Count Your Blessings

by Admin on June 10, 2016

UMo9YTnR6-85okGz-pLa_ykD0FJF1zDgFM-G178avGIWho doesn’t like a sunny, summer day when everything’s going your way? Well, how do you feel when it’s cloudy, cold, and/or raining? Probably not so good.

How can one overcome the melancholy of a “not-so-perfect” kind of day? The key is to be grateful. Count your blessings. Be mindful of your thoughts and actions.

Just because the weather isn’t agreeable, doesn’t mean you have to be that way, too. Focus on keeping your thoughts in check. If it takes distracting yourself by, reading a book, exercising, cooking your favorite meal, starting a project around the house, or hanging out with a friend or two then, do just that. Sometimes just sitting and honing in on you, through yoga, meditation, or pampering yourself with a massage, can be the action necessary to bring you to a good place, mentally and physically. Perhaps it takes a random act of kindness, for a stranger, or a friend to change your mood.

Figure out what it is that allows you to be grateful, and keep those “tools” handy, for those “not so good” days. If you have the proper tools, no bad weather day will get you down.

Enjoy your day!

 

 

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A little blast from our Sunny Day past!

by Mayra Porrata on May 27, 2016

leader-NA few days ago, I had a wonderful conversation with a colleague, (Julie), who is someone very dear from my previous life in corporate America. During our dialogue, we discussed several topics that all seemed to tie back to one thing; leadership.

Since it’s founding, Sunny Day Publishing, LLC has focused on promoting to notion of leadership, not only as a company value, but an attribute that can be adopted by anyone and everyone. Specific to health behaviors, which underpin much of our health and quality of life, self-leadership is a necessary stance. Julie shared with me that this is in fact the evolving view about leadership in corporate America– everyone a leader- leadership from every seat.

Our books are, in many ways, about just this. From a grasshopper who became aware he missed hopping, to a young boy who realized he was indeed enough, there is a common theme that runs through them– the power each individual has to shape and improve their own lives.

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Try, Try Again (Yes, you! :)

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BOOK PLUS for SOUL FRIENDS

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BOOK PLUS for MICADOO BLUE

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BOOK PLUS for DAYLIGHT: A True Story of Childhood Schizophrenia

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Why Our Mental Health Matters

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Did you know that depression and anxiety are two of the most prevalent health problems world-wide? We could say that they are, in fact, epidemics. In the United States alone, it is estimated that 1 in 4 individuals are directly impacted by a mental health condition. My sense is that this number is actually higher. […]

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Nature & Health

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More and more, we’re learning about the health benefits of nature, and in this particular study, trees and forests! Intuitively, we know how good it feels to be outdoors. What’s neat is that we’re now learning the exact pathways through which these good feelings occur, as well as, the settings that are most beneficial for […]

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