Posts in Mind&Spirit
Who's in your mirror?

In this, the month of Love… (which, I know, there are mixed feelings about…) - I’d like to direct your attention to the mirror.

What do you see when you look there? Or, maybe more to the point - how do you feel when you see your reflection?

This was the main point of a recent presentation on Natural Beauty I gave at a local library. (Yeah, not so much about swapping out your Maybelline for Evan Healy, or seven ways to make an avocado mask…).

It matters because what we see - in light of how we even define ‘beauty’ and whether we ‘measure up’ - informs not only how we feel about ourselves, but what choices we make about what we do to or put on or in our bodies.

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How to slow down time.

I doubt there aren’t too many of us wondering where the heck the last year has gone.

Thanksgiving already? Really??

I have my theories about why time feels like it’s speeding up (something I realized years before I ever heard of the FOMO - ‘Fear Of Missing Out’ - phenomenon).

Whatever the cause, it leaves a lot of us with a sense of never being quite caught up, content, fulfilled, complete.

As least, that’s how I’ve been feeling in recent years.

But, I’ve been learning to narrow the scope of what’s possible.

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how do you know what you know?
“People say believe half of what you see
Son, and none of what you hear…”
~ Marvin Gaye (or Edgar Allen Poe, or Ben Franklin, depending on who you ask)

I recently posted this question on Facebook, regarding a thought I had been chewing on for a while:

"In the interest of the balance between staying informed and staying sane, consider this spectrum: on the one end is turning off all input- 'news', social media, conversations. On the other is opening yourself to every source of information available. Which is, of course, not humanly possible (yet)...

 

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