THE DARK NIGHT OF THE SOUL; the madness of change

When profound changes occur in life, there is a crisis which creates inner madness. Most people who come to me are in the process of change and to most of them it is as if the rug was pulled out from under their feet. We all go about our lives believing that we know whatContinue reading “THE DARK NIGHT OF THE SOUL; the madness of change”

Tao te ching

Tomorrow I start living the Tao. I will document this in a special blog: http://annastao.wordpress.com In this blog I will chronicle every aspect of the journey; frustrations, learning and understanding. I believe it will take about a year. If anybody else is doing, or about to do, anything like this, please share.

FEAR

Fear is the most effective way of control. Fear is one of the strongest emotional drives within every individual; Fear of dying, fear of failure, fear of being shunned, fear, fear, fear. One of the biggest fears in society is about money and economy; to not have enough. Upon this fear one of the biggestContinue reading “FEAR”

THE BRAIN

Previously I have talked about how we react to scents and how essential oils can interact with us through the limbic system of the brain. We constantly program our brains (subconscious) with different information; the more emotional the information is, the stronger the programming. Every time we are subjected to an impulse we immediately goContinue reading “THE BRAIN”

SELF-HELP

There is a saying; “don’t give them fish, teach them how to fish”. Many people who  come to see me want a “quick fix”, hoping that I will wave my magic wand and all that is difficult will just vanish. It doesn’t function like this. We have become so used to the quick fixes ofContinue reading “SELF-HELP”

HOURLY STRESS-RELIEF

Plenty of people come to me for help with stress, expecting that a session or a workshop will make it all go away, which, of course, it doesn’t. Looking around I am not entirely surprised over this naivete, stress is on everybody’s lips and the definition of what stress actually is has been lost alongContinue reading “HOURLY STRESS-RELIEF”

GOAL-SETTING

Lately I have been wrapping my head around the whole idea of goal-setting, really trying to break it down into the smallest possible components. Goals are like onions; layer upon layer, each layer hiding the one beneath…no wonder it can be so difficult to set goals. I think most of us are the same; whenContinue reading “GOAL-SETTING”

THE COACH

Compact Oxford English dictionary says: Coach: noun 1 an instructor or trainer in sport. 2 a tutor who gives private or specialized teaching. • verb train or teach as a coach. ”A coach just has a different perspective. The coach can see what you can’t see because you’re in the forest and they’re outside ofContinue reading “THE COACH”

THE OBSERVER EFFECT

I stumbled upon this blog today, and I found it really interesting, if you are interested in physics, take a look. I found this film and decided to share it with you  – the observer effect. It ties in nicely with what I have earlier written about thought-patterns and creative thought. Tell me what youContinue reading “THE OBSERVER EFFECT”

MOTIVATION

This is something that has been popping up a lot lately; for myself, my clients and also as a workshop I am doing with some other people. So what is motivation? The most basic motivation is survival; we’re all genetically engineered to be motivated for that…and we are prepared to do anything it takes –Continue reading “MOTIVATION”