Balancing and Harmonizing Ourselves — by Sue Patton Thoele
Much of our pain, both physical and emotional, stems from a lack of harmony in all aspects of our being. When we are sick our immune systems are busily working to bring our bodies back into balance. When we are upset, our emotions are yearning for a sense of rightness and harmony.
Archive for February, 2007
Posted by Catherine Morgan on February 27, 2007
Balancing and Harmonizing Ourselves — by Sue Patton Thoele
Posted by Catherine Morgan on February 25, 2007
IN THE END, ONLY KINDNESS MATTERS — by Catherine Morgan
Jewel has a song, and in it she sings….”In the end, only kindness matters”. Those are very profound words. I would even say, that these are words to live your life by. Because, it is so true. In the grand scheme of things, we are here on earth only a very short time. Many of us spend much of this time being angry at people, making judgments on others, and generally just not being as kind as we could be. So, the question then becomes….How can we change that? How can we live a more kind life?
Posted by Catherine Morgan on February 24, 2007
FOUR STEPS TO HELP YOU SOLVE YOUR PROBLEMS — by Catherine Morgan
We all carry around stress and worries about problems in our lives, some of us more than others. If you are one of those people that can’t stop worrying about all the problems in your life, then this article is for you. Worrying about our problems only adds to our problems, and no amount of worrying about a situation is going to make it better. Letting go of negative thoughts and worries is an important step in our overall happiness. Hopefully these steps can help you get passed some of the problems that have been bothering you, and allow you to let go of the negative thoughts that block you from your true happiness.
Posted by Catherine Morgan on February 22, 2007
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WHAT ARE LIFE’S GREATEST LESSONS? — by Catherine Morgan
“When we begin to take our failures non-seriously, it means we are ceasing to be afraid of them. It is of immense importance to learn to laugh at ourselves” — Katherine Mansfield
What I think this quote is saying, is that the importance of failures in our lives, will only be revealed to us, once we stop looking at them as failures. What we learn from our so-called “failures”, are usually the greatest lessons in our lives, and we need to open our eyes so we can see that.
Posted by Catherine Morgan on February 21, 2007
The Associated Press is reporting that Merck will stop lobbying to make it’s HPV vaccine mandatory. Maybe “the people” still have a voice after-all!
[The drugmaker had been criticized by parents and doctors’ groups for quietly funding the campaign via a third party to require 11- and 12-year-old girls get the three-dose vaccine in order to attend school.] — see full article at MSNBC
Merck launched Gardasil, the first vaccine to prevent cervical cancer, in June.
Sales totaled $255 million through the end of 2006, according to Merck.
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Posted by Catherine Morgan on February 19, 2007
As the mother of a 16 year old boy, I am very concerned about the issue of Teens and Driving. NBC did a story on TEENS TOO DISTRACTED WHILE DRIVING, you can read the article and view the video, by using this link. I thought this might be something other mothers would want to see, so I am posting it here.
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Read the whole NBC report here — TEENS TOO DISTRACTED WHILE DRIVING
Posted by Catherine Morgan on February 16, 2007
EVERYTHING CHANGES, NOTHING EVER STAYS THE SAME — by Catherine Morgan
This isn’t “breaking” news. We all know that nothing stays the same. We all know that life is constantly changing. However, I think that we all under-estimate this fact in many ways. What I mean is, when things are going great in our lives, we don’t think about the times that they weren’t so great. And, when things are going badly and we are feeling sad, it is sometimes hard to remember that we were ever happy. In both these cases, it is important for us to not only remember, but to also reflect.
Posted by Catherine Morgan on February 15, 2007
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Living In The Present Moment — by Catherine Morgan
Are you only concerned with adding days to your life, and forgetting to add life to your days? If so, you are not alone. This is a problem many of us have, and the reason we should all try to make a conscious effort, to live in the present moment.
When we are living in the moment, we are totally immersed in what we are doing. I’m not suggesting in any way, that we should attempt to live in the moment 100% of the time, as much as it would be great if we could, it’s just not practical. To do that, we would be setting ourselves up for failure. What I want you to do, is just make an “attempt” at living in the present moment, this is a positive start, and in the right direction. So, how can you start? Well, you start with “awareness”.
Posted by Catherine Morgan on February 14, 2007
If You Want To Attract Love, Be A Loving Person — by Catherine Morgan
Did you ever notice that angry people tend to attract other angry people? That greedy people, enjoy the company of other greedy people? Just like we choose to associate with people in our lives that have similar interests as we do, we are also unconsciously choosing people that are putting out that same emotional “frequency” as we do.
So, who cares? Well, you should. That is; if you are interested in “attracting” people into your life that are kind, caring, and loving, and not angry, bitter, and hateful.
It’s all about awareness. If you are attracting negative people into your life, it is most likely that you are putting out negative “energy”, and you are most likely doing that because you are feeling negative “emotions”. If you are aware of that, you can work on putting out more positive energy, by choosing to feel more positive emotions. It is really very simple.
