Throw Away Your Thoughts … Literally

interesting post guys ..

Therese J. Borchard

trash-1new study from Ohio State University and the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid in Spain, and published in Psychological Study found that when a person writes an unwanted thought down on paper and throws the paper away, he or she mentally discards the thought. Conversely, when a person writes down a thought and puts the paper in his or her pocket—or hangs on to the thought in any way–the person is much more likely to use the thought when making judgments.

In the first study, 83 high school students were told to write down either positive or negative thoughts about his or her body. Half the of the group threw their thoughts in the trash, and half were told to contemplate their thoughts and to check for grammar or spelling mistakes. Then the participant rates their opinions about their own bodies. Continue reading …

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Decisions

You gotta have your rest …

Also the good (and maybe not so good) thing is decisions and learning from them is something that applies throughout your life’s journey!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves (in Canyon de Chelly)

More tales from the journey of life ..

The Beauty Along the Road

I have been waiting for an opportunity to highlight a few of my Canyon de Chelly pictures. This amazing place is located in North Eastern Arizona and is owned by the Navajo (Dine) tribe. I was fortunate to spend a week with a group of writers on the land of a Dine family, at the bottom of this Canyon. Tourists can only access the Canyon to a certain point and then must hire someone to take them further into the area, either by truck (the so-called "Shake 'n Bakes" – you get rattled and baked by the sun sitting on the back of a truck), horseback, or by foot.
The Canyon is full of ancient pictographs; even broken pot shards that cannot be taken away. When you sit still, on one of the rock ledges, the wind tells you about this place. The "Star Cave" picture and poem in an…

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How to change your feeling patterns

This is what my mentor has been telling me all along – it’s great I love it, in fact the whole blog is special and well worth a visit.

Word of the Week #1 – Brevity

Nice piece – succinct – well written and with a pingback to us too

What Are Words For?

The Word of the Week for July 21-27 is Brevity

Blogging on Brevity:
I recently discovered one of my new favorite bloggers, Sophie Lizard.  (She actually gets PAID to blog – lucky girl!)  Her July 7th post was my inspiration for this week’s word of the week.  The entire post was about writing concisely, combining brevity and clarity to develop that perfect pithiness that readers crave – meaningful but brief content.  This is definitely an area where I struggle (obviously) but I am working on it.  The information in Sophie’s post is invaluable to any writer, not just bloggers.  (By the way, Sophie’s blog is sited in my resources. If you don’t already, you should consider following her blog. I highly recommend it.)

I have really enjoyed doing the research for my first Word of the Week.  Brevity, to me, is more than briefness.  Exercising brevity in one’s written…

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