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What is Meditation?

Meditation – Wikipedia

The term meditation refers to a broad variety of practices that includes techniques designed to promote relaxation, build internal energy or life force (, , , etc.) and develop compassion, love, patience, generosity, and forgiveness. A particularly ambitious form of meditation aims at effortlessly sustained single-pointed concentration meant to enable its practitioner to enjoy an indestructible sense of well-being while engaging in any life activity.


Mind, Uncategorized, Videos

The psychology of forgetting yourself:
Peder Berggren at TEDxSSE

I actually found this video amazing because my dad lately has been experiencing a loss of memory.  He actually called me his sister and that really concerned me because it felt like it was the early signs of dementia or alzheimer’s.   He comes in an out these days but seems to be doing a little better.

I always say that knowledge is power and understanding what is actually happening makes you feel less helpless in situations.

The song at the end made me cry.    Made me think of what my dad said…only when you experience something do you know what it feels like and I agree with him very much…


Originally posted 2016-08-10 21:57:53.

Body, Mind

Eight Toxic Weight Loss Thinking Traps You Should Avoid

Eight Toxic Weight Loss Thinking Traps You Should Avoid

When you think about weight in “all or none” terms, have unrealistic expectations, or define your self-worth only in terms of weight, you become too hyper-focused on weight loss, creating anxiety and obsession that can derail your attempts to live healthier Don’t be a victim of these eight common “weight thinking traps” and learn to replace them with healthier views.

Originally posted 2016-12-27 22:24:11.


How to Set, Achieve, and Sustain Goals

How to Set, Achieve, and Sustain Goals

Most of us have probably been there. You say to yourself “today is when I finally stop putting things off” or “this is when I shed those extra pounds”. Perhaps it was, “I’m going to stop buying those things I don’t need and climb out of debt” or “quit smoking” or even “wasting time on the internet.”

Originally posted 2016-12-27 22:23:47.


Dealing with Disappointment

Dealing with Disappointment

We all deal with disappointments. Maybe it was an online flirtation that seemed to hold so much promise, or a job interview that seemed to go really well – and then in the end, things just didn’t work out as we expected – and we feel disappointment.


Mind, Self Esteem

A Seven-Step Prescription
for Self-Love
Deborah Khoshaba Psy.D.

A Seven-Step Prescription for Self-Love

What is self-love? Is it something you can buy in a makeover or a new set of clothing? Is it something you can get through a job or romantic relationship? Can you get more of it by reading something inspirational? No! Self-love is an action.

I think the seven steps are very good.   Click on the link to the article to learn more.

  1. Become mindful.
  2. Act on what you need rather than what you want.
  3. Practice good self-care.
  4. Set boundaries.
  5. Protect yourself.
  6. Forgive yourself.
  7. Live intentionally.

Originally posted 2016-07-06 14:46:51.


Thoughts on Suppression – The Psychologist

Thoughts on suppression | The Psychologist

Thought suppression commonly refers to the act of deliberately trying to rid the mind of unwanted thoughts (Wegner, 1989). In early investigations researchers demonstrated that the suppression of a particular thought often resulted in the subsequent increased return of the unwanted thought, a phenomenon termed the ‘rebound effect’ (Wegner et al., 1987).

Originally posted 2016-12-17 12:40:16.


Thought Suppression

Don’t Think About It

Just don’t think about it. Trying to stop smoking? Avoid eating sweets? Get over a relationship? Stop thinking about it. This is surprisingly bad advice. Suppressing thoughts may actually be counter-productive. Don’t think about white bears. While reading the rest of this blog post, do not think about white bears.

Originally posted 2016-12-17 12:25:59.