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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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Sunday Sayings – Meditation

A Cottage in sweden Weekly Saying Man kan sola sig en hel dag i en varm tanke "One can lie in the sun a whole day with just warm thoughts" Swedish proverb Thoughts and Meditation One of the benefits of incorporating a regular meditation practice into your life is in helping to settle the mind.… Continue reading Sunday Sayings – Meditation

blogging, Philosophy

Why is Everyone So Unhappy?

It seems that the happiest lives are built on forgiveness and loving kindness that breeds contentment. If you are forgiving but still unhappy, consider the role you might have taken in life could be triggering unhappiness and discontentment. Roles in Life Limit our Self-Image The roles we set for ourselves may define and limit us.… Continue reading Why is Everyone So Unhappy?

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

Mental Health, Motivational

Free to Change Ourselves

An ever so slight adaptation of a quote from William James. When things are grim for Christmas in your part of the world, it may help to ponder an old Norwegian saying: "behind those those dark clouds, the sky is always blue". The old Norwegians did not have an easy life through the long, harsh,… Continue reading Free to Change Ourselves

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Priorities

As I contemplate what to write in a 'death letter,' to my daughter, I came across the following text. They are not my words but I thought it important to reproduce it here for others to read. I do not know the author. If someone knows who wrote this, please let me know in the… Continue reading Priorities

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Motivational, Philosophy

Growing More Confident

So many of us seek, even actively chase, a sense of peace and fulfillment. We enjoy the fruits of life that we find bestowed on us, in parochial measure, but can we say that we truly treat ourselves kindly or are content, with ourselves? Kindness as an act, is something we do in treating and… Continue reading Growing More Confident

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Mental Health, Motivational, Philosophy

Dissatisfaction

Are You Expecting Too Much? Is it time to evaluate or eliminate unreasonable rules and expectations. When we are feeling a bit dissatisfied with the way life is, we tend to make judgements about other's actions that are somewhat misaligned or skewed. We might miscontrue their intentions, place expectations on others and inadvertantly set up… Continue reading Dissatisfaction

Community, Motivational, Philosophy

Sunday Sayings – Finding Peace

Weekly Proverb Alle fuglar kan ikkje vere falkarAll birds cannot be hawks.Swedish Proverb Weekly Quotes “Peace comes from within.  Do not seek it without.”–Buddha Somewhere between the love in your heart and the thoughts in your mind is a happy, peaceful place. To find it, look towards: Acceptance Life is a series of natural events… Continue reading Sunday Sayings – Finding Peace

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Motivational, Philosophy

Be Less Judgmental

"Do you think Frank needs a job?" "No wonder Lucy doesn't present well, her clothes are so old-fashioned." "You should take more care with your car." How often do we hear judgemental comments about others, analysing what folks should or shouldn't do? These comments or suggestions are often negative and critical in nature. Making a… Continue reading Be Less Judgmental

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Sunday Sayings – Contentment

Bättre en fågel i handen än tio i skogen. Better a bird in hand then 10 in the forest.Swedish Proverb “Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough” ― Oprah Winfrey Are you constantly seeking contentment? Marc and… Continue reading Sunday Sayings – Contentment

Mental Health, Motivational

Sunday Sayings – The Present Moment

Nothing in life is constant.  Like the force of the ocean, life fluctuates between a wearing away (negative or sad feelings) and a building up (positives). As corny as it sounds, the way we think does determine our 'world,' our 'present moment.' "If you are willing to appreciate that this moment is far better than… Continue reading Sunday Sayings – The Present Moment