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Are you able to say, " I matter "? Try it. If you find yourself barraged with negative thoughts, then it's time to take action to take better care of you.
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MEANINGLESSNESS and EXISTENTIAL DEPRESSION "It is here that we encounter the central theme of existentialism: to live is to suffer, to survive is to find meaning in the suffering." - Victor Frankl Talk about it: email@example.com What's the point? We all get up in the morning, go to bed in the evening, eat, sleep, work, eat, sleep, and work, day after day after day, but . . . What's it all about?
In my last blog, I encouraged you to make a different kind of New Year's resolution. Instead of vowing to do whatever it takes to lose weight and "improve" your figure, how about committing to practicing peace with your body? In other words, why not make a conscious effort to accept, appreciate, nurture, and enjoy body you have?
There is so much in life that we just tolerate. Some of it we have to deal with (taxes, bad weather, traffic). But there’s a good portion of stuff that we tolerate even when we don’t have to. We step around things, overlook irritations, and mindlessly accept energy drains. Perhaps we’ve become so immune to these tolerations that we don’t recognize the negative impact they have on us.
The story of the butterfly A man found a cocoon of a butterfly. One day a small opening appeared. He sat and watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to squeeze its body through the tiny hole. Then it stopped, as if it couldn't go further. So the man decided to help the butterfly.
Column by Janine Popick, Inc.com " Girl Power Female CEO's " August 5, 2010 Your employees would love to know what they can do to not only be successful themselves, but to help the company succeed. The top goals are usually around revenue, profitability and customer growth. When I started VerticalResponse in 2001, we had 3 employees. And our goals were as follows: to get as much stuff done every day as we possibly could.
The other day, as I was dusting off a little glass shelf that had been my mother's, I inadvertently bumped one of the tiny figurines on it--one of a set of blue and white china elephants she had once given me. The disturbance sent all the beloved creatures toppling. As I juggled to keep the whole shelf from falling, I felt a flash of frustration move through me; I might have been tempted to utter a censorable word, except that just at that instant my eyes caught Miss Kitty's. Sitting motionless on the footstool next to me, her inward gaze shifted outward ever so slightly, just enough to neutrally observe my agitated state. Instantly, the contrast in our inner experiences became palpable to me and I had a sudden insight. "Why, she's ," I thought, as my mind fell into the calm oasis of her silent meditation .
Once there was a man named Lester Levenson. This is true; I know former students of his. One day when he was in his early forties, doctors sent him home from the hospital, giving him only a few months to live. There was nothing to be done, they said. His heart was so weak he was instructed not even to tie his own shoelaces, lest the exertion cause him to drop dead. Now Lester, being a thinking kind of guy, decided he had been stupid to have gotten himself into this position.