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  • Hi Margo, sorry to hear you are experiencing such a hard time right now. Each person experiences calm in their own way. What brings you joy? How could you make time to experience more of whatever your answer is into your life? This is said with much love, but your words seem filled with anger and that in itself can be an emotion that blocks our…Read More
  • Hi Beatrice, I am so pleased you found this article helpful. Retirement can often bring a feeling of the loss of purpose and that in itself can cause stress. Enjoy the time you have to just BE now that you're retired and do some things you love which make you feel good now you have the time. Linda x
  • Thanks Bronwyn. I always feel calm is more achievable when we find practical ways to create the space for it rather than just the mindset. Linda x
  • Hi Sheela, Setting strong boundaries and “protecting” my calm has been a huge part of me being able to experience less stress. The quote “Never let the behaviour of others destroy your inner peace” comes to mind. I'm glad you enjoy my articles. Thank you for taking the time to read. Linda x
  • Calm is a feeling we often crave but also often forget we can consciously create for ourselves.

    It’s the antidote to stress, overwhelm, anxiety and anger. It’s the stillness in a busy world. It’s the quiet […]

    5 Steps To Experiencing More Calm And Less Stress

    Calm is a feeling we often crave but also often forget we can consciously create for ourselves. It’s the antidote to stress, overwhelm, anxiety and anger. It’s the stillness in a busy world. It’s the quiet of mind after a...

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    • Thank you for your wonderful article and advice.
      I am retired and still feel stressed because one does not know what to expect anymore in our world.
      It helps me to pray and meditate.
      You reminded me the world will not end because of mistakes one makes….
      Thank you once again for your helpful insight into relieving stress in our daily lives.

      • Hi Beatrice, I am so pleased you found this article helpful. Retirement can often bring a feeling of the loss of purpose and that in itself can cause stress. Enjoy the time you have to just BE now that you're retired and do some things you love which make you feel good now you have the time. Linda x

    • Great article – very reality-based. Good reminder that calm is within our grasp, and is achievable.

      • Thanks Bronwyn. I always feel calm is more achievable when we find practical ways to create the space for it rather than just the mindset. Linda x

    • Thank you so much for sharing. 💕

    • most of us the in the modern times busy with their work so that they even forget what is rest and calmness. if the mind that is calm will be much more productive and body active . it is essential to keep our mind at certain level of peaceful level
      this article may help to have certain level of calmness .thank you.

    • Hi Sheela, Setting strong boundaries and “protecting” my calm has been a huge part of me being able to experience less stress. The quote “Never let the behaviour of others destroy your inner peace” comes to mind. I'm glad you enjoy my articles. Thank you for taking the time to read. Linda x

    • Trying to find calm in my environment with my neighbours is most definitely a challenge. I’ve tried everything. Incense, candles, medication, thought control, trying to ignore them, trying to keep busy, going to my gym classes, the list goes on. I’ve tried Mindfulness, and other techniques to deal with this ongoing issue and evil intimidation from two lower mentality “ humans”. I’m not sure why everyone thinks that sitting reading a book is the ideal passtime for everyone, I can’t stand reading books. But I find other ways to try and focus my attention. I’m always aware of the banging doors and noisy background though, which disturbs my focus. I end up feeling quite depressed. I would love to find that inner calm and to be able to block out the World, but I’m in the wrong place. No one wants to help. I’m also unable to have meaningful conversations with anyone. I’m on my own. I have a morning routine, there isn’t much nature in my area. I wouldn’t get peace to enjoy it anyway. Those tips are helpful enough, but they’ve all been suggested a million times before and are pretty general. They provide a canvas to work on, just adjusting where necessary. It takes a heck of a lot to find calm and peace in some people’s lives. I have to get up very early, or stay up very late to get peace from downstairs and to be alone with my thoughts. I like the sound of the sea, or traffic in the distance, I like my phone, so I’m not banishing it from my bedroom when it’s people who cause me more grief than my technology. Some of those are Feng Shui tips, and I imagine they might work for some, but I find that people go back to their old ways after trying those things. Being on my phone actually helps me to wind down, and then I know it’s time to go to sleep. That’s just my way, it’s not as easy as it looks. It depends on a lot more, but it’s a helpful article. We all need a bit of help. Thank you

      • Hi Margo, sorry to hear you are experiencing such a hard time right now. Each person experiences calm in their own way. What brings you joy? How could you make time to experience more of whatever your answer is into your life? This is said with much love, but your words seem filled with anger and that in itself can be an emotion that blocks our ability to experience calm. I have experienced homelessness in my early 20's as a single parent of a young daughter and lived in an area that I did not find peaceful either. My first step to getting myself out of there was to shift my focus from everything I did not like about it to all the things I was grateful for about the situation. Perhaps this would be a good place for you to start? What are the positives of where you live? For starters you have a roof over your head, which is something many don't have in life. Do you have things around you in your home that bring you a sense of peace and calm? House plants are a great way to bring nature into your home if you don't have much access to natural outdoor spaces to enjoy. They also help improve the air quality in your home and calm help promote better sleep, something which really helps us reduce stress. Use your phone to find groups on Facebook that will give you positive people to have meaningful conversations with, there are lots out there. For this reason, our phones can in fact be very helpful in assisting us to find more calm by connecting us with people who can support us on our life journey. Wishing you well on your road to finding more peace and calm and sending love to you from Scotland. Linda x

