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When Grief Comes Knocking

The following words are not mine, but a poem by Donna Ashworth. Grief and loss can be a gut-wrenching emotion that sneaks up on a person, catching you unawares. I am reproducing Donna Ashworth's perceptive words, in the event that they might render support/distraction/emotional reassurances to those who are suffering loss and grief. For Ukrainian… Continue reading When Grief Comes Knocking

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Conflict and the Battle Within- Who wins? Old Indian Wisdom

Photo by patrice schoefolt on Pexels.com An old Cherokee told his grandson, "My son, there's a battle between two wolves inside us all. One is Evil. It's anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, inferiority, lies, and ego. The other is Good. It's joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy, and truth." The grandson thought about it and… Continue reading Conflict and the Battle Within- Who wins? Old Indian Wisdom

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A Hopeful Message for Dysfunctional Families from an Iconic Song

Clarkson wrote this song about emotional abuse and neglect of a troubled parent/s.when she was 16 years old in less than 25 minutes. https://youtu.be/Ra-Om7UMSJc It briefly and pointedly describes about how Clarkson reacted to her parents divorcing when she was 6 years old. The song, she admits, has a depressing tone and yet has become… Continue reading A Hopeful Message for Dysfunctional Families from an Iconic Song

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Smiling is an Art that Comes from the Heart

"Smiling is an Art that comes from the heart and should be practised all the time," so said my first Yoga teacher at the end of every class. Smiling is something that is vital and costs nothing to share with others. It is a beautiful message to those with whom you interact. Blogger Marlene inspires… Continue reading Smiling is an Art that Comes from the Heart

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Moksha Asks for Mental Health Day

For World Mental Heath Day last week, Moksha asked: * The country I live in? - Australia, Down Under, Aussie, Oz. * An incident that taught you the importance of taking care of your mental health Recognising that a victim of abuse, or domestic violence, be that of any gender, may be at risk of… Continue reading Moksha Asks for Mental Health Day

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Travel Anxiety

Photo by Austin Zhang on Pexels.com “Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the assessment that something else is more important than fear.”― Franklin D. Roosevelt Some people are nervous about travel. Particularly now, as strange virulent germs threaten our safety and confidence. I have always loved travelling. Perhaps it comes from a… Continue reading Travel Anxiety