Written By Liz Shortall, one of Creacon’s wonderful guests. We have all learned during the last two years that we need each other. I’m launching The Mindful Playground blog to further connect with you, the reader, and to share some of the most important things I’ve learned since I had my last drink and cigarette Read More »
I’ve always had big dreams. As a little girl, I wanted to own my own business just like my dad. I was always very independent and driven, any job I was in I gave it 100% effort. I loved working. What would happen though is that I would love the newness of the job and Read More »
There will never be the perfect time to begin. You’ll never be ready or confident. You’ll never know enough. We are constantly shown what perfection looks like and it’s all fake. Perfection doesn’t actually exist. Who determines what it is anyway? Yes, I will admit that there are certain standards that need to be met. Read More »
Meditation? Meditation is not something many of us may have practiced in a pre-Covid world, and personally it is something I am only beginning to explore, but during times that can be so uncertain and sometimes scary, the opportunity to disconnect and see things from a different perspective is an inviting distraction. For a lot Read More »
The Struggle Is Real Struggle, and potential struggles, are all around us. Nations struggle over boundaries, religious groups struggle for identity, politicians struggle for power. These are the struggles of the greater world that we as individuals have little power over. The struggle I am talking about here is the personal struggle. We, as individuals, Read More »
What You Give Your Energy To Grows How do we truly change what seems to make us unhappy? How many times have you tried to bring about change by attempting to alter external circumstances, without shifting your consciousness about it? Do you try to control your world instead of your mind? Change begins with a Read More »
Triggers are powerful, even more so because we’re not always aware of them. Something a person says to you, or a disappointing event, can set off feelings of low self-esteem that have nothing to do with the here and now. Past experiences come to life in our subconscious mind…
Derek O’Neill released a powerful guided meditation on forgiveness, so we can release old wounds, heal and find peace at a deeper level. Enjoy.
When faced with our challenges we can easily start to feel the need to escape the suffering. We look for distractions from our reality or seek to be transformed in a way that changes everything. Mindfulness teaches us that the answer lies in concentration and focusing on the present.
I’d like to share a little insight on depression. Depression is your way of saying “up yours” to the world! Though despair, pain, hurt and anger can be some of the catalysts behind depression, what we end up with is a reaction that has us withdrawing, not wanting to participate in life, feeling the game Read More »