One of the most readily known facts is this: people are different. I’m sure I’ve always known it; I’ve surely recognized differences in peers, siblings,
Today the internet and media are flooded with short-cuts and “how-to” blog posts and articles. The movie title “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days” comes to mind. We have become a society drawn the quick fix for the hard questions we face in our lives.
The sweet life is often full of little lessons that stay with us for the rest of our life. Many years ago my family went
Great teachers connect with their students on a deep level, they care about them, and they know what they are talking about. Great teachings inspire a lifetime of learning and encourage us to think deeply and actually apply what we’ve learned.
In the New Testament Matthew reminds us that where your treasure is, there will your heart be also… We have been given the great gift of agency.
We have the power to choose good or bad. We can choose to be happy or not. We can choose to fail or to learn. This is the one gift no one can take from us—the power to choose.
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.
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.