Don’t allow your emotions to become YOU

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Whenever we are dealing with a negative emotion, we should ask ourselves the following:

Am I this emotion, or am I the person who is aware of the emotion?

Here’s an example: If you’re experiencing fear, have you always experienced fear? No. Are there times when you don’t experience any…

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Vidya’s Monday Meditation

A smile is happiness you’ll find right under your nose

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  • Relax in a chair, both feet touching the ground.
  • Rest your arms at your side.
  • Close your eyes.
  • Slowly begin to smile.
  • Feel your cheeks expand and your lips stretch over your teeth.
  • Are your lips dry? Wet?
  • Is your mouth open/closed?
  • Notice how your face stretches.
  • Which way does…

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Easy yet really fun to create

In any journal I create, there are usually a few quotes pages.

It’s powerful to set intentions or consider what the quote says to us personally while creating. It’s then there as a reminder when we go back to review pages created- whether days or years from now.

It’s the same way with affirmations, favorite facts, and writing down goals.

The quote can be the focus or written into the background of a page with a lot of different elements. I usually keep mine front and center.

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Of the unnatural kind

Danila Rusanov

As she settles back into her seat I struggle to regain my breath while preventing the missile launch sequence.

I am only partially successful at the latter.

“I like watching you squirm,” Jaclyn announces.

I start the car and drive, hoping I can refocus my attention and blood flow.

“Are you sure you wouldn’t rather stay at my apartment tonight?”

“Jaclyn as you pointed out, we have a mystery to solve and if I stay I hardly feel discovery will have any relevance to Marcela or her demise.”

“Kill-Joy!”

I pull into the lot and park beside my SUV.

“Are you all right to drive?”

“Y-e-s.”

Jaclyn traverses the armrest shifter instead of walking around the vehicle.

“Nice!”

“I can be very flexible.”

“You’re killing me, Jaclyn. I’ll follow you back.”

She closes the door wearing a smile.

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