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Energy Vampires

Energy Vampires

I originally posted this a few years ago, but recent conversations have led me to re-post. Let me know what you think.

Do you feel tired and drained after being with some people? You know the ones – after spending time with them, you feel that you just need to go and lie down. They have sapped you of your energy, and your strength has diminished. They may be family, co-workers or friends. They come in all ages, and can be loud and overbearing or quiet and shy. They may even appear happy and confident, but they all have one thing in common – they are Energy Vampires. Read More

Simple Tips to Survive and Thrive at Christmas

Simple Tips to Survive and Enjoy Christmas

What comes to mind when you think of Christmas? Is it happy times with friends and family, enjoying a break, relaxing and something to look forward to. Or is it stressful, full of family disappointments and sadness? Read More

BEACH TIME ……… or is it MEDITATION TIME?

BeachI am sitting on the beach, pen on the ready and blank pages in front of me.

Time for some new articles for Mind Recipes®, but the ideas were just not flowing.

The breeze is blowing in my hair and the sounds of waves in the background, I find myself getting lost in the moment, staring out to the ocean when I suddenly realized that 30 minutes had passed…..30 minutes of utter bliss where I wasn’t really thinking about anything – just taking in the sights and sounds of this beautiful day. Read More

Happiness After Loss Summit

Happiness after loss summit

When you’ve been through a major, life-changing event, it’s only normal to spend time getting over it. But when you’re OVER getting over it, and want to find happiness again, how do you do that? Well, this August, your days of wondering and struggling are over. Read More

What Creates or Destroys Happiness?

 We each have events happening in our lives which are tragic to us – sadness and pain cannot be compared with others – it isThe happiness of most people is not ruined by great catastrophes how we feel. On a day to day basis though, it may not be those catastrophic events which have the greatest impact on our lives, but those small, seemingly insignificant thoughts and actions we take which create the way our lives turn out. What are your thoughts? Mind Recipes

Are You Living Your Future or Your Past?

Are You Living Your Future or Your Past?

It’s never worked for me before, why would it now? I’ve tried to change  my life, but it never works. It runs in the family – we are all like this. Why bother, only lucky people get the breaks? Does this sound familiar?  Do you believe that what you have done in the past is the only way to your future? Read More

“The Difference Between a Stumbling Block and a Stepping Stone is How You Use Them.” — Unknown

Stepping Stone or Stumbling Block?

We all have events and situations every day, and I believe that each one of these occurrences can be either bad or good for us. You will have the opportunity presented regularly to interpret and react to many different people and situations. What will guarantee that those opportunities are stepping stones rather than stumbling blocks? Read More

Do You Love What You Do?

Do You Love What You Do?

I want you to stop and think a moment about this question………Do You Love What You Do?

I am not asking whether you love your job, or love being a parent or a partner, but “Do You Love What You Do, and the Person You are Everyday? Can you look in the mirror and smile at the person you are looking at? Read More