com, this week’s feature is Paula Quinsee‘s blog post on Imago Therapy. Paula is a Life, Health, and Relationship Coach who is passionate about being a catalyst for change and touching people’s lives. You can find and follow her on www.ati2ud.com, FaceBook, and Twitter.

Is your relationship strong enough to survive an affair?Love

Every so often, I get a client that comes to me faced with the dilemma of how to deal with and/or pick up the pieces after an affair. I myself have… Continue reading

Stepping Back to Move Forward

EDITOR’S NOTE: This week’s contributor is Tamea Burd of Shine and Rise Life Coaching. Tamea is a certified Life Coach, based in Vancouver, BC, Canada. With a personal, kind, practical approach, she specializes in motivational, relationship, communication and career coaching.

Although it sounds counterpScreen shot 2014-10-03 at 9.28.53 AMroductive, often the best way to move forward in your life is to take a step back. When plans, goals, and dreams all seem to be a jumble of uncertainty, and we feel stressed, disappointed or fear that we “do not enough time” – that’s exactly when we need to take one solid… Continue reading

Learning, Practicing, and Being Mindful

EDITOR’S NOTE: In our ongoing series showcasing professional life coaches, this week’s feature is from Karen Jones, an ICS Counselor. She reflects on her recent learnings on mindfulness and how to practice it as a way of being.

Upon returning from my latest mindfulness retreat, I find myself continuing to contemplate some of the discussions that included the term, habit energies. As I understand it, habit energies are those patterns, responses, and ways of being that we develop after observing, learning, and practicing them. We then begin to use them in our lives without much conscious intention; perhaps… Continue reading

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