I sometimes find that depression sneaks up on me. I have lots of strategies for working around it (diet, exercise, pills, positive psychology etc) but sometimes it wins. Today was one of those days. I caught myself being grumpy when reaching for my ‘after-dinner’ orange that I have everyday that we have oranges in the house. I looked at the orange and thought how nice it looked. I remembered living in a remote community in […]
I am doing a short course titled “Poetry Writing for Fun” through my local U3A. This week we were asked to write something using personification and repetition. Here is my attempt: I am Gratitude I gave her the ocean – She wants bigger waves. I gave her good health – She says she’s bored. I gave her friends – She asks for more. I gave her love – She seeks perfection. I gave her peace […]
I sometimes make the mistake of looking for BIG things to happen to get excited about. Today I am reflecting on the many small things I enjoy each day, week or month – and there are many!
My new book is very exciting! Do you know how it is when you read something that really creates a shift in your thinking? I have read most of this author’s books and so I was delighted to find a new one to download to my Kindle. Flourish by well known and respected psychologist, Martin Seligman was released on February 7, 2012. In the Preface he says,“This book will help you flourish.” Seligman’s new theory […]
Some time ago I saw a wonderful poster of a woman with the caption, “I know I am intelligent, I want you to say I am beautiful!” So at last my wish has come true – I received a Beautiful Blogger Award from http://imexcited.wordpress.com! How wonderful to be considered worthy of this award. Thanks so much imexcited! I would now like to nominate the following for the Beautiful Blogger Award: http://rutheh.wordpress.com http://clairewade.wordpress.com http://kanatyler.wordpress.com http://cocomino.wordpress.com http://thismansjourney.net http://emotionalfitnesstraining.com http://amsdaily.com http://nrhatch.wordpress.com Thank […]
I love following the statistics on WordPress, especially when they are getting close to an important milestone. Today I have a total of 497 comments on my blog. I am very grateful for every one of them – they are all very much appreciated. If you add the 500th for my blog, I will repost one of your blogs on my site (of your choosing, if you like) and help to promote your blog. Does that […]