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Getting Past the Past, so You Can Live in the Present

By Monica Nelson A basic thread throughout many of my posts is the need to live in the present. I believe we don’t fully live unless we use each moment we are given to experience that life. Unfortunately, there are a number of impediments that divert our attention and cause present-minding distraction. Let’s take a look at some of these and find ways to overcome them: Stop Ruminating on the Past The term rumination came about from how a cow chews its cud. It is a perfect picture for how we reflect on and relive over and over again past incidents that caused us pain or sorrow. The simple answer … Continue reading

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Make the Most of 2014 – Throw Your Old Way of Goal Setting in the Trash and Follow These Four Tips for Setting Goals

By Monica Nelson This is the time of year when I examine my essence. I become more aware of where I’ve been and where I’m going, who I am, and what I really want to be. As we approach the new year, I suspect that most people feel the same way. What I find interesting is that most people react to this conscious or subconscious soul examination by creating lofty goals: grow my business, find a new career, lose weight, find a soul mate, earn more money, etc. And for most people, those goals start out enthusiastically enough. We become fired up on January 1, making great inroads to our … Continue reading

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Double Your Problem-Solving Prowess by Using Both Imagery and Intuition

By Monica Nelson I’m a great believer in intuition. Our minds are capable of so much more than we give them credit for, and intuition is one of those capabilities. Science can not fully understand it, but people from all walks of life have sworn by its power and effectiveness down through the ages. The reason why I endorse it is because I have personal experience with it. I know that when I follow my intuition, I am better off. But I usually end up in trouble when I don’t follow it. Another great mind tool is imagery. Creative visualization has been used by many people to accomplish nearly impossible … Continue reading

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Three Forms of Mind Pictures, Harmful or Helpful?

By Monica Nelson Being a creative person has its ups and downs. But one of the problems I find in having a creative mind is the possibility for distraction. Our minds are amazing entities. They are capable of creating pictures and fantasies in great detail and intricacy. But are these mental images that we create harmful or helpful? I wanted to find out. I looked at three different forms of mind pictures to see whether I should indulge or not. Rumination Ruminating is generally a mental replay of a negative situation or circumstance. It is focusing on distressful past events that tend to develop more negativity. This type of mental … Continue reading

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