blogging, Mental Health, Motivational, Philosophy

Sunday Reflections – Happiness

Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you." --Nathaniel Hawthorne Photo by Ahmed Aqtai on Pexels.com Appreciate life even when it's not ideal. Happiness is not the fulfillment of what we wish for, but an appreciation for what we… Continue reading Sunday Reflections – Happiness

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blogging, Motivational, Philosophy

Sunday Quotes – Helpful Resources

"We're here for a reason. I believe a bit of the reason is to throw little torches out to lead people through the dark." -Whoopi Goldberg Troubled people may often feel an overriding sense of discouragement. Feeling deeply discouraged has a profound effect on a person's motivation and their ability to solve their problems for… Continue reading Sunday Quotes – Helpful Resources

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blogging, Motivational, Philosophy

Words to Ponder About

Life is like a mirror; we get the best results when we smile. So talk about your blessings more than you talk about your problems. Just because you're struggling doesn't mean you're failing. Every great success requires some type of worthy struggle to get there. I don't have any record of who said these words,… Continue reading Words to Ponder About

Mental Health, Motivational, Philosophy

Meditation

Sometimes the Universe sends you just what you need to hear in an unexpected moment. I hope these words will be as meaningful for you, today, as they were for me. May I be peaceful, happy and light in body and spirit. May I be safe and free from injury. May I be free from… Continue reading Meditation

Mental Health, Motivational, Philosophy

Sunday Reflections

Richness has nothing to do with money, but rather a cool mind, free of tension and anxiety.. Unknown I heard these salient words at my exercise class last week and I thought how true they were. I am sorry I do not have the original source, and this time, Google could not help identify it.… Continue reading Sunday Reflections

Motivational, Philosophy

Improving Communication and Problem Solving

Recently we've been looking at sayings and ways to look at solving problems. How many times has someone vented about their problems and a likely response is, "Why don't you just xxx....[insert their suggested solution]. Notwithstanding there are occasions when someone does directly asks for advice, the act of suggesting solutions to others, rarely succeeds… Continue reading Improving Communication and Problem Solving

Motivational, Philosophy

Problem Solving

"If you set your goals ridiculously high and it's a failure, you will fail above everyone else's success." James Cameron Most of the effort in problem solving is in firstly correctly identifying the real problem. Once it has been identified, a problem becomes much easier to break down into chunks. Find 15 minutes each day… Continue reading Problem Solving

Environment, History & Traditions, Motivational

Sunday Sayings – Planting Trees

“Society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.” ~Greek ProverbGoodreads.com The Chinese sages also appreciated their value: Let us not forget the importance of creating nature; fostering and nurturing Mother Earth. Trees provide so many benefits to our everyday lives. They filter clean air, provide fresh… Continue reading Sunday Sayings – Planting Trees

Mental Health, Motivational

Minding our Minds through Mindfulness

"The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven." -John Milton Mindfulness We hear it all the time. Mindfulness. The advice to practise mindfulness as a way to deal with troublesome thoughts. Why does Mindfulness help? It’s impossible to stay strong when you’re rehashing something… Continue reading Minding our Minds through Mindfulness

blogging, Mental Health, Motivational, Philosophy

Gratitude Finding Three Things

It is fairly well recognized that counting your blessings, as opposed to your burdens can have a huge impact on your psychological health. Studies have demonstrated that showing gratitude for even the most basic things can have reduce depression and increase contentment. How to Find Gratitude in life? Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It… Continue reading Gratitude Finding Three Things

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Environment, Motivational

How to Talk About Climate Change

Thanks largely to social media, much of the world already knows the basic facts - the planet is warming, carbon emissions are increasing, biodiversity is decreasing and all this and more threatens mankind's existence on planet earth. Martin Fredricks of IVWords was a recent guest at StPA, writing about how we talk about the climate… Continue reading How to Talk About Climate Change

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blogging, Mental Health, Motivational, Philosophy

Thoughts

Photo by jasmin chew on Pexels.com “How many slams in an old screen door? Depends how loud you shut it. How many slices in a bread? Depends how thin you cut it. How much good inside a day? Depends how good you live ’em. How much love inside a friend? Depends how much you give… Continue reading Thoughts