Journaling Revisited

Journaling can be more useful when you read it later.

Revisit your journal now and then. You could be in for a sweet and interesting surprise.

Here’s a useful hobby – journaling your experiences of each day. Already doing that? Great! Keep it up – you’ll be mentally and likely physically more healthy as a result. In particular, journal the mundane – a visit with a friend, a walk in the park, some feeling you got from a novel you enjoy.

Want to put some enjoyment into your life – especially during a low time? Go back and READ your journal of a year ago. If you’ve been journaling for some time, take a moment to revisit even older entries.

Recent studies are showing that even journaling the mundane can add much joy when read later. Don’t let your journal be a one-way conversation.

Revisit your journal now and then. You could be in for a sweet and interesting surprise.

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Win or Lose, You Win

Win or lose, the contest can be more enjoyable for you when viewed as a "close contest."

Win or lose, the contest can be more enjoyable for you when viewed as a “close contest.”

Apparently the thrill of winning can be increased by closeness to defeat. That is, challenge motivates and thrills us, and close contests provide more enjoyment and excitement than blow-outs (even when our team wins).

“There is little question that succeeding at competitive activities can promote the enjoyment of and intrinsic motivation for such activities. However, the uncertainty of whether one will succeed represents an additional, distinct factor and can sometimes even conflict with the motivational pull of competence.” (Abuhamdeh)

Want to enjoy yourself more during a challenging time? Sure you do! Try thinking of the challenge in terms of a “close contest” between two formidable yet closely matched opponents. After all, the reason you feel it’s a challenging time is because it’s, well, challenging! So why not take advantage of that feeling to amp up your game?!

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The Perfect You

What does the perfect you look like? Check out the DOG!

What does the perfect you look like? Check out the DOG!

Your life is not about achieving perfection. That’s already done. You are perfectly you. HOW you express the perfect you can sometimes confuse you into believing you’re imperfect. That’s okay – it happens.

Sometimes things happen to us that hurt and cause us to forget our perfection. We have a marvelous capacity for learning that can sometimes mask our perfection – like piling on layers and layers of blankets until we can no longer move beneath them.

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Rapid Eye Technology and Pet Proxy

Rapid Eye Technology addresses issues through eye movement and eyelid blinking.

Our dogs (and maybe other pets, too) give us an “insight” into our inner self through our eyes. Rapid Eye Technology takes full advantage of that connection.

Many years ago I was introduced to the concept of proxy or surrogate healing, which involves a client doing mind/body therapy for and in behalf of someone else they care about. It sounds sort of “air-fairy” – and yet it is profound for the person standing in as proxy. Surrogate healing is a secret access key to a client’s deeply held emotionally charged issues. While the client’s conscious mind is captivated by imagining being someone else, their own subconscious mind is made available to the healer’s techniques.

Coupled with Rapid Eye Technology, proxy healing can be powerfully effective in eliciting and addressing hidden subconscious affect through the eyes and eyelids. So, what’s this about pets, then? Continue reading

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Awareness of Now Illusion

Conscious awareness may be an illusion.

You may be consciously unaware of something while a part of your brain is aware of and already acting on it. Subconscious mind leads conscious mind.

I think that when I’m awake, I’m pretty much aware of my physical surroundings, the conversations I’m having with others, the temperature of the room I’m in, etc., in real time. Now. Yet…

Did you know that your brain will respond to the image of a person seconds before you are aware of the person? Sometimes your brain will respond to someone or something and you’ll never become aware of it. How can that be? It appears to me that I am seeing, hearing, and touching all that I am seeing, hearing, and touching right NOW.

I’ve learned, though, that my conscious awareness is not all that omniscient or present. There are huge time gaps between what is happening right now and my awareness of it. Science and my own experience agree with my assessment: conscious awareness of now may be an illusion. Continue reading

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