It’s definitely NOT a nice place to be right? Ever seen a fly caught in a spider’s web or walked smack into one and didn’t know it till you felt it? Well, just like that SMACK we can find ourselves all caught up in the unpleasantness of people pleasing, and just in case you haven’t yet connected the dots on this one – caught in the web of people pleasing sucks the energy out of you More
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Does procrastinating win in your life more often than you’d like to admit? I know, it’s not something we easily admit to, but it happens, and the frustrating thing is though we know we do it, we struggle with knowing how to stop the cycle.
Procrastination is putting off or delaying doing something to a later time, we justify the delay with what we coin “valid excuse or reason”, maybe to make ourselves feel better, but regardless we do it, and before you know it that plan, goal, thing…whatever it is, gets forgotten or tucked away until More
Ever found your body automatically moving to music-not coming from outside force, but from the freedom you felt within? A number of things could have triggered that reaction to dance; you’ve just heard good news – a clean bill of health from a test result that had you scared, a job promotion, graduating from college or university, finding love, celebrating a milestone, a relationship restored, or an internal breakthrough that you finally embraced – it was something that moved you to the place where the creation of music awakened within your soul, and you danced.
You’re transported to another realm of tasting freedom of body and soul. More
I remember back in the day visiting my grandparents during the summer holidays; one of my favourite pastimes was to take the canoe out, paddle out a ways then just sit there. The water was calm and provided a sense of peacefulness, and I took advantage of the tranquil moment. That is, until a speed boat flew, yes, flew by and rocked my present world, providing a sense of imbalance that un-nerved me. I was more concerned about the unsteadiness of the canoe than my interrupted Zen moment. Why? I was without a life jacket and I didn’t know how to swim. Yeah, bright wasn’t I?
I find it’s a good metaphor to describe the way life is at times, we don’t purposefully do things to get our lives off-balance; it just happens; which leads me to the question “is it possible to find balance in this round busy world?” We’re encouraged to find balance from various sources when our immediate lives are disrupted. More
Today, two things happened that reminded me of the purpose for this blog, and why my passion and drive to work at sharing quality topics will continue to evolve, to inform, inspire, challenge, encourage and empower you my readers. It may be only one word, or one sentence that speaks to you, but if that one word or sentence inspires you to act then the purpose of this blog is being met.
In January I got the running itch again, and made the commitment to myself to train for a half-marathon race. I’d just recovered from a back injury, and started out slowly with the goal to run a 5K by the end of February, and I did. My next goal was to run a 10K race in April month end, and yesterday I accomplished that goal in the “Up the creek run”. This run was about running my own race against myself, enjoy nature and finish the run. I set aside the idea of wanting to finish less than 60 minutes, and took the time to appreciate and enjoy the scenic route. It was one of my most rewarding and educated run I ever did.
In part one I shared about the need to have our attitude and thinking re-adjusted a process that takes commitment, time and patience. The same practices we’ve applied to getting our bodies healthier are the same steps that apply here. It’s the workout of our minds.
You may be familiar with this statement “garbage in, garbage out”, which speaks to what we feed our minds. If we’re in the habit of feeding our minds with information which produce a negative impact, then our withdrawal will be the same. This explanation would invoke a common sense response of – “duh, that’s a no brainer.” However, how many of us purposefully do that? It is simple; if we want to make positive healthy withdrawals, then we have to make positive healthy deposits. More