Commitment to our values, faiths, and philosophies also take time, such as attending religious or political meetings. How much time we devote to these areas is often a matter of the strengths of our convictions.
Your life's path is determined (to a large extent) by many small decisions that you make, and perhaps a few big ones. If you don't pay attention, others may make those decisions for you. Don't let them.
The United States of America is in a time of critical change -- an election is upon us and the political world is an absolute circus. If we're going to talk about making America great again, let's start by discussing the need for a major overhaul when it comes to maternity leave.
So how do we reclaim the power of choice, specifically those choices that impact our overall health? Let's consider some of our daily "circumstances," and review the choices we have at our disposal to move ourselves from victim to hero.
When I think about past friends who mocked my expectations over the years, I noticed a common thread between them, their lives remain stagnant. There's no growth because they don't push themselves or others around them, and they're not happy.
Ambivalence is a sense of confusion or uncertainty due to mixed feelings towards a given issue or issues. I would contend many times this uncertainty comes from having an overwhelming number of opportunities.
I am about to commit a sin of epic proportions. What I am about to say will certainly outcast me, and could very well land me in prison...or, at a minimum, on the black list of every child born between the years 2005 and 2012.
I want to be born again in exactly the same circumstances to exactly the same family. But when I come to those pivotal decisions in my life -- those 'forks in the road', so to speak -- I want to choose the OPPOSITE this time around.
"My name is Helen, and I have an empty nest!" I feel like there should be a support group for those who have tended their nests, perfected the role of motherhood, and are now rediscovering their identity without children in the home.
If you were to make a list of the major life decisions you have made so far, how many of them would not be predictable at all? If someone somewhere knows what your choices are and even at the oddest chance what your game plan could turn out to be, how untouched are you by what others think of you?