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No coincidences…

Nothing Comes “Out of the Blue”. Freud discovered that there are no accidents and no coincidences. Even “random-seeming” feelings, ideas, …Continue reading →...
by Harmonia Philosophica on Dec 16, 2016

THE ARTIST’S WAY TURNS 25: Exploring the concept of creativity with author Julia Cameron

The following article has been excerpted from The Artist’s Way: 25th Anniversary Edition, in which author Julia Cameron helps inspire people to put aside any […] Continue reading at The Mindful Word journal of engaged living [http://www.
by The Mindful Word on Dec 7, 2016

To work or not to work?

Why is work important?As occupational therapists, we regard individuals as occupational beings that benefit from active engagement in meaningful occupation 1. A meaningful occupation does not need to be paid or formal employment. The key here is...
by Snowflakes and spoons on Aug 18, 2016

Explore the Diverse ‘You’ through Travelling

The Happy Nomad ꔷ For Backpackers by Backpackers It is quite true that travelling helps us unlock our minds and gives us a sense of freedom from the clutter of daily life. Travelling fuels up that spark within us that leads us... by Ami...
by The Happy Nomad on Jun 10, 2016

Philosophy Wire: Humans. Radio telescopes. Universe.

Philosophy Wire by Spiros Kakos [2016-06-07]: Thousands of people will be relocated to make “space” for the biggest radio telescope of Earth. [1] A universe full of life. We are so arrogant that we believe we exist outside it. And yet, we are par...
by Harmonia Philosophica on Jun 7, 2016

Relationship Journaling Course – Farewell (49/49)

What have I learned about myself? My journal entry: I can’t believe I’m writing the last entry in this course, my farewell post. I knew that I can be disciplined and diligent but I wasn’t sure I’ll be able to finish this cours...
by ORZOLA on Jun 4, 2016

Relationship Journaling Course – Vision (48/49)

What is my short-term and long-term vision of this relationship? My journal entry: My short-term vision is surprising for me as I’m looking forward to meeting her in a couple of weeks. I’m actively looking for an opportunity to take my ki...
by ORZOLA on Jun 3, 2016

Relationship Journaling Course – My relationship now (47/49)

How would I describe my relationship to this person now? My journal entry: The keeping of contact with my mother is not a duty I need to heed anymore, an item on my to-do-list I need to strike through. I have found value and appreciation in this rela...
by ORZOLA on Jun 2, 2016

Relationship Journaling Course – How Others See Us (46/49)

How do others see our relationship now? My journal entry: In the last couple of weeks, I haven’t met my mom, we only talked on the phone. So others didn’t really see our relationship or couldn’t notice any changes that might have oc...
by ORZOLA on Jun 1, 2016

Relationship Journaling Course – Three Findings (45/49)

What were the three most important findings of the last six weeks? My journal entry about the three findings: 1. The acceptance that I discovered and managed to put to words yesterday hasn’t only affected my relationship with my mom. The circle...
by ORZOLA on May 31, 2016

Relationship Journaling Course – Changes (44/49)

What has changed in this relationship in the last six weeks? My journal entry: I just read an article about ‘The miracle of acceptance‘. This is the greatest change the last six weeks has brought me—I learned to accept my mom as she is.
by ORZOLA on May 30, 2016

Relationship Journaling Course – My Questions (43/49)

What questions did come up during this process I would like to address later? My journal entry is a list of my questions: – How can I forgive my mom? – Will I be ever able to forgive her? – What will be my process of letting go of t...
by ORZOLA on May 29, 2016

Relationship Journaling Course – Celebration (42/49)

Rereading my notes from last week my three most important learning points were: My journal entry: 1. After six weeks, as a change started to happen in me with the help of this course, I noticed a change in her, too. 2. I was great to come back and r...
by ORZOLA on May 28, 2016

Relationship Journaling Course – An Assertive Activity (41/49)

Choosing an assertive activity and initiating a conversation about it My journal entry: The beginning of this day was awful—I quarrelled with my kids in the morning, was late for a doctor’s appointment and didn’t have time at home to fi...
by ORZOLA on May 27, 2016

Relationship Journaling Course – Reading The Letter (40/49)

Reading the letter to my mother My journal entry: I dreaded this day all week—I have the privilege of knowing the questions that lay ahead, however, maybe this isn’t a privilege after all. Then this day came and I made excuses for not doing t...
by ORZOLA on May 26, 2016

DAYENU: Mindfully and critically examining the mindless status quo

The inheritances we carry Just like any mother, I didn’t want to make any mistakes—minor or crippling. So when it came down to the big […] Continue reading at The Mindful Word journal of engaged living [http://www.themindfulword.org]...
by The Mindful Word on May 11, 2016

Is Volunteering the New Medicine?

The Happy Nomad ꔷ For Backpackers by Backpackers Mahatma Gandhi once said- “The  best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” A new research by the Harvard School of Public Health indicates that serving othe...
by The Happy Nomad on May 5, 2016

How the Eco-Friendly Invest

Nowadays it seems that everyone wants to “go green,” but did you know that this eco-conscious initiative can be applied to investments as well? The person who invests in green bonds can do good......

Impact Story – Presence of Volunteers Make Children’s Education Stable

The Happy Nomad - for Backpackers by Backpackers   Education for children in the Elephant village community becomes stable, thanks to steady presence of volunteers and continuous efforts of the NGO called Saarthak For a village that has never ev...
by The Happy Nomad on Apr 15, 2016

Sorry, I’m Not Sorry

“I’m sorry, you go first.” “I’m sorry, I need to grab something.” “Sorry, can I scoot by you?” How often do you start a statement with a quick, “I’m sorry…”? This Pantene ad hits home how overused the phrase is – especially...


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