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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blogging, Mental Health, Motivational, Philosophy

It Started with the Door

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

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blogging, Mental Health, Motivational, Philosophy

Open the Doors

“The best time to open the door to the cages we’ve built around ourselves is now.  Live your dreams while you are able.”  Lisa Dorenfest from Eric/ka at https://behindthesceneryphoto.com/ Before you panic, I'm not advocating opening up borders and businesses in the midst of a pandemic. Far from it, I err on the side of… Continue reading Open the Doors

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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

Cedar Creek, Australia
Mental Health, Motivational

Dealing with Thoughts

Some people hear their own inner voices with great clearness. And they live by what they hear. Such people become crazy... or they become legend. - Jim Harrison Self-Talk Most of us have some kind of inner dialogue within our minds, that is the manifestation of our thoughts. Sometimes our self-talk or thoughts are kind… Continue reading Dealing with Thoughts