Stepping Back, to Step Forward.

from Sue Dreamwalker

Dreamwalker's Sanctuary

Taking a step back often feels like you have somehow failed, but in not stepping back I would be failing myself.

It’s hard this internal knowing, when you have no words to describe what it is you understand. It’s like you have spent years gathering together the various bits and pieces of a giant jigsaw puzzle in your mind. Each piece comes along at various points in your life and you have to juggle them about to see if they fit.

Then all at once you get one piece that slots into place and all the other pieces which you held suddenly now all fit into place. And yet you are still trying to make sense of what it is you are putting together, because we don’t have a picture box lid to understand just what kind of finished picture we are creating.

I felt the jumble of the…

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Gratitude & Everyday Life

From Living a Beautiful Life

Living a Beautiful Life

An important element of happiness is gratitude.  It’s easy to be grateful when our lives are significantly enriched. For example, we’re promoted, we purchase a house, we go on a dream vacation, we get a publishing deal, our album goes platinum, we soar through Death Valley in our matte black Lamborghini Aventador. How do we bottle up this feeling and sprinkle it over all of our days?

How to Practice Gratitude Every Day

Gratitude isn’t only for significant events and major successes. When we pay attention we notice that our days — every one — give us much to be grateful for.  All we have to do is recognize and appreciate the beauty. How do we do this? Reflect on what went well or what you enjoyed about today.

Still stuck?  Start with the (seemingly) small. What would you really miss if it were gone from your life?  Examples:

  • Coffee, tea or clear water in…

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#NewRelease: The Sevens

New Poetry from syl65

Syl65's Blog

I am very thankful to announce the release of my newest poetry collection “The Sevens”

The Sevens

This collection of poetry was inspired by my Sevens series here on my blog. This book continues my journey to encourage and inspire. I thank all of you here at WP community for your support, gifts and talents you share.

This ebook is available as a free download from Smashwords.

“Sometimes, you just have to laugh”

Blessings to all – Syl

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10 Tips for Living with Fibromyalgia or Another Life Changing Illness

from Watching the Daisies

Watching the Daisies

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In 2010, I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, a chronic condition that affects millions of people around the globe. The majority of them are women. As yet, there is no cure.

I had enjoyed a successful career as a natural medicines therapist and teacher, but fibromyalgia forced me to stop working for 2 years, reassess my life and embrace a new normal. I eventually left my old career behind, and retrained in organic horticulture, teaching part time in schools until recently.

My illness taught me so much, and I will share some of my most important insights. Here are a few suggestions for living with fibromyalgia or another life changing illness.

Reassessing My Values

Illness forced me to reassess my values. Health is now my number one priority, before career, relationships, finances and all else.

I’ve developed a habit of asking myself ” Will this be beneficial to my health and…

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