Category Archives: brain training

Renovating Rooms – and Relationships

We’ve been busy around our house lately. Some days were so busy that we scarcely had time to do more than eat, hammer, paint and sleep. We’ve been up to our eyeballs in renovations since we came back from Cuba … Continue reading

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Angst is Exhausting

Today I’ve decided that I’m tired of being afraid. I’m afraid of way too much, much of which is just not that important in the grand theme of things. It would be understandable if I was afraid of tigers and … Continue reading

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Tendrils of Growing Gratitude

I haven’t always been able to muster gratitude. In fact, gratitude was the last thing on my mind whenever I was wallowing in the quicksands of despair and depression. The concept of being grateful “for even this” was beyond my … Continue reading

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Fumbling Around in A Funky Attic

I’ve been in a bit of a blue funk the past few days. It has been very tough to shake off. My brain’s been working overtime and I’ve been flinging mantras up there into the attic, I’ve tried meditating, diet, … Continue reading

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Memory Mantras – Eat Chocolate…Change Focus

No matter how hard we try, no matter how diligent we might be, there are still days that just suck. There are days when the crap just pours down on us and gets flung at us from all directions and … Continue reading

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Memory Mantras – Savour

This one came to me through prayer. It came in such a way as to make me laugh out loud, because it was the perfect answer at the perfect moment. It was the morning of January 2nd and I woke … Continue reading

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Memory Mantras – Be The Bean

Today’s Memory Mantra is: (Here’s the story behind this one!) A young woman went to her grandmother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her.  She did not know how she was going to … Continue reading

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