blogging, Motivational

Is a Blog an Online Journal?

"There is no stress in the world, only people thinking stressful thoughts and then acting on them." -Wayne Dyer Do you write in a journal? I've had many diaries - I just don't write in them, on a regular basis. To be truthful, I've started new journals more times than I can remember, being seduced… Continue reading Is a Blog an Online Journal?

blogging, Motivational

Finding a Kinder Inner Voice

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

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Community

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

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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

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blogging

Norwegian Wisdom in Words

Some years ago, I became fascinated with traditional proverbs and sayings, their metaphorical layers and the many different interpretations found within just a few, succinct words. I marvelled at their ability to transcend race, religion, opinions and age. These often humble words, offer us knowledge; knowledge that is passed to us in much the same… Continue reading Norwegian Wisdom in Words

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

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History & Traditions

Wisdom from the Past in Traditional Art

Norwegian Decorative Art of Rosemaling In traditional art, it was a custom to have a saying or Proverb decorating the border of a bowl, utensil or piece of furniture. Especially this is seen in the old decorative art of Norway, called Rosemaling. Rosemaling by Bjorn Pettersen The following words of wisdom were indicative of a social… Continue reading Wisdom from the Past in Traditional Art

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blogging, History & Traditions, Mental Health, Motivational

Sunday Sayings – Emotionally-Driven Thoughts

We spend a lot of time in our own headspace, either at work or at home relaxing. In lockdown, some of us might be alone with our emotional thoughts, much more than we have ever experienced before. This level of introspection, or mulling over problems, can get to a person, especially if they are a… Continue reading Sunday Sayings – Emotionally-Driven Thoughts

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blogging, Philosophy

Is Life Getting Harder?

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?

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blogging

How to Deal with Internet Criticism

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

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blogging

Defining You, Yourself and Your Worth

The promises of this world are, for the most part, vain phantoms; and to confide in one's self, and become something of worth and value is the best and safest course. Michelangelo That was enough for Michelangelo who had exceptional talent. For most of us, we judge ourselves more harshly. You are so much more… Continue reading Defining You, Yourself and Your Worth