The Power of the Mind and How to Mitigate Your Thoughts Have you ever wondered whether or not those voices in your head are worth listening to? If my voices had it their way, I’d be reduced to solitary confinement without supper. I keep telling myself it’s not about you because that’s what all of… Continue reading Why Make It About You?
Let’s face it, we all have demons. Mine always choose the worst time to enter my consciousness: sometime around 2:00 to 4:00 a.m. Between having to get up to pee numerous times and these visitors, I get out of bed exhausted. These are people that were either a part of my past or live among… Continue reading Who’s in Your Head?
Or Choose to Ignore A break from someone will either help you realize how much you truly miss/love them or how much peace you have without them. Saw this on Instagram this week It’s been a year since the start of this pandemic. Hard to believe that much time has passed because to many of… Continue reading The Lessons We Learn
I don’t know about you but I have a brain that just doesn’t shut down. I have discovered a few ways to help quiet it down: meditation — there are several methods. What works for me is to allow my mind to go wherever it wants to go for 10 to 20 minutes. journaling —… Continue reading Quieting The Mind
Most people would agree that anger and rage are not the best emotions to hang onto. Laughter, joy, pleasure, empathy, peace, and appreciation are much healthier and will make you happier in the short and long run. How do we get there? What do you do when those dark, negative feelings begin to surface? Your… Continue reading Karma is a Bitch and Other Pleasant Thoughts
“It is wiser to find out than to suppose.” — Mark Twain It’s been close to two years since I acquired my residential visa and boarded a plane to Faro, Portugal. Three bags containing all that I chose to keep and my furball companion, Giorgio. I had no idea what awaited me,… Continue reading Expat Life in Portugal Two Years In
I am not writing this blog so that you will feel sorry for me. In fact, I am only able to write about this chapter of my life as a result of having learned lessons and having done the hard work of self-reflection; by all accounts an on-going process. One big lesson: do not dwell… Continue reading From Troubled Boy to Troubled Man