How many things do you do on a daily basis that are NOT in your best interest? Whether it is the food you eat, the decision to sit and watch TV instead of exercising, or the avoidance of taking the steps you want and need to take to improve your life. Everyday most of us miss opportunities to take steps toward progress. Read More
Remember the old practice of tying a string around your finger to remind you of something? The idea, of course, was that the string would serve as a cue for you to remember to do something. Now, that something usually had nothing to do with a string, but it was a visual reminder that you needed to remember something. Read More
Do you have a toddler that is very emotional? Perhaps she will freak out at times, become shaky and difficult to console. Maybe she always seems to have a need to be in control, questioning everything, and challenging all of your decisions. While this may seem like a child’s attempt to manipulate, it could be rooted in something a little more serious, such as anxiety. Read More
Today’s question comes to us from Rebecca, who wrote:
I THINK THAT MY HUSBAND IS DEPRESSED. HE JUST DOES NOT SEEM TO BE HIS USUAL HAPPY SELF WHEN HE COMES HOME FROM WORK, AND ON THE WEEKENDS, HE TENDS TO STAY IN BED AND WATCH TV. WHEN I ASK HIM ABOUT IT, HE SAYS THAT HE DOES NOT WANT TO TALK. IS IT DEPRESSION, AND IF SO, WHAT DO I DO?
Have you ever said to yourself, “Man, I am never going to do that again!” While we all have, most of us have also made the mistake of doing it again, anyway. We do so for a variety of reasons, and tend to find ourselves regretting it, once again, the next day.
When we think of bravery, we tend to think of heroes and knights. People who have done amazing and life threatening things. Those who did not allow fear to stop them from accomplishing their mission. But what if consider the idea that bravery goes just a little bit deeper? What if we consider the fact that many of the things we do every day require bravery? And if we can imagine that, what does it mean when we fail to stand up for ourselves or take the risks necessary to make our lives better?
In our modern culture, we work more than twice as much as our hunter-gatherer ancestors. According to most researchers, hunter-gatherers “work” approximately 20 hours per week (7 days), whereas statistics suggest that modern Americans work approximately 45 hours per week (5 days). So in our “progressive” world, we actually work more than ever before.
Why do we work so hard when it seems as though our hard work results in more work? There are many explanations for why we work hard – our individual personality, what has been modeled for us, and our overall view about the purpose of life. But how do we accept the fact that when we do a good job, we tend to be “punished” by being asked (or told) to do more?