What Makes It Hard to Regulate Your Emotions

BIOLOGY: Biological factors can make emotion regulation harder. LACK OF SKILL: You don’t know what to do to regulate your emotions. REINFORCEMENT OF EMOTIONAL BEHAVIOR: Your environement reinforces you when you are highly emotional. MOODINESS: Your current mood controls what you do instead of your Wise Mind. You don’t really want to put in time […]

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What Emotions Do for You

EMOTIONS MOTIVATE (AND ORGANIZE) US FOR ACTION. Emotions motivate our behavior. Emotions prepare us for action. The action urge of specific emotions is often “hard-wired” in biology. Emotions save time in getting us to act in important situations. Emotions can be especially important when we don’t have time to think things through. Strong emotions help […]

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Mindfulness of Current Thoughts

1- OBSERVE YOUR THOUGHTS. As waves, coming and going. Not supressing thoughts. Not judging thoughts. Acknowledging their presence. Not keeping thoughts around. Not analyzing thoughts. Practicing willingness. Stepping back and observing thoughts as they run in and out of your mind. 2- ADOPT A CURIOUS MIND. Ask, “Where do my thoughts come from?” Watch and […]

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2018 Scotiabank Charity Challenge at the Scotiabank Blue Nose Marathon

I am registered to run a 5k at the bluenose marathon in Halifax. I am running for a good cause. The Brain tumor foundation of Canada. Please help me reach my goal and sponsor me online and secure by using this link below. Thank you for your support. I’m supporting the Scotiabank Charity Challenge at […]

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Half-Smiling and Willing Hands

Accepting reality with your body. HALF-SMILING Relax your face from the top of your head down to your chin and jaw. Let go of each facial muscle (forehead, eyes, and brows; cheeks, mouth, and tongue; teeth slightly apart). If you have difficulty, try tensing your facial muscles and then letting go. A tense smile is a […]

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Willigness is readiness to enter and paticipate fully in life and living. Find a WILLING RESPONSE to each situation. Willingness is DOING JUST WHAT IS NEEDED: In each situation. Wholeheartedly, without dragging your feet. Willingness is listening very carefully to your WISE MIND, and then acting from your WISE MIND. Willingness is ACTING WITH AWARENESS […]

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Turning the mind

TURNING THE MIND is like facing a fork in the road. You have to turn yourmind toward the acceptance road, and away from the road of rejecting reality. TURNING THE MIND is choosing to accept. The CHOICE to accept does not itself equal acceptance. It just puts you on the path. TURNING THE MIND, STEP […]

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