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Coping with loss

One of the most difficult aspects of life is loss.  As we travel on our journey, people and places pass in and out of our lives.  They are there for a time and then they are gone.  It may be sudden and unexpected, or even with time to prepare, we are never fully ready for it when it comes.  As Heraclitus says,…

Living with the choices we make

Our lives are a series of events that we experience.  Often those events require us to make a decision, to choose how to resolve the issue of that moment.  Everything that follows from there is the consequences of that choice.  Many times those choices will have a small impact; we ignore these as they are…

Learning to love ourselves

Learning to love ourselves

Our minds are amazing things. They allow us to perceive the world around us, and to make our own judgments on what we hear, see and touch. We then apply the sum of our experiences to make decisions, which in turn gives us more experience for future decision points. However, we cannot forget emotional bias.…

The journey within oneself

While I have previously discussed how we must be able to adapt to changes in our environment and situation, another we must be ready for is how we ourselves change. As we grow through life, and we accumulate new experiences, they form the framework by which we perceive the world around us.  We are not…

Let yourself shine!

Most of us underestimate ourselves.  We hold ourselves back and never achieve that which we know we can.  Part of the reason for this fear, fear of failure or success, as I discussed in another post recently.  However, a more insidious cause is that we often put too much stock in the opinions of others about…

Accepting and Adapting to Change

Life is a strange journey.  While we remember and recognize the significant events of change that happen, such as the birth of our children, or the loss of loved ones, we often fail to notice that change is always happening.  Change is a part of our lives, our constant companion.  How we deal with and…

Being kind to yourself

During my life, I have known some wonderful people who wouldn’t bat an eyelid at helping someone in trouble.  These selfless individuals will drop whatever they are doing to assist others, regardless of the cost to themselves. I often wonder at these amazing people, and what drives them to be so.  I wonder how they can be so…