Blogger Fairen of A Thought’s Journey explains how Oprah Winfrey inspired her to live a more intentional life.How Oprah Winfrey inspired blogger Fairen to live intentionally
Be An Investigator Of Your Reality
Pay attention to sensations in your body, pay attention to the thoughts passing through your mind, and pay attention to how you feel in your interactions with others. These seemingly small things matter in the holistic story of your life.
Today, I woke up with blocked meibomian glands.
Meibomian glands are lipid glands along the rims of the eyelid inside the tarsal plate, which produce an oily substance to prevent the evaporation of tears. Mine are selectively operational. The fatty substance blocks the exit, creating small cysts, leaving my eyes red and dry.
This is the first recurrence in several months, so I’m taking it as an opportunity to put on my thinking cap and investigate, rather than fret. What have I done differently lately? Is this accompanied by any other subtle autoimmune symptoms?
While I may not have access to a lab or large cohort of study participants, I can run my own one-man observational study. I can follow up with additional studies, implementing small changes and then analyze results. With enough experimentation, I may come to understand which factors are problematic for me.
I am curious by nature.
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#WeekendCoffeeShare 2023 Layoffs and Goals
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Telling The Truth
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Be Kind To Yourself
"So, us wanting to be a good boy or a good girl started ignoring our needs with the hopes of doing the right thing." Renard discusses the importance of being kind to yourself. Be Kind To Yourself
How to Set Detailed Goals and Take the First Step
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How to Discover What You Really Want
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I Met My Goal, Now What? How Do I Let Go of the Old Things to Take Hold of the New?
I always wanted to be more self-sufficient. I budgeted the time and money it would take in each area to accomplish this. I started with soaps, then making body butters, then candles. I soon recognized I didn’t want to use my store bought soap anymore. I became uncomfortable with the ingredients that was in it.... Continue Reading →
Why the Imaginary Arguments in Your Head are Good
Have you ever found yourself having an argument with someone else in your head? Recently, my team was discussing how to stop those arguments. Many said that they were bad, toxic and that they should be stopped by simply going to the other person and having a conversation. I disagree. Those scenarios that play out... Continue Reading →