Day 687, Do You Want a Long Life, Riches, and Honor? Seek Wisdom.

  “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding” (Proverbs 9:10).   Wisdom   Wisdom usually comes with age, though not necessarily.  To obtain understanding, one must seek it and apply oneself to it.  Wisdom is one of my top ten values.  I hope I am beginning to get Read More …

Day 634, Getting Help and Reaching for Vibrant Joy with Values-Driven Activities

  “All the prophets testify about him that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name” (Acts 10:43).   Even though my energy and productivity picked up after repeated walks to the library and park, I was flattened one Saturday evening by the depressive phase of my bipolar, type I disorder, 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 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 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 …

Day 264, Steadfast Contentment

Day 264, Steadfast Contentment   Don’t torture yourself trying to make someone see something they cannot see, or believe something they do not believe.  Just stay true to your vision for yourself, and for who you want to be in this life.   ~Bryant McGill   Friday Afternoon   Preparing For My Day   5-10 Read More …