At age 88, and with COPD, she falls into both the most vulnerable segment of the population -- and the most stubborn.
1. Let Go by Elior Moskowitz We often try to spare ourselves disappointment by thinking through how things could go wrong
A lot of writers worry about the future because no one knows how well the next book will sell. Keep your eyes on the page. That's where all your opportunities wait, where all your happiness and interest and pleasure waits.
The following four steps are an introduction to investing in inner insurance. They will get you started on the right path for developing the healthiest mentality possible for the future.
Sometime during the Obama Administration, I stopped sleeping.
Flight 146 from Zurich to New Delhi is late taking off, later than it's been over the past week. Normally I wouldn't care whether the A333 is a few minutes late, but this one carries my daughter freshly off her college degree, towards New Delhi for a month of backpacking through India with her boyfriend.
It is okay to admit that anxiety is a real, terrifying medical condition.
Most of what people worry about has a low probability of occurring, because we tend to take action about those things we
That's why anxiety is a game of whack-a-mole: if you whack down one mole (thought) without addressing it from the root, another will quickly appear in its place.
Remember that broken crayons still color.
Maybe you'll live to 100, or maybe you'll live to 55. Nobody knows. The one thing you can control is your attitude and the
Think about this. Every second we live we are moving into the future. The future becomes the now. It's right next to living in the present so why not live now -- live free -- welcome the unknown and stop worrying.
4. How long will I have to keep up this pace? Not forever! My good friend Strickland Bonner (co-host on The Nice Guys on
I spun like a crazed woman on a treadmill, except for the fact that I was actually on an elliptical. My arms moved as if they were ready to punch the world right out of my way. I was really going to finally get myself somewhere. I was going to knee pressing issues right out of the way.
Notice your inner mind chatter. Observe it, but don't attach to it. Recognize it as fear and only fear, as the thoughts are not of your higher self, but wounded parts of yourself. Love them and let them pass.
Here's eight practices to RE-SCRIPT your self-story from one that limits your plot to one that continuously expands it:
Like many parents, I sometimes feel overworked and under appreciated. A golden opportunity presented itself today, and I did not hesitate to take action. My daughter Mabel asked for my help. She was leaving for a rehearsal and needed to respond to a couple of time sensitive emails. When she handed me her laptop she handed me the means of reparation.
Such reflection interrupts and weakens habituated thought patterns that may create anxiety and confusion. This may not always be enough to put you into a mood of ecstatic bliss, but it will at least put a little more breathing room into your life. And that sure beats the alternative!
What I've taken away from all of this is that worrying does not serve to assist anything. Taking action does.
And with that I was off to pick up kids from after school activities and to argue with them over the music volume in the car. I could sense that my Mary-N-Martha-Prayer had as much significance and was a lot less stressful than my typical pray-with-instructions prayer I usually did.