Through their eyes, we become more like the person we really are, whether that’s kind, wise, beautiful, or all three

We all have one — a guise worn, not out of pretense, but fashioned from a fragile self-image born from illusion. Hasty, thoughtless opinions given by caregivers when we were kids, misguided ideas, and anxieties mold the disguise we show ourselves in the mirror.

We can’t view ourselves as we really are, but somebody else has the power to see us with fresh eyes. The stranger, when not busy with anxiety, might uncover our finest qualities.

Occasionally, they can’t look at us well because their woes consume them. …

But only because they evoke emotions

Words, of course, help us communicate. But the alphabet and many ways you can string it together triggers something more powerful than itself alone.

It stimulates emotions. The words themselves mean little, but the feelings they arouse mean a great deal.

Your words are catalysts, or the clay of the potter if you like. They break through silence and awaken the imagination, dipping into the subconscious well of hopes, dreams, and fears.

Without words, I’ve sometimes pondered, we might live more in the moment though, because we wouldn’t be so preoccupied by the memories…

My poetry eBook is finally complete!

Poetry eBook poster of rabbits, a bumble bee, a fox, and Bridget Webber’s writing quill, announcing her nature poem book.
Poetry eBook poster of rabbits, a bumble bee, a fox, and Bridget Webber’s writing quill, announcing her nature poem book.

After a long time sifting through my poems, both old and new, I’ve put 100 together as an eBook.

Nature Poems to Warm the Heart and Nurture the Soul

Amazon Author Page Description:

Nature Poems to Warm the Heart and Nurture the Soul contains 100 poetic verses to help you relax amid natural wonders. From ‘Polar Bear Nights,’ where ice-stars clink and jostle for space in the cosmos, to ‘Spring’s Song,’ where ‘birds sing the plough deep,’ Chapter One transports readers through the seasons.

The ocean and the shoreline take precedence in Chapter Two, which invites you to dive into…

Poems let us glimpse what we have no words, delivered in the usual way, to express

Illuminating. Wise and adventurous. These are just a few words to describe poetry’s potential. But there’s a problem. Part, the larger part, of society is poetry-blind due to lack of familiarity with modern verse. If only poetry had a wider platform, as much as other genres, it would enjoy popularity.

The works of those poets of old sound stuffy to many young ears. It’s mostly as you age you might appreciate them. And of course, you must be exposed to them before you can judge them with any wisdom. …

As a bonus, you’ll learn something super-important at the same time

Can you recall a time when someone gave you their complete attention? They really listened when you spoke. And they noticed your body language and used emotional intelligence. They understood you better than most other people. The result was you felt cherished. It was as though you were a parched plant that finally got watered.

You spread your leaves and bathed in the sun’s warmth. Or, in this case, you bathed in the warmth of being recognized. When we are acknowledged with intention this way, we can’t help but grow. …

If you care so much you over worry, take a break now and then

Man caring too much having a problem.
Man caring too much having a problem.

We need to care about the biggest things in life. It’s wise to care about the planet, other people, and other important matters, for instance. But sometimes you might care too much about the little things that, without added attention, need not have much impact on your life or turn into problems.

Many people find themselves in an emotional state of over care at present. Not necessarily about massive issues. They are wound up and over stressed about the little aspects of life that soon dissipate when left alone.

When you give an event, either from the past or an…

Saying no need not be as hard as you think

Man learns how to say no
Man learns how to say no

Sometimes, you’re asked to do things you prefer not to do. People can be demanding. They have one-track minds: They want your attention, time, or something else from you. But you’re busy, overstretched, or want to do something else like relax.

Awareness about these factors will help you to say no

•What it’s like when you don’t know how to say no

•Times when it’s smart to say no

•Why you don’t say no

•How to increase your confidence to say no

•Recognize whether a relationship is valuable

•Setting boundaries

•How to say no politely

•How to say no to demanding people

What it’s like when you don’t know how to say no

If your sense of self is healthy, and…

You can look after your wellbeing and make sure you thrive, no matter what changes you face

We never know the future. Events even take fortunetellers by surprise, and right now, we’re experiencing a shared uncertainty about what’s coming. As the post-pandemic world emerges, inch by inch, we’re left to ponder various questions. Many of which evoke fear.

When can we get back to normal?

Does normal even exist anymore?

What will the new world be like?

Will we ever enjoy the intimacy and spontaneity we had before COVID-19 took over?

And there are plenty of other uncertainties, too. It’s no wonder the majority of people are shaky about the next steps they will take. They don’t…

Whenever you hold an intention you move toward it

Woman smiles as she enjoys her work
Woman smiles as she enjoys her work

It would have been an average day. I would have carried out necessary chores, worked, and settled down for the evening with that same old feeling. A feeling I had done everything my usual way and achieved similar results. That day, though, something out of the ordinary happened. A new thought occurred before I climbed from beneath the bed covers.

It was such a small tweak to my day. Yet, it had a huge impact. Not just to the day in question. But to every single day since

As I lay there, I contemplated what I had to do during…

Bridget Webber

Independent content creator, ghostwriter, author mental health advocate, and poet.

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