I was reminded (how could I have overlooked it?) that today is International Day of Happiness by The Hot Goddess in What is Happiness? I suppose I’ve…… Read more “Happy Happiness Day!”
Which is more important: being KIND or being NICE?
Being kind is often correlated with being nice, but is that true? What is the difference between the two? Being nice is when you are polite to…… Read more “Which is more important: being KIND or being NICE?”
Gentle ways to start setting boundaries
Setting boundaries. Does that phrase give you cold chills down your back as you think about HOW you may possibly stand up to someone in your life…… Read more “Gentle ways to start setting boundaries”
Your triggers are your teachers
Quote and meme by ChildrenofLight As 2023 starts, you may be wondering where to start on your self-healing journey. Looking at what triggers us is an excellent…… Read more “Your triggers are your teachers”
Changing our thoughts and habits Part 2: how does it physically work in our body?
“A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge” Follow link: – Thomas Carlyle quote on Pooja on QUOTE OF THE DAY #72 This post has been…… Read more “Changing our thoughts and habits Part 2: how does it physically work in our body?”
“Keep your energy in a bottle” – advice I received during chronic illness
Quote from lessonslearnedinlife.com I’ve had this post simmering for a while, but with the busyness of the holidays upon us, we all could use this reminder! Years…… Read more ““Keep your energy in a bottle” – advice I received during chronic illness”
Enjoy the freedom of being yourself, accepting that being seen a fool is just a part of it!
In a world where the image of being pulled together and perfect set an impossibly high bar, sometimes giving ourselves the freedom to just own who we are, let our hair down and stop worrying about being accepted is such a breath of fresh air!
I can’t tell you how many YEARS I agonized about not meeting with other people’s approval, or worse, living in fear of their disapproval. As long as my energy was focused on THAT, it was as though that was exactly what I attracted into my life!
The disapprovers showed their colors to me time and again, when they showed me they really just wanted to control me and my life because they felt they could do a better job at it than I could.
Even if that were true, It was still my life to live!
The progressively shifting line of understanding what is healthy and helps growth
The line between what we think is healthy and unhealthy will shift as we go through life. We may like to think the understanding of what is…… Read more “The progressively shifting line of understanding what is healthy and helps growth”
Do we need to “Floor our Gas Pedal” all the time? “Consciously Uncoupling” from the “Grind Culture”.
A huge part of successfully navigating the flow of new circumstances seeking to impose conditions on us is mentally disengaging from expectations!
Expectations, ours, and our perception of others are in themselves huge stressors. Expectations often aren’t real but are what we imagine other people want from us, and vice versa.
Expectations often are very unrealistic and pay no attention to what is actually going on or what could actually happen. Expectations are often exaggerations of wishes and desires, so they need to be cut down to size, to fit with reality.
Growing older: giving myself permission to enjoy eating and to just be me
Jennifer Lambert? – last name unclear As a former Anorexic in my twenties, I spend almost 40 (!!) years disliking myself and mentally punishing myself for enjoying…… Read more “Growing older: giving myself permission to enjoy eating and to just be me”
The Universe sends us a trail of breadcrumbs to follow.
We need to pay attention to the trail of breadcrumbs that the universe sends us!
The universe doesn’t always send a large magnificent solution, that everyone would ooh and aah about, a sure sign of a miracle and of God’s love and benevolence.
The fact that he doesn’t often work that way isn’t a sign of our unworthiness!
My reimagined Archive Posts: mostly organized now!
I’ve spent a little time rearranging the Archived Posts page, to help you better find what you may need! I had some fun with this new format…… Read more “My reimagined Archive Posts: mostly organized now!”
How meditative walks can help jumpstart creativity!
I’ve mentioned here before that one of the tools in my toolkit is to take meditative walks. These have been great for both my fitness and for…… Read more “How meditative walks can help jumpstart creativity!”
Reality-show syndrome has changed how we interact and what we find acceptable behavior in others
Reality-show syndrome has changed how we interact and what we find to be acceptable behavior in others. Show-boating and creating drama used to be looked down on…… Read more “Reality-show syndrome has changed how we interact and what we find acceptable behavior in others”
Free Kindle book for Mother’s Day!
Wishing a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend to all mothers, parents, and caregivers! In honor of this day, I’m making the eBook of “Developing Happiness When You Can’t…… Read more “Free Kindle book for Mother’s Day!”