-WISPY-'s Blogs

Saturday, December 10, 2016      10 comments

Just posted on my daily Meditation and Mindfulness Team and felt overcome with a sense of gratitude for all I learn on a daily basis and the joy and understanding this year has given me. Spark People take care of my bodily needs and I am so... Read more
Friday, July 22, 2016      11 comments

Today I just wanted to post this blog around these topics. I am not sure that I am permitted to post the names of the authors and books here, so I would suggest if my words apply to you, or someone you love who might be afflicted by these thi... Read more
Emotional Health
Tuesday, October 13, 2015      22 comments

It is my emotional pain and suffering that have brought me every tiny step of the way to admit defeat and throw in the towel and thus become willing to admit that I am powerless over myself, people, places and things and giving myself to a Power... Read more
Being abused as a child, self abuse and recovery
Sunday, February 08, 2015      22 comments

I learned about myself from other people since I was a baby. In fact even before that - in the womb perhaps. It was not only their words, it was actions, or lack of them that taught me so well how worthless I was. How unimportant and u... Read more
Friday, February 06, 2015      18 comments

I have just discovered something new. It is OK to have needs and to express them. I had tried this several years ago but did not find it was helpful in that situation, so stopped pretty darn quick. No one seemed interested in my needs, or... Read more
10 tips On ways of learning to love yourself.
Monday, August 18, 2014      20 comments

Received this from a friend the other day. Do not know where it came from so I cannot give credit. It is so helpful to me that I am wanting to share it. If anyone knows the source please let me know and I will add it. PS. I now have... Read more
Just found this - it is called 'life changing tips' - loved it - wanted to share -
Monday, April 14, 2014      16 comments

Here are ten life changing tips inspired by quotes from the great Sufi poet, Rumi: 1. Challenge Fear "Run from what’s comfortable. Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious." 2. Be Bold ... Read more
Depression and the help of writing
Wednesday, January 08, 2014      25 comments

I spent a very large part of my life with depression. Not the come and go kind, but the day by day constant companion kind when the world is just a grey, foggy, aching emptiness and time crawls by from one agonizing second to the next. I had ev... Read more
Living in the Present Moment
Tuesday, December 31, 2013      16 comments

“All negativity is caused by an accumulation of psychological time and denial of the present. Unease, anxiety, tension, stress, worry - all forms of fear - are caused by too much future, and not enough presence. Guilt, regret, resentment, grieva... Read more
Finding freedom ... from me
Sunday, December 15, 2013      13 comments

I am wishing you all the blessings of peace and joy that so many of us do not find at this time of year. My first sober Christmas I spent most of the time in bed trying not to think about what everyone else was doing. All my pre AA friends wer... Read more
"In everything give thanks ..."
Friday, December 13, 2013      11 comments

Today I am giving thanks for everything exactly as it is - I have been working on this for a long while. Many times gritting my teeth and doing it anyway just because I believed in the principle. An unusual thought came to mind as I awo... Read more
To those who are sad, lonely or depressed at Christmas time
Friday, December 06, 2013      19 comments

Today I read a story from a friend who is not looking forward to Christmas. Her story is heart warming and personal. I have been there on so many Christmases and I understand how she feels absolutely. This is for those of us who are alo... Read more
Acceptance of What Is, so we can move forward
Saturday, November 30, 2013      22 comments

Don't know if this will be helpful to anyone, but for those of you who have asked I am happy to share my own journey with 'acceptance'. There are lots of quotes and articles about 'acceptance' and how important it is - but actually how to e... Read more
A new science of happiness
Sunday, November 03, 2013      15 comments

" A new science of happiness is finding that these emotions can be readily cultivated in familiar ways, bringing out the good in others and in oneself. Here are some recent empirical examples: Meditating on a compassionate approach to other... Read more
A journey from being a perfectionist
Wednesday, October 30, 2013      17 comments

Perhaps it is not so much that aiming for perfection is a hard task master, although it most certainly is both for ourselves and for those around us who we think should be perfect also, according to our ideas of what perfection is. Perf... Read more

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