FOOD FOR THOUGHT, Ann’s Blog

Father’s Day- A True Townie

I hope you’ll forgive me a bit of nostalgic rambling as we approach Father’s Day. Some of you may also find yourself joining me in a bit of sentimentality, whether your dad is still here or has left this plane of existence.… Read More

Gratitude Found

One more week on this theme of “let the feelings flow through.”  I find that I was given the opportunity again this week to practice the principle! It’s been an extremely frustrating week. I’d planned to leave early in the morning to be at my destination by evening.… Read More

A Joyful Noise

Last time, I shared the sadness and anger that came up for me when I learned that our much beloved pastor will be leaving after fifteen years at UCC Norwell. Blessedly, I was able to allow myself to feel those emotions and let them flow through me, rather than denying them or pushing them down deep inside where they would surely fester like an infected wound.… Read More

Letting Emotions Flow Through

I’ve had a real opportunity to practice what I preach about feeling emotions and letting them flow through me rather than allowing them to remain trapped within me, like emotional cement that weighs me down and keeps me from moving forward in life.… Read More

The Power of Positive Thinking

The Power of Positive Thinking was written in 1952 by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, one of the most influential clergyman of his time (1898-1993). It’s such a simple and effective premise, that positive thinking creates a positive life, and yet it can be so difficult to live in this mindset.… Read More

More Reframing

Last time I shared with you the concept of reframing: a way of changing the way you look at something, thereby changing your experience of it. A poignant example of reframing came to me last week as the Easter Story came into focus.… Read More

Re-Framing

  reprinted from Ann’s  3-26-2015 Scituate Mariner Column I want to share a concept with you this week that I had an opportunity to practice last week.  It was a good reminder for me, and a concept I share it often with folks I work with. … Read More

Spring-New Beginnings

reprinted from Ann’s 3-12-2015 Scituate Mariner Column Moving toward spring, at least according to the calendar, and looking forward to the deep snow becoming a distant memory, I’d like to make three suggestions for new beginnings.   Let’s leave this challenging winter behind, as best we can, buy adopting a few positive, or high vibration energy practices.… Read More

Hang In There

reprinted from Ann’s 2-26-2015 Scituate Mariner Column For many of us, the past few weeks have stretched our patience very thin. I confess I’ve had a cranky day or two! Have you? Yes, I think all of us in this area have had enough of this weather, and feel we just can’t shovel the car out one more time, are looking at the icicles and ice dams and just praying they don’t cause leaks, if they haven’t already.… Read More

Love Yourself!

reprinted from Ann’s 2-12-2015 Scituate Mariner Column This week, as Valentine’s Day brings our focus to love, I hope you’ll focus some of that love toward yourself!  Not in a narcissistic or self-aggrandizing sense but in a genuine, heartfelt way. How well do you love yourself?… Read More

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