All posts filed under: emotions

Uncertain Times

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Acceptance / depression / emotions / Meaning and Purpose

Our World has faced an unprecedented time these last few months due to Covid19. Each country has been impacted differently and has responded in its own way. Only history will help us see what we could have done better and what were our good decisions. My life hasn’t changed enormously but there have been some changes in the daily routines. We have missed the luxury of being able to go to the gym. I had […]

Just for Today (3)

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Balance / creativity / emotions / Friends and family / Just for Today

3. Just for Today, I will adjust myself to what is, and not try to adjust everything to my own desires. I will take my family, my business, and my luck as they come, and fit myself to them. Author Unknown How did you go yesterday with remembering you are as happy as you make up your mind to be? Confession time – I didn’t do so well but the quote kept coming to mind […]

Going back in order to go forward

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Acceptance / creativity / creativity enhancement / emotions / Friends and family

Barbara Mallon (A Year of Creativity) says that: Sometimes in order to go forward you have to go back to earlier times when the path you were starting out on was still covered in virgin snow. She poses the following questions and suggests you write your responses in your Creative Year Journal. I will include my answers to the questions in this blog. My favourite childhood game was…. “let’s pretend.” This included dress-ups, shop keepers, […]

Life’s surprises are not always welcome

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Acceptance / emotions / Friends and family / Self acceptance / Uncategorized / Wisdom

As I look back over my life there are probably a dozen incidents or more that were a significant blow to my equilibrium. The sort that makes everything else seem petty and unimportant. I am sure that we all experience these things from time to time. My first experience I remember was when my school friend’s father died. He worked at our school and was very popular with all the kids. It was my first […]

What is the opposite of depression?*

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Acceptance / depression / emotions / Uncategorized

*According to writer, Andrew Solomon, it is vitality! That makes a lot of sense to me. I listened to his talk on the video below and could relate to much of what he said. I had my first encounter with depression when I was in my 20’s and have experienced it on and off over the years. I have used a variety of methods to help me feel and do better. Solomon raises the issue […]

Life’s lessons

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compassion / emotions / Meaning of life and that stuff

I have heard the following expression at various times in my life. Are you familiar with it? ” Whatever or whoever is in front of you is your teacher.” It is not always easy to remember this when I am in an uncomfortable or awkward situation. Sometimes I might get caught with someone talking about things I don’t believe in. I try to stay silent and listen – after all, they may have some greater […]

It will pass …

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emotions / I feel... / Mindfulness / Philosophy

In my life there are times when I experience intense emotions – sometimes good and sometimes not. I am sure we all do.  I have found that the secret to riding out these emotions is to try to remember the following: My emotions are not me – they are but a tool or instrument in my experience of life They will pass. Sometimes it feels like an eternity but just like the tides, my feelings […]

Tools to boost self esteem

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Acceptance / emotions / I believe that... / I feel...

Recently I wrote about dealing with negative feelings. It helps to have some tools or ideas to counteract them when they hit with full force. I developed this acronym a while ago and try to memorise it when I need some positive input. It is an acronym for the word CONFIDENCE and reminds me of what I am capable of or what I need to do to feel more confident. C is for capable – […]