Who hasn’t told a little white lie so you didn’t have to meet someone for lunch or go to a party? Actually, occasionally telling a white lie may be helpful when you are managing your interpersonal relationships. However, one of the fundamental aspects of healthy relationships is being able to trust and depend on the other person, so chronic lying can get you in trouble. In fact, excessive lying can be considered a character flaw.
When would it be OK to lie to someone? Here are a few instances when you can be perhaps justified to lie:
- If what you say would be downright hurtful, you may want to fudge the truth.
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“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
“Everything you do in life, should be an act of love for yourself” Is that being selfish? Absolutely, NOT! If you think about it, this is the most wonderful and generous thing you can do for yourself and those closest to you. Here’s why. If you are able to show others how it looks and feels to be a fulfilled human being who is enjoying life, rather than suffering from guilt and obligations, then you are a healthy role model. If you are able to identify elements throughout the day that are nurturing and supporting for your own personal welfare, then you are a healthy role model.… CONTINUE READING
Although most people think longevity is solely related to genes, it really depends on genes, attitude, lifestyle, and behavior. Research shows that centenarians believe they are living a long life because of eating well, being optimistic and keeping busy. The Census Bureau estimates that by 2050, there will be 1.1 million people 100 years or older. The question to ask yourself is, D you want to be one of them and do you want to do it with ease and joy?
My mom is 92 years old and, while she has macular degeneration, she reads the paper daily, and contributes her own poetry, articles and jokes to her retirement home’s newspaper.… CONTINUE READING
It’s been suggested that people sixty-five or older are happier than those in their forties, fifties and early sixties. It seems that younger people are more materialistic, which seems to add to their unhappiness and dissatisfaction. The strong need to “own” things and to want more than they already have is a source of continual aggravation and misery.
However, you may be saying that you’re not really worried about “things” as much as you are about securing your future retirement years, about caring for your aging parents, about keeping your current job till retirement and about maintaining your physical health. … CONTINUE READING