Yesterday was one of those days. Even though I did not get to bed until 3 AM, I was up a little after 8 AM. Not only did I have time to write, but I was able to spend time getting caught up on family matters. There is a lot coming up this year and staying up to date with all the plans is very important to me. Even the discovery of a mouse or possible mice, in the … [Read more...] about Sometimes, It Is All Rainbows!
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Even if you do not suffer from depression, the journaling process and the kind of deep inner exploration and evaluation it provides can be a key part of a wellness process. Why journal? “My diary – my journal – is my best friend. It has seen me through the worst and the best of times.” “My journal is always available. It is a completely trusted friend when no one else … [Read more...] about Seven Journaling Topics Anyone Can Use
It has been a while since I have written in my gratitude journal. Many years ago, this practice was suggested by one of my mentors. He had been successfully using it after reading the 2006 bestselling book, The Secret, by Rhonda Bryne. It is based on the belief of the law of attraction, which claims that thoughts can change a person's life directly. I began … [Read more...] about My Gratitude Journal is Written in My Actions
Why am I always challenging myself? Is it to accomplish more than I thought I could and or is it to make a competition out of my ‘to-do’ list? I read a very thought-provoking article this morning that has me thinking about how I procrastinate, but even more importantly, why I procrastinate. While everyone procrastinates occasionally, it can easily become a habit … [Read more...] about Why do I set challenges for myself?
Why do I suddenly feel the need to explain myself? I am almost five months out from my hospital stay for depression. That is almost five months of living with depression, of saying the word depression out loud, and keeping depression out in the open where I can see it. As I wrote the sentence about being out of the hospital for almost five months, I suddenly felt I … [Read more...] about Why Did I Think that? I Thought I Was Getting Better.