Author Archives: Ellen McGuinness

This is. (or The Concept of Acceptance)

Acceptance is simply an acknowledgment of What Is.  Acceptance is a concept which forgoes judgment on a circumstance.  Acceptance is  a mindset which allows you to let go of frustration and disappointment, stress and anxiety, regret and false hopes.  Acceptance … Continue reading

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Thought Distortions

So you read the last entry and know all about the power of thoughts, now what?  If your thoughts are powerful enough to effect how you feel, it is important to know what they are and even more important to  … Continue reading

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The Power of Thoughts

“Sticks and stones will break your bones, but words will never hurt you” –   Unknown Anyone who has been around awhile, in any relationship with another person, knows that this childhood saying is a simplification and knows that words can … Continue reading

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The Practice of Mindfulness

The mind is like a river, always moving.  There are times when the current of thoughts is moving fast and bumping into obstacles, crashing and foaming, there are other times when thoughts are like an eddy, swirling in one place … Continue reading

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Growing your comfort zone

There is a time for comfort and a time for challenge.  A balanced life needs times of learning, growth, and change countered by times of soothing, familiarity, and ease.  Imagine all the aspects of your life that provide you with … Continue reading

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Useful Anxiety v. Harmful Anxiety

How anxiety can be useful for making changes in your life compared to what it looks like when it becomes harmful and what you can do to manage it.
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