Monthly Archives: August 2017

  • Thursday, August 31st, 2017

    The Inconvenient Truth

    Many of us have developed coping skills that help us avoid the inconvenient truth. We can rationalize our actions so that we don’t have to face the unpleasant fact that we are powerless over the flow of life. Our creative ability to cope, provides us with excuses and then relief from facing reality. I believe […]

  • Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

    Power

    How much power do you give other people’s opinion? How does it affect your day-to-day life? To let go of other people’s opinion of us is such a liberating concept. Too often we feel bad, helpless or hopeless because of what other people have said or done. We have the freedom to choose how we feel. We […]

  • Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

    Just Be, Part 2

    Are you able to “just be”? The most relaxing activities may be the ones in which we do absolutely nothing. Yes, do nothing. Just be. That was the question I posed in yesterday’s post. If you have not read yesterday’s thought, I suggest referring back to it. “Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes […]

  • Monday, August 28th, 2017

    Just Be, Part 1

    Are you able to “just be”? The most relaxing activities may be the ones in which we do absolutely nothing. Yes, do nothing. Just be. I can hear it now from Jane Doe or John Q. Public…… “Oh my God, that’s ridiculous. “Just be”? Don’t tell me how to relax. Don’t you know the phrase […]

  • Sunday, August 27th, 2017

    Me Being More Gentle with Me

    Do you judge, critisize and try to control other people? Maybe your getting much better at “live and let live” when it comes to other people. Maybe you’re getting much better at forgiving and accepting other people when they make mistakes. Maybe you’re getting less judgmental with regard to other people, but what about when it […]

  • Saturday, August 26th, 2017

    Time Investments

    I believe that TIME is our most precious commodity. Ask you’re self these questions: 1. Do I invest my time in behavior that invites anger, gossip, resentment or anxiety, or in behavior that promotes kindness, peace, love and growth? 2. Do I find myself purposefully allowing time to pass me by just to “get through […]

  • Friday, August 25th, 2017

    How are you?

    So, how are you today? Physically, do you need to exercise or eat something in particular today (or avoid eating something else)? Mentally, do you need to pull yourself out of some situation, or find something to stimulate your mind, like as a good book or a visit to a museum. Emotionally, are you able […]

  • Thursday, August 24th, 2017

    Simple Meditation

    Too many people hold the misconception that the only way to meditate is to eliminate thoughts. Not true. Meditation can be experienced by focusing on a single thought or on a single action. Make it simple. How can you meditate? Simply sit comfortably and set a timer for 1-10 minutes. Be still.  Commit to doing nothing more […]

  • Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

    Second Thoughts

    After an intense discussion, we often rehash what we said and wish we had said something else, we wish we had said it differently.  Perhaps some brilliant remark occurs to us long after the conversation has ended. Maybe hurtful and impulsive words slipped from our mouths that we really didn’t mean and we wish we […]

  • Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

    Keep Moving

    Good Morning, Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving, changing and adapting to all that is presented to you. Life is a process of change that inevitably produces problems like the fear of the new, the discomfort of old values being seen to be wrong and the confusion […]