Want to feel better and have more energy with no costs and no side effects? Read Sit Up Straight, in Positive Health Magazine – a science backed article on how posture affects mood and depression and how something as simple as sitting up straight can help us feel better.
About Catherine Dowling
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Entries by Catherine Dowling
Many of us experience moments of enlightenment—41% of us in fact, or so a 2002 Gallup poll tells us. Enlightenment is that state of radically expanded awareness where the boundaries of our individual self melt into a blissful union with the life force. We are at one with the cosmos and feel a sense connection, […]
Read my post on three science based reasons to be compassionate with ourselves published on the Llewellyn Worldwide website.
Think about what happens when a young child doesn’t get what he wants. Tantrum. No holds barred anger. That’s our untamed, natural and healthy response to powerlessness. Our caregiver’s job is to teach us how to regulate and manage that well of anger in appropriate and effective ways. But if life teaches us to be […]
The Power of Acceptance – Letting Go of Should is the first of 12 articles on the power of acceptance in daily life, published in Sibyl Magazine. Accepting what is, reality, can open a world of possibilities, possibilities we can’t see while we remain stuck in what “should” be. Letting go of our “should” about ourselves, […]
In my previous post, we looked at the language people use when they see themselves as powerless: phrases like “It’s not fair”, “She should…”, “He won’t let me…” This is the language of a psychological victim, someone who sees themselves, not as an actor in life, but a passive recipient of what life throws at […]
I’ve been thinking lately about the idea that we, at the least, co-create the life we live. So if the life I have is not the life I want, who is responsible. Me? But how? I try everything I’m supposed to do to create the life I desire but it’s not working. Why? The answers […]
When I ran classes in assertiveness and communication skills I used an exercise in body language. One person stood before the class and silently repeated a negative statement about herself to herself. At a point of her own choosing, she switched to a positive statement, again silently. The group’s task was to point out when […]
I’m very excited that my book which took its own sweet time getting written, finally goes to print this week. It will be in bookshops in December in time for the Christmas gift market. You can pre-order at a reduced price HERE.
Lack of energy is another feature of low mood. In the midst of depression, it can feel like you’re walking through glue. But even on the odd down day when our mood could not be classified as depression, energy levels can be debilitatingly low. The treatment is often medication. But studies suggest that getting up […]
Throughout her school years, Catherine, an avid reader, wrote many books –all of them in her imagination. Read More.
- The Power of Awareness: A Journey Through Breathing May 14, 2016
- The Power of Awareness: Witnessing Without Judging March 24, 2016
- The Power of Awareness: Body Awareness February 23, 2016