Why is it that we become so busy thinking that we forget to breathe? ___ How we are in relationship to our thoughts and emotions can make a huge difference in the quality of our lives and our health, both in the present moment and over time. Jon Kabat-Zinn How good is your mind with … More 7 Ways to Build a New Relationship With Your Thoughts
For the article on Addiction and forgetting your way into recovery, click on the photo above. I write articles about wellness, leadership, parenting and personal growth. My hope is to deliver the best content I can to inspire, to inform and to entertain. Sign up for my blog if you want to receive the latest and best … More Recovery and the Miracles That Happen When You Slow Down
How can you let go of the past? By embracing it. ___ Things have happened to you that cause you pain. You may also have done other things that cause you pain. How can you embrace what pains you, the anchors that seem to bring you down? In a previous article, I wrote Your past … More Don’t Hate Your Past, Embrace It
Do you have trouble letting go? ___ I have a problem with hanging onto things too long. One summer when I was a teenager, I went with a friend and his family to Kalamalka Lake in British Columbia. On the lake, there is a spot with a high cliff face and an overhanging tree swing. … More 5 Ways That Will Help You To Let Go of the Past
If your life is full of yesterday’s energy then you have nothing left for today ___ Did you know that your brain likes to recycle? Your brain has a limited capacity, you can’t store everything up there. So your brain becomes selective in what it hangs onto. You and I remember the really important details … More Maybe it’s Time to Sell Your Memories?
If you were stripped of your memory, would recovery become easier? ___ I can only imagine the pain that will confront a someone who has lost their memories. Alzheimer’s, traumatic brain injury, memory loss due to aging or other conditions is painful and a trial to endure. In recovery, memories become seared into the mind. … More Addiction: Forgetting Your Way into Recovery
Maybe it’s time to give recovery the finger? ___ We have gotten the idea of recovery wrong. Wrong! Recovery is sometimes thought of the absence of an addiction and the replacement with something more healthy. But life is more than addition and absence, plus and minus. Your body is continually adding new cells and removing old, decaying … More Give Recovery the Finger
One weekend, four people, one tent: Family camping. Do I need to say more? My family and I are reclaiming camping as a family activity. It’s a love-hate thing: Sticky-matted hair, camping breath, smoky-smelling armpits and feet that smell like outdoor bathrooms. I think you understand why we have taken a vacation from camping for … More Camping and the Stories that Make Us
Changing your socks and changing your mind I like changing my socks. When I change my socks I can look back and see what I have changed. As a parent, you can spend an exhausting night on homework and dishes and still get the Glare when you remind The Kid that it’s bed time. … More 50 Shades of Grey Matter
This post is the sequel to my recent article The Angry Lego Man in my Junk Drawer. I hope you are entertained and enlightened, or enterlightened. I love my Guerilla Glue. I have a long list of items that I have used it to repair, from plates and cups to loose shelves and … More Can Shattered Dreams be Fixed with a Little Guerilla Glue?