I often feel the need to get away, and watching short videos sometimes is just the cure I need for writers block or the doldrums. When faced with a problem that I can't solve, I need to take a step back, regroup, destress, and relax a bit.
This list of Thich Nhat Hahn books will give you plenty of reading material. Thich Nhat Hahn is a prolific writer and well worth reading. His collection of works provides insights into all aspects of mindfulness, meditation, life, love, peace and harmony.
Life balance is a quest for all of us. How do you find balance in your life when you are juggling so many things? If you do too much of one thing and too little of another are you going to feel out of whack? …Read More
Often we think of solitude in conjunction with loneliness and sometimes it is true. Too much time alone can indeed lead to a feeling of loneliness. But there is beauty in solitude, being alone can be beautiful. Time alone can give you time to refresh and recharge your body and brain. …Read More
Emotional triggers play a significant role in our lives, in how we feel, how we respond, and ultimately in our successes or failures in life. Once you know what your triggers are, you can determine how you respond to them and understand your ingrained patterns and habits.…Read More
I often find it difficult to motivate myself but motivation is important and there are ways that you can motivate yourself to get things done – even things that you would rather not do. The wonderful thing about motivation is that it is contagious. …Read More
I happened to be logging in to a site and the captcha was “unold” – not a word, right? But it made me laugh, I got to thinking about ways to “unold” myself. I am not even going to research this one as I have plenty of ideas about how to feel younger, look younger, and essentially, not get caught in the trap of “I am too old for that”.…Read More
Mindfulness is being aware, being in the moment, it is the practice of being still, appreciating the moment that is and the you that you are. We often get too busy in our lives to appreciate the lttle things, losing sight of the present and not hearing what our bodies, souls, or minds are telling us.…Read More
Love - we all want it - as much as we can get...The truth is that love is within us and around us and the more we love ourselves, the more we can love others. These quotes on love are not only great for Valentine's Day but for the year round, whenever you want to expand your thoughts on love and what it means.
We all have unique abilities and talents. Whether we decide to use our ability is another matter altogether. Whether it is a natural ability or a learned one does not matter, how we use it does matter. The sad thing is that just having a talent or ability does not make it valuable or useful. …Read More
Songs can touch your heart in many ways. They can make you happy or sad. They can energize you or calm you. We all have special love songs that we share with those we love today and those we have loved. …Read More
We all need an attitude adjustment now and then – sometimes it may be as easy as changing your perspective or simply doing something fun but there are some very easy ways to change your attitude that can be incorporated into your daily routines. …Read More
Bad habits can be hard to break simply because they are what they are - habits. I want to break all my bad habits so did some research and found a sure way to break bad habits fast. Using these steps to stop bad habits, I quit smoking in just two weeks.
This list of Thich Nhat Hanh quotes is just a taste of the wisdom and insight he has to offer. Thich Nhat Hanh is on my list of people I would like to meet. Born in 1926, he is still is providing guidance and insights on meditation and mindfulness and living a rich life grounded in peace and beauty to people worldwide. …Read More
Friendship is one of the treasures in life. We all need friends. We need someone we can talk to, share things with, go places with, cry and laugh with. We all need a best friend, a circle of friends, we are all “people who need people” as the song says. …Read More
I am of mixed minds about social media. I love it – I depend on it – I communicate through it. I hate it when it takes people away from me but love it when it brings people closer. I hate it when someone is more engrossed in their phone than the people in the room. …Read More
Choices – we must all make countless choices each day from the time we get out of bed to the food we eat to what we will do with our lives. Making choices is not so difficult with the basics. You know what you like to eat and do on a daily basis – easy.…Read More
Sometimes a few worry quotes can help me gain a perspective on things. Because I am a natural worrier, I have been told , “Don’t worry about it, things will work out,” that I often think it should be a personal mantra. …Read More
“The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself.” - Mark Twain
It is often not easy to squash low self-esteem. Your self-esteem stems from things that have happened to you in your life and your own feelings about whether or not you are good enough.
I love children's books - especially Dr. Suess who resonants with so many of us. He teaches optimism, tolerance, and so many wonderful lessons in his books. This video rendition by Burning Man of Oh, the Places You'll G0 is a great inspirational view.
Gratitude, love, peace, and joy are the greatest gifts in the world. The sum total of these four things is success and happiness. It starts inside and blossoms the more we love and accept ourselves. – Michele Hartley
Words have power – what you say, how you say it, makes a difference. Words can heal or hurt, they can inspire or discourage. Using the right words is an art. Think of words that have motivated you, things people have said that have spurred you to action or brought goosebumps to your arms.…Read More
How do you stop yourself from negative thinking? Is it possible to change negative thoughts into positive thoughts? Can you actually stop making negative statements either to yourself or others? It is possible to stop the habit of negative thinking but it takes work. …Read More
A lot of the greatest inspiration comes from the simplest stories, from childhood boks and stories, this short video by Neil Gaiman, is one such story. It is a beautiful reminder to all of us that have daughters or have ever been daughters, worth remembering and repeating.
I have started using mini-breaks on a daily basis to avoid burn-out. The idea of mini-breaks is not new, but I have a tendency to get caught up in writing or working on projects, so much so that sometimes I go for hours without leaving my computer. …Read More
All I really need to know about how to live and what to do and how to be I learned in kindergarten. Wisdom was not at the top of the graduate school mountain, but there in the sand pile at school.
Neuroscientist Sara Lazar’s brain scans show that yoga and meditation actually change the size of key regions of our brain, improving memory and making us more empathetic, compassionate, and resilient under stress.
In the documentary, The Connection, Sara Lazar reports the following findings:
We found differences in brain volume after eight weeks in five different regions in the brains of the two groups.
The brain is still pretty much a mystery to us all – how it works, the power it has, the ability to actually change your brain are all topics that are studied by scientists worldwide. The mind and brain are fascinating subjects and learning how they work is the subject of countless studies. …Read More
It is common advice to suggest that if you have worries, you should ask yourself “What is the worst that could happen?” This may work for some, but I suggest that if you can’t do anything about it, simply stop worrying about it, ruminating over the worst that could happen might make it worse; it might give you even more to worry about. …Read More
I struggle quite often with how to solve certain problems. Problem solving for me is not easy, I tend to run around in my head and generally spend way too much time trying to solve even the simplest of problems. Knowing that problem solving was taking up way too much time, I decided to implement a new problem solving strategy for myself – Seven simple problem solving steps, easy to do and clearly defined.…Read More
We sometimes underestimate the power of gratitude. Gratitude is not merely saying “thank you”; it is a state of being. When you feel grateful, your spirits lift, your life is brighter, and you are happier. There are hundreds of things to be grateful for each day, little things, big things, everyday events and life changing events. …Read More
I often feel quite uninteresting, sometimes to the point of being dull beyond belief. I spend a lot of time writing, which, by its very nature, is alone time. Then after I have written something, I spend a lot of time trying to figure out how to make people interested in it. …Read More