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)?
Don't be a memory! Choose to be decisive, selfish and add exercise and all its amazing benefits to your daily to do list. Feel good, look good, set an example for your children that fitness isn't something you do when you have the time, but something you make the time to do because it matters.
But stress and exhaustion crept in and hit me like a ton of bricks. It literally felt that way. For the rest of that day I lay in bed scared, drained and weak thinking to myself, "What if this had happened when I was driving? Or going down the stairs?"
The quantified self refers to the use of sensor technology to collect our body's vitals as well as aspects of our daily lives from how many steps we take, what and how much food we eat, to the wide variety of activities we might pursue to improve our well-being.
Although certain phases pass more smoothly than others, recognizing the tides of life grants us the inner fortitude to confront our circumstances with awareness and acceptance. After all, hope is a simple reminder that momentary sorrow is a prelude to lasting joy.
So many of our emotions get labelled as bad or negative and yet this good/bad, positive/negative kind of definition is a very narrow description, and one that doesn't recognize how important all of our feelings actually are.
I have the great fortune of working for a company that values the health of its employees as one of its foundational principles. Even better, I am now in a position where I am helping others achieve that sense of health and wellbeing that I once lacked
Although law students enter school with fairly normal rates of depression (about 8-9 percent), upon matriculation, the rate of depression more than quadruples (to about 40 percent), according to the Dave Nee Foundation, which works to end the stigma of depression among lawyers.
While small, positive changes offered moments of color, like dappled light they quickly faded when the every day reality of my job invaded. Until I had three big a-ha moments that forever changed my life.
Work practices, culture, well-being programs and relationships within workplaces are key determinants, not only of whether people feel valued and supported in their work roles, but also of individual health.
Every action, whether it be writing an article, applying for a job or snacking on an apple, is worthy of being embraced, enjoyed and savored for what it is. When we choose to live life this way, each moment becomes saturated with meaning.
Worst case, we enjoy the journey. Best case, we enjoy the journey and arrive at some fun and interesting places. Either way, we are having fun, learning heaps, and dancing each day from a place of comfort and well-being inside us.
Just as a gardener uses a hoe, or pruning shears to propagate, shape and stimulate the growth of plants so does a coach use their tools, skills and intuition to guide you to be your essential, true self.
One of the most comforting insights I have had into the human condition is that every one of us has an innate wisdom that guides us through every minute of every day, even when we do our best to ignore it.
It's sad when you think about it to see people living on the streets and in shelters for long parts of their lives. Yet we live in a world where profit is placed over people. Here in the West we will never see housing as a human right, something that builds family and community.
Any situation can be turned around or reframed and made into a benefit or an advantage. What do you think has a better effect on you -- being resentment or grateful? Being negative and nasty or positive and helpful?