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Someday May Never Happen

Will That Someday Happen For You?
"Someday when I grow up, finish school and get a job,
I'll start living my life the way I want...
someday after the mortgage is paid off,
the finances are on track and the kids are grown up,
I'll drive that new car and take exciting trips abroad...someday,
now that I'm retired,
I'll buy that beautiful motor home,
and travel across this great country,
and see all there is to see...someday."

~Ed Foreman

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In a World Full of Danger, I Sow Seeds

In a World Full of Danger, I Sow Clover
"In the dark of the moon,
In the flying snow, in the dead of winter,
War spreading, families dying, the world in danger
I walk the rocky hillside, sowing clover."

~Wendell Berry

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Self-Reevaluation and Your Essential Values

Many of us don't think before we act. We don't take stock at why we act out in sheer habit. We are too busy to reflect and, rather, we respond reflexively. We act automatically.

Most problem behaviors happen because we are trying to achieve relaxation and assertion.Most cravings, such as alcohol, food and drink, are usually from boredom, anxiety and your current social situation.Habitual habits, over time, can become unconscious and spontaneous - eating, drinking, smoking, getting angry, scared and depressed without even knowing why you're doing what you are doing. Take the time to stop and look at what is going on. Reflect to create awareness. Find the reasons for your immediate behavior. What benefits are you getting? What is it costing you?

See yourself 10, 20 or 30 years in the future. Continuing the habit, what are you doing? Who are you with? How is your health? Really picture what is possible with a behavior that does not serve you.

Now imagine how you wo…

The Secrecy of Abuse Causes Great Suffering

The Secrecy of Abuse Causes Great Suffering and Pain
For years, I felt bewildered about who I was. I was thrown astray with thoughts and feelings that I couldn't seem to dissect. I was constantly flooded with emotions from anger and rage to sadness and despair not knowing why. My moods would shift radically. It was the feeling of being jerked and pulled harshly and painfully. I experienced body sensations of anxiety and panic attacks, and nightmares I couldn't seem to control, feeling chaotic, crazy and confused. I couldn't make sense of anything. I would quickly get triggered by smell, touch, something I had seen or perhaps heard and yet I had no idea or recollection from where it was coming from or why.

I lived this way for years thinking I was just 'different', or perhaps, I didn't try hard enough to change my feelings, moods or thought. I even thought it could have come from being a spoiled child. I don't seem to recall this but maybe. "Wh…