In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit. ~
With so much stress, routine, busyness, we can easily end up in a rut. The best way to pop out of that is to be around new people to gain perspective. Tony Robbins recently said that there are times when he's too tired or stressed to go to an event or socialize. He says he pushes himself because 'something will invevitably reach me.' Interesting choice of words. To some, that could mean perspective, a new idea or just enjoying a new relationship...or an old one.
Friends, a MUST Have In Life to Thrive by Michael Lee Stallard
To thrive for sustained periods of time, each of us needs to be intentional about putting ourselves in Connection Cultures that value human beings and relationships. Friendship and connection are critical for three reasons. Read more>>
Catching People Doing Things...Right by Larry Lipman
We need to nurture our relationships even though our culture is obsessed with focusing on negative behavior. We do that with our families at home. We do it in the workpace. Strangely, it seems that criticizing and negative thinking are considered "realistic" in our culture. Support, praise, and encouragement are often considered insincere or manipulative.
But what if we focused on looking for what people are doing right and telling them? Read more here>>
These next two stories buck the conventional thinking of survival and happiness.
Money Buys Unhappiness by April Benson
In a new study, published in the current issue of Psychological Science, Jordi Quoidbach and three colleagues demonstrate that money—even the thought of it—undermines life’s simple pleasures. Specifically, the authors found that wealthier people were less able than poorer ones to savor, to enhance and prolong positive emotional feelings such as joy, awe, excitement, contentment, pride, and gratitude, and that this “negative impact of wealth on individuals’ ability to savor undermined the positive effects of money on their happiness.” Read more>>
Whether you want to improve your relationships with a friend or family member, you need to understand how the other person wants to be treated to effectively relate to them. Contrary to the popular Golden Rule, people do not necessarily want to be treated the same way you want to be treated. They have their own preferences. Understand that and relate to them on their turf and you will create empowered relationships. Check out this new relationship building DVD>>
There is a time NOT to follow by Rena M. Reese
There is a time to follow and a time to lead. Discern the time for each in life; your happiness may be riding on it. Now, on to Fabre and his caterpillars…
Jean Henri Fabre was a French entomologist. He conducted research in regard to the inherited behavior patterns of certain insects. I recently heard about his findings in regard to the Processionary Caterpillar named for reasons made obvious by the photo below.
You definitely want to read what happened to the catepillars and what that has to do with you >>
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