Category Archives: Positive thoughts

What brings you comfort?

I seem to be hooked on “ted.com”, an internet site where fascinating people give short speeches about topics they consider to be important messages to share with the rest of us.  Most of these speakers are far more intellectual than … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Stef.

Today I watched a three minute talk on TED by a women, Stacey Kramer, that was very fitting for this weekend.  On Sunday, Stefanie would have turned nineteen. As usual, it’s, quite frankly, a crappy time when all the “if … Continue reading

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Super highways vs. foot trails

If someone were to tell you that according to Stanford Research Institute, the average human has approximately 50,000 thoughts a day, would you be surprised?  And of those thoughts, 70-85% are negative and up to 98% of them are the … Continue reading

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Finding the positive.

There is someone in my life who is struggling with some fairly serious employment issues.  She had the presence of mind to send me a message knowing that I’m at home with four of my children who have strep throat … Continue reading

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Keeping our thoughts in the present.

Before leaving for a week-long cruise, my mother suggested that it would provide much fodder for this blog.  Little did I know how much more the “power of now” would be reinforced. I truly do understand how people who are … Continue reading

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The Power of Now

Today is one of the hardest days of the year for us.  We wake up with a weight on our chests that regardless of what we do, just won’t budge. I’m no neuroscientist but here is my analogy of how … Continue reading

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Can you forgive?

Tis the season, right? To forgive, or to at least revisit that place we find so hard to go.  We all have people or things in our lives that could use a little forgiveness; people we feel have wronged us, … Continue reading

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The power of the mind.

I had the distinct honour of participating in a teleconference with Dr. Bernie Siegel (www.berniesiegelmd.com) last night and was both impressed and inspired with his work.  A surgeon with 30 years experience and numerous books, including “Faith Hope and Healing” … Continue reading

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When Christmas isn’t joyful.

A week or so ago I was running some errands, the final stop, to buy some wine for an upcoming dinner party.  In happy contemplation of a lovely evening to come, I was lost in pleasant thoughts trying to decide … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day

What do we feel on Remembrance Day?  Gratitude – primarily, sadness – definitely, respect- without doubt, anger – maybe, frustration – probably,  but does forgiveness enter into it at all? This day has always held such meaning for me.  We … Continue reading

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