Category: Learning

Kindness Benefits

Why Kindness Benefits Yourself as Well as Others

From the time we are small we are taught to be nice. Our parents and other teachers in our lives encourage us to make good choices and to be kind in our interactions with other people. This is for a good reason. Kindness not only benefits the recipients of our actions, but it also has a positive effect on us and anyone who witnessed the act of kindness too.

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5 Steps to a Stress Detox

While the triggers may be different, any situation we perceive as threatening, or that requires us to adjust or change, can set off stress. It often creeps in quietly through the back door and before we know it we feel overwhelmed with the burdens that have seemingly mounded up from nowhere.

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Dare NOT to Compare

Since comparison is the thief of joy, and that is what makes life so fulfilling, let us stop missing out on life! Let’s be brave and dare NOT to compare. Let’s embrace the gift of being who we are!

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Believe

Sometimes we are our own worst enemy. Our discouragement and doubt can drown out our desire to find success. (Photo Credit ©Julia Rosenlof)

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As a young teen, I was taught to begin with the end in mind.  “What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.”[3] Our goals and resolutions should reflect the type of person we are working on becoming.  Rather than the typical motivations, consider your desires. Desire goes beyond just wanting to make something happen, it is a deep commitment or determination to act. Select one new desirable habit, virtue or characteristic.  Don’t go overboard – but find something to focus on that matters to you.

Choices for Change

There is something about the clean slate of a new year that causes most to reflect on the past and determine what we would like to accomplish in the year ahead.

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Just Breathe

Just Breathe

As I reached the top my daughter saw my labored breathing. I told her that I felt sick and thought I was going to pass out, to which she replied “Mom you’ve just got to breathe.”

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