Proposed by SnapDragon X. What is your favorite childhood memory? One of my favorite memories is going on Family Vacation each summer, to the glorious Wildwood, New Jersey. We stayed in a motel just a block from the beach, right at the beginning (end?) of the boardwalk. Flip-flop sounds on pavement. Salt Water Taffy. SPF 50. Shrieks of delight and splashing by the poolside. And, … Continue reading Question of the Day: No. 526
Inside this chest pounds a heart so steady. Inside this head lives a brain so alive. And somewhere in between rests a spirit so gentle, even the tiniest of scratches leaves a scar. . . . How would you describe your spirit, Dear Reader? What inspires you? What shakes you to your core? (Such easy questions to answer, I know!) 🙈 We’re in this thing … Continue reading SnapDragon Speaks: On The Gentle Spirit.
Proposed by SnapDragon X. What would you do if you were no longer afraid? Oh, the possibilities! . . . SnapDragon is a writer, artist, and sucker for M&M McFlurries. Follow her Two-Bit Musings and more on Snippets of SnapDragon. Continue reading Question of the Day: No. 521.
A Messy Reflection from Yours Truly. . . . Greetings from my warm, bird-chirping corner of the globe, Dear Reader. I’m in my bare feet, I have a tall iced coffee within reach, and approximately half an hour or so of solitude. Here I am. And, simply put, I’m a mess. Top-knot hairdo. Disheveled clothes. Toenails that could use a precise and careful trimming. Our … Continue reading SnapDragon Speaks: On Wrinkles & Dish Soap.
I fondly remember the days of grammar-school playgrounds; of brown-bagged lunches; of field trips to museums, caverns, and coal mines. I remember the sense of belonging within those classroom walls. There was a constance amongst us kids: a comradery that strengthened with each lesson, each game, each talent show. The questions we asked were not stupid, but welcomed. We were family. And as the decades … Continue reading SnapDragon Speaks: On The Same Side.
There are many things I do not know. Like what it takes to make a light switch work; or how many species of bird reside in my home state. I do not know advanced mathematic formulas; I do not know why the daffodils come back each spring. I’m just one person, with a single, yet unbelievable brain. Yet there is limited capacity. And I mess … Continue reading SnapDragon Speaks: On Knowing.
Provided by Danielle Davis from The Nurse’s Heart “Flowers don’t open and close according to who is walking by. They open and show their beauty regardless.” – Rebecca Campbell A recent realization I have had is that I struggle with using my voice or “speaking my truth.” I know I am not alone in this. I believe this is a struggle for many of us – … Continue reading Finding My Voice
Provided by Marushka from Skeleton At The Feast There are many good arguments on behalf of contentment. I am in fact completely in favor of contentment, so if you find yourself at peace with your life please don’t read any further – because today I make the case for a creature called Dissatisfaction. What is this beast? I often catch it prowling around my thoughts. It … Continue reading Dissatisfaction: A User’s Guide
Provided by Anthony Garner from https://zenothestoic.com/ I believe on any number of counts, including personal experience, that we have the power to choose to be happy but that the road is not altogether straightforward. Our philosopher friends would tell us that happiness is a “quale” – one of a number of different “qualia” which we humans can experience. Qualia are subjective conscious experiences and other examples include … Continue reading On Choosing Happiness
I sometimes wonder how our past affects our present and in what way. I’m not talking about actions we did in the past which have some effects on our present. I’m talking about remembering things and situations. Our memories are as powerful in influencing our present feelings as our present day. This is how it works: we remember something from our past (positive or … Continue reading How memories affect our present – Reblog
Do you ever wonder why we do what we do? Why do we want what we want? What’s the reasoning behind this? Why from time to time our wishes change? Why sometimes we want something opposite to what we wanted some time ago? Why our wishes and our needs change? What changes them? Do we change? If so, why? I think that asking … Continue reading The WHY Question – Reblog
How do emotions influence our performance? Does it differ depending on the emotion? If so, can we use this in our advantage? How? We tend to think about emotions as something out of control, whilst we have a general opinion that we can control our performance. However, if emotions have a big influence our performance, do we really control the way we perform in different … Continue reading Emotions and Performance. How this relationship works?
I know I keep rambling about dreams, goals, path and passion, without which we wouldn’t be anywhere. One can work hard, but without dreams that person would get no where because he/she wouldn’t know where to get. “You’ll never reach a destination if you haven’t set it first.” – Me Okay, we established we need dreams so we can work upon them; otherwise, we work … Continue reading Dreams aren’t enough. What else is required?
Have you ever wondered why do we dream? Why some of our dreams are so easy to interpret, but others are so strange? Why do we need to have these “virtual” experiences? What is the reason we keep having them? I think that the main reason of a dream is to blow off some steam for our brain. Why? Because most of the … Continue reading Why do we dream? – Reblog
Yes, that’s right. I believe we all are influencers even though it’s not on that macro scale other people have (especially the well-known people). It happens without us being aware of this. We are influencing the people that spend lots of time around us and I believe it is important for us to be aware of this. Have you noticed that when some friend … Continue reading We all are influencers – Reblog
What kind of relationships are the best? The ones in which the two of them are the same? Or the ones in which the two of them are very opposite and they complete each other? Which ones have a better chance in long term and why? We do like when we find someone who appreciates the same things we do and in the … Continue reading Similarity in a Relationship – Reblog
Things happen and I often hear that things happen to us. What if we somehow influence most of them? What if when a car breaks down and we blame the universe, it’s actually our fault for not doing its checks more often? What if when we get sick it’s because we haven’t paid enough attention to our health along the way? Things happen for a … Continue reading The Self-fulfilling Prophecy – Reblog
First of all, I’d like to apologize for not publishing on here for the last three weeks or so… I had a rough couple of days and needed a little break. But I’m back, so let’s get to it! 🙂 It was someday during this week that I had started a 15 thread long LinkedIn argument with a leadership expert that was all on respect, … Continue reading That One Thing We Have To Get Straight
One of my most interested fields in psychology is that of dating and understanding how to find and interact with our romantic partner. There is no doubt that if you are in a relationship or married, that you haven’t been through some sort of emotional or mental rollercoaster with your partner. That’s just part of the process, and more often than not, we resolve whatever … Continue reading The Most Important Thing(s) To Understand About Your Relationship
‘A Lion used to prowl about a field in which Four Oxen used to dwell. Many a time he tried to attack them; but whenever he came near they turned their tails to one another, so that whichever way he approached them he was met by the horns of one of them. At last, however, they fell a-quarrelling among themselves, and each went off to … Continue reading Together Is Better