February 2014 Rants and Raves (12)


I have just had an "Ah ha!" moment. Many times when I find myself in an argument, I get frustrated, some times to the extreme, because I feel as if I'm not being understood, that I'm not able to get my point across. But perhaps that is not the case. What if, instead, I am the one with the misunderstanding? What if I am getting upset because I have inferred something that wasn't there? This is definitely food for thought and I will try to remember in the future to stop and think or ask for… Continue

Added by The Missus on February 28, 2014 at 12:19am — No Comments

Peace of Mind

Ok, it's going on 4 days since I made the decision to be proactive about my happiness. So far, the change has been dramatic, at least to me. I feel so much better. I'm enjoying my kids more, I'm not always wasting the precious moments with negative thoughts about the past or future. Am I completely fixed? Absolutely not. But the transformation in such a short time amazes me. It gives me so much hope for the future.

I am going on a little getaway this weekend, something my wonderful… Continue

Added by The Missus on February 27, 2014 at 7:10pm — 2 Comments

My Cute little daughter

So my daughter Luci is 8 and a half months and she is very vocal. She says dada and mama and a whole bunch of other sounds that sound like she is having a conversation and she lets you know when she is happy or sad or mad and you know it. So today she is being fussy (she has been fussy the last few days) and I feel a tooth just broken through the skin so no wonder she is fussy. Anyway, my brother starts singing to her and I say she likes the low register better than the high register so he…


Added by Shelly Rivera on February 26, 2014 at 9:50pm — No Comments

I'm a Murderer

I did it. I didn't know what I was doing when I did it. But I have killed her. It wasn't intentional. I never wanted it to happen, but that doesn't change the fact that I am guilty. It was a slow painful death. And now everything has changed...

But maybe she isn't really dead. Maybe she is just lost. Maybe I can find her. Maybe I can nurse her back to health, make her stronger than before. Maybe I can bring back everything that is good. You deserve better. I will make things right.

Added by The Missus on February 26, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Face Your Fears

How many times have I said it? This time will be different. This time I mean it. These things have always been said with the sincerest intentions but I have repeatedly failed to change. Why is this? It is fear. No amount of well intentioned words or promises will make it go away. Action is required. But what can I do? First, I need to recognize what I am afraid of. Then I need to face it. If you're afraid of heights, you have to go sky diving. The time for talking about things has come and… Continue

Added by The Missus on February 26, 2014 at 10:48am — No Comments

The Evil Eye

As I work on banishing negative thoughts from my mind, I have been trying out some strategies. I had a pretty good day yesterday, only slipped a little late in the day but was able to pull through with the help of my wonderful husband. And he didn't even know he did anything. He is so amazing... But I digress. This morning, I have found my mind trying to travel down the all too familiar tracks of obsessive thoughts, things that have already past and things that have not yet occurred. Which is… Continue

Added by The Missus on February 25, 2014 at 10:55am — No Comments

Disconnect to Reconnect

Do you ever feel like there's just not enough time in the day? For me, this is an everyday thing. It seems the day is over and I still have a never-ending list of things to accomplish. Wouldn't it be nice to tack additional minutes or even hours onto each day? I believe it is possible.

How much time do you spend on your phone everyday? How much of that time is actually productive or beneficial? All those minutes scanning our news feeds, watching viral videos, looking through endless… Continue

Added by The Missus on February 24, 2014 at 10:01am — 1 Comment

First do no Harm

I could go on about anxiety and emotions and how they affect you and those around you but the truth is, I'm not in the mood. The only thing I want to do right now is sleep. Which is actually better than what I wanted to do only a couple of hours ago. And that is what I want to talk about. I need to get it out because I'm afraid to keep it in. Unfortunately, there is no one I can talk to about it so I hope I can find some relief here on Eye C U....

I have been having very strong… Continue

Added by The Missus on February 22, 2014 at 2:50pm — 1 Comment

Always Remember

When you're going through hard times, it's easy to feel like it's the end of the world. But it is important to remember the good things in life, to pull yourself out of despair and wrap yourself in the warmth and comfort of your blessings. 

Always remember to forget

The things that made you sad

But never forget to remember

The things that made you glad.

Always remember to forget

The friends that…


Added by The Missus on February 21, 2014 at 10:56pm — No Comments

"I Told You So"

I'd like to pose the question, when you share understanding that shows and prove to be true, is it necessary to say "I told you so"? I pose the question, in the context, of using the Big Head, and playing the Game of Life. Is saying the statement "I told you so", taking a step forward or backward? When you say " I told you so" you are basking the in glory, of being right. I am asking, that by enjoying that pleasure of sharing "I told you so", are you taking a step forward to that person…


Added by General on February 12, 2014 at 12:00am — 8 Comments

10 tips to overcome negative thoughts

10 Tips to Overcome Negative Thoughts: Positive Thinking Made Easy

By Michelle Uy

“See the positive side, the potential, and make an effort.” ~Dalai Lama

Even though I’m a yoga teacher, I still find it’s easy to fall prey to negative thinking. Having negative thoughts play out like a movie can only bring you pain, something that I’ve experienced many times throughout my life.

Negative thoughts drain you of energy and keep you from being in the… Continue

Added by The Missus on February 11, 2014 at 4:45pm — 2 Comments

Beware of Addiction

Addiction is the most destructive vice out there. It sneaks in in the beginning being fully under your control. As time goes by and so slowly and subtly that you don't even notice it takes over your life until you are at the point that you would do anything even illegal things to fulfill that addiction. 

Take a long hard in depth look at your life. Are you addicted? Is there anything and I mean anything that is taking a front seat in your thoughts, your actions your…


Added by Shelly Rivera on February 11, 2014 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

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