Two New Articles

Overcoming the Personal Issues that Blind Us, by Michael MamasThe Huffington Post

“Overcoming the Personal Issues that Blind Us”
Every one of us has our own unique relationship with life, which is determined by the sum total of all our life’s experiences. This shapes our belief system and even more importantly, our feelings about authority, good and evil, what is safe and unsafe, wise and unwise, etc…
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What is the Soul? - Your Vehicle to the Transcendental Self, by Michael MamasMedium.com

“What is the Soul? – Your Vehicle to the Transcendental Self”
Some think of the soul as one’s divine essence. Yet throughout the ages, Sages and Saints have told us that the divine essence cannot be touched, cannot be felt. The ungraspable cannot be grasped…
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Two New Articles Published Today

The Huffington Post

Just How Blind Is Justice?, by Michael Mamas“‘Just How Blind Is Justice?”
The conventional interpretation of “Justice is blind” is that the legal system is impartial. But there is another interpretation that, to me, is far more significant. A brief survey of the human condition illustrates this deeper meaning…
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LinkedIn

Communication Tip: It's All In Your Tone, by Michael Mamas“Communication Tip: It’s All In Your Tone”
I remember when I was little, my mom told me you can say almost anything if you say it properly. Through the years, I’ve come to realize how right she was. We think we communicate with words, but even more so, we communicate with tone…
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Four New Articles Published

The Huffington Post

Beyond Cultural Tolerance: Towards A World Of Appreciation, by Michael Mamas“Beyond Cultural Tolerance: Towards A World Of Appreciation”
It’s common and natural that other cultures feel foreign to us. We can find them fascinating, but at the same time alienating. Our cultural appreciation then has a component of tolerance to it. Some may even feel that to be an open-minded global citizen is to be fascinated while tolerant. But tolerance has too much judgment. It’s as if you’re putting up with things you find weird or inappropriate, while considering yourself open-minded… Read more.

Medium.com

How to Purify the Global Vibration, by Michael Mamas“How to Purify the Global Vibration”
“Akash” is an ancient Sanskrit term that means space or atmosphere. It is considered the finest level of existence. It is like a canvas upon which all of creation is painted. You can feel into the Akash by ringing a bell and allowing the sound to dissipate out into silence. That silence contains within it a feeling. What you are feeling is the Akash in an undisturbed state. The quality of the Akash has a profound effect on the health of all the plants and animals… Read more.

ElephantJournal.com

Spinal Cord Tension: It's More Central to Health than You Might Think, by Michael Mamas“Spinal Cord Tension: It’s More Central to Health than You Might Think”
As a retired veterinarian and healing arts practitioner with over 45 years of experience, I was certainly familiar with the concept of “spinal cord tension” when my chiropractor friend mentioned it. However, in that moment, the term struck me in a new way. My extensive research in the fields of traditional allopathic medicine, chiropractic, acupuncture, cranial-sacral, and energy healing inspired this article… Read more.

Entrepreneur.com

Follow-up Is the Secret to Effective Delegation, by Michael Mamas“Follow-up Is the Secret to Effective Delegation”
Strong leadership isn’t just about delegating tasks; it is also about following up on those tasks and making sure they are done to your standards. People on my team sometimes feel like I ride them until things get done. However, I’ve learned the hard way that if you don’t, things all too often get pushed aside. You have to keep reminding, checking and rechecking until you know things have been done the way you want… Read more.

Newly Published Articles

The Huffington Post

'I Love You, I Hate You' – How to Leave the Pendulum Behind, by Michael Mamas“‘I Love You, I Hate You’ – How to Leave the Pendulum Behind”
In modern psychotherapy, there is a concept called positive transference, which is the projection of positive or idealized attributes onto another person. Oftentimes, our personal relationships are based upon positive transference. Infatuation with a new dating partner is often founded upon this idealized state. It’s not uncommon for positive transference to create a relationship that even leads to marriage… Read more.

LinkedIn

Use this Ancient Technique to Find Inspired Solutions, by Michael Mamas“Use this Ancient Technique to Find Inspired Solutions”
We’ve all been there many times before: Our brains spin around in endless circles as we try to figure something out, solve a problem, or make a decision. We make lists of pros and cons, consult with our team members, consultants and friends, and strive to find a logical solution or something that just feels right. But the more we work with it, the more entangled the knot becomes. In ancient times, there was a famous Seer named Jaimini. He offered an approach to problem solving that is as profound and unique as it is simple and effective. It consists of four natural steps… Read more.

Entrepreneur.com

Respect: The Cornerstone of Success, by Michael Mamas“Respect: The Cornerstone of Success”
Respect is your most powerful tool in business, as in all of life. If people don’t respect you, you’re pretty much done. That holds true if you’re a boss, an employee or a freelancer. If you make a mistake, but people respect you, they will be understanding. But the converse is also true: If you make a mistake and they do not respect you, they will use it as further validation of their disrespect. So, what are the ingredients of respect? How do you gain another person’s respect? And perhaps even more importantly, how do you lose people’s respect?… Read more.

Articles Published this Past Week

The Huffington Post

Forgive and Don’t Forget: How to Move on Wisely, by Michael Mamas“Forgive and Don’t Forget: How to Move on Wisely”
For a number of years, I had a holistic healing practice. During that time, a woman came to me looking for help to get over the emotional damage from abuse that had happened many years before. She told me that she had been working with counselors for a long time, trying to get over and forget about the trauma she incurred. Many of her therapists would have her relive the abuse in her mind, encouraging her to feel into it so that she could work through it. Even though she had relived it over and over again in therapy, it was still horribly traumatic every time she did so…
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Medium.com

Evolving Our Generation's Mentality, by Michael Mamas“Evolving Our Generation’s Mentality”
I find it fascinating to look back at generational shifts and see the resulting societal changes, particularly in the United States. Even more interesting is how they explain where American society is today. For example, during the post-World War II era, parents who lived through the Depression and the war wanted a better life for their children (now known as the Baby Boomer generation). At the same time, the idealized notion of a little house with a white picket fence, a dog, a cat, and a car in the driveway became accessible to many Americans. This became the foundation for creating an ‘ideal life’ for their children…
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ElephantJournal.com

Evolving Our Generation's Mentality, by Michael Mamas“The Transformative Power of Qigong”
We have been working with a Chinese Qigong master who practices the healing arts. As a result, I wanted to share some of what we have learned.

Firstly, let’s look at connective tissue or sinew.

If you look up the word sinew in the dictionary, it’s definition is closely linked to tendon. The dictionary indicates that this word is not used much anymore. However, I believe that the way the word was originally used describes the meaning that I want to convey, so I will use it in this article…
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New Articles Published

Moving Beyond Self-Limitation Begins Here, by Michael MamasThe Huffington Post

“Moving Beyond Self-Limitation Begins Here”
We all paint ourselves into a corner with our habitual thinking, feelings, and behavior. It’s not so difficult to see how other people do this, but it can be very difficult to see how we do it to ourselves. If only we could step out of our own head, and into someone else’s for just a minute, it would be worth a lifetime of psychotherapy. The more insight we gain into how other people paint themselves into a corner, the more capable we become of taking a look at how we do it.
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To Disarm Negativity in your Team, First Understand its Function, by Michael MamasLinkedIn

“To Disarm Negativity in your Team, First Understand its Function”
It is important to understand that venting and negativity are normal and here to stay. From time to time, they are going to happen. So, it is important for you, as well as everyone else on your team, to find ways to deal with them constructively.
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