Is it Easy or Hard to Live a Life you Love?

January 15, 2019 Emotions and Thought

Today I woke up at my usual 5.30am.  I have been doing it for so long now it is second nature.  I do not have an alarm, and I can snooze a bit if I desire.  If I do decide to snooze I usually get up about 15 minutes later laughing.  My wake up time […]

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What Does “Happiness” Mean to You?

June 6, 2018 Emotions and Thought

For the average person who has never known suicidal thoughts or depression happy is just what they are.  An ok feeling about life.  They may be caught up in the rat-race, the conditioning of true happiness happens on weekends and in retirement, but on the whole they are ok.  Until they are not.   The […]

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Do You Want To Be Happy? Think About It!

April 4, 2016 Emotions and Thought

The ultimate goal of almost everything we want in life is about being happy.  Having more money, a fulfilling career, a great relationship, time to travel, having the resources to pursue extreme sports or loved hobbies is all about how we want to feel.  We are encouraged right through school to pursue external things as […]

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Thoughts on Passion and Eagerness

October 15, 2013 Emotions and Thought

Passion and Eagerness are not words usually associated with work.   Have you ever noticed in general conversation that most people hate Mondays.  You get the impression that not many people are either passionate or eager to be going to work. Their entire focus is getting through the next 5 days until they can get to the weekend. Even […]

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Your Beliefs, are They Internal and Inclusive or External and Exclusive?

October 13, 2013 Emotions and Thought

This post is about Belief and Knowing.   Everyone has beliefs, but not all beliefs are good for us. Our beliefs are quite often an unconscious frame to all our thoughts. Everything we say or do will only feel comfortable if it is congruent with what our deepest beliefs are.  For this post we will be looking at […]

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How a Positive Attitude is Expressed in Positive Expectations

October 3, 2013 Emotions and Thought

In my last blog I talked about Happiness and how to cultivate happiness within yourself.  People either respond to your happiness in a positive way or you annoy them because you have what they want.  Today’s blog is about Positive Expectation.  This is one of the high frequency emotions that has a large ripple on affect.  Positive […]

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How Being Grateful and Tolerant Improves Your Happiness

September 30, 2013 Emotions and Thought

Why Change Starts With You The one emotion that everyone says they want more of is happiness.  I just want to be happy!!  Many believe that being able to buy the newest, biggest thing to hit the market will provide that happiness.  That feeling usually only lasts a few days at most.  Some believe that finding the perfect […]

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Middle of the Road, Comfortable but Deadly to Your Dreams

September 11, 2013 Emotions and Thought

The middle of the road can be a very comfortable place to be in.  It is the status quo of emotions. The shifts between hope and disappointment in the fairly regular swing of a gentle pendulum. Henry David Thoreau described it thus: “Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with […]

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4 Things I Do To Get Past Negative Emotions and Negative Thinking

August 13, 2013 Emotions and Thought

Negative emotions take a lot of energy out of you which can make it hard to break the cycle of – thought – negative emotion – more negative thought.  It takes just a little bit of effort though to start to move up the scale and it is really worth it.  These are four things that I did […]

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Thoughts and Emotions

August 7, 2013 Emotions and Thought

Thoughts and emotions can be very closely linked.  It is a little like the chicken and the egg though, which comes first.  They can be a cycle.  Negative thoughts lead to negative emotions, lead to negative thoughts, which can cause a downward spiral.  Changing the thoughts slightly can cause an upward spiral.  When emotions are […]

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