Archive for October, 2009

The Universal Experience of Gratitude

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009

Researchers have found that when we think about someone or something we truly appreciate, and experience the feeling that goes with the thought, we trigger the parasympathetic or calming branch of the autonomic nervous system. With repetition, this pattern bestows a protective effect on the heart. When you send out positive vibrations, you receive the […]

The Power of Giving

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

There’s no denying that life in the twenty-first century is demanding. There never seems to be enough time to do all the things that need to be done: keep up with work or studies, spend time with family, earn enough money to pay the rent and buy necessities. With so many challenges to cope with, […]

Forget Your Troubles – Enjoy Your Life Today

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

Have you noticed that when you are totally stressed, you snap easily? You yell something without thinking… and then realize to your horror that you gave the perfect imitation of one of your parents. If you grew up in a family that didn’t know how to cope with stress, then your gut reaction is to […]

Airing Out Your Compartments

Saturday, October 10th, 2009

If you think you hate your job, consider that the job may not be to blame. It may be that you’ve unwittingly taken the wrong approach to compartmentalization. To become a professional in almost any field, it is usually necessary to compartmentalize – to separate one’s personal life from one’s work. A criminal lawyer can’t […]