Positve Thought

15 Quotes by Louise Hay In Remembrance of a Life Well Lived – The Zen Mama’s Blog

Louise Hay died recently at age 90. She was an American author, positive thinker and one of the founders of the self help movement in the United States. She left an abusive home and life, healed herself of cervical cancel and remained positive throughout it all. She eventually founded Hay House Publishing enabling like minded authors an venue for their amazing thoughts and ideas. Two of my favorites authors published by Hay House are Wayne Dyer and Dr. Christiane Northrup.…

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The Future Is Now… 9 Ways To Live In the Moment – The Zen Mama’s Blog

From Eckhart Tolle’s Book, The Power Of Now “Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.”~ Buddha There are so many things to take away us from the NOW. Thoughts of the future, regrets from the past, technology, concerns over your children’s lives, the news and the fear it generates, the economy and who’s to blame. Maybe you have health issues or financial worries. All these concerns take us…

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An Attitude of Gratitude Can Change Your Life – 21 Quotes For This Thanksgiving – The Zen Mama’s Blog

When things are tough or I’m a little down I turn to GRATITUDE as a pick me up and a way out. Gratitude is much more than being thankful. Thankfulness is an expression of happiness. Being thankful is telling someone you appreciate what they have done. Being thankful is being glad it didn’t rain on picnic day. Being thankful is happiness from a gift. Gratitude is thankfulness taken to the next level. It is a heart-felt and intellectual acknowledgement of…

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11 Ways To Slow Down During The Holiday Season – The Zen Mama’s Blog

“Smile, breathe and go slowly.” – Thich Nhat Hanh I think I hear it and say it everyday:“I don’t have enough time! I’m too busy!”And now the Holiday Season is on it’s way…it can be overwhelming! And quite honestly it’s true! You have kids, sports, groceries, laundry, cooking and often a job. Throw in a holiday party and you may come undone! When your children are young, they need your attention all the time. You often need to be with…

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The Best Gift Doesn’t Come In a Box… – The Zen Mama’s Blog

“And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled ’till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.” ~Dr. Seuss So what’s the gift you…

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Stretch (Not Stress) Yourself In The New Year! – The Zen Mama’s Blog

“Never be afraid to try something new. Remember, amateurs built the ark. Professionals built the Titanic.”~Anonymous A few years ago we were in Mexico. We looked at the map and saw a great hike we could take to a delicious restaurant. What we didn’t know is that we were about to go out of our comfort zone and stretch ourselves! We climbed rocks and hillsides with ropes while following our 20-year-old son. We ended up at our goal…a beautiful tropical…

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9 Traits To A Healthier and Happier Life from the Blue Zones – The Zen Mama’s Blog

Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. ~Confucius I love to read a good book. One that inspires me to live a better and live a longer life with mental clarity and little if no disease. The book that has inspired me most recently (I’ve reread it for the second time!) is The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who’ve Lived the Longest by Dan Buettner. The book shows that by improving lifestyle,…

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The Lost Art Of Listening – The Zen Mama’s Blog

“We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.”~Epictetus Do you know the secret to a better marriage? Do you know the best way to connect with your children? Do you know what will make your friends know that you are there for them and you really care? What is this magic solution? It’s listening! Listening is an essential part of communication that we often take for granted. I’m often guilty…

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