Saturday, August 19, 2017

Sometimes All You Need Is Someone To Talk To

 Some of us don't like to talk to people about what is going on in our lives, but sometimes it really works. I still remember talking to a grief counselor after my sister died in childbirth. In this day in age, woman aren't supposed to die bringing a new life into this world, but it happened and I could not get over it. It was not until all of it came out while talking to my doctor one afternoon. She asked if I would be interested in seeing a woman she knew, who counseled people dealing with deaths.

It took weekly visits for a few months and all I did was talk about how I felt about losing my sister and the anger that I felt. Thanks to this woman, I can now think about my sister and even talk about her without falling apart. Sometimes all you need is someone to talk to...


Something To Think About...

 “If you want to be happy, do not dwell in the past, do not worry about the future, focus on living fully in the present.” Roy T. Bennett

A No Stress Day

Yesterday was a No Stress Day for us!!  Hubby had the day off and we had errands which turned into lunch out... It was awesome. But, that meant that there was a lot of work in the garden that had been neglected.

Trust me... head out to a garden that is calling your name and you have no time to allow your thoughts to go to places you don't want them to go!

And then a nice cool shower isn't half bad either.  Stay busy and you are in control of your mind!  When was the last time that you had a NO STRESS DAY??  If you can't remember, I think that you are due! :)




**Something to think about... 

“If you want to be happy, do not dwell in the past, do not worry about the future, focus on living fully in the present.” Roy T. Bennett

Friday, August 18, 2017

A Journal Update

Today, I want you to write in your journal about your feelings. It is so easy for life to get in the way. There are days when there just isn't time... so get it out today and add even a few lines if that is all you have time for.

And then this afternoon... do something for fun! It doesn't matter what it is, just whatever pops into your mind. 


 **Something to think about... 

**“If you want to be happy, do not dwell in the past, do not worry about the future, focus on living fully in the present.” Roy T. Bennett

 **There are hundreds of tasks we feel we must accomplish in the day, but if we do not take them one at a time... we are bound to break our own physical or mental structure. Ted Bengermino

Thursday, August 17, 2017

It Doesn't Take Much to Undo All The Progress

 I won't go into details about what just happened,  but just wanted to point out that you are going to have days like this too. One step forward and three back. At least that is how it feels at the moment. But, I turned to my meditation practice, closed the door and did my best. Okay, not as good as yesterday but I managed.

I also have my books beside me. I think that it is time to do a bit of reading. I just started "Beyond Anxiety and Phobia... for the second time. Here's hoping something will jump out at me. Its amazing how that sometimes happens.


 **There are hundreds of tasks we feel we must accomplish in the day, but if we do not take them one at a time... we are bound to break our own physical or mental structure. Ted Bengermino

Creating Your Own Treasure Map To Happiness

 Have you ever done this??  I think that it is great fun to create the map... because it takes your thoughts away from what you are experiencing at the moment. But will it lead you to happiness?? Maybe you should begin with this list of items to consider.  Personally, I don't think that it would work for me.  But who knows...  everyone is different. Take a look and see if it would for you!!!

What Do You Think?? 


  ** "Nothing but sunshine, heading our way... zippity do dah, zippity ah" We can thank Allie Wrubel wrote the music and Ray Gilbert wrote the lyrics.

My Update on My Meditation Practice...

 I am closing in on 5 months of meditation and I couldn't be happier. Yes, it can be hard on certain days, but there is just something inside of me that won't let it go. There was a time when I would  get into position and I do my fifteen minutes... but not any more. I now use apps throughout the day and do two minute sessions. TWO MINUTES!!  I actually accomplish more than 15 minutes a day and my mind is not wandering half as much. And... I'm not constantly wondering when the timer is going to go off.

So, if you are having trouble sitting in one spot for 15 or more minutes... maybe it's just not right for you either.  Cut it back to a time that is just right for you.




 **There are hundreds of tasks we feel we must accomplish in the day, but if we do not take them one at a time... we are bound to break our own physical or mental structure.
 Ted Bengermino

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Meditation Helped a 4 Hour Road Trip


Four hours might not seem like a lot for some people, but for me.. it doesn't get much worse. Yesterday we had a 2 hour trip one way, another wait for a drivers license and the a 2 hour return. I'm not kidding!!  We have moved into the middle of no where!!  Before I began my meditating, no one would have even wanted me in the car,  but hubby even commented on how good I was lol and that is not like him at all!!  And my treat was a coffee and a slice of butter tart pie lol... For him to spend that kind of money (it was a very expensive coffee shop) I must have been good!!

