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

Gail K 1009353805

January 1, 2019 - 11:30am

I am working on writing my unique cookbook each day. I am including fun facts about various ingredients so I am doing lots of research to discover the fun stuff.


January 1, 2019 - 6:58am

Thanks for this


October 26, 2018 - 6:46am

I meditate every morning, and when I go to bed, I just give 3 things about my day that I’m grateful for

Michelle E 1293489990

April 13, 2018 - 9:09pm

Lbe greatful everything u have long food water roof over head and place to sleep and eat ur ok

Susan C

April 13, 2018 - 9:04pm

Finally, I am allowing my self time to walk, meditate, read, or practice yoga everyday without feeling guilty. Always felt as though I had to be productive in some other way. Like I had to earn my space. If I can’t take care of myself how well am I really taking care of anyone else?!?


April 13, 2018 - 1:55pm

I turned off Internet at my house - - suddenly I have more time for the garden and meditation and cooking. And getting on the Internet at a coffee shop or bookstore is a more special occasion.

Emily E 1575900263

April 8, 2018 - 1:52pm

I need to stop putting off what I can do today, for tomorrow. I struggle with procrastination and it has gotten even worse now that I have a job that finally challenges me(which is a gift, but also causes deep anxiety because I don’t feel deserving). I use my job as an excuse for putting off my academic success—because since my job offers me financial “security”, I rank it as “more important. But I know my true issue is time management. Now that I am 25, I need to work on deconstructing a lot of the bad habits that have grown with each year I’ve aged. I know that my bad habits emerged because of a lot of childhood trauma, but I need to claim my power as an adult.

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 Lampl

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 Lampl

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 Lampl

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 Lampl

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 Lampl

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 Lampl

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 Lampl

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 Lampl

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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