Learn About Living Life Deliberately with Bernice Fitzgibbon

5 Daily Habits That Boost Your Mood

Your mood is a general disposition toward having certain kinds of emotions, such as feeling more negative or positive, and they can last for hours or even days. Sometimes, people confuse emotions with mood, but while these are inextricably linked, they are also not the same.

While moods last longer, they are also more diffuse and often not connected to any identifiable cause. In general, moods are often much more consistent but less intense than emotions, so much so that you may not even realize that you are in a good or bad mood until you reflect later on your state of mind. (more…)

Woman sitting on a rock in nature

Find Inner Peace – Get Back To Nature

Do you ever feel disconnected? Maybe you’re so preoccupied with everything in your daily existence that you hardly even have time to realize what’s going on around you.

Perhaps the only moment you observe nature is when the weather meddles with your to-do list. Perhaps you can’t recall the last time you were inclined to simply inhale and sit outdoors.

There is indeed a great deal of proof that spending time in nature has a considerable beneficial influence on both mental and physical health. Strolling in a green space has been demonstrated to help with mental health issues such as depression and ADHD. (more…)

Religion and Faith

Let’s Talk About Religion and Faith

 In our last post, we touched a little bit on how the concept of spirituality differs from organized religion. Neither is necessarily better than the other, and they can be related. However, they’re not the same, as had commonly been accepted in the past. You don’t have to embrace a religion in order to be a spiritual person. Spirituality encompasses a wider set of circumstances and evolves over time. It’s something that an individual determines and shapes, rather than a doctrine or structure to be followed. That’s not to say you can’t be a deeply religious person who is strong in your particular faith and still pursue other spiritual endeavors. The two can exist simultaneously. To make things a bit clearer, let’s take a look at some of the more specific ways in which spirituality differs from religion and faith. (more…)

Meditation

What Is Meditation

Although meditation has undergone a resurgence in popularity as of late, it’s still a concept that isn’t thoroughly understood by many. Most folks have a vague idea that the practice involves calming the mind, but they may be unsure of the ways in which that occurs. It’s also a bit of a mystery to lots of people what benefits can come from meditating. Meditation usually involves sitting quietly for various lengths of time, while focusing on controlled breathing and mindfulness. The benefits are far-reaching and may actually surprise you. Let’s take a moment to delve a little deeper into this ancient technique and try to unravel some of its mysteries. (more…)