Friday, December 21, 2012

Solstice Smiles

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Everyone has personal battles in life.

We have triumphs and failures.

We live through dreams and nightmares.

Another Solstice has arrived.

As this long night journeys towards dawn, I count my blessings.

I have health and love.

I have family and friends.

I love so many people deeply even if I haven't seen them in months or years.

I am filled with gratitude at the wisdom my life's journey has taught me this past fifty years.

This Solstice brought great news from several fronts and indicates a fresh chapter as a brand new year will begin.

The future looks bright. I know it's still going to be hard, unrelenting work but I also know that it's worth every step up the hill so that I can finally see the view. And will have time to play with dear friends once more.

I have a lot of gratitude for the life I'm living right now. What would I really do with a mansion? With a castle? With an island? I still would just sit in the same room day after day writing.

And so I'm grateful for having the ability to write, for health, for heat and hydro and a somewhat decent home.

I'm very grateful to have peace, no arguments or hysterics. Just a calm quiet artistic household as it should be.

I marched in the parade, I banged my tambourine and held my candle. I watched the fire dancers and the huge bonfire. I cried tears of gratitude as I realized how much my life has finally moved foward in ways I never dared to dream. I am stronger than I ever thought. I will make it. My lovely talented friends will all make it. When we have love for life and fill it with people we love, we have everything.

We don't need to experience this joy only once a year. We can draw upon this love whenever we desire.

Blessed Be. What are YOU grateful for?

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Saturday, December 15, 2012

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Meditating for Stress Relief

There are many ways to meditate.
The goal for meditating to reduce stress is to simply calm the mind.
Some people prefer to sit in a quiet spot, perhaps in the same chair every day. You can burn incense, put on soothing music, light candles and hold crystals. Whatever you feel you need to do to enter a state of relaxation will work.
Walking is a good meditation tool for me.

I like to go for a walk every day if at all possible. I find that when I'm walking, I do a lot of thinking. Sometimes I'm able to work through problems with people. Sometimes I work through problems in my work. Other times, I just walk around, listening to my favourite tunes on my ipod and smile at people, dogs and babies.

Everyone reacts to stress in different ways. You may become irritable and angry. You may withdraw. You may scream and fly into rages. Perhaps you burst into tears for no reason.

You need to take time for you.

If you get a fifteen minute break at work, instead of sitting around gossiping or having a smoke, go for a really brisk walk. If you can't get outside, do a few flights of stairs.

When I had an office job, I brought a pair of sneakers to throw on for my breaks. Getting away from the desk even for five minutes and getting the blood flowing can really wake you up and bring you back to life.

Don't focus on negative thoughts. If you're working through a problem, think of a positve outcome for everyone. Think in terms of abundance and manifest a productive future.

A positve attitude sometimes just needs a few minutes to peak through in our busy lives.

Taking a few minutes out each day to meditate will boost your energy and enthusiasm for the tasks at hand.

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