On the freedom of breaking streaks

Much of the literature on happiness and habits refers to building routines that work for us and support us every day toward achieving our goals. I like to have a daily routine, especially in the morning. The grounding and centering I achieve through regular routines of meditation and journal writing in the morning seems to … Continue reading On the freedom of breaking streaks

Good shoes – a mental health investment

This Sunday I got an itch to go for a run. It was at a time when I noticed myself going to the cupboard, believing I wanted to eat something. In reality, I was not hungry. I was avoiding the task of writing up my ice breaker speech for my Toastmasters meeting scheduled for this … Continue reading Good shoes – a mental health investment

Sat Share – Spring Thoughts — EmotionalNotions

It’s almost March, dreading one last storm. A white winterland, to quickly forget. © EN, All Rights Reserved via Spring Thoughts — EmotionalNotions Okay, I know it is actually March now. But I had to share this because we ALL feel this way in Minnesota and are looking forward to the Spring! If you can relate … Continue reading Sat Share – Spring Thoughts — EmotionalNotions

Thought cascades

I found myself with a little extra time yesterday between commitments. I took advantage of the time to meditate for a bit. It got me wondering about "thought cascades" and the way in which our minds work. Thoughts appear during meditation, like bubbles. Jon Kabat-Zinn called them in one of his meditations "secretions of the … Continue reading Thought cascades