How to Say No and Reduce Your Stress Levels
Learning how to say no is one of the best ways to reduce your stress level. Use it to protect your personal time and resources, and to avoid the resentment you feel when you allow yourself to be pushed into saying yes. Learn it and use it.Do You Really Need a Purpose in Life?
Finding your purpose in life needs to be a priority. The question is how do you find this purpose? Does it just come to you in your sleep? Suddenly a gust of wind sends you a message floating on the wind. No, finding your purpose is easy when you trust God to supply the meaning to your life. Read the article and you will be extremely excited about the answer to the above question.Getting Old Has Advantages
Gene D. Cohen, M.D., Ph.D. wrote a book called The Mature Mind: The Positive Power of the Maturing Mind which revealed many ways we get better as we get older. The mind never stop learning, and we can engage with ideas and creativity as long as we live.Personal Development?
What does that well-used term actually mean? I think it can only mean improving the levels at which we function in the different aspects of our individual life. These aspects are; the way in which you look after your body; the way in which you process and express emotions; the clarity and relevance of your thoughts and words; your ability to give and receive love; and your openness to higher values and a more spiritually inclined way of life.Wellness 101: Or How to Have a Better New Year
You may hear the words wellness, holistic wellness, personal wellness and other similar descriptors tossed around. What do they mean, and are they all the same thing?Magic Carpet
“My Auntie Sophie’s not having dinner with us tonight, she has to go out on her magic carpet phssweeeeeee…!”, my little nephew motioned with his hands. Instantly he was surrounded in a ring of delight from the adults, “Ooh aren’t their imaginations wonderful at this age!” someone twinkled. “Your auntie Sophie has a magic carpet! Will she go to fairyland?” said another. I was maintaining what I hoped was an expression of surprised delight. Jaya frowned. “No, she doesn’t…”, he puffed as he tried to find his words. “No, she just flies to people who are feeling sad, and then she holds their hand and they feel better.” And there it was, so deliciously matter of fact, I thought, as I bolted into another room.Recovering From Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a disorders of isolation. It leaves a legacy of sadness and heartbreak, most of which is suffered through in silence. Doctors would not even know it even exists, save for the acting out of the disorder in personalities that are the most extroverted on the spectrum.Pain And Suffering Are Not The Same Thing
Pain can be felt both physically and emotionally – the areas in the brain where we register these types of pain are located in the same region, and they can feel as real as one another. Suffering is a just a mental concept and is not automatically linked to pain. How we perceive our pain, and how our pain ‘fits’ into our belief system about our life and what we can expect from it, will affect whether our pain is a way of suffering, or not.Do You Feel Ashamed Of Yourself?
We often use the word ‘Shame’ to represent the words ‘unfortunate’ or ‘disappointing’, as in the phrase “that’s a shame” or “what a shame.” In fact Shame is a very powerful emotion – it has been referred to by leading psychotherapists as ‘the master emotion’ because of the huge impact it has upon us. Shame can be experienced by an individual, a family, a culture, or even by a nation (ethnic cleansing, holocaust, colonialism, slavery etc.Find Freedom in Forgiveness
Finding inner peace is easier when you have the tools you need. One of those tools is learning the power of forgiveness. Through forgiveness, you will find the strength to let go and move on.Do You Know Who You Are?
Have you looked in the mirror lately? I am sure you took a glance this morning after you got out of the shower or while you were combing your hair or brushing your teeth, but I am referring to really looking at yourself with real truth.So Who Do You Think You Are?
You may think ‘I know who I am’… but I’m sure there are times when you think, feel and react in ways that you neither recognise, or want! Of course we all have our own unique genetic differences – and our predispositions to certain character traits, our own preferences, our self-concept, and our degrees of introversion and extroversion.