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    • ….And my Monday was ok. Thank you. Challenging, as usual, like every day. I was helping my Father. Trying to overcome neighbour issues, saw another neighbour on my way to town, who pretended she didn’t see me but I kept shouting her until she turned round. I got through it, let’s say. Thank you

    • Love this article and these suggestions Linda! What beautiful reminders of the calm that is within reach. Gratitude for the bright light shining from your words. xo

    • This is such a wonderful article.. I loved the candle idea..Haven't tried one yet.. Thank you for sharing <3

    • Always more calm! Thank you.. Had to share

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    5 STEPS TO EXPERIENCING MORE CALM AND LESS STRESS.

    Calm is a feeling we often crave but also often forget we can consciously create for ourselves.

    It’s the antidote to stress, overwhelm, anxiety and anger. It’s the stillness in a busy world. It’s the quiet of mind after a long day of thinking. It’s moments in life where no irritat…Read More

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  • Excellent article Sarah. Thank you! 😊
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    It is often said that the physical clutter we surround ourselves with is an external representation of what is going on in our mind.
    I have found that to be very true for me many times. When my emotions become […]

    What to Do If You Are Buried Alive in Clutter

    It is often said that the physical clutter we surround ourselves with is an external representation of what is going on in our mind. I have found that to be very true for me many times. When my emotions become...

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    • Linda, Thank you for this insight. It is so true. Hoarders tend to have a lot of emotional baggage that they have been unwilling or fearful of unloading.

    • I really enjoyed your article, I could relate to it so much. I am very bad at keeping things longer than I should. I am determined to rid my home of the items that have took up space longer than they should have. I know I will feel so much better when I can actually see some space around my home, when every shelf is not filled to capacity.. Thank you so much for your thoughts..

    • Nice and inspiring article.. Sweet Linda pollock 💖💐The ways you described to be free of the clutter we usually irritate to be in..are remarkable.. I do use some of the techniques to be relaxxx..and calm…to ease my mind ,body and Soul.. to work on with Zeal and zest ..and remember only the healthy notes..happy..and active creative minds tendency to cope up my daily routines…As much we have peace in ourselves we can do a lot good and can do more work…with courage..happiness and Stamina…Life is lead with happiness..balance..and courage to achieve the best ..and we should have some purpose to lead it…and that demands..our ful concentration.. energy..time.
      attention…and be loving for wht we are devoting our life for…It can be done with harmony and self peace.. So you are quite right that we have to be out of any clutter that makes us disturbed.. we should know the Art to make our time worth living.. We should love our selves.. we should have faith in wht we are doing..and we should struggle ,struggle..and struggle to the utmost to get the best results..These kind of thoughts can raise healthy.. active..loving..caring.. compassionate individuals to work in all spheres of life with more positive..energy..Stamina ..healthy..mind ..soul and body..This leads to çreat a world of peace.. love..harmony.. and active people who can bring good positive changes in day to day life .can prove useful for the Society ..Amen

    • very helpful and insightful article many thanks

    • I found this article extremely helpful and reassuring as just today I decided to remove all the things off the bed in the spare bedroom where my son will soon be sleeping by removing one box each day to clear it all off. I managed to clear three boxes today and I surprised myself. Also, I went through all the medicine I had sitting out on my kitchen counter and arranged my small cubboard so they could be put away there out of site in an orderly fashion. I put the pills I haven't been using on the higher shelf and therefore made room for the ones I presently take everyday. I realize I still have some decluttering to do which I will continue to work on. Thank you for this article. It does really clear one's mind from chaotic and negative thoughts by freeing the space and clutter around oneself.

    • I really enjoyed your wonderful advice Miss Linda!!! If we follow your advice I am positive we are going to feel liberated!!! Today I am in a big mess and my brain is filled with very dark fog, making me very crazy!!! Today the weather in Montreal is terrible!!! The sky is full of dark grey clouds, it feels like 29 degrees celcius and the humidity is 75%!!! I thought by listening to some bouzouki songs would clear the clutter but no such luck!!! Then I discovered the magic solution, air conditioning or a swim in a lake!!! Thank you for this amazing article!!!
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    • Thank you Linda
      Yes it feels so good getting rid of unwanted things. Things that are no longer needed. Xxx

    • Love this article thank you so much for sharing however my house is covered in paperwork as I'm going to court very soon this has helped me in many ways god bless you both xx

    • Wow this was such a powerful article. I really loved everything you said about decluttering especially the EFT technique of requiring our brain. Thank you so much for sharing !

