Positive Thinking

I don't remember what the circumstances were, but I first heard of Louise Hay sometime in the mid to late 1980's. Since I recently found out that her book You Can Heal Your Life was published in 1984, it was probably soon after that since I know I've had a copy of that book for quite some time and still refer to it regularly. Ten years before, Louise was deeply interested in and actively exploring the connection between mind and body. Even though it was an ancient concept, advancing scientific discovery was implying that the mind did not have much influence over our well-being. The idea that other factors like genes and biology should replace any link emerged without taking into consideratio


I have to teach mindfulness and meditation. I also get to teach it, thank goodness, but I have to teach it. There's a saying that "we teach what we need to learn". In this case, I do it to keep reinforcing what I need to live. It's not that I'll actually die ...it's more like finding a way to make life better, much better. While making the time to meditate and wrestling with monkey mind among other things isn't always easy, the concept we're dealing with here is pretty simple. When we can cozy up to the NOW, we have a good chance of finding some peace of mind. The thing is, we usually want to bounce around between the past ("oh, why did that happen?!?") and the future ("I'm worried that will

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Barbara L Cummings, MS, RN
is a sassy Queen-ager, mentor, confidante and trusted guide who provides people with life support. 

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