Your life is in your hands. If you don't reach for your dreams, who will? And I say, please do, because you deserve nothing less.
The great philosopher Abraham Heschel speaks of his fear that we will lose our sense of the Whole. I think this is inevitable, though just as inevitable that will find the Whole again. This poem explores this feeling.
A picture of our self-worth, our self-regard and our self-respect and a reflection of our ability to live in a manner that is aligned with our deepest inner needs and of our ability to be emotionally responsive to the core of our well-being.
Remember this simple, but life-changing tip constantly. Remember it especially if you find yourself getting overwhelmed or unhappy with what's happening in your life,"What can I do right NOW?" What action can you take in every moment? Inevitably, and almost like magic, the bigger picture opens to you and the next steps show up on their own accord.
It's not like I am 20 and have all the time in the world. Yes, I love him, but do I love him enough to give up my freedom, my independence, my ability to come and go and travel as I like in order to be at his side, giving him the attention he needs and craves?
With small gestures, you can consciously widen the circle of your empathy and be stronger for the effort. Not only will be you more resilient, but your life may well be more filled with love.
It seems that we are both the givers and the takers; it's only until we tip the scales of justice that we truly see who is the true giver of us all...
It's a given that all athletes are concerned about their speed, strength and endurance while playing in the Super Bowl, but all of them are very much aware that having their heads on straight that day will make or break them.
When anyone gives anything with good heart, he or she becomes a philanthropist -- a conduit and a catalyst for love. So, if you think you have nothing to give, think again.
The peace and quiet of silence heals our fears. With less fear, new solutions, creativity, and life begins. Connecting to a deeper part of ourselves in meditation touches and relieves our separateness. We don't have to be doing. It is alright not to know. There is something greater, a larger picture to see and experience.
The last thing you want to happen on your vacation or while you are traveling -- or even when you return home -- is to get sick. That's no fun at all. So it pays to be prepared... before and during your trip.
We listen to our stomach when it tells us we are hungry, and we eat. We listen to our body when it tells us we are tired, and we make a point to rest ...
Do less, not more, to honor who you already are. Turn off your smart phone. Take a nap or a walk in the park. Meditate. Read a novel. Say no to the party that you are too tired to go to. Decline the urge to say yes.
For all the hardships that life throws at us, I have always felt that life keeps living. Perhaps not in the same form or in a way that is recognizable. But life keeps pulsing under everything.
Finding the stillness may not come naturally but, that one moment in the tub, inspires me to keep trying to enter that quiet place where the answers to our questions reside.
Over the last few years I have learned about mindfulness and added to my knowledge of brain health. Knowing more in these two areas has helped me slow down and, in essence, accomplish more.
Last year, to celebrate another trip around the sun, I wrote a birthday blog called "37 Life Lessons in 37 Years." It was reminiscent of my life's big...
Writing has allowed me to find myself when I found myself looking for answers. But most importantly, like Anne Frank, it allows me to build courage consistently to pursue my dream. I hope you will take the time to find your voice using your writing as your guide post.
At the end of year I took a good hard look at who had exhibited considerable resilience in 2014, and made a list of my favorites. Not only do they serve as great examples of great empathy, optimism, self-efficacy, hope and initiative; they also are the most likely to flourish in the next year.
Just like the teams that make families in catalogs look just a little too perfect. Just like Photoshop. It's all an illusion. I don't think we are better off. Not even close. It's lonelier. It's isolating. And without a major shift in the way our world works today, I have no idea how to change it.