Sunday, August 31, 2014


“It always struck me in years after how bizarre it was, how two people could look at one another with such tenderness and complete love, and how quickly that could dissolve into nothing but bitterness.”

Hannah Harrington, Saving June

“To my sweet daughter,

If you ever begin to wonder if he is the one, ask yourself:

Does his laughter warm your body from the inside out? He knows that when you say two scoops you really mean three, right? Do you dance in his living room while drinking cheap wine? I hope so, and I hope you’re both drunk and terrible and laughing so hard you cry. Does he tell you how beautiful you are, and if yes, does he say it when the morning light falls upon your face? More importantly, when he tells you, do you believe him? Can you cry in front of him? I hope you can, that means you trust him. When it’s pouring rain does he know that if your hair is curled or your eyes are sad that means he should get the car and bring it to you? When he asks what you want for dinner and you say you aren’t hungry, does he ask if you’ve eaten today? And when you say you had breakfast, I hope he knows you don’t eat breakfast, and makes you a bowl of rice, because that’s your favorite comfort food. Does he kiss you good morning? Good night? Just because? Do you know he likes his coffee black? Unless he wants it cooled, then he will probably want some milk in it, but not too much. Do you know when he prefers tea to coffee? I never quite figured that out with your father, so if you have, you’re a better woman than I. Have you figured out where he’s ticklish? Don’t let him convince you he’s not, I promise you he is. Have you frustrated the hell out of him yet? You will, oh you will, but it’s how you two come out of it that matters. And when he said he loved you for the very first time, did you respond by asking if he’s afraid of heights? I hope with my entire soul that he said yes because that means, despite his fear, he fell for you. Now, darling, you tell me, is he the one?"

The Real is Now

“Leave behind the passive dreaming of a rose-tinted future. The energy of happiness exists in living today with roots sunk firmly in reality’s soil.”

Daisaku Ikeda

“This is the real secret of life— to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now, and instead of calling it work, realize it is play.”

Alan Watts

Friday, August 29, 2014

Ecologia Emocional

"É a arte de transformar positivamente as nossas emoções. É sabermos canalizar a energia de cada emoção para melhorar a nossa relação com as pessoas e com o mundo. É fazermos uma boa gestão do nosso mundo emocional, como fazemos com os recursos da natureza. Reconhecer e reciclar os sentimentos negativos é a base da ecologia emocional. Tal como num processo de reflorestamento, é possível replantar virtudes e sentimentos positivos.

- Livre-se de sentimentos e situações mal resolvidas e de relações tóxicas;

- Faça uma reforma agrária na sua vida – não dê importância a terras improdutivas, ou seja, a pessoas, acontecimentos ou situações desagradáveis;

- Opte pela criatividade e abandone a destruição. Toda a energia que deixamos de investir em nós mesmos converte-se em infelicidade."
Ana Teresa Marques |  Psicóloga Clínica


1- Autonomia – ajude-se primeiro e verá que os outros também o ajudarão.

2- Independência – não faça pelos outros aquilo que eles podem fazer por eles mesmos.

3- Moralidade Natural – não faça aos outros o que não quer que eles lhe façam.

4- Efeito Boomerang – o que fizer aos outros voltará para si.

5- Respeito – não espere que todos desejem o mesmo que você.

6- Auto Aplicação – é impossível doar o que você não pode dar a si mesmo.

7- Limpeza Emocional – livre-se das relações que o(a) impedem de crescer.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Healing from the Heart

We continue to hold on to old beliefs, hold concepts that once protected us, kept us safe from criticism or something worse, but as we grow it's fundamental that we change to be who we're designed to be. It's important that we become the better version of ourselves and not the fearful and painfully quiet self.

As we change we break the connection with old habits, we break the cast that shaped us and we grow and heal, to be free, to be expansive, to be more. Break free.

And as we recognize that we are the creators of our own Life's path, it becomes clearer that we're also the creators of our own World's reality. My consciousness becomes a mirror of the world's collective consciousness. We're not just tiny little drops in the ocean. We're the little stone that ripples on that vast soulful lake, our society.

"(...) We avoid the things that we're afraid of because we think there will be dire consequences if we confront them. But the truly dire consequences in our lives come from avoiding things that we need to learn about or discover. (...) " - Shakti Gawain