Rethinking Play This Summer

In recent blog readings (down some rabbit holes in fact), I’ve seen lists about playing, lists about summer fun, lists about self-care, and some thinking about what your “fun age” is. As part of Release (my WOTY), both Playing More and Doing Things that are Frivolous were on my 20 for 2020 list.   As I … Continue reading Rethinking Play This Summer

My Review of “The Science of Wellbeing”

One of the on-line classes I've audited during our time of isolation was The Science of Wellbeing, also referred to as the Psychology of Happiness.  Much of our wellbeing or happiness can be controlled by our actions, habits, and thinking.  However, the mind doesn't always know the best way to achieve happiness. We can be … Continue reading My Review of “The Science of Wellbeing”

Returning to Hope from Uncertainty

During this COVID-19 Pandemic time, I am finding it helpful to continue reading and listening to inspiring readings to help me return to a place of hope when anxiety flourishes.   This past month’s reading/listening included some thinking about grief in new ways, some seminars on happiness, and a Chopra Meditation on hope. This blog captures … Continue reading Returning to Hope from Uncertainty

How Transition to Retirement Helped my Stay-at-home Covid-19 Time

Today marked Day 37 in our stay-at-home adventure during the Covid-19 pandemic. Our state started shutting things down earlier than many others, and we embraced the shelter-in-place (SIP) guidelines fully. In many ways, the things I learned in my retirement transition have helped make this time more bearable. I had learned how to live with … Continue reading How Transition to Retirement Helped my Stay-at-home Covid-19 Time

Introspection on a Self-Limiting Belief

I’ve realized that I have a strong belief in commitment, loyalty, and the long term. I stick with choices I make. I stick with people. I buy things for the long term. I’ve recently become aware that this belief has both good and bad consequences. My recent work on self-limiting beliefs has taught me that … Continue reading Introspection on a Self-Limiting Belief

Shifting to Positive Self-Talk

As part of my ongoing personal development, I regularly listen to the free Chopra Meditation Series (link). Last month, that coincided with my personal work on RELEASE (my WOTY - previous blog link) and reading a book on Journaling the Chakras (link). What a whirlwind of ideas!   This blog post is the one of two … Continue reading Shifting to Positive Self-Talk