Day 468, Mindful Placement Position

This past week I struggled with depression.  However, I identified the belief I was feeding it and stopped it within a few days.  Typically, depression like that can run me down for months.  To celebrate feeling better, I invented a new project or game I call MPP or Mindful Placement Position.  More about that in Read More …

Day 460, I Can!

  “I believe I can do anything.”   The little engine affirmed, “I think I can! I think I can!”  We are empowered when we believe we can.  A recent breakthrough in my weight loss program leads me to have faith that I can, after all, lose the fifteen pounds I set out to remove Read More …

Day 454, How Do You Cope from Thanksgiving to New Year’s?

Thanksgiving to New Year’s can be a stressful time.  The stress can be compounded with grief as we mourn the loss of people who were there for us on previous holidays.  Take a walk through a few days of this journey for hidden tips on combating holiday stress.   “It’s not the load that breaks Read More …

Day 444, Joy By Design

  “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law” (Galatians 5:22, 23). Can we design joy?  Finding a book, describing the elements of joyful design is inspiring me to plan that vibrant feeling into my own life.  Join the journey to Read More …

Day 443, Maps for a Fulfilled Life

  Creating mind maps has reshaped my thinking, mapped the way through possibilities, and led me to a fulfilled life.  Join the journey to lose 15 pounds without sacrificing mood and energy.  Good things are happening!   “Living in new shapes reshapes our thinking.”   Preparing For My Day   5-10 things I am grateful Read More …

Day 436, Finding Pleasure

Pleasure is an important part of becoming stress-proof.  However, how do we find pleasures that are not addictive?  It is time to make a giant list of simple pleasures.  In this article are introduced pleasures that may not obviously be pleasures.  Read for some of my thinking, projects, and experiences.  Enjoy!   “Barley porridge, or Read More …

Day 431, A Seven-Step Mood Lift

  “Nothing tastes as good as slender feels!”   How do you lift your mood to Joyful Vibrance in seven steps?  You do the steps consistently.  Here is a roadmap.  Some steps are only outlined.  Join and continue with this journey.  You will learn more.   I. Expressing Gratitude   Preparing For My Day   Read More …

Day 427, How Do You Obtain Twenty Exemplary Keys for Your Core Code?

  Preparing For My Day   5-10 things I am grateful for: my Core Code for Living, which I also entered as 20 items in JV Life Tracker (20 out of 20 for yesterday). my Cronometer Progress – every day since September 22, 2019. losing some of the weight I regained recently back to 53.15 Read More …

Day 419, 20 Keys to Live By: How Do You Write the Code?

  “Success is not the key to happiness.  Happiness is the key to success.  If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”   Albert Schweitzer   Sunday Morning   In this blog entry, I learned how to create a 20-key Code for living, incorporating my top values.  I formulated a Code, which Read More …

Day 417, 10 Functions of This Part of the Brain Are Crucial for Managing Your Time

  “Numerous special-purpose modules in your brain are at work, trying to sort out and make sense of experience.  Most of them are running in background.  When that neural activity reaches a certain threshold, you become aware of it, and we call that consciousness.  Consciousness itself is not a thing, and it is not localizable Read More …