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Mindful Monday Healthy Living – Faith Based Weight LOSS

Welcome to Mindful Monday – Healthy Living! Each week I try to examine new or sometimes old things about myself on my journey to becoming healthier. I have found that being mindful encompasses the act of being watchful, aware, wary, heedful, alert, careful, or attentive, in whatever area in my life… Continue reading

Mindful Monday–Find a Place for Contemplation

I have found that being mindful encompasses the act of being watchful, aware, wary, heedful, alert, careful, or attentive, in whatever area in my life I feel it applies to.  Each week I try to self discover new things about myself.  This week, I thought I would address more on… Continue reading

I Choose Compassion

One of the highest teachings of the Buddha is that of compassion. What exactly is compassion?  John Makransky, PhD in his book entitled, “Compassion in Buddhist Psychology,” says compassion is a companion to empathy.  We as humans sense others pain, and we look for ways to alleviate this pain.  When… Continue reading

Mindful Monday–Live Within Each Moment

In my weekly feature called, “Mindful Monday,” I like to share my views on becoming more ‘mindful’.  This encompasses the act of being watchful, aware, wary, heedful, alert, careful, or attentive, in whatever area in my life I feel it applies to. Last week, I worked on “mindful-eating.”  I slowed… Continue reading

Stream of Consciousness Saturday–“Transcendence”

I love the energy that Linda’s SoCS brings to my writing.  I am always amazed at what flows from me during this stream of consciousness writing time period.  The prompt for this week was “t.” Linda said to think of a word that starts with it or includes it, and… Continue reading

Peace & Joy

Peace & Joy: My year in Review VIEW SLIDE SHOW DOWNLOAD ALL Thank you for taking this journey with me.  Merry Christmas to everyone.  ~Colleen, from Silver Threading~ I will be taking a few days off for the holiday.  See you Saturday, December 27, 2014. Continue reading

My Holiday TO DO List – Have a REAL Christmas!

I am not much of a Christmas person.  I was always embarrassed by the gift giving even as a child.  It  seemed to me that society forced gift giving on us all once a year whether you liked it or not.  I am not a Scrooge.  I was raised that… Continue reading

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge–Soul Convergence

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge asks that we use the words focus and stray.  Here is my contribution: Thanks for popping in to see what I am up to.  I look forward to seeing you all again! Silver Threading Continue reading

No Mud–No Lotus

Have you ever wondered about the pain that you have endured in your life?  Why do some people suffer more than others?  Many people stumble blindly through their life without a glance at anyone else’s pain or sorrow.  They are self consumed and blinded with only their own pain.  Other… Continue reading

My Journey

(Written to participate in The Daily Post: Daily Prompt – Frame of Mind: If you could paint your current mood onto a canvas, what would that painting look like? (7/9/14 Image from Pineal Paradise at http://www.pinealparadise.com/product/enlightenment-tank-top) My journey now begins – Enlightenment I seek, Peace is my retreat. Continue reading