Think about the ways you have personally said or you have heard someone else say, "No." Do they lead in with a huge apology? Do you give a three-minute explanation (often to a complete stranger) about why you simply cannot do (fill in the blank)?
Acceptance is not an excuse to sit back passively when there are ways you can better your situation. Examine the difficulty you are going through. What do you need to accept? What do you need to change?
When we experience the freedom that arrives and the burst of energy that returns, we no longer question the effect every area of our life has on all aspects of our happiness. We are not divided beings. We're whole and we're all connected.
Whether it's finding time just to be you, becoming proactive about challenging your brain, or taking a step outside, September can be an exciting and motivating time of the year. Just remember that you are the navigator of your own life.
Missing social events or spending the weekend fighting instead of having fun together can be a sign you're in a bad relationship. You may even start to feel isolated as your partner demands most of your time.
I thought about throwing the note away, but part of me said to keep it -- not so I can dwell on the past, but so I can have another reminder of how far we've come.
Learning to listen and be responsive to our emotions is possibly the biggest generational task that we face in our current time. It is both a challenge and an extraordinary opportunity.
Forgiveness wasn't this huge benediction bestowed on the evildoers in my life. It was the sure knowledge that I wasn't like those people and didn't want to be like them. This gave me hope.
The situation we may be facing now is scary, but it is also triggering all the other times in our life where we felt scared, abandoned, betrayed or whatever else is coming up for us. That emotion has to get out. It wants to get out! Let it out.
Angela M. Carter was born, and raised, in a Virginia farming town of less than 280 country-folk. Carter moved abroad, to England, for nearly five years and returned to sweet Virginia with a new-found confidence, and voice.
How many times have you felt silly, humiliated, shamed, embarrassed or shy? Have you ever wondered what causes those feelings? Ever really delved into their source? I hate to burst any bubbles out there, but no one else is thinking about you. They are too busy worrying about what you are thinking of them.
We all have the capacity to make the world a more loving, abundant place. And it needn't be heavy or hard, it can be simple and yet profoundly transformative. Try it out and see for yourself!
Many studies in recent years show the connections between positive, collaborative relationships at work; a positive, supportive management culture; and higher levels of creative, productive work.
Everyone serves to benefit from Care Getting. To accept a life without it is as good as inviting one's own soul to starve. We have all seen those people possessing little impetus or inclination to smile. I suspect many of them aren't getting, accepting, or expecting the care they deserve.
We're familiar with the self-centered, self-inflating tendencies of narcissists but have you ever stopped to wonder why they do what they do? Sometimes we assume that it's due to "low self-esteem" but then it also seems that they feel superior to others -- which presents a contradiction.
Let's just say that children do not do what we say, they do what we do. If you are not liking the behavior of your children, maybe it is time to take a look in the mirror.