Day 547, Forgiveness, Love, Gratitude, and Joy

  Monday Morning   Cognitive Distortions   This morning, I am clearing my head of weekend troubles and clearing the path into the future.  Again, I am thinking of the cognitive distortions that lead to depressed thinking.  However, I am answering back when a distorted thought takes over my mind.  I am squashing false limiting 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 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 331, Venturing into Mind Mapping and Rating Charts

Day 331, Venturing into Mind Mapping and Rating Charts   “THERE IS NO MAP … So many times we want someone to tell us exactly what to do, and so many times that’s exactly the wrong approach.”   Seth Godin in Linchpin   Wednesday Morning   “My body is healthy; my mind is brilliant; my Read More …

Day 329, How Do I Begin Sharing My Art?

Day 329, How Do I Begin Sharing My Art?   Monday Afternoon   Walk   This morning I walked to my chiropractor’s.  The 0.7 mile walk was extremely enjoyable.  I met two women from my condo complex along the way and visited with each briefly.  Due to the hilliness of the local terrain, the walk Read More …

Day 292, Why Resume My Food Diary and Detect Cognitive Distortions?

Day 292, Why Resume My Food Diary and Detect Cognitive Distortions?   Just because I haven’t logged a calorie doesn’t mean it doesn’t count. A calorie counts whether I count it or not. All of the calories I log count.  All of the calories I don’t log also count. Calories count whether I log them Read More …

Day 281, When Is The Time for Healing?

Day 281, When Is The Time for Healing?   Monday Morning   Preparing For My Day   5-10 things i am grateful for: my readers my knowledge my time to write my knowledge of cognitive distortions, with which I can break the grip of depression and donothingism and transform my life   mood and energy: Read More …

Day 278, Can I Beat Donothingism by Rooting Out Cognitive Distortions?

Day 278, Can I Beat Donothingism by Rooting Out Cognitive Distortions?   Before I dive into cognitive distortions, here is an announcement about my success with blood pressure.   My blood pressure readings in Cronometer since April 17, 2019 have been normal, even without medication.  I attribute that to my fairly recent practice of mixing Read More …

Day 276, How Can I Root Out Should Statements?

Day 276, How Can I Root Out Should Statements?   “As you think about your own thought patterns in order to lessen the shoulds, oughts, and musts, beware as well of comments from others (sometimes referred to toxic people) such as “you need to,” “you should,” “you have to…” that can be defeating your peace Read More …