Everyone needs to reset their physical and mental vantage point every so often for a fresh outlook. It doesn't have to be a full-blown move or change; it can be a small adjustment. If you don't like the picture, reframe it. If things become too burdensome, take time to stop, clear and reset.
If you are lucky enough to live to 75, it ends up being less than 30,000 days of life. This is a shocking realization and an eye-opening, punch-in-the-gut blow. Thirty thousand days to live?! The clock is ticking. The sun is setting. How do you want to live your remaining days?
When I graduated from college with a bachelor of arts in religious studies, working in the nonprofit sector seemed like an appropriate 'fit.' However, now more than ever the sector is in need of students and professionals from a variety of disciplines.
Although it is assumed a misfortune to have a disability to handle within your life, there really should be no shame or pity in having one. Those of us with disabilities are proven to have superior skills to adapting to our environments.
Knowledge is power -- it is the power in all our choices, from the food we choose to put on our tables to who we vote for in our local and national elections. Less Cancer must be everyone's priority, and I am grateful to the many people who have joined the fight.
Have we finally made it? The answer to this question is very much dependent on our personal standpoint; however, we have a tendency to consider ourselves successful only if we measure up to general standards of success -- and it can be quite frustrating when we feel left behind.
We as humans have the technology, and the ability. Apparently not the desire. We could be transforming sick , injured, and disabled people into healthy, happy, accommodated, valuable, and contributing members of society.
You're walking down the street. Your eyes are looking forward and you notice a person coming your way. You prepare to say "good morning," "hello," or something similar, only to have the other person drop their eyes to avoid contact.
Too often, in the busyness of our lives, our intentions are semi-unconscious, meaning they slip unnoticed directly through to the reactive habit-mind, circumventing the deeper contemplative self. As a result, we may make choices which spawn consequences that we may not anticipate.