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    Making self-care a priority in your life is vital to you experiencing joy, happiness and fulfilment.
    Being responsible for your own thoughts, feelings, and reactions to situations, is the best way to empower […]

    Your Well-Being is Your Responsibility

    Making self-care a priority in your life is vital to you experiencing joy, happiness and fulfilment. Being responsible for your own thoughts, feelings, and reactions to situations, is the best way to empower yourself in the present moment. It can...

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    • These are great self-care tips and ideas. I know for myself spending time walking in nature or even sitting and watching and taking it all in is helpful for me. I am beginning to create daily routines and exercising more. Thank you for sharing these tips to create more joy and peace in our lives.

    • Very good article and thank you again for sending or sharing it. I go for nature walks often,eat vegetables and fruits,use different fragrances(one is lavendar),get creative ect.,read,listen to relaxing music at times,sit in the sun sometimes and listen to nature,make fruit smoothies,try to keep rooms clutter free , soothe and lotion skin,drink lemon water and water ect…Thank you and best wishes to all..big hugs..

    • Incredible Advice!!! I loooooveeee every single One!!! My favourite is Nature, and although Canada 🇨🇦 is a spectacular place, the heavy winter is tough, when the sun is absent, it’s more difficult to cope!!! The Winter is wonderful, but I get more depressed and I must admit very crazy at times!!! The Sun 🌞 calms me down!!! When I can see the moon and a clear sky fool of stars, that to me is the most soothing therapy in the world!!! Of course lovely Linda All your recommendations have equal Value!!! Thank you for your great wisdom!!!🏆🏆🏆🏆🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇🥇❤️❤️❤️💗🌸😇🙏🦋💕🌹

    • Linda pollock..❤💐Thanks a lot for Sharing an inspiring beautiful article that our well being is our responsibility…As much we are aware of our own self worth…our own…passions.. our own instincts..our own desires..our own weaknesses..our own qualities…we do best for our inner Soul..ease of mind and body…and this need real courage to be our own best friend.. our own self lover…then have to practice…managing time for own selves….Unless we are More..Stable..more happy..more Patient..more cool..and calm…more resistable,we can't do perform our duties and responsibilities well..and in harmony…And as we all are bound to take care of others..so for that inner peace…stability.. hard work…posituve loving attitude and behaviours..are essential.we have to live our lives..with positive energies..and we have to transfer our energies for good positive purposes…So Start loving your self.. and focus in your own pririorities..your needs..and wellbeing..manage time for your self.. work hard..but take rest too….and be a loving caring…happy person.. that all need..all are inspired….Live a life of purpose…and lòve and compassion.. ❤💐Amen

    • Thanks so much for sharing these. I need to create some calming rituals

    • I have got time to prioritise my well-being, but I don’t always do it to the extent I feel I need to. It comes in bursts of enthusiasm. I decide to give myself a shake and smarten up. I’m on my own, so I have no excuse. Yet, I have lots of stressful and worrying issues. I mostly go to my fitness classes, take care of my skin, hair, general health. I’m trying to eat properly, and sleep in my bed, not on the chair. I’m not as good at taking care of myself as I used to.Im not too happy with myself right now. My life is upside down, mostly other people causing me stress, or money worries, neighbour issues, eating and sleeping issues etc etc. My hair needs done, and I need to cut down on chocolate. I’ve lost my confidence due to an abusive Father, and I always dress in black. I don’t have any purpose in life, and I’m pretty alone at times. This can lead me into moods where I don’t care about life. I feel no one cares. It’s easy to lapse into a depression and hide away. I try to look after my well-being though, it’s just sometimes a struggle due to external forces at work and depression or lack of purpose. I have high standards though, so even when I lapse, it’s in my eyes, how I imagine I should look and feel. Others might think I’m ok. I know I’m not. Take care everyone. If we have to function, we might as well do it well for our own benefit. I’m not sure if anyone else suffers from feeling guilty about looking after themselves? If I get a good sleep or eat a good salad, I feel guilty. I feel guilty for putting myself ahead of others. Maybe that’s an issue for another day.

    • love;y .. thx for sharing…

    • I have had a bad habit of spending time on my computer too much and not even realize 4 hours have fast. I got so bad that I would stay up all night and not even sleep. I eventually starting having alot of falls and passing out until I finally fell on Christmas morning and broke my arm, so since then I rarely do that anymore. I try to make sure I get at least 7-8 hours a night and I do feel better now.. I live alone and I like talking to people on facebook, reading quotes and poems until it took up over half my life. I am hoping to limit myself to a couple of hours a day on my computer and try to do more constructive things with my time.

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