in this moment

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Sometimes, it’s easy to get caught up in worrying about the future. After watching a silly romance movie and spending some time with my budget, I found myself in that precise predicament this weekend.

The downward spiral ensued.

It’s weird how your mind can start with just one small negative thought and have it manifest itself into total destruction. And so quickly, too! It’s actually quite impressive, despite how much it sucks.

To turn things around, I decided to give gratitude a try.  Continue reading

mindfulness and carnies: a life analogy

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I’ve talked about it a lot on here: mindfulness. About how you bring into your life whatever you spend your energy thinking about. It the whole concept touted by “The Secret,” “Instructions for happiness and success,” and thousands of other self-help titles and teachings. And I believe it – truly I do! But sometimes it’s hard to maintain that positive attitude. Especially when you’re stumbling over challenges, fears, and what feels to be a million other forces that are working against you. So what do you do? Continue reading