Posted by Catherine Morgan on February 13, 2007
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WHO WILL “STAND BY YOU”? — by Catherine Morgan
One of my favorite songs to listen to is, “I’ll Stand By You” by the Pretenders — you can play the song at the bottom of this post. I was listening to it today in the car (while riding home from my mammogram). I began to think about how nice it is to know that someone will “stand by you” no matter what. As a mom, I will “stand by” my kids no matter what…I think they know that (especially since I play the song all the time and tell them). The song always makes me think about how lucky people are when they know (really know) that they have someone who will “stand by them” no matter what.
Sometimes when we are feeling down, and life isn’t going our way, and we feel all alone…..That’s the time we find out who will “stand by us”. It’s sad in a way, that it takes tragedy, or pain to find out who the people in our life are that will “stand by us”, even in our darkest hours. The people who are like angels on earth to us–Connie. The people who were like angels on earth to us–Becky. The people that pick us up when we feel like we are in a never ending free fall of grief–Dawny. The people who save us when we just want to die–Vicki. The people who support us when we can barley support ourselves–Frances Ellen. I feel sad for the people who have perfect lives and never get to really find out who these people are in their lives. It is truly the one great blessing that comes out of our heartache and pain.
Thats all, just something to think about.
I’ll Stand By You
Posted by Catherine Morgan on February 12, 2007
How do you know if you are just “blue”, or you are really suffering from depression? The following is from an article found at www.uihealthcare.com. Depression is nothing to be ashamed about, all of us will feel depressed at some or many points in our lives, and knowing when to seek professional help, can be what saves your own life, or someone you know. As with everything in life, being “aware”, is the first step in conquering the problem. This article has a lot of valuable information, in educating poeple about depression, and the different types of depression.
Posted by Catherine Morgan on February 9, 2007
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This is an article from a site called Success Consciosness. I hope you like it.
Tips for Happiness in Daily Life — by Remez Sasson
Daily life can be made happier. It is a matter of choice. It is our attitude that makes us feel happy or unhappy. It is true, we meet all kinds of situations during the day, and some of them may not be conductive to happiness. We can choose to keep thinking about the unhappy events, and we can choose to refuse to think about them, and instead, relish the happy moments. All of us constantly go through various situations and circumstances, but we do not have to let them influence our reactions and feelings.
Posted by Catherine Morgan on February 8, 2007
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TIPS ON HOW WOMEN CAN PROTECT THEMSELVES
This is an e-mail that was sent to me a few months ago, since it still applies, and is important for all women to know, I decided to post it on this site.
Because of recent abductions, in daylight hours,refresh yourself of these things to do in an emergency situation…
Posted by Catherine Morgan on February 7, 2007
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What Does “No Child Left Behind” Mean To You? — by Catherine Morgan (originally posted on my political site — INFORMED VOTERS)
The name, “No Child Left Behind”, is a great name, and I am 100% on board with not leaving any children behind. I mean really, how can you NOT support this policy? Nobody wants to leave the children behind. It reminds me a lot of the Bush administration’s policy in Iraq, if you’re against the policy, you’re against the troops. How convenient, slap a good name on a bad policy, and humiliate everyone into accepting it. It’s really very smart when you think about it, you can take most of the hard work out of policy making, just as long as you have a good PR person to whip up a catchy name. In the long run, I think our kids would be better served with a less glamorous name, and a policy that didn’t leave them behind.
Posted by Catherine Morgan on February 6, 2007
If you are pregnant or already a mom, this site has some good information. Below is an article from this site, FamilyEducation.com
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TIPS FOR MOMS-TO-BE
Choosy moms confide their strange new ways of thinking in people who make them feel safe. They are especially choosy when it comes to medical professionals and friends. They also cultivate with spouses a milieu in which they don’t feel overexposed or vulnerable.
Posted by Catherine Morgan on February 4, 2007
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The following ideas are taken from Louise L. Hay’s book, Empowering Women, Every Woman’s Guide to Successful Living. Hay is the author of 18 books, including You Can Heal Your Life.
Posted by Catherine Morgan on February 2, 2007
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Less than twenty-four hours ago, I was sitting at this computer, and working on a post for my blog, when that annoying sound came over the television. You know the one, the….this is a test of the emergency broadcast system. However, this time it wasn’t a test, it was a voice notifying the people of my county that a tornado was being tracked, and we should go to the safest area of our house. I quickly through some pillows and blankets into my closet (in the middle of the house, the safest place we have), woke my kids, got our cat and our puppy, and huddled in the closet, off and on for the next two hours. At 2:30am, the local news was saying that the threat was over, but we all ended up sleeping in the same bedroom just in case. It turned out, shortly after we went to sleep, more tornado warnings were issued, and a deadly tornado came true Central Florida. I began getting concerned phone calls from family and friends at about 9:30am, that was when I first learned how bad the tornadoes had been, and how close we had come to losing our home and possibly our lives.
Posted by Catherine Morgan on February 2, 2007
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KEEPING A PERSONAL MEDICAL JOURNAL — by Catherine Morgan
Whether you are suffering from a chronic illness, pregnant, or just getting older. Keeping a personal medical journal, is important, and can really come in handy. Some may want to do this on a weekly or monthly basis, others on a daily basis, this will depend on the severity of your health issues.