RHS -Dorothy O’Keefe-Diana will be the keynote speaker ok 3-30-17 at Randolph High School in Randolph, NJ. There will be a panel to addresse issueson substance abuse disorder and other issues that can be associated with substance use- such as inappropriate use of technology, use of pain treatments, legal aspects and hopefully a parent of a child that has gone through watching him or her struggle with the disease of addiction. The presentation program will ne form 7:00-9:00 pm in the media room center
7:00-7:15 Welcome and refreshments
7:15-8:00 Dorothy O’Keefe-Diana
8:00-8:30 Panelists s discussion
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I choose peace
Money comes to me easily
Love is everywhere
I love and approve of myself—I trust the process of life. I am safe.
It is safe to feel
Feelings are normal and acceptable
I trust the process of life. All I need is always taken care of. I am safe.
I only create peaceful experiences because I love myself. All is well.
I nourish myself with spiritual food and I am satisfied and free.
I relax and let life flow through me with ease.
I am peaceful with life.
I release all that is unlike love and joy in my mind. I move from the past into the new, fresh and vital..
I digest life with ease
Everything I need to know is revealed to me.
Everything I need comes to me.
All is well in my life.
I follow my bliss.
I attract like- minded people to myself.
What God has done for others, He now does for me and more.
I am growing in wealth and wisdom every day.
When I am able to let go of my problem,_________________, I shall have instant manifestation
Divine Love floods my consciousness with health, and every cell in my body is filled with light.
I bless the past ad forget it. I bless the future, knowing it has in store for me endless joys. I live fully in the Now.
Mindfulness is “awareness” without judgment of what is through a direct and immediate experience.” You are being mindful when: You eat dessert and notice every flavor you are tasting, instead of eating the dessert while having a conversation and looking around the room to see who you know. If you are being mindful, you are not thinking about “is it good or bad to have dessert?” You’re just really having dessert.
Having gotten free of your anxiety or self-consciousness, you dance to music and experience every note, instead of wondering if you look graceful or foolish.
Thinking about someone you love or someone you hate, you pay attention to exactly what your love or your hate feels like. You’re not caught up in justifying the love or hate to yourself; your are just diving into the experience, with full awareness that you are diving in.
If you stop to think about it, you will realize that very few of us devote ourselves to living mindfully, meeting each moment of life as it presents itself, with full awareness, letting our judgements fall away. Instead we do things automatically, without noticing what we are doing. We churn out judgments about ourselves and others. We regularly do two three or five things at once. We frequently get so caught up in our thoughts and feelings about the past and future we are lost in them, disconnecting from what is happening right now in front of us.
We also live without awareness because living with full awareness is very painful. We avoid painful thoughts, feelings and situations when we are afraid or angry or ashamed or sad because we convinced ourselves that we cant’ do anything to change them AND e are convinced we cant stand to live with them.
To summarize mindfulness is awareness, without judgement, of life as it is, yourself as you are, other people as they are, in the here and now, through direct and immediate experience. When you are mindful you are awake to life on its terms-fully alive to each moment as it arrives, as it is, and as it ends.
Exert from Cindy Sanderson, Ph.D article- Mindfulness for Clients, Friends, and Family Members.
Living Mindfully -Freeing the Heart-the Path to Peace
Resentment closes the heart
Makes you blind to the good
Keeps you frozen and small
Creates very strong walls
Every time you dwell on the pain
Salt pours into the wound
The walls around the heart grow stronger
Your world gets smaller
The mind is encased in poison
And as you look out at the world
It is tainted by blame and hurt
Opening the hear is risky
It’s an invitation to heal
Bringing compassion into the heart space
Call the presence of love and understanding
Set boundaries that offer respect for you
It’s risky because….
You become vulnerable to hurt
You also open to joy laughter, passion
The choice is yours.
Or stay down, alone and wounded…
Which do you choose? Author –C Ricardo