|With You in Mind, Issue #18 - October, 2009 -- Building Self-Esteem: How is it done?
A Newsletter about the Fascinating Way the Mind Works
In this Issue:
Way of the Mind's Article: Building Self-Esteem: How is it done?
Mind Boggling: What is the happiest country on earth?
Subconscious Mind Products: Cardiovascular Rejuvenation
Mind Games: Brothers and sisters?
Mind Tickle, by Elbert Hubbard
Bear in Mind my Upcoming Events: Seminars, Healing and Belly Dance
What's on Your Mind? Your questions
At the Back of My Mind - Next month's newsletter
How are things with you? I am doing fantastic, thank you! Being my own boss and going on vacation whenever I please seem to agree with me. Now I am getting ready for our next expedition in December (Palm Desert, San Diego, and a little cruise to Mexico.) Self-esteem and happiness are a big part of my personal success, so I am sharing some insights with you in this newsletter.
As always,, don't hesitate to drop me a line about this newsletter or the previous ones. Back issues can be found
Way of the Mind's Article: Building Self-Esteem: How is it done?
Building self-esteem is what we all aspire to do, consciously or subconsciously. But what is the best way of boosting our self-esteem?
Overwhelmed people often say that they need to "take care of themselves." But they usually don't know how to do it. They assume that by giving themselves some free time, eating foods they enjoy, or buying new clothes or new toys, they will take care of themselves. While they might give themselves some temporary pleasure, they won't be building self-esteem in the long run.
In order to be happy, we want to feel in control. Feeling in control makes us feel good. To achieve this feeling, we tend to do what we perceive is going to make us feel or look good. When we choose what feels good, we feed our ego. When we choose what makes us look good, again we feed our ego.
However, as it is explained in my article What is Self-esteem?, building our self-esteem requires we reduce our ego, not feed it.
But there is a third choice: we can choose to do the right thing, hence feeding our self-esteem.
Examples of what feels good, and feeds our ego
- Instant gratification such as addictions (drugs, alcohol, etc.) and obsessions (food, work, shopping, home renovations, etc.)
- Blaming others and looking for entitlement instead of responsibility - "I have the right to..." vs. "It is my responsibility to..."
- Exercising power through anger, authority, guilt trips, etc.
- Getting even - an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth
Read the rest of this article here.
The World Values Survey indicates that, out of 97 countries, Denmark is the happiest country. Second is Puerto Rico, then Colombia. Canada is 9th, the United States of America, 16th, and France, my own country, is 37th! (Now I know why I live in Canada!)
Zimbabwe arrives last, while Russia and Iraq are amongst the last 10 countries of this list.
This survey has been conducted since 1981 and research shows that the overall happiness of the world is increasing. There is hope!
Subconscious Mind Featured Product
Cardiovascular Rejuvenation - A Hypnosis Session to Invigorate your Heart and Blood Vessels
This guided imagery recording will take you on an inner journey, focusing on the heart and following your blood as it travels through your arteries and vessels, while cleaning and restoring anything in need of repair along the way. "I played your recording twice a day," Sarah wrote "and after only eight days my blood pressure had dropped considerably."
Warning: This session can be used in conjunction with medical treatment, not as a replacement.
View product information and/or purchase downloadable version (mp3)
A boy has as many sisters as he has brothers, but each of his sisters has twice as many brothers as she has sisters. How many boys and girls are there in the family?
You will find the solution in the next issue of "With You in Mind" but you still have one month to think about it!
last newsletter's Mind Game:
The young woman is Dorothy, and the story is The Wizard of Oz. Again, congratulations to Nick for emailing me the right answer!
"Positive anything is better than negative nothing." - G. Elbert Hubbard
Bear in Mind my Upcoming Events
How to Be an Energizer Bunny - 5 Powerful Ways To Raise Your Energy Level For Your Personal And Business Success
During this "high-octane" presentation, Frederique Herel taps into her vast array of talents, and invites participants to join her in a variety of energizing activities, including hand-shaking, singing, visualization, body language and dancing.
Before leaving the room, you will feel recharged, content and successful and, the next time you need a boost, you will be able to apply the techniques you learned today!
To schedule this seminar in your organization, reply to this email.
Universal Energy Training
The Mankind Enlightenment Love Organization, or MEL, was established in 1989 by Master Luong Minh Dang from Asia. The Organization's purpose is to serve Mankind through the use of Universal Energy Healing in all aspects of a person's emotional, mental, physical and spiritual states of being and in other areas such as agriculture and the environment.
Universal Energy Healing is a field of traditional medicine, as a Faculty of Human and Universal Energy Healing with The Open International University for Complementary Medicines (Colombo, Sri Lanka). At the Basic Levels of the Program, it is considered a conventional medical study. One learns the techniques of receiving (channeling) Universal Energy to help prevent illnesses affecting oneself or others. As one progresses on to the higher levels of the program, one studies spirituality while continuing to learn more advanced techniques of channeling Universal Energy. A variety of seminars are available.
If you want to become a Universal Energy Healer, please reply to this email.
Belly Dance Classes
Holiday Party (formerly Christmas Party)
Imagine... You have just finished your turkey dinner and your DJ starts playing dancing music. Most party guests need to move and would like to dance, but they are feeling self-conscious and believe they need a few more drinks to drown their inhibitions. Many are ready to leave...
At this moment, a dynamic, entertaining and persuasive dance instructor takes the microphone and joyfully entices everyone to give belly dance a try. A few ladies join her on the dance floor, followed by a lot more ladies and even... a few gentlemen. Encouraged by the relaxed atmosphere, the simplified dance steps and the irresistible music, they all dance, laugh, perform, cheer and applaud. All attendees, dancers and spectators alike, have an unforgettable time!
Afterward, they will be more willing to continue dancing, chatting and rejoicing together. And they will talk about this party for many years to come!
It could be Your Next Holiday Party! To find out more, just reply to this email.
What's on Your Mind?
I would love to receive your questions, suggestions or comments. If you have an interesting question, I may decide to write an article about it!
At the Back of My Mind
Watch out for next month's newsletter. I will share tips on auditory, visual and kinesthetic perception and will feature a product intended to help you lose weight through affirmations.
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