Gratitude and a Negativity Diet

It’s November 29, 2021. Here in the United States most of us celebrated Thanksgiving last week. I love Thanksgiving for many reasons, but mostly because of the simplicity it can be. Decorations for this particular holiday can be elaborate or simple, or none at all. The food can be elaborate or simple. There are noContinue reading “Gratitude and a Negativity Diet”

Holiday Preparations… The part you may have not prepared for yet

The holidays are upon us and preparations are in full swing for many of us. With Thanksgiving for those of us in the United States next week and Christmas next month there are a lot of us with lots of things to plan and prepare for. Will you be with family or with friends? MaybeContinue reading “Holiday Preparations… The part you may have not prepared for yet”

When Your Brain Gets Sidetracked

How does your brain talk to you when things may not go as planned? How distracted do you get in avoiding the boring, challenging or uncomfortable things you have in life? Are you able to notice what’s going on for you in the moment or is it in retrospect? Once again, as seems to frequentlyContinue reading “When Your Brain Gets Sidetracked”

Emotions Are Not Problems to Solve – Part 2

So…. now that we know what feelings and emotions are, and what causes them, how do we “fix” them? Here is the secret!!! Emotions are not problems to solve and therefore, they are nothing that needs to be fixed! Recently I had the chance to go to Disneyland and California Adventure…twice in about 5 weeks.Continue reading “Emotions Are Not Problems to Solve – Part 2”

Emotions – Part 1

Our feelings or emotions are what drive all of our behaviors. We may think that we can hide our feelings from those around us but they “show up” in subtle ways that those around us can sense on some level. This can be especially true with negative emotions. Human beings can “read” other human beingsContinue reading “Emotions – Part 1”

The Solution – Part 2

And now back to our regularly scheduled programming……..and with several examples to illustrate, this one may seem long too. Or maybe it’s just me being long-winded 🙂 So with last week’s short detour, now we can take a look at how some complete models could look, depending on our thoughts and feelings. Remember our model…..Continue reading “The Solution – Part 2”

When Life Happens :)

Warning: This might be a little longer read, but it’s more for me than it is for anyone else. 🙂 CIRCUMSTANCES lead to THOUGHTS which create our FEELINGS which drives our ACTIONS which creates our RESULTS which is evidence supporting our thought It’s all well and good to know these things, but what does itContinue reading “When Life Happens :)”

The Real Problem – Part 2

SO……. what is the REAL Problem? Last week we learned that most often the actual “problem” is not a problem at all. We started the discussion on Circumstances verses Thoughts Remember, circumstances are the facts of any given situation. They are the “Math”. When circumstances happen around us and then our brains add meaning toContinue reading “The Real Problem – Part 2”