One of our biggest fears in this life is change.  For the most part, we are creatures of habit, and want to ensure our comfort and survival. In doing so, we spend a lot of time thinking, planning, evaluating, analyzing, worrying, comparing, controlling....While it's he...

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How Landscape Painting Can Serve as Acceptance of Personal Circumstances and as Coping Mechanism to assist us Through Challenges

The Struggle with Everyday Life

In our (Western) society, we have a tradition of running away from or fearing so called “bad” times, “bad” fee...

Many of us spend our time in a constant state of self-deprecation. We have abusive self-talk, and we tend to focus on our weaknesses or what we (apparently) lack, rather than concentrating on strengths, on our gifts, talents and abilities.

From Self-Defeating to Self-Co...

Studies in Neuroscience have shown that ​​the average adult has about 70,000 thoughts per day. Wow. Take that in for a moment.​​

There's more: 90% of those thoughts are thoughts that are cycled in from the previous day – so an overwhelming majority of our thoughts are b...

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