On the surface it looks bleak. It sounds like a judgement, a put down. And frankly, if you are actively engaged in judging yourself and others everything sounds like a put down and a judgement. “I’ll never get it right, and I’ll never get it done. Why even try?” At some point we all have our inner Eyor speak up in a gloomy, glum way. Continue reading Control’s Perspective
Meditation is not an action. Meditation is the result of actions. Continue reading What is Meditation?
We often think of self care as an activity, something to do. However, a friendship with an animal can teach us about being in the moment. Animals live in the moment completely. The moment is somewhere we rarely live as modern humans. Continue reading One Hour a Day Self Care: Pets
Hello, Gentle Readers, This is a new type of post and a new addition to the blog’s monthly structure. Knowledge is power, and these books are powerfully thought provoking. These are great for thinking and journaling. In addition to the five books to check out this month are all the books I read this month along with September’s To Be Read list. If you enjoy … Continue reading September 2019 – 5 Books for Self Exploration and Books I Enjoyed Last Month
Last Friday we explored gratitude as self care. This week we are moving on to Physical Activity as self care. I’m not going to bore you with all the information on why moving and exercise is good for us all physically. If you really want to read an article, click here. Instead, let’s focus on what type of activities easily fit into a self care … Continue reading One Hour a Day Self Care: Physical Activity
Often times when we are making changes in our lives we think about the long haul. We have habit trackers in our bullet journals, on apps, or we cross of days on a calendar. We live under a false assumption that doing something for twenty one days will form a habit. Dr. Maltz, who was credited with this “truth” never stated this. With the abounding … Continue reading “Just For Today”
What was in darkness was my awareness of the truth. It was undiscovered. By bringing that portion of myself into the light healing and balance began to take place. That happened through my journal Continue reading Journaling for Spiritual and Inner Growth
Throughout the Jewish and Christian scriptures the writers speak about coming into God’s presence with thanksgiving. Buddha taught that we are to practice gratitude regardless of our life’s condition because it is part of our integrity. In other words – finding something to be grateful for even when things are tough helps us to grow. You don’t even need to believe in a higher power for gratitude to increase your neurochemical sense of well-being and love. Continue reading One Hour a Day Self Care: Gratitude
What is kindness? It’s not sugary sweetness, but a stretching of self beyond Ego. Continue reading What is Kindness?