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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

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

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Mental Health, Motivational, Philosophy

Overcoming Sensitivity

Exposure to a stressful or traumatic situation doesn't determine your mental wellbeing as much as how you interpret the situation. For it is your own idiosyncratic response to the situation that determines your mental state. The Hyper or Highly Sensitive Person Almost 20% of people have hypersensitive nervous systems that process things differently to others.… Continue reading Overcoming Sensitivity

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Mental Health, Motivational

Slowing Down

Most of us spend our waking lives up in our own internal world. We over-think and, like overdoing anything, over-thinking tends to have negative consequences. In the case of constant mental meanderings, the risk is that they will lead to a negative spiral of indecisiveness, self-loathing depression and insomnia. One way to counter this is… Continue reading Slowing Down

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Chronic Stress

One thing to remember about chronic stress is that it's only because our thoughts deem something to be stressful that we can actually feel the sensation of stress.  "Viewed mindfully, no situation is truly chronic. There are always calm moments to notice and be present for," [amidst the chaos.] "Moments that can be lived in… Continue reading Chronic Stress

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Mental Health, Motivational, Philosophy

Challenging Thoughts and Reality

“The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.” Marcus Aurelius If you think of yourself as the best thing since sliced bread, that will become your reality. Likewise, if you think you are broken, or a failure, then in all likelihood, you will feel broken and miserable. If you feel you… Continue reading Challenging Thoughts and Reality

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Sunday Sayings – Feelings of Enlightenment

Several years ago, I created ‘Proverbial Friday’ on my blog, which morphed into Sunday Sayings. I became fascinated with traditional proverbs and sayings, their metaphorical layers and the many different interpretations found within just a few, succinct words. I marveled at their ability to transcend race, religion, opinions and age. Mostly anonymous, proverbs are a… Continue reading Sunday Sayings – Feelings of Enlightenment