It does not matter who you are, where you are, what you do, or what you are trying to do, the fact is, there will always be someone better off and someone worse off. The truth is, we may have standards for other people but we give ourselves even bigger ones. When we don’t meet our own criteria, we feel deflated or beat ourselves up inside; and when other people fall short we are often too quick to cut them off. First impressions are involuntary, but making the effort to learn more about the situation or a person, more often than not, we find it worth the while. People are more tender than they project. In the same vein, we … Read More
Depression is the opposite of Expression. The #1 form of expression is doing something for someone else. Get out of your own head and lend a hand. Giving a hand will heal your heart. This will at least take attention away from what is being spent on exhaustive thoughts. We can not make beneficial choices and decisions when our faculties are fatigued. Negativity is both physically and mentally depleting. Again, re-charge the self by thinking about or helping out another person. This removes one from their head and elevates the mood for better decision making.
It’s been way too dang (she really really really wants to say ‘damn’) long once again!!! Instead of going through my usual ‘I need this to be more thought-provoking’ than the usual ‘this is what I ate and drank’ today kinda post, I may as well go to that extreme just to build up the consistency. No offense, most of you are a little too genius for me and I have to compensate with well-thoughtout commentary 😉 Aside, I am now going to ask any or all of my (2?) readers to hold me better accountable, to just sit down to write. My problem is not that I have little to say; it is the exact opposite. I have so … Read More
A few weeks back, I flew into Cancun Mexico to divide my time between two friend’s condos over a period of a week. My very best girlfriend since the age of 8 has a place there with here 3 yr old daughter and her husband. After traveling there over the past few years and building up great friendships, they bought a place. They live in the city center of Playa del Carmen, a mere few blocks from the beach. Even though they’re in the center of restaurants, shops, discos and store fronts catering to both locals and tourist, it is still a concrete jungle. The day sun is relentless; the concrete could sear a piece of meat. The air is … Read More
Life is often about doing things we don’t want to do. I do not always want to load the dishwasher or fold laundry, but the underlying desire for a clean kitchen and unwrinkled clothing overrides. When people speak of doing what one is passionate about, not only does it imply they don’t loathe their job, but more often than not, they are getting to live in the place where the desires are in line with the obligations; being excited and enthusiastic about doing the ‘chores’ to reach the goal. Really, when we aren’t interested, it is dreadful. This is great in respect to jobs and vocations/hobbies. But what about relationships? These too, take time, effort, patience, conversations and a myriad … Read More