I enjoyed reading your perspective and it does relate to things I've reflected on with respect to my own parents.
I would say that some take advantage of their role (maybe and probably without even knowing it) in believing parenting comes with a hierarchical role. In doing so, they create an imbalance in the parent-child relationship. Recovering from this I think is difficult unless a parent is able to reflect on and see the imbalance they've created.
I think parent-child relationships need to be made on equal ground where both the parent and the child have equal value…
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Great perspective. We certainly do take a reactive approach to issues in society. It's great to have forums such as HeartSupport to help people. But absolutely the solution to mental health issues needs to be a proactive one where people are working on their mental fitness as they would their physical fitness.
Great article. Thanks for sharing your insights. So many great little tidbits that I highlighted in this. The only real solution to overthinking is actually to get out of your head and into your body, meaning get your body moving. Do something about what you're thinking about. If you can do that then you'll have new thoughts to think about and new challenges to face instead of having your head spin in circles about the same problems.
Absolutely! Great message Jeff. Thanks for sharing your dream and your insights.
I think that in our lives we need to bring our attention and focus back to doing the things we love, the little practices, habits and routines that can sometimes feel great, sometimes feel hard but, in the end, they make life worth living.
Great article. Really enjoyed all of the points you had. It's about the journey. It's about the process. It's about the here and now. Don't be so caught up in getting somewhere and miss the people, places, experiences, feelings, relationships, and love that made it all worthwhile.
I'd never heard that Emily Dickinson quote before but what a great one, 'Forever - is composed of Nows.' Thanks again!
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Everything you decide to partake in requires a decision, on your part, to engage in that activity.
Hacks sound great and some can certainly be time saving in some instances but I think that it can mislead people at times… or, people end up misleading themselves when it comes to ‘hacking life’ or ‘hacks’ for life.
People always want shortcuts in life. And, in the end, there is definitely value in what others have to offer in terms of plans and steps a person…
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You’re REALLY SORE, right?
However, as long as you did all of the exercises properly the soreness or pain is good pain. The pain is an indication that you pushed yourself to do something out of the ordinary, something outside of your typical/everyday routine.
If we continue down this pathway, in terms of continuing with these new routines/exercises our bodies will adjust as we build strength…
The season of giving is upon us. As we prepare to give and receive gifts and share extra time with loved ones it’s a good time for some reflection. As kids we definitely don’t reflect. Our excitement is through the roof as we prepare to receive as many gifts as possible. In our young minds, the more, the better!
As we grow older we realize the season is about more than gifts. We see the season as a way to share and enjoy our time with loved ones. Recently, I’ve been listening to a lot of podcasts, specifically Tim Ferriss’s…
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Most of us, if not everyone, wait. We wait for the right time, the right place, the right situation. Sometimes we end up waiting our whole life. But then January 1st rolls around and we think we can muster the motivation, the inspiration, the energy, the discipline, and the action necessary to make the changes we want to in our lives with the consistency and effort needed to make our dreams come true.
We set our intentions, make announcements of our big plans for our life and the year ahead, we get backed by others who are also jumping into…