Bringing That Old Black Dog To Heel

Depression is a sometimes-fatal illness subject to periodic relapses. The first time that relapse part happened to me, after I had some years of solid recovery from my  years of deep depression, I thought the world had come to an end…I would NEVER be free… and all the old neural pathways swung into full action.…

Head. Heart. Repeat.

Source: Head. Heart. Repeat.  By BY HILARY JACOBS HENDEL Sadly, many of us have learned to protect ourselves by blocking access to our emotions. We do this with defenses, the protective armor we wear to avoid feelings. Our thoughts and our defenses are sometimes the same. Thinking moves us away from our deepest emotional truths. I…

3 Steps to Gaining Authentic Confidence

By Moira Hutchison at The Wellness Universe excerpts…. Have you ever noticed someone who was self-confident, not to the point of arrogance, but just that it came naturally for them? Some individuals have no apparent issues with self-confidence. How is it that some people seem to walk through life without ever doubting themselves or their intuition while…

Easing Back In…

OK, I have not quite known what to do about my writing, or exactly what happened.  I think when I started considering writing a book, I froze.  The best I can come up with is that writing stopped being fun – and making creative posters and developing a network on Facebook was much more immediately fulfilling.…

Mindfulness Teachings of Gandhi~

Originally posted on Mindful Influence ~ Creating conscious moments:
Recently I watched the film Gandhi and throughout the film, many of his values and his way of life relate to mindfulness. I knew that Mahatma Gandhi helped India gain their independence and that he influenced societies to be non-violent through Satyagraha which translates into “power of truth”. It…