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Recharge Your Soul: Our Beautiful Earth!

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<p>CHECK THIS OUT:  I found this image on about a meteor shower happening on 23-24 April 2014. I suggest that you check your local  skyline from the 22nd, because the information does not state which timezone they are referring to when they mention “night”.</p>
<p>Improve your view by leaving behind the brightness of city lights and head out into the darkness of the country sky. All cities “glow” at night-time from things like street lights, billboards, and lights from large buildings, and this glow will limit how much of the meteor shower you will see. I’m estimating a 15 to 30 minutes trip from city boundaries will hugely improve your chance of spotting the meteor shower!</p>
<p style=“How do watching meteor showers relate to topics presented on”

Glad you asked! I believe it’s very important for our mental health to regularly:

  1. Pause during our day or night.
  2. Stop our busy-ness.
  3. Go outside.
  4. Experience nature (e.g., stare at the night sky, watch the sunset or sunrise, marvel at natural landscapes, breathe fresh air, smell nature’s perfumes, surround yourself with greenery, and walk barefoot on the ground).
  5. Recharge your soul.
  6. Remember the beauty of our earth.
  7. And know that although your problems are big in your world, your problems are small compared to the majesty of our beautiful earth and universe.

Authored by Monica Jakovich

Become a Possible Being.


Saying “I Love You” More Often.

Dozen Red RosesSaying “I Love You” More Often.

Generally I don’t think people say ‘I love you’ often enough to their loved ones, family and friends.  Some people wait all year until Valentine’s Day to say ‘I love you’, which I think is a social problem ( but not an economic problem if you own a florist!) …..I wondered how our world might change if everyone started telling their significant others those three little (but big) words more often????

So I decided two years ago that my permanent New Year’s resolution would be exactly that!  I decided to tell everyone that I cared about those three little words: “I love you”.

And yes I got some very strange looks! So then sometimes I cheated a little and said only two little words: “Love you”!

I even once text “LU”! But that just looked ridiculous!

At first, I felt a little awkward saying ‘I love you’ to anyone else other than someone super close to me. Usually we reserve the ‘I love you’s’ for  family  members, close friends,  partners, husbands, and wives. To make matters worse, the English language has but one phrase to indicate the sentiment of love. So we have to say the same ‘I love you’ to our parents, to our children, to our friends at work, and to our favourite teachers and so on!!!! Awkward!

The step down from the ‘I love you’ phrase is the rather cold and empty ‘I like you”. But sometimes when saying ‘I love you’ is too much,  saying ‘I like you’ is not quite strong enough, and saying ‘I like like you’  borders on the ridiculous again. (Even though I will quietly admit to saying the double like like phrase too!)

Basically my plan is:

  1. To widen the love circle – tell more of my friends, especially the ones that I’ve never told before.
  2. To strengthen the love circle, –  tell my family, friends,  and loved ones that had heard it before, more often.
  3. Encourage the receiver to do the same for the people in their lives that they care about.

The outcomes of my little social experiment were definitely worth my effort, and worth the time required to explain myself when I got an unusual look after saying “I love you” for the very first time to somebody.

The person on the receiving end  would typically smile from deep within. And the smile would cover their entire face and light up their eyes.  Then the warm fuzzy feeling  came over me, that feeling you get when you know you’ve done something nice for someone else, and you’ve connected on some deeper level. Sometimes changing the world happens one little phrase at a time!!!!

Hey if you do speak another language other than English, and if your language has more than one word and phrase to show ‘love’ and ‘I love you’, please comment below and tell us!  I’d loved to hear about them!

Love Mon xx …….  and BTW……LU!!!!!


Change Happens: Grab a Pen and Paper!!

Change Happens:  GRAB  a  PEN and PAPER! This quick 2 minute activity will prove how awkward change can feel in the beginning until we practice and practice to improve competency and performance. PART 1) Try handwriting your full name with your usual writing (dominant) hand. How did this feel? Easy!! PART 2) Now change the pen over to your other hand, and write you full name again, but this time using your non-dominant hand! If you’re a righty – use your left hand. If you’re a lefty – use your right hand! Now how did this feel? PART 3) Practice using your non-dominant hand to write your name a few more times. Does your hand writing improve a little? If not keep going. Practice some more. EXPLANATION

  • Typically using your dominant writing hand feels super easy, and using your non-dominant writing hand feels super awkward!
  • However with practice you could improve the hand writing skills of your non-dominant hand.
  • This quick activity demonstrates how change affects us. At first changes in our life can feel awkward and stupid, but eventually with a time and practice, things smooth out, and the changes soon become familiar and automatic.

Extra: Notice your thoughts during this activity?

For extra value,  notice how you spoke to yourself (out aloud or in your head) as you wrote with your non-dominant hand. Especially if the hand writing was really messy and not readable. Did you call yourself stupid?  Criticise yourself? Put yourself down?

Now imagine talking to yourself negatively every time you’re faced with change! No matter what the scale, either moving house, joining a gym, or wearing in new shoes! Negative Self Talk and Negative Thoughts can strongly influence how you cope with change. The more negative your attitude towards change, the more likely you will struggle accepting change.

But maybe you were  positive, encouraging and coaching yourself during the activity? If you spoke nicely to yourself, you could naturally be more nurturing and encouraging. You probably cope better with changes in your life because of your attitude and kinder self-talk.