Staying in charge of your passions, desires and emotions is the best way to achieve your goals. Whether you're trying to lose weight or get that next great gig, you are the master of your ship. Know where you want to go and make your "crew members"-- your actions, emotions and choices -- point in that direction. Here's how:
We are Not Our Bodies by Rena M. Reese
Today I had a little epiphany.
I used to think of my body like it was a mannequin. I was mostly focused on the outside; what it showed to the world. People would decide who I was simply by seeing my external shell. I too, would judge myself on the “mannequin-me” I would see in the mirror.
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Focus on Me by Bud Bilanich
I know that I have a lot to learn. There are many things about me I can improve. I’m just guessing here, but I bet that’s true for you too. That’s why I choose to focus on improving me rather than criticizing others.
I’m not a real religious guy, but I do remember a few bible stories. There’s one where people are gathered to stone a woman who is accused of adultery. Jesus disperses the angry crowd by telling them, “Let he who has not sinned cast the first stone?” I know I am in no position to be casting stones.
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Is Holding on to Anger Holding You Back? by Margie Warrell
Clinical studies have proven the very real link between the emotion of anger and the development of heart disease and numerous other unsavory ailments and illnesses. There's only one way to let go of anger. Do you know what it is? More so, do you know how to do it?!
Last week a friend shared with me about a falling out she's had with her brother and his new wife, following a remark that caused her offense. My friend promptly issued an apology for her insensitivity once she'd realized her mistake, but her new sister-in-law has refused to accept it and hasn't spoken to her since. Her brother has backed his wife, leaving my friend feeling first hurt and upset – but now also angry. Read more on how she handled this dilemma>>
The Effect of Complaints on Your Energy by Faith M. Davis
When things don’t go your way, do you complain? Of course, you probably do. We all do! Some of us do it more than others, but it is something we are all inclined to do. And in many cases, complaining is a reaction that is quite warranted, but the reality is that the act of complaining is like a nasty disease. It makes us feel even worse and it spreads the same bad feelings to innocent bystanders.
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