Despite any tricks your brain pulls, it can be helpful to remember that wants can’t be discovered in worries. Worries masquerade inside our heads as being caring, ambitious, and more “on it.” Are they really helping, though?
Worrying is the mind’s attempt to exert more control over situations that feel uncertain or uncontrollable to us. With enough worry, we imagine we can tease apartRead More
Imagine you’re facing a door, and on the other side of that door is change. In order to move forward you have to open the door without really knowing what’s on the other side. The change is invisible to you from where you’re standing, and the only way to see it is by opening the door. Will you open it?
Often, doors to change become visible to us at times when we’re ready for them. They’re not always there, but when they appear they challenge us to make theRead More
During life, most of us hold our breath and wait for a time that finally feels calm and accommodating to who we are. Do you know the feeling? We work, try, and grapple, hoping that times will change and things will get easier. After small periods of calm, we’re usually thrown back into the mix of stress and ups and downs. Just as you’re waiting to get off an emotional roller coaster, life often buys you a ticket for a new one. What’s that about?Read More
Is there such a thing as perfect health?
Well, is there such a thing as a perfect person? The answer to both questions is: NO. Human beings go through real life, real challenges, unexpected events, and uncertainty. During this lifetime, there is no such thing as perfect health.
The way health is depicted in the medical community and media can sometimes be misleading in this respect.Read More
Have you ever wanted something for yourself, and then felt guilty about wanting it?
It could be an interest, a goal, a dream, a win, or just about anything. It’s common to want something and to experience guilt or fears of backlash about it. You might even wonder whether life will somehow punish you for following your dreams. The guilt and fear can snowball into a superstitious belief that going for what you want is taboo and dangerous. Sound familiar? Let’s look atRead More
When you travel the halls of your memory, who do you remember as your most influential teachers? How did these teachers influence your life and change it for the better? Great teachers spark more than math, literature, or science in your life. They spark something else as well, something deeper and long-lasting that stays with you. As an individual living your life, you have another teacher you may not have touched on in your memory. That teacher is you! When you’re trying to get healthyRead More