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!”
Tag: personal development
Telling it like it is… is it brutal honesty or just being an a******? (Or is it about instigating drama and then stepping back to watch the show?)
I usually cringe when someone says something offensive, then shrugs it off saying they’re just saying it like it is. I don’t count myself as a prude…… Read more “Telling it like it is… is it brutal honesty or just being an a******? (Or is it about instigating drama and then stepping back to watch the show?)”
Life after Nihilism
The COVID-19 pandemic was our collective experience with Nihilism, a realization that we could die and no matter what we did or believed in would make any…… Read more “Life after Nihilism”
The Art of Giving ourselves permission to move ahead with a dream
Sometimes we just get stuck, bogged down by doubts and perceived taboos. Photo and quote by Tamara Kulish. Click to see merch on Fine Art America When…… Read more “The Art of Giving ourselves permission to move ahead with a dream”
Throw out the resolutions!
Throw the resolutions out the window! Just start by speaking kinder and gentler to yourself! Throw out the harsh and judgmental self-talk. What comes out of the…… Read more “Throw out the resolutions!”
Changing our thoughts and habits Part 1: how does it physically work in the brain?
I just finished reading ‘The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari’ by Robin Sharma. I had a couple of issues with the narration but what I want to…… Read more “Changing our thoughts and habits Part 1: how does it physically work in the brain?”
Could you be a “Co-dependent” and not know it?
Co-dependency was a refuge for me when I was married to an alcoholic and drug addict. I was set up to become a co-dependent person from the…… Read more “Could you be a “Co-dependent” and not know it?”
Our inner head space… doing the inner shadow work
Inspired by Jack Canfora’s post: “We Know What We Are, But Know Not What We May Be” where he brings up existential questions about life, our perceptions…… Read more “Our inner head space… doing the inner shadow work”
Everyday magic we experience
I believe in magic, serendipity and the love the universe has for each one of us. The movie “The Secret” inspired a whole movement of people intent…… Read more “Everyday magic we experience”
The skinny trend… going to any extreme is unhealthy… What anorexia taught me about recovery…
TRIGGER WARNING: This post talks about anorexia and self-harm.
4) The only person who was going to step in to save me, turned out to actually be myself!
The road to recovery and the road to becoming healthy is fundamentally ours to walk, sometimes alone, sometimes with support, but ultimately, we need to do it for ourselves!
Have you always wanted to write a book but don’t know how to get started?
It’s been a long time since I wrote about my off-beat methods for writing, so I thought I’d share them here again with you. From time to…… Read more “Have you always wanted to write a book but don’t know how to get started?”
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”
Posts for Mental Health Day October 10
The things that had the BIGGEST impact on my own mental health were teaching myself to like myself, suspending judgment, practicing speaking kindly instead of cruelly to myself, and allowing this whole set of tools to rewire my brain!
I know it sounds very innocuous, but HOW we see ourselves and speak to ourselves is foundational to developing more tools, for how quickly or how slowly we heal and grow, how we see the possible solutions, and how we implement them long-term.
Teaching our kids about adult predators in an understandable manner
We don’t want to have difficult discussions with our kids which expose them to the darker side of life and people, but it’s necessary, for their safety…… Read more “Teaching our kids about adult predators in an understandable manner”
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!”