Inquiry: Children spend too much time at computers and watching TV – is it true?

Most parents seem to believe some version of this, and I certainly have my moments. But a few things have led me to wonder about this recently. First of all, if a  belief causes me stress (and this one definitely does) then it’s worth investigating. And secondly, someone told me recently about a woman who is now in her eighties, and …

Inquiry: Parents should always be consistent – Is it true?

I haven’t updated this blog for a long time for several reasons. First of all, over at HubPages, where I write as Melovy, I have been busy learning how to better optimize my writing for search engines. Meanwhile my kids have been growing into teenagers and they are not so keen to share the foibles of our family life. I believe …

So Simple a Child Can Teach It

On the Sedona Method 4-in-1 Audio course a woman asks Hale Dwoskin how to introduce The Sedona Method to her kids and he recommends that with children the best thing to do is live it, and that even more than what you do children look at what you’re being.  Hale goes on to say that many parents artificially try to …

Combining The Work and The Sedona Method

As well as continuing to use The Work to inquire into the stressful thoughts and beliefs that come visiting, for  a year or two now, I have also been using The Sedona Method, and because it has become a huge part of my life it seems time to write a post about it. I’ve written before about the difficulties many …

Gratitude and Guilt

Since you’re reading this there’s a good chance you also read personal development blogs and books. If so, you will probably have read that feeling gratitude is essential to finding happiness. It makes sense: there is nothing quite so joyful as feeling waves of gratitude pass through you, and there is little more painful than feeling consumed by resentment. One way …

Walking Together

It’s been a long, long time since I posted anything on this blog. There are reasons, including travel, illness in my extended family and in myself, the death of a friend… and yet, none of those is really the reason. I haven’t exactly had writer’s block, since I’ve filled journals and worked on some fiction, but I’ve probably had something …

Just For Fun

This post is a bit of fun, but it does also show how easy it is to believe total lies!! Inquiry: The Cat Is Out Is it true? Yes. Do you absolutely know it’s true? No. How do you react when you think that thought? When I believe the cat is out I go to the door and call. I …

Are We Ill At Ease With Illness?

The girls have both been ill lately, and one or the other has been off school for weeks, which is largely the reason it’s taken me so long to post.  I find it fascinating to notice the mass of contradictory beliefs in society, and in me, connected to illness. Western cultures seem to believe that we have to fight illnesses, …

Trusting the Process

The school holidays slipped by and I barely got near my computer. I have checked e-mails, and written a few, I’ve ordered flippers for Lolo, who has now joined the swimming club LB is already in, but what I haven’t done is find time to write a post for this blog. I (mostly) need time to write, or so I …