Category Archives: Japanese Psychology: Morita and Naikan Therapies

Live Fully Now

HOW TO MAXIMIZE YOUR POTENTIAL – On-line course coming soon! Carol O'Dowd and Bridget Lambert, will be offering an on-line  course teaching skills to help maximize your potential and awaken to the opportunities present in your life.   The course … Continue reading

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A Natural Approach to Mental Wellness – A Book Review

This courageous book takes on the establishment norms of talk therapy and pharmacology and offers a simple, natural and clear alternative to achieving good Mental Health. Instead of the old worn paths of focusing on our problems, Gregg Krech talks about the 4 … Continue reading

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Satisfaction in Performing a Simple Task

There is real satisfaction in doing a simple task tastefully – David K Reynolds For my morning reading I came across one of David K Reynolds books ‘Pools of Lodging for the Moon” and thought this observation from his book … Continue reading

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The Perfection Trap

In the Merriam Webster dictionary the word perfection is described as “an unsurpassable degree of accuracy or excellence.” Many people find themselves caught in this trap and instead of making progress; one can feel stuck, and unable to take the … Continue reading

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Focus On What you Can Control

Sometimes in life we can waste a lot of time and energy focusing on things that are beyond our control, such as the weather, traffic, someone else's behavior. Imagine how powerful you would be if you learnt how to focus your … Continue reading

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Just Pay Attention!

Each one of us has the potential to lead a richer and more meaningful life and the simplest way to do this is to learn to pay attention! Just pay attention! This may sound easy but this is a skill … Continue reading

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Unwrapping Life’s Gifts

I have just finished decorating the Christmas tree, a tradition I have enjoyed for many years. As each year passes, I am reminded of the many blessings I have received. Each ornament tells a special story, a decoration from our … Continue reading

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Living Life Fully with Passion and Purpose – Learning to take Action!

  “It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.” ~Confucius     My Mom always used to say as I left for school in the morning; “Remember to make the very most of … Continue reading

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How to Stop the Churning Mind – The Practice of Mindfulness

“Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.”                                              ~Thich Nhat Hanh   If we look honestly at most of our lives, it is easy to see how truly difficult it is to … Continue reading

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