Thoughts

Fiery Discipline

Why is it so difficult to be consistent? How is it that we know very well what is best for us, those things that will increase our quality of life, yet we don’t consistently do them? …Because we have accepted the habit of quitting once things get

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Anticipation vs. Expectation ~ by Liz Uram

What’s the difference between anticipation and expectation?  The difference is in our attitude. One is hope and one is entitlement. Hope allows for any number of things to happen. Hope keeps us open to possibilities we couldn’t even imagine. Entitlement usually has a very specific outcome. It

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Welcome a New Year by Jill Sockman

And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been. ~Rainer Maria Rilke *May we welcome the new year with anticipation instead of expectation. *May we fully open our hearts to what is next, by letting go of what came before. *May we

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SELF-COMPASSION with DR KRISTIN NEFF

Definition of Self-Compassion: Having compassion for oneself is really no different than having compassion for others. Think about what the experience of compassion feels like. First, to have compassion for others you must notice that they are suffering. If you ignore that homeless person on the street,

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The Ripple Effect BY MADISYN TAYLOR

  The impact you have on the world is greater than you could ever imagine, and the choices you make affect the whole. In a world of six billion people, it’s easy to believe that the only way to initiate profound transformation is to take extreme action.

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Be Observant by Caren Baginski

                  The one thing you should never forget to do every day is be observant of the mind. Note how I didn’t say “count your blessings” because that’s selective and dismissive, or “be present” because that’s often too vague

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21 Ways to Reduce Stress During the Workday By Saki F. Santorelli

1. Take a few minutes in the morning to be quiet and meditate–sit or lie down and be with yourself…gazing out the window, listen to the sounds of nature or take a slow, quiet walk. 2. While your car is warming up, take a minute to quietly

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Tonglen Meditation for Mothers – DeLona Campos-Davis

Tonglen Meditation for Mothers– DeLona Campos-Davis I breathe in the daily frustrationssmall as they are, big as they can seemI breath out patience for us all. I breathe in the lonelinessof days spent mothering on our ownI breathe out connectioncommunity, compassion. I breathe in the brokennessnot being

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5 Steps to Reduce Worrying and Anxiety By Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S.

Everyone worries from time to time. But for some people, “worry is a way of life,” writes clinical psychologist Chad LeJeune, Ph.D, in his book, The Worry Trap: How to Free Yourself from Worry & Anxiety Using Acceptance & Commitment Therapy. Too much worry can produce anxiety,

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Marshmellow Study on Willpower

Article from JamesClear.comIn the 1960s, a Stanford professor named Walter Mischel began conducting a series of important psychological studies. During his experiments, Mischel and his team tested hundreds of children — most of them around the ages of 4 and 5 years old — and revealed what

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