Do you have difficulty with letting go? I know I do at times. I get one thing in my head and have difficulty gettting past the thoughts. Thoughts can be problematic. They can keep us locked in a vicious cycle of endless rumination. Our heart’s can also become locked in one thing. We ...
February 20, 2008Dr.Kirk Laman
Fitness is an obsession with people in America. We run, bike, and do a host of activities. All with the idea of getting into shape. We want our muscle to be in shape, and even our hearts. Yet being in shape doesn’t fit into just one package. We can be ...
February 11, 2008Dr.Kirk Laman
Are you experiencing the effects of the recession? If you haven’t noticed its been in the news everywhere. A recession is brewing! The real estate market is in shambles. Many people have been laid off of their jobs. A recent MSN report suggests that the economy has really been heading south ...
January 30, 2008Dr.Kirk Laman
Our hearts get clouded. They fill up with sticky, troublesome feelings and images. You know what I’m talking about. We’ve all experienced those negative emotions- anger, fear, sadness, grief, frustration, anxiety, depression, and many others. Swirling emotions veil us. They create a wall that keeps us from feeling the way we want ...
January 16, 2008Dr.Kirk Laman
A spring cleaning of the heart- its something we all need. Although it’s not spring yet, we can all find value in cleaning out our hearts now and then. What do I mean by this. It seems that life tends to clutter our hearts. We hold onto things we shouldn’t hold ...
January 14, 2008Dr.Kirk Laman
Tonight the big ball is going to come falling down at midnight in Times Square. It’s New Years Eve, and I happened to read one of my favorite blogs: Zen habits. As always it’s filled with insightful writing. 5 Powerful Reason’s to Make Reflection a Daily Habit, and How to Do ...
December 31, 2007Dr.Kirk Laman
Peace of mind-We’ve all heard this phrase. It means turning off the mental chatter, slamming the door to the wayward run-away thoughts. You know what I’m talking about. Who can ignore it what with the frenzied: shop-till-you-drop, fight to find a mall parking stall, bowel over your neighbor for the last sale- ...
December 11, 2007Dr.Kirk Laman
Miracles happen. They’re not that uncommon, but we have to look for them. We have to be open to the possibility that they exist. Take something as seemingly insignificant as a simple act of kindness. We might brush off random acts of kindness such as another car letting us merge more ...
December 3, 2007Dr.Kirk Laman
Just spoke at the Ann Arbor women’s expo- “Overcoming Stress Through Heart Centered Living.” I was amazed at what I learn each time I speak. The talk was an introduction to eliminating stress, but what struck me was how the the little things in life could be stressful.We like to ...
November 11, 2007Dr.Kirk Laman
Health care costs are exploding. Medicare costs are growning at a double digit rate. Our system is overtaxed. We all know this. We read about it in the newspaper nearly everyday. Because I pay for my own health insurance I see it in my pay stub. This year I’m paying nearly $1200 a ...
November 5, 2007Dr.Kirk Laman