How to Find Your Purpose and Do What You Love. By Maria Popova Why prestige is the enemy of passion, or how to master the balance of setting boundaries and making friends.
“Find something more important than you are,” philosopher Dan Dennett once said in discussing the secret of happiness, “and dedicate your life to it.” But how, exactly, do we find that? Surely, it isn’t by luck. Teal Swan - How the Law of Attraction REALLY works! (Part 1:2) Calming Manatee.
Self. Life. 10 Traits of Emotionally Resilient People. Brad Waters, Guest WriterWaking Times Ten years ago this month, Hara Estroff Marano, Editor-at-Large for Psychology Today, wrote in her article “The Art of Resilience”: “At the heart of resilience is a belief in oneself—yet also a belief in something larger than oneself.Resilient people do not let adversity define them.
They find resilience by moving towards a goal beyond themselves, transcending pain and grief by perceiving bad times as a temporary state of affairs… It’s possible to strengthen your inner self and your belief in yourself, to define yourself as capable and competent. “Excellent!” Dude!
Ever since Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, the term “excellent” has taken on a bit of a tongue and cheek meaning. Part of the humor comes from these slacker characters co-opting the word “excellent,” which actually stems from the word “excel,” meaning “to do or be better than; surpass” or “to show superiority; surpass others.” We live in a world fraught with competition but terrified of excellence. A world so uncomfortable with the idea of excelling that school curricula often punish or discourage more intelligent or motivated students just so that they don’t upset the lower tier of the class. In the US, in order to meet state and federal guidelines, teachers must teach solely to obtain certain test scores, which — at least as far back as 1992 — were really about brainwashing and compliance rather than promoting knowledge, critical thought or creativity.
The Importance of Being Extraordinary - Goals. We rescue those who mirror our need to be rescued. Dear Jennifer: I have been very supportive of someone in my life who has an addiction.
I care for him and have compassion for his journey. He asks to be loved unconditionally and I’ve attempted to do that and be supportive of him however it does take its toll on me. I have difficulty with the balance of recognizing that he is a grand creator on an incredible journey (as we all are) and my compassion for the human being that suffers when he is homeless, hungry, alone, and contemplating ending his life which of course is the result of his own choices and creation. I know that my own boundary issues are definitely at play here but I can’t get clarity on the issue. What can I do to show him I am supportive without getting so involved in his stuff? How to deal with difficult people. There are moments in our lives when we invariably end up confronting other people’s negativity.
While conflicts are a natural part of our relationships, getting caught in negativity can sometimes ruin our best days. So how can we avoid falling into the trap of being put down by negative people? This is a question that has been on my mind since childhood. I grew up in a loving family. But like most families, mine had its issues too. Most of the time, everything was latent. Others would come to me and tell me their side of the story. So I had to develop a strategy to help me cope with the situation. Please note that this technique can be also applied effectively when dealing with difficult clients. 1. This is a general rule of successful conflict management. Why should you do this? The reason is simple. Last Paradise. 25 Fun Ways to Pamper Your Body and Increase Vitality! Taking great care of the body relieves stress, increases vitality and feeds the soul. In this article we will cover 25 recommendations will leave your body (and mind) prr-ing like a cat.
By integrating the following tips your body will feel loose and fertile, and be on its way to becoming the well-oiled machine you know it can be! 1. 101 Revolutionary Ways to Be Healthy. Do the healthy thing, even when it's challenging, inconvenient or considered weird.
Take pride in that. Just because it's popular doesn't mean it's smart or good for you. Enlist fellow trend buckers and create a trend of your own. Use your healthy frustration about the unhealthy status quo to spark creativity and determination. Look for signs of progress (beyond pounds lost) and rejoice when you find them. Raise the Roof… « The Moon Hippie Mystic. I’m stubborn.
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Your first thought as you look at this article will be, “I’ll read this later.” But don’t. Let the urge to switch to a new task pass. Read this now. It’ll take you two minutes.