You might think that letting your anger out is better than holding it in, that venting anger is healthy and that your anger is justified when people do you wrong. But the problem is that anger is much more dangerous than you think and that you are actually damaging your health, relationships and overall well-being by expressing your anger at will.
Your angry feelings become a habit, a knee-jerk response for handling life’s indiscretions and ineptitudes and it becomes easy to shout, threaten, intimidate and even get violent to demand that others respect you and your opinions. The impact anger has on your family, friends, co-workers, acquaintances, intimate partners and yourself is monumental.… CONTINUE READING
“Life has nothing to do with what you are doing and everything to do with what you are being.” (Neale Donald Walsch)
What that means is that you have a choice as to how you are going to be right now. Do you want to be happy, joyful, peaceful, content, secure, loving, silly, compassionate or empowered? It is your choice how you experience “Right Now.”
Even when terrible things happen, there are still choices to be made. You can focus on how to meet the challenge effectively so that you move through it faster, healthier and with the least harmful consequences.… CONTINUE READING
Stop for a minute to think about all the things you can celebrate about your life. Big or small, there are joyous things happening every minute of every day. Yet, many times you overlook and ignore the joy that stands before you.
Regardless of what’s going on in your life, and there may be many challenges and difficulties, there are still many wonderful things to acknowledge with thanks and gratefulness.
Here are a few to consider. See how many you possess. Even just one will make a difference:
If your health is good, if your bank account is full, if your children are close by and thriving, if you are employed, if you are surrounded by wonderful friends, if you have a beautiful home, if you have a car that works, if you have a terrific spouse, if you have a caring family, if you have strong and loving relationships, if you are able to come and go as you please, if you are free to be you…then you have much to celebrate.… CONTINUE READING
Anxiety can be very debilitating for the person experiencing it. It can wake you up from a sound sleep and creep up on you during any daily activity. Many times people with anxiety feel they have lost control when their body starts feeling its symptoms, like your heart beats faster, you’re hyperventilating, feeling nauseous or have the shakes. When you learn to stop those symptoms before they get out of hand, you are taking back the one control you really never lost and that is control over how you feel. It is important to learn how to control those feelings to regain your peace of mind and overall contentment, which are so important for health, well-being and normal functioning.… CONTINUE READING
The power of a single word is obvious. Say something mean and hurtful in anger and it may be difficult to take back or forget. But say something kind when someone needs it most and you are a savior and inspiration. Words, therefore, are very powerful and must be chosen wisely and with much thought.
Think about words like happiness, kindness, silliness, laughter, playfulness and hopefulness and compare them to words like, grim, dismal, sadness, hopeless, misery, tearful and depressed. Their meanings are clear, but by arranging them a certain way, you can set a tone and convey a message to the person involved in the conversation.… CONTINUE READING