So, why was I able to sit so long without fidgiting??  When I couldn't find anything to talk about (hubby isn't a big talker)... or any kind of road game to keep myself occupied, I would try meditating and then I would fall asleep lol!


photo: morguefile

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Will I Be Happy If I Move Back To London??

 When we moved out of Canada to live in a new country, all I could think about was moving home... but it didn't make me happy... Here's a lady who is asking the very same question.  Would you prefer to live close to your family or as far away as you could get???

Will That Make Me Happy??



**What is your depression level today? Is it improving? Join me again tomorrow as we work through our day together.

Monday, May 1, 2017

I Learned Something New Today

If you do something for someone, do it because you want to do something nice for that person. BUT EXPECT NOTHING IN RETURN! THAT IS ACTUALLY A RULE!! You will be amazed at how long you will watch FB to see if they jump on there to thank you. Try this... do something and turn off FaceBook for the entire day. 


 **Something to think about... “If you want to be happy, do not dwell in the past, do not worry about the future, focus on living fully in the present.” Roy T. Bennett

Guided Meditations

I actually wondered if this was "real meditation"  so I went looking to see what I could find on the topic! Try to learn one new thing about meditation every single day!

 Why You Might Want To Consider Them

Best Guided Meditations on YouTube

One Minute Meditations




**What is your depression level today? Is it improving? Join me again tomorrow as we work through our day together. ** "Nothing but sunshine, heading our way... zippity do dah, zippity ah" We can thank Allie Wrubel wrote the music and Ray Gilbert wrote the lyrics. **And please share if you can think of someone who could use a little reminder that their happiness is important too! **Something to think about... “If you want to be happy, do not dwell in the past, do not worry about the future, focus on living fully in the present.” Roy T. Bennett **There are hundreds of tasks we feel we must accomplish in the day, but if we do not take them one at a time... we are bound to break our own physical or mental structure. Ted Bengermino

Saturday, April 29, 2017

How To Do A Solo Road Trip

 At first glance, this did not appeal to me at all, but something drew me to the article... and I had no idea why until I began to read it.  It was then I realized why I hated road trips soooo much. The first line will explain it all. So, if you never thought that you would want to do a solo road trip... you might change your mind after reading the article. I just might start with little road trips... just to get my feet wet! Who knew that this would even appeal to me! I certainly didn't.


 How To Do A Solo Road Trip


"I learned quickly that when I made others laugh, they liked me." Art Buchwald (Why do we do this to ourselves?? **What is your depression level today? Is it improving? Join me again tomorrow as we work through our day together. ** "Nothing but sunshine, heading our way... zippity do dah, zippity ah" We can thank Allie Wrubel wrote the music and Ray Gilbert wrote the lyrics. **And please share if you can think of someone who could use a little reminder that their happiness is important too! **Something to think about... “If you want to be happy, do not dwell in the past, do not worry about the future, focus on living fully in the present.” Roy T. Bennett **There are hundreds of tasks we feel we must accomplish in the day, but if we do not take them one at a time... we are bound to break our own physical or mental structure. Ted Bengermino

Negative Chatter Always Happens At Night

 Mom is in the hospital possibly with pneumonia and that is all that I could think about as I tried to get to sleep last night. I knew that dwelling on it wasn't going to help her or me so I turned to one of my meditation practices of concentrating on your breath. It took a while but I managed to drift off to sleep, only to wake up again to begin worrying again. Thankfully, concentrating on my breaths helped over and over and I woke up this morning to find an update from my sister. It's not pneumonia but they are keeping her in for observation because they aren't sure what is causing her symptoms. With 14 people having been admitted already from her nursing home, staying in the hospital is probably the best thing that they can do for her...

And I can thank the techniques that I have been learning to help control my thoughts! They worked when I really needed them to!!

 ** "Nothing but sunshine, heading our way... zippity do dah, zippity ah" We can thank Allie Wrubel wrote the music and Ray Gilbert wrote the lyrics.

Sometimes All You Need Is Someone To Talk To

 Some of us don't like to talk to people about what is going on in our lives, but sometimes it really works. I still remember talking t...