Word Nerd

Word Nerd: Hypnagogic

Hypnagogic means of, relating to, or occurring in the period of drowsiness immediately preceding sleep. Hypnagogic derives from the Greek root hypn- (sleep) and -agōgos (inducing). Hypnagogic is also borrowed from the French hypnagogique. Hypnagogic or a hypnagogic state is a state of half-sleep, that lull between consciousness and unconsciousness where the mind is half-dreaming… Continue reading Word Nerd: Hypnagogic

Monday Mantras

Monday Mantra 247 – A Creative Life is an Amplified Life

"A creative life is an amplified life." ~ Elizabeth Gilbert Life consists of so much, and yet there is one thing that can lift it even higher while making it deeper... "A creative life is an amplified life." Creativity is defined as the ability to transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns, relationships, or the like, and… Continue reading Monday Mantra 247 – A Creative Life is an Amplified Life

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Word Nerd: Woolgathering

Woolgathering means an idle or absentminded indulgence in daydreaming. Woolgathering is a combination of the words wool and gathering and it originated around the 1550's. Actual woolgathering is the act of gathering tufts of loose wool that got caught on bushes and fences and the like as sheep passed by and those who were woolgathering… Continue reading Word Nerd: Woolgathering

Monday Mantras

Monday Mantra 246 – When you blame others you give up your power to change

"When you blame others, you give up your power to change." ~ Robert Anthony It's such an easy trap to fall into, blaming others... "When you blame others, you give up your power to change." The blame game is one we all learn from an early age. The goal is to be sure no blame… Continue reading Monday Mantra 246 – When you blame others you give up your power to change

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Word Nerd: Alpas

Alpas means to become free or break loose. Alpas is a Filipino word (and Filipino itself is a standardized variety of the Tagalog language). Alpasan also means loose, set free or let go. Alpas is a word I kinda love just because it's so different and I've always found Tagalog to be an interesting language.… Continue reading Word Nerd: Alpas

Monday Mantras

Monday Mantra 245 – My favorite color is October and a link to a Word List

"My favorite color is October" Joyous Autumn Equinox to all those in the Northern Hemisphere... "My favorite color is October" The turning of the seasons is always an exciting and delightful time. The promise of a new beginning, the changes in the air and nature, the hope and celebrations each season uniquely holds. While each… Continue reading Monday Mantra 245 – My favorite color is October and a link to a Word List