Archive for August, 2014

Is Happiness Elusive?

Friday, August 29th, 2014

The American author and poet Henry David Thoreau once expressed the following, “Happiness is like a butterfly; the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder…”

In an attempt to resolve the idea of happiness being an elusive quality, we imply that it is so by framing it in the negative. Given the suffering present in the world nowadays, many of us are inclined to consider happiness as being intangible. It would not be incorrect to assume the following line of thought in such an event, “How can happiness prevail when there is suffering in the world?”

Positive Thinking and Good Health

Monday, August 25th, 2014

It is said that ‘every cloud has a silver lining’ and that it is ‘darkest before dawn’.  Life has the potential of springing up surprises at every corner, yet it is amazing as to how similar stimuli can impact different folks differently. At the end of the day, it is said that life is not as much as what you make of it as it is about how you take it.  It is true that while there are no certainties in life, the journey certainly becomes more bearable and enjoyable if one has been careful to cultivate a habit of positive thinking.

Keep An Open Mind. 10 Tips About Embracing Change

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Just what does that phrase “Keep an open mind” mean anyway?

Your boss says it; your parents might say it; anyone attempting to convince you to try something new might say it.

Of course you are keeping an open mind… BUT!

If that BUT is there in your head, then you are NOTkeeping an open mind.

We all have preconceived notion of life, of how things are and how they should be. For many people it is difficult to get past those preconceived notions, hence the BUT.

“Once you stop learning you start dying.” Albert Einstein

“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at 80 or 20.” Henry Ford

Here are some things to think about:

Rejection Is Not About You

Monday, August 18th, 2014

Reconcile With Your Self-Esteem

Your heart throbs rapidly, appearing to grow faster by the minute. In a matter of seconds the uncomfortable sensation to flee your body has taken hold. The rejection coursing through you is now palpable; a dull piercing pain in the pit of your stomach which quickly rises into your chest.

Rejection is an all too common experience many cross paths with. Notwithstanding the emotional trauma, rejection can teach us vital life lessons if we are willing to heed its call. Rejection strikes at the heart of one’s self-esteem. Our fight or flight system is activated within seconds, while the brain struggles to make sense of the situation.