Monday, March 31, 2014

Just Stand Up

"Just Stand Up" was first published in this blog on October 18, 2013.

 
 

If you are drowning in your own life, please stand up.  People need you.

 
It IS All In Your Head.
 
Cindy

 



Friday, March 28, 2014

Revolution



Don't call yourself discouraged anymore...it is no longer your name.   

~Jaachynma N.E. Agu


When you are feeling like you are nothing...like you don't matter...like you are invisible...like nothing you ever do is worthwhile...it is time to REVOLT! 

You are a beautiful person who does matter.  You are not invisible, and you have many accomplishments of which you can be proud.  Acknowledge your own beauty and everything about yourself.

Start a revolution in your head.  Instead of filling it with negativity, look for all the good things you do and all the wonderful things you are.  See the blackness being swept out from inside you and replace it with a glowing white light.  See and feel the white light filling your whole body...top to bottom.  You are awesome!

It IS All In Your Head!

Cindy Kozak
cakozak88@gmail.com



Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Genes vs. Perception



The moment you change your perception is the moment you rewrite the chemistry of your body.

Learning how to harness your mind to promote growth is the secret of life.

~~Bruce Lipton (author of The Biology of Belief)

 
Your genes are not your destiny, they are merely a blueprint of what could happen.  When  you change your perception of your life and the world in which you live, you will change your own chemistry. 
 
It IS All In Your Head!
 
Cindy

Monday, March 24, 2014

Friday, March 21, 2014

Self-Disclosure



I found this on Facebook and it resonated with me.  So many of us suffer in silence thinking that we are the only ones who think, feel or believe a certain way. 

If more people would open up about who they really are, maybe there wouldn't be so much sadness in the world.  If you have experienced things that you try to push down inside of  you, perhaps bringing them into the light would be cathartic for you and make someone else realize they are not alone.

It IS All In Your Head! 

Cindy
cakozak88@gmail.com

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The Chauffeur


This "chauffeur" has endless patience...so far.


Now that my husband is home from the hospital, he can't drive for 6 weeks.  Yikes!  I had no idea how many places he travels daily.  There's bowling 3 times per week...he can't bowl now, but he goes to support his team (and receive support from them).  An avid coupon-clipper, he does his "drugstore runs" every week.  Then there are his St. Vincent DePaul and other church activities. 

Because he can't drive, I have become his "chauffeur".  Luckily two of his bowling days are covered by teammates...bless them.  I get him to the bowling alley on the third day, and someone else brings him home.  Because walking is part of his recovery plan, I drive to the mall daily where we walk for about 90 minutes.  Last week he looked at me hopefully and said "You know, I have lunch at Friday's every Wednesday."  How could I turn him down?  His activities are in addition to my own weekly schedule.  I may need a bigger calendar.

The biggest problem with being the chauffeur is my passenger who has a difficult time relinquishing control of the car to me.  "Why are you turning here?"  "It's faster if you go this way."  "The other lane has fewer potholes."  I get many opportunities to practice deep breathing, which is a good thing. 

Our marriage survived us both quitting cigarettes at the same time...I'm optimistic it will survive this too.


It IS All In Your Head!

Cindy
cakozak88@gmail.com


Monday, March 17, 2014

In One Instant...




God's plans for your life far exceed the circumstances of your day.

~~Louie Giglio


Don't you hate it when your life is humming along quite nicely and...suddenly...BAM!...everything goes off track.  That's what happened to me a few weeks ago.  Life was good, then...not so much.

My husband began having episodes of slurred speech.  The third time it happened, we called 911.  A CT scan showed it wasn't a stroke...what a relief.  But he had a subdural hematoma...doctor-speak for a brain bleed.  He fell and hit his head on the ice about 8 weeks before, and that was likely the cause.  Luckily, the blood was old, so the bleeding had stopped.

After surgery to drain the blood, his surgeon said he expects 100% recovery, and so do we.  We are indeed fortunate that the surgery was successful and my husband is home. 

The moral of this story is...if you fall and hit your head, do not hesitate to go the emergency room for a checkup.  My husband had no headaches and the only symptom, slurred speech, didn't occur until 8 weeks after the fall.  He was lucky.  But that's not always the case.

It IS All In Your Head!


Cindy
cakozak88@gmail.com







Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Mind Power




We all live on the same planet.  We all live in different worlds.


I have been listening to the audiobook version of The Biology of Belief by Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D., and I have to say it confirms what I have believed for many years (hence the name of this blog) the mind is powerful.  Your mind and body do not work separately...they are in tandem.  The most interesting fact Dr. Lipton presents is that your thoughts can create an illness or a healing. 

Below is a link to a conversation between Bruce Lipton and Wayne Dyer discussing how your perceptions impact your body.  It is fascinating, and it may have you thinking more carefully about what you think.

Wayne Dyer and Bruce Lipton


It IS All In Your Head!

Cindy
cakozak88@gmail.com

Monday, March 3, 2014

Moments of Choosing



There are moments when one has to choose between living one's own life, full, entirely, completely -- or dragging out some false, shallow, degrading existence that the world in its hypocrisy demands. 

You have that moment now.  Choose!

~~Oscar Wilde

 
 
Choose Wisely because...
 
It IS All In Your Head!
 
Cindy