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Rewrite Your Story

October 19, 2017 - By: Helene Furst

“The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.” ~Eckhart Tolle

Our thoughts are powerful. I recently got an idea of how much so, when I had to take on a whole new career. Sure, writing is my passion, but the freelancing is sparse and that means so is the bank account. A simple little shift in my perspective kept me from feeling lost and sorry for myself.

At first, I was disappointed in myself for not getting a job in my chosen field. I built a novel in my head, beginning with the opening, “it’s unfair." Why can’t I find the job I want, when others who are less qualified, experienced, etc. are getting top positions? I began to see the classifieds and my email list as co-conspirators attacking me personally. Honestly, in my book, I was beating myself up, and often.

But then I stopp... [Continued]

I "Break" for Books

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October 17, 2017 - By: Helene Furst

Sometimes you just need to get away...

Most of you know I review books on Amazon, and if I love the author’s way of getting the message across, they get a stellar review here, on Morning Beans Blog. I also read for pleasure (sorry Dorothy of PUYB) and now, having taken on a new job, survived the weeks of Jewish holidays and schizo-dog meltdowns, I am ready for a vacation.

Nope, no magic muses are waiting with witty words or weeks of scheduled posts at the ready. And guess what? I am letting it go. No stress, after all, that’s what it’s all about here anyway. So I am taking a reading vacay. Don’t worry; I’ll be sure to share the reviews with you kind folk. I’m currently reading a witty repartee of a book sent to me by a fellow author friend, and I have several on the shelf from the publishers, with more on their way. Even my... [Continued]

How to Make Meditation Work For You

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October 10, 2017 - By: Helene Furst

It's all about focus. Breathe, visualize, relax and be powerful.

It’s been a hectic week. The holidays have come and brought family, friends and a lot of stress. So, I meditate. In this series, I want to clarify, to break it down, so you – my lovely peeps – really understand what it is to meditate. It’s not just about some hippie chick sitting on a yoga mat, bent into a pretzel chanting Ohm. I find that there is a lot of confusion about the whole thing. What meditation is and how it works are a mystery to most, so Morning Beans will educate you, teach you, and relax you.

First, let’s get one thing straight. Meditation is all a balancing act. It’s about figuring out where you are, where you need to be, and how to get there. Zen. Meditation is all about focusing on feeling. Feeling the love, comfort, passion – whatever your n... [Continued]

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Lose that Negativity for Good Comment By: Julie I Aloha Lovely
I always struggle with letting go of things I cannot control. It's easy to get wrapped up in the neg

What’s Your Legacy? Comment By: Cheryl Hecker

A New Beginning Comment By: Cheryl Hecker
Nice recipe. My Grandma, in the earlier years, would have fish thrashing in the tub. Real gefilte fi

A New Beginning Comment By: MorningBeans
Hence the scary fish swimming in the upstairs tub! :)

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How to Make Meditation Work For You Comment By: Kaosar
Worth reading! I have recently started meditation. I am not aware of mindfulness meditation, tran

How to Make Meditation Work For You Comment By: Nancy
This is a great reminder about meditation and how important it is to practice a little bit on a dail

How to Make Meditation Work For You Comment By: MorningBeans
You'll need to follow the series and do a little research in your own. Lots of luck. Namaste.

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Welcome to Morning Beans. Grab a cup of your favorite coffee, pull up a chair, and let's chat! I'm Helene and I am many things: writer, artist, mother, daughter, wife and friend. I write for all of us: the overworked homemaker, the executive goddesses, the poets, artists, and the wild hearted women

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