Focusing takes Practice

Being present is difficult in today’s distracting environment. Try this the next time you sit down for a meal, before you take that first bite. Turn off all screens. Place your phone in another room. Under your pillow is a good spot. Set the table. If your serve from the kitchen, set your place at … Continue reading Focusing takes Practice

Mindfulness

I started practicing mindfulness. It’s basically turning your mind to what you are doing. Focus on the task at hand. Pay attention in all things. Slow down when walking enjoy the walk instead of focusing on the destination. Chew each bite, focused on taste. Listen to each sound in a person’s voice when they speak … Continue reading Mindfulness

It’s about Moderation

We could all do with a reminder that it is not eating that is a sin, but gluttony. Not one beer but many that make you drunk. It’s not saving as much money as you can but greed that is dangerous. Moderation in all things, humans. Make it your life rule.

Why so Snappy? Pt 2

Why do we snap off at the people we love most? Sometimes I wonder why we speak so short and rudely to our family members. It’s like we don’t care that they have feelings. I don’t mean to bark but I do. Always after I use a harsh tone of voice I feel so bad. … Continue reading Why so Snappy? Pt 2

Words

It’s weird how our interactions with people are mostly just words and photos. I spend so much time conversing with people online with words. A little bit of time virtually. Not as often in person. I wonder how my children will learn social cues if they aren’t physically around other humans. I wonder how the … Continue reading Words

It’s Got to Get Done

Do the necessary things, the essential things. Pour your energy into what and who is important to you. Don’t fall for the busy trap of doing just because someone says you should. Focus on what you know is important. Your time is valuable.

What are you avoiding?

There’s that thing you don’t want to do. It’s looming in the shadows of your day to day life. Maybe it’s an exhausting task or a optional thing that you could do however chose not to do. Look, just do it. Get it over with and move on with your life. It’s not going away. … Continue reading What are you avoiding?

Nothing ventured…

If you want to succeed with anything you have to take steps. Even tiny steps in the right direction is progress. One sure way to fail is refusing to try. If a project is worth your time thinking about it, consider if it is worth trying. Start somewhere.

Change is Scary

I am in the throws of a change here in our home on the great communicator called the internet. We are shifting some publications to make it easier for you, dear reader,to access them. I am excited and scared. The What ifs are huge. I know it will appear smooth and easy for you if … Continue reading Change is Scary