SANGUINE

Word of the Day Challenge

The Word of the Day is Sanguine

sanguine/ˈsaŋɡwɪn/

adjective
  1. 1.
    optimistic or positive, especially in an apparently bad or difficult situation.
    “he is sanguine about prospects for the global economy”

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RDP Wednesday – EVIDENCE

Our prompt for today is “evidence”.

Compose a post on your interpretation of “evidence”. Tell us what the prompt means to you in words or pictures. You know the rules. Use “ragtag daily prompt” , “RDP” , and “evidence” as tags. Add “photo” if you’re sharing a picture, as specific tags make your posts easier for fellow bloggers to find you. Pingback your posts to this page or copy-paste your links in the comment thread here. And while you’re around, browse through the other posts bloggers have worked on.

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Three Things Challenge #61

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Welcome again to the Three Things Challenge. Every day I’ll post three seemingly unconnected things that will hopefully set your mind working.
You can use 3TC, #threethingschallenge or TTC as a tag and any of the logos too if you’d like.
You don’t have to use all three words if you don’t want to, simply read the prompt and see what it brings to mind. There are no restrictions on length, style, genre, or anything apart from keep it family friendly.
Invite us along by creating a pingback to this post and leaving a link in the comments so that other people can read your writings and I’ll see it to respond to you directly.
Just a reminder that the Challenge goes out at 6.30am UK time and pingbacks have to be approved manually and so might not show immediately if I’m late accessing my blog.

Above all, the idea…

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Marie Kondo Opens An Online Store – Full Of Junk — Widdershins Worlds

Tasteful junk, I’m sure, but does anyone else find this, at the very least, ironic? For those who haven’t heard of Marie Kondo, she’s an ‘organizing guru’ who advocates getting rid of stuff around you that doesn’t give you joy. (here’s her bio from Wikipedia) I present for your perusal the first two items on […]

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Halle Berry breaks her silence after production of injured stops is Bruised ’ — Archynetys

“canvas-us can-text Mb (0) – mt (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm” type “text” content “Halle BerryS & nbsp;injury& nbsp; and you’re done Boiled She may have gone down but she is far apart. “data-reactid =” 15 “> Halle Berry when you did Boiled she may have gone down but she is far from…

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Famitsu: Sakurai discussed Smash Ultimate surpassing Street Fighter II to become the best-selling fighting game ever — My Nintendo News

This week’s issue of Famitsu contained Masahiro Sakurai’s 592nd column. In it, Sakurai talked about the recent news that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate had become the best-selling fighting game ever. This accomplishment previously belonged to Street Fighter II. Sakurai said that Japan considers Smash an action game. Despite Smash Ultimate’s achievement, Sakurai says that he […]

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The Washington Post: Wild Card | Why this orthopedic surgeon insists women should ‘sit like a man’ — Adventures and Musings of an Arch Druidess

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/wellness/why-this-orthopedic-surgeon-insists-women-should-sit-like-a-man/2019/11/18/1fd10296-0576-11ea-b17d-8b867891d39d_story.html

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Common Mindfulness Questions Answered

Mindfulness is a hot topic right now and for a good reason. Mindfulness has been shown to have a range of benefits and can improve your physical, mental and emotional health. Whether you want to practice mindfulness to help you deal better with stress or to help you live a more positive life, you’re likely to have lots of questions.

Here are some answers to the most common questions people have about mindfulness.

 

  • How do I do it?

 

The short answer is that you can practice mindfulness and meditation in the way that suits you best. Some people enjoy traditional meditation, sitting in silence on a cushion. Other people use guided meditations on their smartphones or computers. It’s important to integrate mindfulness into your everyday activities, taking the time be genuinely aware of the present moment. You can even practice mindful walking. The best way to practice mindfulness is the way that feels right to you.

 

  • How do I breathe properly?

 

You may feel like you should force your breath into some pattern or control it in some way, such as trying to slow it down. But that’s not necessary. It’s best just to feel and experience your breath. As you begin to relax, your breathing will naturally slow down and regulate on its own. Try not to judge yourself for not doing it ‘right.’ Don’t try to control or channel your breath, just keep observing and allowing. Simply let the breath breathe you.

 

  • How do I stop my mind wandering?

 

If you find a way, let me know! It’s natural for your mind to wander or be distracted. Our mind thinks. That’s just what it does. Even highly-experienced mindfulness practitioners have wandering minds! Everyone does!

Most of us spend our days worrying about the future or brooding over the past. We don’t often stay in the present, but it is the way to inner peace and calm. Be kind to yourself and don’t judge your mind for falling back into familiar patterns of thinking. Bring your attention back to the present and use your breath to keep bringing your attention back to focus on the here and now. 

 

  • How do I find the time for mindfulness?

 

This one’s easy! You don’t have to set aside special time to bring mindfulness into your life. In fact, you can enhance your formal meditation time by integrating mindfulness practice wherever you are. You can use these prompts throughout the day to return your attention to the present moment and take some deep conscious breaths:

  • In the shower
  • During your daily commute
  • Waiting in line, or for an elevator, or for a meeting to start
  • Before you start your car
  • While you’re booting up your computer or opening your inbox
  • While you’re waiting for your coffee
  • Before answering the phone

Take advantage of all these ‘lost moments’ in your day to turn them into mindful moments!