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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blogging

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

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

Community, Motivational, Philosophy

Sunday Sayings – Resilience and Success

Weekly Quote "A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him."-David Brinkley Weekly Proverb If your only tool is a hammer, you will see every problem as a nail. — Gambian proverb Resilience A recent article suggests that those who can weather the storms of… Continue reading Sunday Sayings – Resilience and Success

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Community, Motivational, Philosophy

Sunday Sayings – A Bad Day

Knowing your own darkness, is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people - Carl Jung Are You Having a Bad Day? Recently a family member had a bad day. A really bad day. Everyone has them. Some are worse than others. No matter how bad it becomes, a bad day is… Continue reading Sunday Sayings – A Bad Day

Community

Proverbial Friday – Jealousy

//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js Love sees sharply, hatred sees even more sharp, but Jealousy sees the sharpest, for it is love and hate at the same time. Arab Proverb "Jealousy is rubbing salt into your own wound. " Terri Guillemets  How often does a partner, family member or friend have a behaviour that makes you feel jealous or uncomfortable?… Continue reading Proverbial Friday – Jealousy

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Community

Ways to Reduce Stress

"Meditation has been used in clinical settings as a method of stress and pain reduction. Meditation has also been studied specifically for its effects on stress." With a simple string of beads, you can employ this technique as a quick pick me up through the day, allowing you to reduce stress in the most beneficial way possible.

History & Traditions

Calling All Humans – Pick up the Phone!

What would you rate as the single most important thing in your life? Family, your passion/hobby, right? Of course! So what would rate second to this? What do you spend most of your time doing? What would you find hard to live without?For most of us, especially the young, a truthful answer might be their… Continue reading Calling All Humans – Pick up the Phone!

Community, Mental Health, Motivational

Is Life too Stressful? A Different Take on Handling Stress

There's a lot of people in this world who are 'stressed.' PicsArt camera app

There's a lot of people in this world who feel 'stressed.' PicsArt camera app

Many of us have attended workshops titled 'what is stress?', 'How to handle stress' etc. They offer basic practical tips, but do they really address the underlying behaviours we exhibit, or why we might react in this way? With a little research, I was able to find a different ways of looking at and handling stress.

Community, Mental Health, Motivational

Have you heard of the Cockroach Theory for Self Development?

From Nigella Feasts on facebook: 4 November 2013 at 21:46 At a restaurant, a cockroach suddenly flew from somewhere and sat on a lady. She started screaming out of fear. With a panic stricken face and trembling voice, she started jumping, with both her hands desperately trying to get rid of the cockroach. Her reaction… Continue reading Have you heard of the Cockroach Theory for Self Development?