Why do people hire a personal trainer at a gym? for working one-on-one with a skilled trainer overcoming weak areas gaining strength getting support meeting health goals  being accountable So what if I pose the idea that our lives are directed by our thinking? And that, like our muscles, we have certain areas of our […]

Science tells us there are tens of thousands of thoughts we think each day, and most of those go largely unnoticed. Can we truly get a handle on all of these thousands of thoughts? Well, we won’t be perfect in this life–at least, it’s not likely. So remember this: We will always deal with the […]

After having learned how to start the process of becoming more aware of our our mind activity for the purpose of increased thought management, we might need a tip on where to begin. Here I offer two easy options: Option 1- Simple meditation. This is where you sit, eyes open or closed, in a state of relaxed […]

A Sabbath Subject: Rest

            Because I am composing this on Sunday, I wanted to make this offering centered in a Sabbath theme: rest. When our brains are so busy taking in stimulation and processing information, not to mention generating thoughts and managing the whole lot of our existence, our minds need a break […]

Invariably, when we start to notice more of the content of our thoughts, we tend to get very, very judgmental–towards ourselves!  And this can be discouraging, needless to say. When we notice, for example, that what we’re thinking about is how much better at something we should be or how much more beautiful we should […]

On Reactions

Here’s one of the biggest payoffs for thought training: becoming less reactionary. Think of all the knee-jerk reactions you have in a day. Here’s one: your son asks for the fourth time if you’ll take him by his favorite fast food place for dinner. You go from zero to sixty in less than a second: […]

Do Lies Lead to Truth?

Consider our scenario from the previous post: your son asks for the fourth time if you’ll take him by his favorite fast food place for dinner. You go from zero to sixty in less than a second: “I told you about ten times we are NOT going out to eat. Quit asking!” And then revisit again what […]

Just a quick little aside here: our brain produces thousands and thousands of thoughts every day. When we start to hone the skill of managing some of those, we start to ask, “Where do these come from?” This happens especially if we have a random, “dirty,” “dark,” or otherwise unwelcome thought that pops into our […]

A Sabbath Subject: Abundance

ABUNDANCE Have you ever heard of an abundance sandwich? I hadn’t either. Then one of my gurus taught me that this is a big improvement on “counting my blessings.” The shift might be subtle, but the effect is not. Here’s what it is: Top layer of bread: one blessing/desire you want in your life and […]