Silent Meditation Retreat: Before

Silent Meditation Retreat: Before

I made a commitment to attend my first silent meditation retreat! Over the course of the next three blogs I will be describing my experience. As a result of my mother's influence, I have been intrigued by meditation most of my life. In April 2018, I will be attending a 6-day silent mediation retreat exploring anapanasati at Cloud Mountain

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Is it possible to be too optimistic?

Is it possible to be too optimistic?

Am I too optimistic?  Is it actually possible to be too optimistic?  When it comes right down to it, I want to feel happy as much of the time as possible.  This requires me to be aware of my thoughts (perceptions) in every situation I find myself. Would you like to increase your capacity for positive emotions?  Read on techniques to help you increase optimism in your life...

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You're not lazy. You need the tools to create DETERMINATION.

You're not lazy. You need the tools to create DETERMINATION.

Do you find yourself saying, "I know what I need to do. I'm just too lazy to do it."  Maybe it's not laziness. There are skills we can practice in order to increase the likelihood that we'll follow through with the goals we set.  Read on to find out how...

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