MarieTrout

Walking through the blues.

When it Rains it Pours – Personal and Spiritual Practice in the Face of Adversity

Posted on July, 6th 2013 by Marie

    This is my second attempt at writing this post… the first one was eaten up by the software-updating gods at wordpress.org. It happened after I had spent hours on refining it and getting it just right…. From now on I am writing in Microsoft word and cutting and pasting into my blog…. Lesson ...

Judgment Daze

Posted on April, 10th 2013 by Marie

... So often we do this: We judge others! I certainly have thoughts on a regular basis that sound something like this: -"That guy looks so mean" -"She's so full of herself" - "I bet you are angry with me right now" We do it all the time: We tell each other and ourselves our stories - ...

“Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone…. That Is Where The Magic Happens!”

Posted on January, 25th 2013 by Marie

Here is my morning reality: It is 6 AM, I am fifty years old I bend my body in all sorts of very unnatural positions while listening to a militant voice that insists that I need to "breathe normally", while the sweat drips into my eyes, my knees shake and the supposed "firm grip" I am attempting slips miserably. ...

Energy Vampires – Holiday Style

Posted on December, 28th 2012 by Marie

You know those people.... they drain you of your life force and zap your energy. Just spending a few minutes in their company is sometimes enough to make you feel tired. They may even make you feel bad about yourself, your family, etc. The tactics of energy vampires fall in different categories. If one tactic doesn't work, ...

“I Never Get What I Want”

Posted on July, 28th 2012 by Marie

 - "You are always late !" - "I am always the last to know!" - "You never listen to me!" Do you recognize this way of communicating? You probably know a few "Always and Never" people. You might even occasionally use this kind of black and white language yourself. We all feel the need for strong and powerful ...

Grass Always Greener Where?

Posted on January, 3rd 2012 by Marie

     You know these people: There is never anything good about the situation in which they happen to be in presently. It will always be better when......or it would be better if only.... or they can't wait until.......They move around in their life looking either forward to things or reminiscing over events from the past. They exist in a ...

Are you a Professional Energy Waster?

Posted on October, 18th 2011 by Marie

     So many of us do  it... We walk around unconsciously wasting our time and energy on things we don't even want to do. We live in the world of "have to". We plug away working ever harder, and it seems we get less and less done.     When we live life in a state of not ...

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