Notebook: Mind
What’s one positive change you can make in your daily life?

Go deep: Grow something. Immerse yourself (in a new skill, book, culture, or aroma). Make roots in your community. Tend to the deep reservoir of energy and source in your core and find a powerful attention to what we nurture (in our environment, our bodies, minds and spirit) springs up on its own.  Where do you find deep nourishment and the sustained joy you seek? What makes you go deep?

Share Your Thoughts

Robin T 499525577

January 24, 2018 - 9:29am

Because change happens one decision at a time :) I know it’s small but I started making my bed every morning. I love the way it looks and it’s something nice for myself. I’m still working on meditation, I can never seem to quiet my mind long enough. I am currently doing deep breathing and stretching.

Saundra R

January 21, 2018 - 1:04pm

I want to read everyday. I want to get back to my writing. I want to have quiet time and learn to meditate daily.

Melissa 13236

January 22, 2018 - 12:08pm

By taking time for yourself you are send a powerful message, this way of self-care is what nurtures our very soul.

Dahlia R

January 20, 2018 - 5:11pm

...I need to bring my little blue spray bottle with me everywhere…when I’m at home and need a refresher in my aura and energy space I spray it above my head…A light mist surrounds me, and I take a deep breath in!...Right now its filled with 7 or 8 drops of Tea Tree oil and water…Way so cleansing…

Melissa 13236

January 22, 2018 - 11:59am

I jokingly tell people tea tree is my perfume, but honestly I love the essence. So clearing and powerful to breathe it in and offer your aura such energy.

DeAnna C 1804790496

January 18, 2018 - 7:53pm

I want to grow in and with meditation, take the practice of with me to be calm, focused, grounded and patient. I am happiest this way and learning to love myself. I am from a family of over the place women, in thoughts feelings and emotions. I also work in retail so I go really deep I meditative breathing. I want to be the best me I can be and this is getting me there.

Melissa 13236

January 22, 2018 - 11:58am

DeAnna, so many rewards have come into my life from meditation. Keep with it.

Terressa Z

January 18, 2018 - 11:23am

Hi. My husband died two years ago, so I’m basically having to reinvent myself. I’m not the same, nothing is. Everything is very deep, thoughts, feelings, memories. For myself, I’m drinking water, breathing purposely with variously different EO’S, and practicing tai-chi. For now these simple things and my furbaby, Paco, are my joy’s in life. Maybe someday I can read and garden again, these were my passions.

Melissa 13236

January 22, 2018 - 11:56am

May strength and resilience support you through your loss. May you continue to find the light. I have also used essential oils in times of grief and found support and joy in my kitty. I know your passions will come back into your life when you are ready.

April D

January 18, 2018 - 8:46am

I want to learn how to meditate. To just focus on the good and leg go of the negativity. I work in pharmacy so some days the negative is overwhelming.

Melissa 13236

January 18, 2018 - 10:53am

April, I am glad you are interested in exploring meditation. It can be very hard to feel positive in the face of negativity, a lot can shift when we explore inner work. There are many types of meditation, mindfulness, breath work, yoga, even walking or being in nature can be a meditation. There are some great resources on this blog if you explore some of the articles, see if you find one you resonate with. Also an additional resource, I encourage seeking a class that teaches beginner’s guided mindful meditation in your community, even just a weekend course can be a great way of finding like minded people and learning new skills to nurture the inner growth and positivity.

Mary K 1596378853

January 18, 2018 - 7:56am

I’ve made a positive change in my daily life where I listen to classical music after dinner and read in order to relax and calm myself every day. I

Melissa 13236

January 18, 2018 - 11:05am

I love this! What a wonderful way to infuse your evening with something positive. Thank you for sharing Mary!

Kelly K

January 18, 2018 - 6:11am

I express my gratitude in prayers at least twice a day.  Sometimes it’s a blanket thing and some times specific, but I seem to find myself being grateful for the same things (nothing wrong with that!) everyday.  This year, I committed to writing in my day timer every night what I was grateful for on that given day, always including at least one new thing.  The year is very, very, young but I haven’t missed a day yet no matter how tired or sleepy.

Melissa 13236

January 18, 2018 - 10:57am

Kelly, this is a wonderful reminder. It is easy to overlook the good things in life, gratitude for this moment, is the key to staying present and connecting to mindfulness.

Melissa 13236

January 2, 2018 - 10:31am

Glenda, thank you for sharing. Keep showing up for yourself and asking for support. You are not alone. I too find so many excuses every day to do the very thing I know I need. To me an excuse to do something that will propel me forward is a kind of weightiness. I associate this feeling with fear and avoidance.The very act of recognizing your own limiting belief is very courageous. Thank you for bravely sharing such a vulnerable feeling. I think you are starting to tap into something bigger in your emotional growth. At the threshold of change it can become very temping to just run away. Stay true to yourself. In the words of a wise spiritual teacher Pema Chodron:  “Our innate wisdom is always here. It is unstoppable. It will come though no matter what.”


December 30, 2017 - 7:12pm

Bringing my thoughts together.  Always find 1000 excuses.  That’s it.  EXCUSES for not moving forward.

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