Tuesday, November 8, 2016


I often envy those that can remain CALM in any situation that is thrown them. How do they do it and not allow others hyper-ness or negativity distill their sense of calm? 

For many years my reaction to situations I could not control or the added pressure of life circumstances was to become anxious and tense. Overtime through different human relationships and reading about what meditation can do for your mind, body and soul I began “practicing” it on a daily basis. Once meditation became a habit and I was able to invoke deep breathing practices even with my eyes open while tending to the situation at hand, my inner self has become calmer with a step by step reaction to most situations. 

By taking a proactive approach of small steps rather than focusing on the big picture, I’m able to dissect most situations with a sense of calm. Not to say I didn’t have my moments. 

I am a true believer of meditation and prayer to invoke a sense of calm in one’s life and highly recommend you giving it a chance. After 20 plus days of focusing on a sense of calm, it will become a habit you will cherish. 

I’d enjoy hearing what you do to invoke calmness to your daily life. Thanks for visiting!


Best wishes,
Donna M. McDine
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  1. I knit. It really helps me relax to see something created row by row. When I get stressed, my body decides to act up, so I try not to sweat what I can't control.

  2. Good morning Patricia, my grandmother was a knitter. She made the most beautiful pieces. I glad to hear you have an outlet to destress. It's so important to listen to our bodies and take some downtime. Best, Donna

  3. Prayer keeps me calm. Knowing God is in charge and He wins in the end means I really don't have to worry.
    Good to hear from you, Donna!

    1. Amen! Especially in these turbulent times!

  4. In theory, I read; however, there hasn't been much time for that lately. I've often thought of meditation but am not sure I can stay that calm:) I do try to hop on the treadmill a few times a week and that helps.

    1. Exercise is key for me too! I truly believe whatever it takes to remain calm we need to make time for it!


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