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Look yourself in the eye & answer yes to two questions

Art at Morimoto at Disney Springs
Photo: Two days ago at Disney Springs Morimoto restaurant..art on wall.

 

Look yourself in the eye & answer yes to two questions:

  1. I’m doing my best work every single day?
  2. I am satisfied?

Caution (and we all know this):

Waiting and doing nothing are the twin siblings of self destruction.

 

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On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

 

This website is about our mental attitude. To easily and safely leave this site to read today’s post on jeff’s physical health website, click here.

 

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Everything Is Important

Yesterday was tougher than usual

Golf carts lined up
Shortcut while riding bike home from gym yesterday.

 

Yesterday’s posts contained a disproportionate amount of links or videos that required more time than you’ve come to expect here.

It happens once in awhile.

Forgive yourself, like i’ve forgiven myself for posting them.

Figure it out.

Be grateful for the insights.

 

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On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

This website is about our mental attitude. To easily and safely leave this site to read today’s post on jeff’s physical health website, click here.

 

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Guest blogger Lorie Sheffer: Forgiveness – the final step

Pennard Beach (photo: Lorie Sheffer)
Pennard Beach (photo: Lorie Sheffer)

 

The final step!

Perspective.

Remember, our story is just one small part of a much bigger picture.

No matter what happens in our lives, the world will still keep spinning on her axis, the waves in the ocean will still feel the pull of the moon, the seasons will change and the sun will rise in the east and set in the west.

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Guest blogger Lorie Sheffer: Forgiveness, step 11 – Identity shift

closeup photo of butterfly
Float (softly) like a butterfly (photo: Lorie Sheffer)

 

Become the person you wish to be.

We’ve probably all known or heard of a person who is harsh and maybe a bit intimidating or hard to enjoy. We’ll often hear a comment from someone close to that person, along the lines of, “Oh… but he has such a soft side!” or “She really can be sweet when she wants to be!” Notice how, when this person shows that soft side, their face and  body language relaxes, they smile more and they seem generally happier.

Move toward your soft, loving inner self.

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Guest Blogger Lorie Sheffer: Forgiveness, step 10 – managing stress

Old home movie film reels
Can we lean to stop replaying the old tapes in our past? (Photo: Lorie Sheffer)

 

The tenth step in our way to learning to let go and forgive is to understand all the ways we carry anger, trauma and pain.

We carry it physically as well as emotionally.

There’s an old saying, “Hurt people hurt.” When we carry pain and resentment, we will often lash out and become angry, hurtful people.

A recent study at Temple University Hospital, led by Domenico Practico, MD, Professor of Pharmacology and Microbiology, found strong evidence that “stress is an environmental factor that looks like it may play a very important role in the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.”

Stress is something we can learn to manage. We can’t always remove or change the source of the stress, but we can change how we react to it.

We need to be aware of the same old tapes we play over and over again in our minds. A staggering 98% of the thoughts we have today are the same ones we had yesterday. When those thoughts are negative, no wonder we feel bad.

We can retrain our brains to let go of those negative old thoughts and replace them with new, positive thoughts and memories.

Everyone at some time in his or her life has been hurt, disappointed or betrayed. We aren’t alone in feeling disappointment and pain.  We owe it to ourselves and to those around us to learn to put down those negative thoughts and step away toward happiness.

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