Inner voices determine our mood and form part of our self-concept. There are times when listening to them is useful, but also times when those thoughts do not serve or support us. Credit: Meredith Gaston Some people will interpret a disagreement between two friends as aggression, and react in a defensive way even when it… Continue reading Finding a Kinder Inner Voice
"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
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?
Experts lay the origin of certain mental health complaints squarely at the foot of one's early life experiences. That said, can they really account for as much as is suggested? If not, should psychological interventions be tailored to take this thought into account? Environment and Genetics - Nature versus Nurture. Marsha hosts a Writer’s Quotes… Continue reading The World in Our Mind
If we only look at things through one filter, one lens, they will always seem the same. Never forget that no matter what anyone does, you are responsible for how you feel. The brain is a powerful filter that moulds experiences and perceptions of reality. If you think the world is a dangerous place, your… Continue reading Is Life Getting Harder?
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
Carol Burnett once said: Words, once they are printed, have a life of their own. Carol Burnett Carol's quote came to mind recently, when I received some strongly-worded criticism in response to a post I'd made, on a social media group. Whether my words were truth or lies, seemed less relevant than the individual opinions… Continue reading How to Deal with Internet Criticism
This is not my list but I am going to use this to practice one aspect today. Which one speaks to you today? Pick one today to aspire to.
Weekly Quote Compassion motivates people to go out of their way to help the physical, mental, or emotional pains of another and themselves, according to Wikipedia When I was young, I don't think I was such a compassionate person. I think I may have been caring and kind, but I do not think I was… Continue reading The Value of Life and Possessions
I was washing the Schnauzer Dog this morning and the young pup and rest of the family kept interrupting me, pushing open the door hitting me in the shoulder, when I was working with the dog in the tub, full of shampoo. If it wasn't the pup pushing open the closed door latch, it was… Continue reading It Started with the Door
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
“When you blame others, you give up your power to change.” Robert Anthonywww.awakenthegreatnesswithin.com/ Blame and finding fault teaches us to avoid facing up to some truth about ourselves. It encourages us to search for what is wrong and who we think was responsible because of an underlying often unconscious belief, we carry, that infers if… Continue reading Whose Fault is it, Anyway?
Gode ord skal du hogge i berg, de dårligere i snø.Carve your good words in stone, the bad in snow.Old Norwegian Proverb I do love the way old words of wisdom offer us a way forward when we are stuck in our heads, with thoughts that do us no good at all. Old proverbs offer… Continue reading Criticism and Feeling Positive