What did you do yesterday? For a few lucky people, President’s day meant a three day weekend for rest and play. For others, it was work/school as usual. As for me, I took some time for both and found it to be exhilarating and exhausting.
Ever try playing as hard as you work? I spent a day biking and hiking to the point past invigorating and felt a major need for recuperating from my day of rest. The funny thing was that no matter how much I tried to run away from my thoughts and problems, they seem to keep following me wherever I went.
While I was hiking, for example, a fellow hiker called out, “Don’t hesitate. Just keep going!” as I was fearfully approaching a stream with large wet rocks. Was his statement about my inability to make decisions? Could this be a reminder on how I needed to start taking more risks in my life? His words meant more to me than a mere warning to be careful.
That’s all the more reason one of this week’s top posts really got to me. It’s all about the stuff in our mind that tends to clutter our internal life. The kind of clutter that follows you everywhere you go-even on vacation. It is one of five interesting top posts this week. If you haven’t had a chance to take off this holiday, take some time now to read these.
(The Therapist Within) – Got too much stuff? And when I say stuff, I mean the emotional kind like fears and worries that hang on you and wear you down and out. This post is all about that type of mental clutter that can literally make a mess of your life.
(360 of Mindful Living) – It’s difficult not to take on our circumstances and call it our identity. It’s easy to take the environment we grew up in and the situation we have lived as a part of our being. But this post reminds us about the freedom that comes from breaking free of the labels that define and limit who we are.
(An Epidemic of Addiction) – Disclaimer: What you are about to read may upset you. But you should read it anyway. An Epidemic of Addiction discusses why addiction should be considered a disease.
(Mindfulness & Psychotherapy) – Mindfulness & Psychotherapy weighs in the importance of neuroscience versus personal experience. Which one will win? Read this and then decide for yourself.
(The Creative Mind) – Ever notice how some of the signs of bipolar disorder match the personality of some of the most brilliant creative minds of our time? This article looks at bipolar disorder in Hollywood.
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