All posts filed under: mental health

Adding More Meaning -Moment-by-Moment

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awareness / mental health / mental training / Mind / mindfullness / mindfulness / moments / motivation / self awareness / self mastery / self transformation / transformation

There is only one thing I know for sure. I’m not getting this moment back. Nope.  I am talking about this very single moment RIGHT NOW, this ONE. Yeah, it’s YOUR moment too.  Nope it’s gone. . . forever, unless by chance I read it again or you read it again – and if we do, it’s just a memory. All this angst about leaving a legacy. Creating a more purposeful life. Finding your so-called passion. Those are such big, […]

Going from Anxious Type A to a More Self-Healing Nature

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awareness / busyness / calm / daily rituals / deliberate practice / how to live / inspiration / life advice / life hack / Living with purpose / mental health / mindfulness / minimalism / slowing down / Sparking Joy

I’m not sure when I adapted such a stressed out, hard-charging approach to life, but I did and it sucked and I am over it. I don’t regret much, but I do feel as if my fretful, grinding approach to work and life has exhausted me with very little more to show for it. All that grind, all that toil, leading to very little added reward. What a waste of energy. Sure I feel successful, but I have […]

Nine Ways to Strengthen Your Mind

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focus / Greatness / life advice / live intentionally / mental health / mindfulness / relationships / self mastery / self transformation / self-help / transformation

This post ponders the idea of turning sour feelings. a.k.a. – a shitty state-of-mind – – into persevering resoluteness. I am thinking about the alchemy of emotions. Turning fear into fascination; frustration into fortitude, pain into power and anxiety into assurance. It’s about turning my life around. Drilling deep into my psyche to pull through life with courage and conviction. What I believe to be True When we do things thoughtfully we have a better chance at […]

Is This The Person You Want to Be?

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appreciation / enlightenment / how to be / how to live / life advice / Living Intentionally / mental health / mindfulness / radical acceptance / self transformation

Our motives are goal directed activities that energize and direct our behavior. Our motives support what we do, how we behave and what we put forth in the world. Sometimes our motives are simply the presentation of how we hope the world perceives us. Powerful . . Intelligent . . Foxy. . . Strong. . . Compassionate . . . Sometimes though, we have to make choices. Choices between doing what we want to do and what we […]

ReSet Your Thinking

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awareness / career / enlightenment / Living Intentionally / mental diet / mental health / mental training / Mind / mindfulness / mindset

Have you ever wished you could just change the way you think? Rewire your brain? Take action and move forward in a new and improved direction? I have recently met someone who is helping me do just that and her name is Laura Simao. I feel so blessed to know her. Laura is in the middle of creating ReSet. What is ReSet?  ReSet is a transformative personal development frame work that incorporates self-applied design thinking and […]

We Gather Strength As We Go

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Endurance / Habits / how to be / life hack / mental health / mindfulness / performance / self transformation

“No Bone” that’s what was written in black Sharpie marker on the bandages wrapped around her head.  The trauma team wheeled my daughter past the waiting room so quickly I had to look twice and then again. No bone? what does that mean? Did they remove her skull? It was an icy, sleeting, snowing, stormy day. The accident was bad. Ariel was brought to Nassau County Trauma Center and put on life support immediately. By the time we got to the hospital she […]

Habits of a Strong Mind

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awareness / decision making / Habits / Japanese Psychology / Living Intentionally / mental health / mental training / mindfulness

All of us are facing some type of personal challenge and this post is meant to help you, my  dear reader, face your challenges with a new outlook and a stronger mind. “The perceiving eye is weak, the observing eye is strong.”- Miyamoto Musashi The observing eye sees events, clear of distraction, exaggerations, and misconceptions. The perceiving eye sees “insurmountable obstacles” or “major setbacks”. In our own lives, how many problems seem to come from […]

the everything thing

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Meditation / mental health / Mind / mindfulness

Just finished watching Neil Gaimin’s commencement speech  “Make Good Art”  while thinking about being more of a creator and less of a consumer.  “. . .I tend to do anything that feels like an adventure. . . until it feels like work. . .  then I stop . . . so life doesn’t feel like work.” The idea of creating more and consuming less feels right, especially as I continue on with my quest to only hold […]

The Goods

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appreciation / gratitude / inspiration / Living Intentionally / Living with purpose / mental health

I woke up this morning, looking up at the beautiful early dawn and realized, for the very first time, I am not entitled to today.  Today is truly a gift. This feeling filled my heart with the deepest gratitude I have ever felt. Everything that I have today, every breath, every meal, the work I get to do, my husband, my children, the hot shower I took, this warm cup of coffee, these are all gifts. […]

Inner Greatness

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live intentionally / Meditation / mental health / Mind / mindfulness / Tara Brach

Last night I went to sleep soundly while meditating to Tara Brach’s Meditation: A Healing Breath (2015-10-28). This morning I awoke and observed my early morning mind. It was already creating weak thoughts about worries of the future. About five minutes after rising out of bed, I came to a significant point of arrival. I had an epiphany. 1. Meditation has helped me observe my nonsensical chattering mind. This “monkey mind” when left to it’s own devices […]