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Getting Back On Your Feet

One of the most frustrating things is getting to a point in your life where you feel so good just to be picked up off of your cloud. We all have days like these and sometimes they leave us feeling in a much worse spot than we had intended. Days can pass by and even weeks where we feel the weight of the past looming over us. The issue with this negativity is that it can bring down not one, not two but eventually all aspects of our lives.

So what are we to do when we find ourselves in a rut?

1. You are human.
We all make mistakes. It’s just how the world works. There have been plenty of great minds that have openly admitted to making hundreds if not thousands of mistakes before getting to their great Aha! moment. Even after that moment there are times where we will, yet again, find ourselves in a sad spot. This is just the ebb and flow of life. For some, life is good 98 percent of the time and bad only 2 percent of the time. For the majority of these people it’s because they know how to let go and bounce back.

2. Step away from the situation!
Okay, so you’re beating yourself up because you know that you have messed up. Your life seems like it’s in shambles and you keep saying “What if…?” Take a step back. What can you learn from this? How has this helped you? (Notice I used the word help because it will help you!) How can you prevent this from happening again? By taking a step back and re-evaluating there is a strong possibility that you may not have messed up as bad as you think. There may be a simple way out or maybe there needs to be a few steps to take to get you back. If this is not a high priority situation in your life, drop it. It’s not worth the burden of carrying something that may not matter a few years from now.

3. Gain insight and speak to people!
One of the most frustrating and upsetting things is feeling like we don’t belong. Like what we have done has never ever been a fault of someone else. I’m sure that most would be surprised that we have much more in common with our fellow neighbors than we think. Now, it may not be that they made the same mistakes or have been in the same situation but they could have been some place similar. Even if they haven’t it’s good to get some advice from family and friends to help pull you through this rough patch.

4. You will get through this
Finally, know that you will get through this. Yeah, yeah you’ve made a horrible mistake but guess what? Tomorrow will come, and the next day will come and each day will be much brighter than the past. You will be fine and you will get through this. Keep your head up and walk tall. There’s no better time to learn from this than now and it’s best to do it with a positive outlook.

So there you have it, it’s possible to get out of that nasty place and into the sunshine yet again. And hey, if anyone needs some help you are always more than welcome to send me an e-mail or message. We’ll talk it out and pull you back from the depths of the darkness!

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Blog #2: Getting Back On Track!

So lately I’ve been a bit frazzled and out of place by not having such a clear mind.  I have lost touch with myself and I think it’s about time that I finally reconnect. Have you ever had a period of time where your mind just doesn’t seem to be working? It’s as if a haze seeps into your head and you really just can’t find your way. Yeah, this is pretty much how I’m feeling.

I go through life in such a fast-paced way that I just barely notice anything. My mind races with thoughts and I can’t seem to slow them down. When I was meditating daily I noticed a significant change in this. I was thinking more clearly and I was able to pay attention to more things in life. I feel that I had gotten thrown off the meditation wagon for a while to help me realize it’s benefits. It really does help with coordination and being able to be more in the moment. Buddha really had something going on there.

It’s fantastic to see how much meditation really does help the brain. I had done a study about meditation and the human brain and the findings were simply fantastic. It has the ability to repair neural pathways, cure things like ADD, depression, anxiety and the like. It also has the ability to make the synchronization between both hemispheres much more equal and it allows for the whole brain to be used during day to day activities, not just spots. This will allow for a more even distribution of thoughts when trying to figure out a problem. Instead of looking at the problem from just a few points you will be able to see it from many more points.

It’s important to note that this really has helped cure even the most horrid of problems, cancer. There has been extensive research that meditation can cure cancer. By changing the way the brain thinks, it can change the way the cell thinks. What a fantastic thing! Our cells respond to everything we do. Every positive or negative thought, every positive or negative person in our life, every healthy or unhealthy thing we do (Whether it’s eating or working-out;Or the lack of the two)

So people, we must listen to our bodies! We are made up of so many complex structures and so many things that we just won’t understand. The most important thing that we can do is to treat our bodies in the best way possible.

Healing comes from within!

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Prostitution? It’s MY Choice!

(There was no reference article that I had written down. Please comment if this sounds like a review of an article you happened to come across)

This article was of course a very feminist view towards prostitution. I do agree with most of the things she is saying as the fact that prostitution is not a free choice and women are essentially brainwashed or pulled into it due to lack of self-esteem, funds or other social issues. Most feminists will take this extreme view of hatred towards this topic. Prostitution, sexual exploitation and sexuality in general is probably one of the most talked about situations a feminist will encounter.

I do believe in both sides of the coin. I believe that prostitution is in fact a free choice of the woman due to the fact that she is doing it. The other side is the fact that they do it because of pressures of society or for fear of being hurt. I like to take a more broad look at things and take in both sides so I don’t necessarily agree with one side or the other.

The argument I will provide is this, prostitution is seen as an overall dangerous job right? It’s dangerous to the woman’s health, well-being, self-esteem among other things. The thing that most forget to think about is that there are tons and tons of jobs that will ruin a persons self-esteem, endanger them in some way yet they still do it.

Jobs such as construction, timber cutting and firefighting are detrimental to the persons overall health. One can get caught in a fire for too long and die, get hit with a falling tree branch or fall from a 5 story building they are renovating. Overall, there are plenty of dangerous jobs.

On the other side, some retail jobs actually will seriously hurt the employee emotionally due to an overly demanding boss, horrible coworkers and the like. A person can come out of a job with significantly lowered self-esteem due to the fact that even if the are working their hardest, it’s still not enough for the boss.

There is no way that I am saying that prostitution is one hundred percent like any of these jobs. It is a highly dangerous job with consequences beyond belief. Due to the fact that a woman can be brainwashed into thinking that if she is a prostitute she is beautiful is beyond her mind yet it is programmed into her subconscious which is where the damage will set in.

Consciously, she knows that what she is doing can be damaging to her health but by believing the thoughts of others or being severely driven by the need so survive her subconscious mind will kick in. She has children to feed, rent to pay, herself to feed and a society to survive in. The subconscious will take over the conscious and slowly begin re-wiring her brain. The thoughts of danger will be nothing new to her just as brushing our teeth is to us, it’s just there.

Drugs will also play a factor in the brainwashing due to the fact that they chemically re-wire your brain. I have seen people become other people when doing drugs. They don’t realize the fact that the more you do it, the more you become someone else whether they’d like to see it or not. Addiction will most likely set in and they will in turn need even more money or give out more of their body just to get drugs. It’s a vicious cycle.

Low self-esteem is probably a very huge factor as to why these women will get involved in such a career choice. If someone were to come up to an emotionally damaged person and call them beautiful , they are hooked. The need for approval is like a drug to certain people. They will fiend for the way that someone actually likes what they look like or act like and keep finding more. Doesn’t matter whether or not the other person is safe, it’s just the feeling that matters.

It is up to strong women to fight these social conditions and try their hardest not to fall into the path of a prostitute. It will most likely endanger their children, ruin their lives and put them as a human in great physical and emotional danger. They do not have to choose this life for themselves yet what most fail to realize is that they have such low thoughts about themselves that they just don’t care anymore. These women become numb to society and just see the money and the way that these men make them “feel beautiful”

Thoughts © Maria Campagna

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