Monday, July 23, 2007

Economic Empowerment

One way for most people to feel safe is to have money in the bank. It allows us to get the services we need to maintain health and it promotes a feeling of control over our daily lives.

Personal finance might seem to have no connection to our emotional well-being but most of us have experienced the stress of not having enough at some point in our lives. We are more likely to feel helpless if we have fewer financial resources.

Get your personal finances under control to decrease stress. There are numerous books available as well as community organizations that help people regain control of their money. Your bank can also help.

The experts say to pay down credit card debt and save for an "emergency fund" to cover unexpected expenses. Then, learn how to invest to continue the process of economic empowerment.

Money doesn't buy happiness but it can help us to avoid desperation. Start small if you have to but get started today.

Live Well.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Harrahs Cherokee Casino Employee Health Fair

We are happy to be a part of the Harrahs Cherokee Casino Employee Health Fair that takes place tomorrow, 07/19/07. Stop by our table to discuss what we can do to help you maintain your good emotional health. We hope to meet you there.

Live Well.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

The Stigma & The Courage

Fear is a question: What are you afraid of, and why? Just as the seed of health is in illness, because illness contains information, your fears are a treasure house of self-knowledge if you explore them.
- Marilyn Ferguson

We have said in the Q & A section of our website,, that stigma represents a lack of knowledge about emotional processes and the benefits of getting assistance. It's true.

Additionally, people have different attitudes about asking for what they need, even from a spouse in many cases.

Many people have the attitude that asking for help is somehow bad or that it is too big a risk to ask for what they want.

It takes courage to confront our own beliefs about ourselves, and also to risk having others disagree with us.

Even if we are comfortable with asking for help, our fear of how others see us, can inhibit us, sometimes for years.

We can be overly concerned about the opinions of others who believe that asking for help is the last thing we should do.

At Insight Associates, we help you evaluate your attitudes about life, and one of the most important is simply to make decisions based on what is best for you, regardless of other's views.

You deserve to have the life you want. But it does take courage to do things a different way.

Avoid those who are unwilling to accept your healthy choices. Get the helpful assistance you need from family, friends and yes, Insight Associates at

You can do it!

Live Well.

Friday, July 13, 2007

We're Back

We have been away from our blog for some time now but we are back on track with more entries beginning tomorrow. Thanks for your continued questions and support.