Sunday, July 8, 2012


It is all too easy to fall into negative self-talk
It takes a certain mental discipline to focus on what is working.
On a sultry, hot summer day, what nurtures the creativity in you?
What helps you cool off when it’s too darn hot by midday to even be outside?

How about finding a way to play in water?
A pool, a stream, yes, even the shower or a wet shirt can bring relief.
Fans create an instant breeze, making it easier to focus.
Take action to cool off.  Wallowing in frustration is no help at all!
Look at paintings, or create a collage of images that make you laugh, make you smile.

It takes courage to break old habits
It takes courage to embrace the awkwardness of being human
Accepting our ever-changing moods, needs, desires.

Change your thinking.  See possibility instead of “I can’t do that!”
Be open to surprise.  It is amazing what you can do when resolve replaces self-doubt.

When we choose to free ourselves from old habits and fears, we begin to feel more confident.  We become curious, questioning familiar patterns.  We realize rigid judgments and fixed opinions are old stories that we have the power to change. 

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