As long as we deny or ignore fear it will hold us captive, emotionally frozen, unable to move forward. Trying to run away from, ignore, or stop fear will simply create more tension.
This Thanksgiving, I'm thankful for all you nurses out there -- who abandon everything about your own needs and wants, to make this world a better place for everyone else you take care of. I'm thankful for my wife -- an ICU nurse -- my hero.
Gratitude is a uniquely human attribute. When done with intention it represents the perfect antidote, not only for the tragic things we're assailed with in the media hour by hour, it is the perfect cure for our tendency as human beings to revert to our most base instincts.
So with a few research findings thrown in, here's the juice on how I can guess pretty accurately whether a couple is likely to last or fall apart in the long term. For me there's four fundamental factors you want to get right:
And since you've tried the rest, how about now try the best? If you find yourself tired of keeping peace with temporary fixes, it may be a sign that you're ready for the real solution. So here you go...
Spread love and kindness to your fellow man. Open your heart to the magic of life. Offer support and hope to people that need it. Be the leader that you know you were born to be and show humanity there is another way.
Here is the step-by step breakdown for how I started writing so consistently, which you can apply to just about any goal:
Nobody -- whether single, in a long-term committed relationship or anything in between -- is completely immune from that often-painful feeling of loneliness. That is, however, until you can see it for what it is: an attitude that's completely within your power to change.
In a perfect world, we would all be this grateful -- and at Thanksgiving, we could sit down and the thankfulness would flow forth genuinely and profusely. But many of us aren't there yet, and focusing on generosity can be a different way to increase gratitude in the world this Thanksgiving.
Becoming mindful of your inner narrative is crucial if you wish to make changes in your life. Just as you are conscious of the language you use when communicating with others, the same approach is required when you communicate with yourself. What are you in the habit of telling yourself?
While dogs are seemingly more concerned with your happiness, cats are more concerned with their own. What follows are 10 essentials to being more successful in work and life inspired by observations of my own cats, friends' cats, and those that just show up for breakfast and dinner.
More importantly, I've learned that despite all of my obstacles I'm still better off than so many in the world. I have job, I have family, I have a home, I have a man who loves me in the worst of times and I have faith; those things have and will continue to allow me to see why I must give thanks every day.