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The "I MATTER" Motto. 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. In our fast paced, filled to the brim world we all embody multiple identities and numerous responsibilities. Now couple that with the pressures of stress and daily life tasks, and it's easy to see how we forget to take care of ourselves.

. • Create a realistic schedule for yourself. . • Plan in time to make yourself the #1 priority. . • Plan in an activity that gives you a sense of achievement. . • Exercise. . • Be your own cheerleader. . • Don't wait for others to just somehow know or be aware that you need/deserve a break. . • Don't be afraid to delegate or ask for help. . • Set realistic goals. . • Keep a daily credit list. . • Don't let doubt get in your way. Priming Your Creativity. The History of Psychology. The Sneaky Psychology Of Advertising. Meaninglessness. 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: 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? Why? Where is this all leading? The Problem "Imagine a happy group of morons who are engaged in work. "To have a reason to get up in the morning, it is necessary to possess a guiding principle. Your LiveReal Agents are trying to figure it out . . . Many individuals view the issue of "meaninglessness" - asking "what's the point? " However, in the opinion of these illustrious LiveReal Editors, however, reality is just the opposite. It may well be a fact that life, at least at is is usually lived, actually is absurd when seen from a certain perspective.

Leo Tolstoy describes the experience: "O God! What is Consciousness? Stop Criticizing Your Body and Start Critiquing Our Culture's Devotion to Thinness. 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? I borrowed the phrase, "practicing peace with your body," from my friend Cissy Brady-Rogers, who is a therapist specializing in the treatment of women with body image and eating problems. She coined the phrase to emphasize that making peace with your body is an ongoing process, rather than something you achieve once and for all. This journey begins when we wake up to the false promise our society has sold us, namely, that our happiness resides in the size of our bodies. Cultural criticism of the Religion of Thinness begins with the simple insight that women are not born wishing they were thinner. 1) What messages does this image give me about my body? 12 Critical Things You Should Never Tolerate.

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. Sometimes just recognizing the things we are tolerating in life gives us a renewed sense of hope and energy. If you don’t know what’s pulling you down, it feels impossible to make your life better. However, when you address some of your bigger tolerations, you can completely change the course of your life and open doors to a world of happiness and inner peace that you didn’t know existed.

Think about the poorest of the poor, living in squalor and despair without the hope of a better future. In the same way, we must search for these portals that will allow us to move to the next level of powerful living. 1. The story of the butterfly. The Importance of Goal Setting. Column by Janine Popick, "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. It’s probably not the right way to do things but we were so small and nimble it had to be the way to do it. Slow-forward to 2010, with close to 100 employees. So now we’ve got a lot of hardworking doers that would love to know from us what they can do to not only be successful themselves, but to help the company succeed. That’s your job. The first thing you have to do is to define your company goals. How can Sally help? How can Jason help? When Cats Pray: How Our Feline Friends Uplift the World. 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 . In that moment I recalled something my mother had once said many years ago. This is what I felt in Miss Kitty. Dr. You Mean Anything Is Possible? 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. So he set about to correct things. Overwhelmed with a fear of dying, he began to examine his predicament. Within a few months Lester was completely healthy and, even more astounding, had attained a state of inner peace and happiness that he had not previously imagined possible, a state he called "imperturbability. " Lester stands out for me for two reasons. Whoa, their minds would go. That's what I call the Possibility Principle at work.