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Flower Therapy & Color Therapy!

On Sunday, February 23, 2020, I won these orange Kalanchoe flowers from playing bingo at an event hosted by the Jodo Shu Hawaii Fujinkai, a women's organization within Jodo Shu Hawaii. It's a beautiful succulent plant for your home or garden. When you care for other living things such as flowers, you get a good feeling and a sense of accomplishment. A dopamine rush lifts your spirit. Orange can be an uplifting color with its attention-grabbing brightness, which is perhaps why it is often used in marketing. Orange can make you feel happy and energized! What are your favorite flowers? What are you favorite colors? Use flower therapy and color therapy to alleviate your stress, worries, depression and/or anger. Enjoy the +positive...

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Simplicity is in our core.

Simplicity is in our core. If we lose our appreciation for this, we lose our being.- +positive masters+, Jon Riki Karamatsu, 3/19/2018 - Cherish every little thing that brings value into your life. Be present with your loved ones and savor your time with them.  Pictured with me from left to right are my friends: Master 7, the Master of positive mindset; Monkey Mind, who has uh, well, a monkey mind - you know, anxiety and stuff; and Angry Explosion who gets angry over little things, driving everyone nuts. These designs are on various apparel and merchandise, available for you to purchase here within the +positive masters+ universe at www.positivemasters.com !

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I seek savior in ages of critical thought.

I'm so lost.I have one foot in the living,while the other foot is out.I seek savior in ages of critical thought. - poem, +positive masters+, Jon Riki Karamatsu, 3/3/2020 - At times, you may have conflicting feelings that pull you in opposite directions. In this poem, I refer to your feeling of wanting to get away from everything; yet, you're still wanting to be a part of it. You're frustrated with the bad things in the universe; yet, you greatly appreciate the good. If you're feeling this, I understand. I go through these periods too. Critical thinking - philosophy has helped me to calm my racing mind and fears. For example, Stoicism and Buddhism has been beneficial for me when...

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To counter your anxiety or depression, take one small action at a time, and reward yourself for taking these actions.

To counter your anxiety or depression, take one small action at a time, and reward yourself for taking these actions. When you're anxious or depressed, you may freeze-up and find it difficult to do your work or even your basic tasks. Instead, you think about your worries or painful memories. When you're unable to do anything to help yourself progress, your worries or sadness increases because now you have added stress for all the things you haven't been able to keep up with. As a result, your anxiety or depression compounds, pulling you deeper and deeper into darkness. People expecting your work, may take it out on you, not knowing the struggles you're dealing with: death of a loved one,...

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