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Affirmations / brain training / Conscious living / Neuroplasticity / Personal Development / Psychology / Timeless topics

Affirmations and Neuroplasticity

Have you tried benefiting from applying neuroplasticity through practicing the power of reciting affirmations? Reciting affirmations ie. positive statements to encourage and support yourself on your personal voyage through life has a long history of efficacy rooted in neuroplasticity. Continue reading

In Praise of Urban Farming
Conscious living / Container gardening / Food / Food security / Gardening

In Praise of Urban Farming

After World War II urban planning separated farming and city living. Cities became food deserts overshadowed by high rises; family farms were replaced by factory farms. As time passed awareness about what we eat, how it’s produced, and concerns about health and environment issues led to a resurgence of backyard gardening, and the emergence of … Continue reading

Conscious living / Environment / Nuclear energy

Nuclear Power: When will we ever learn?

March 11th was the anniversary of the devastating tsunami that struck Japan’s Tohoku region, which was triggered by a submarine earthquake far more massive than anything geologists had expected in that zone. That tsunami wiped out Japan’s Fukushima Dai-ichi plant and in doing so, washed away the people’s confidence in nuclear power. Continue reading

Environment

Let it Snow

The Gulf Islands are a chain of islands located between Vancouver Island and mainland British Columbia. From the air in summer time the 13 major islands and  450 smaller islands look like emeralds in a bracelet. This week those emerald islands are frosted with an overlay of snow and they glitter like diamonds. Continue reading

Conscious living / Identity / Impermanence / Personal Development / Relationships / Timeless topics

Individuality and Compassionate Connection

Time and conscious experience of spaciousness give us perspective, an opportunity to become observers of our “self”. We tend to think to think our self is unchanging despite the fact that change is the only constant. We deceive ourselves by believing there is a set in stone “me” when that’s not so. Continue reading

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New Eyes

I do have draft posts in development for both blogs but I’m having some difficulty adjusting to my new glasses, as opposed to getting them adjusted, which I’ll do later today. I didn’t realize how bad my eyesight had become.  Seeing better is  great but I have eyestrain, so though I am behind in the … Continue reading

Timeless topics

Timeless Topics

I have created a new category called Timeless topics for visual posts with minimal text like this example: Applause Time After Time. All posts will be aimed to provide inspiration for those, who are focused on self improvement and most will be less than 250 words in length.  Just long enough to read and ponder … Continue reading

Conscious living

Buddhist Peace Chant

Hanshan Temple; literally “Cold Mountain Temple”, is a Buddhist temple and monastery in Suzhou, China. Built in the Liang period (502-557) of the Southern Dynasty Hanshan Temple was originally named Miaolipumingta. The temple was later given its present name because Han Shan, an eminent monk in the Tang Dynasty (618-907), had lived there. — Hanshan … Continue reading

Buddhism / Buddhist Meditation / Meditation / Relaxation Techniques

Everyday Meditation: Blue Sky Mind

Meditation is becoming aware of the vital stillness and hearing within that stillness. It is the stillness that’s naturally present before you become attached to thoughts and things; before you identify with thought-feeling-reaction. In this meditation you will be using the visualization of a blue sky with clouds passing through it as the “virtuous” object … Continue reading