Growing up, I’d always been rather controlled by the vagaries of my thoughts. It’s not that I sought negative feelings; but when situations arose that prompted negative feelings, I always felt powerless to do anything about it. I just assumed that there was nothing to be done except ride the wave.
It’s been so empowering, therefore, to learn that I don’t have to be a helpless victim of my circumstances.
Counseling has been a big part of my life for the past year.
When I first started going, I was ashamed to talk about it. I felt like there was something deeply wrong with me, something that I didn’t want others to know about.
I’ve been reading through Ann Voskamp’s book One Thousand Gifts: A Dare To Live Fully Right Where You Are.
Ann Voskamp experienced great tragedy that scarred her for most of her life. Later in life, as an adult with 6 children, a friend challenged her to write a list of 1,000 things she was grateful for; 1,000 things that had been gifted to her. Her book is the result of that challenge, the story of how her pursuit of gratefulness changed her life completely.
There’s an anecdote that Adam Grant tells in his book Originals: How nonconformists move the world that I really enjoyed.
He recounted the story of Lewis Pugh, a long-distance and cold-water swimmer who swims to bring attention to the plight of vulnerable oceanic ecosystems.
I just finished reading a fantastic book – Originals: How Nonconformists Move the World, by Adam Grant.
Towards the end of the book, Grant describes an experiment that was conducted at Harvard Business School by professor Allison Brooks. She gave her students 2 minutes’ notice to perform a persuasive speech in front of a packed auditorium.
How good are you at rinsing your cottage cheese?
An odd expression to be sure, but one that I’ve found myself thinking about more and more often lately.
I recently went to the theater to see Hacksaw Ridge with my husband.
I should preface this article by saying that Hacksaw Ridge’s R rating is well-earned – gory, violent war scenes left me with my eyes closed for much of the movie.
However, the movie also held an extraordinary message that I absolutely loved.
Recently I went to The Maker’s Summit, a conference of creative entrepreneurs held in Greenville, SC.
It was a wonderful weekend.
For one thing, the conference organizers truly pampered us.
Self-love is hard, y’all. Even knowing that the lack of it may be hurting you and your efforts to lead a more fruitful and fulfilling life, once you get into that self-destructive pattern it’s a desperately hard one to get out of.
Here are 6 tips to help you create healthy patterns and learn to love yourself better.
A balanced life.
It’s what most people are searching for, that ever-elusive elixir that always seem just out of reach. We strive to find the perfect equilibrium, that happy medium that leaves us with all the best things in life – health, happiness, friends, family, and success.