Category Archives: Sanity

Zen, Big Foot & the Brangelina Twins

menu blog picYou have it.

Did you know that you have a superpower? Yep! It’s true. You might not know it, but there it is lurking beneath all that clutter.

  • Under the busy schedule.
  • Behind the monstrous stress machine that is your daily life.
  • Around the corner from the demands of your job, family and pets that throw up at inopportune times (how do they know?).

The Superpower? You have an inner calm person that would love to be dusted off and displayed in your cosmic trophy case.

“Don’t be silly,” you think. “I haven’t seen that Zen person since Angelina and Brad had those twins.”

Just because you haven’t recently seen the Calm One doesn’t mean he/she doesn’t exist. It’s like the Loch Ness monster or Big Foot. Yes, it may have been sighted or it may be a hoax, but you can’t deny you’re a little fascinated by the notion.

How, for the love of all that is right in the world, can you get a peek at this centered being?

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Three Silly Reasons for Gratitude

3 silly thingsWelcome to the holiday season.  If you are in the U.S., I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving that was more restful than hectic.  If you took part in the Black Friday festivities, you are (1) brave, (2) a person who loves a challenge and (3) a bit wacky.

Even though Thanksgiving is behind us, it’s never too late to be thankful and engage your gratitude energy. Gratitude can come not only from big, deep items but from the smallest things that make you smile.  Being able to tap into your gratitude energy means taking charge of your thoughts (even when they get ugly).  There’s no easier way to short-circuit negative thinking than a good dose of gratitude.

With that in mind, I have a few silly things that I am thankful for now and always.

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Is the Future Scary? (Eeesh, I hope not!)

picI’ve heard it said that anxiety is about being fearful of the future.  If you feel stress at work, think about what your stressful future thoughts are.

  • Are you afraid of being a fraud?
  • Not meeting a deadline?
  • Falling short of some expectation?

Take a moment to really wallow in that thought.  See where you feel it in your body.  For me most stress hits me in the stomach and the shoulders.  As my stomach grinds my shoulders inch up toward my ears.  Then a dull pain starts on the left side of my neck and head.

Doesn’t this feel fabulous?

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It’s Hideous (& One of My Stress Triggers)!

videoToday I must rant about my neck.

But first I have a question for you.

Have you ever been video recorded for work?  Maybe you were doing a presentation and someone thought you should see how you look and sound.

This is a huge, automatic stress trigger for me.  I scrutinize my hair, face and seemingly nasally voice to the point that I don’t learn a thing about my presentation skills.  Who is that awful woman on the screen?  And, for the love of Jacob, when is she going to shut up?

Now you know I have a loving way with myself in these situations.

And I am a martyr.

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The One Thought That Takes All the Fun Out of Life

chairI’d like to welcome you to my Grind Mind.  Spacious, isn’t it?  I spend a lot of time here though I try not to. Please look around, have a seat and make yourself comfortable.  It’s not pretty, but it isn’t grimy either.  Don’t worry. I won’t keep you long.

As you can see my Grind Mind is cluttered with lots of useless thoughts that serve no purpose.  Some of these thoughts have been permanently disabled.  Some are late models in working condition.  If you look over here, you’ll find thoughts that are still in mint condition. I’m hoping to deactivate them soon.

Read more about the Grind Mind here.

I asked you here today to see a model of efficiency.  In fact it’s one of the epic thought patterns that holds me back again and again.  Since this thought is stored in my Grind Mind, it is not a productive thought.  But I can’t seem to make it go away.

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