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Be optimistic about positive thinking

Positive thinking is a way to set the default to optimism rather than to pessimism. Some people are squeamish about showing optimism, it has been given the connotation of naïveté but optimism derives from the Latin word optimus, meaning “best,” … Continue reading

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change is the breath of life

We often hear that a change is as good as a rest, but really, change is the breath of life. There is an Irish proverb Anáil na beatha an t-athrú which literally translates as Change is the breath of life. … Continue reading

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why a light heart lives a long time

Feeling happy decreases awareness of pain and also facilitates stronger antibody responses, thus boosting your immune system and further sustaining wellness. Having a laugh, smiling more, doing activities that bring you satisfaction or joy are all life-extension tools. One of … Continue reading

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Conscious Observation as a mindful skill

Conscious observation is sensation awareness. It is looking, but really looking. Not look at, not looking through, not just seeing something but observing it – taking it fully in. The poets may talk of drinking in  a sunset and sunsets … Continue reading

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mindfulness in the rain

Being mindful is really about switching your brain and spirit on to delivering your full potential. It is a tool for success if you want that and it is the key to a quieter life if that’s what you seek. … Continue reading

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Cultivating conscious awareness

Conscious awareness is the aim of mindfulness – it is mindfulness. It is also the way to attain mindfulness. So it is both a practiced skill and a living state. Conscious awareness is simply being present in the moment, being … Continue reading

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The power of mindfulness – Dealing with thoughts and strengthening concentration

Today more and more people are practicing mindfulness. The practice is to simply notice your breathing, follow or be consciously aware of the inhale and the exhale and when random thoughts come into your mind you chose to not get … Continue reading

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