I believe it begins with clarifying the language we use. Our general assumption is that all challenges are “bad,” and in this light we call them “problems.” But are there really problems? What if we changed the way we looked at our difficulties? The Latin root of the word “problem” is problema, which means throwing forth a question or situation. Situations arise, and they can be viewed as a question. The question goes like this: What are you going to do about . . . ? It’s a question about what you are going to do. How you are going to respond. The question is not how do you feel about this?
We often walk around assuming the basic question is how do I feel about this? And very often the answer we give is I really don’t like this. When we assume this question, we are bound to go for a bumpy ride. Our inner answer to any question about our feelings sounds something like good, bad, good, great, amazing, terrible, bad, worse, better, good, and so on. We set ourselves up to judge and assess everything that happens because there is another underlying question behind how do you feel; namely, is this good or bad?
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Proactive Health Tips to Help Navigate Year 2 of the Pandemic
After months of unfamiliar restrictions and guidelines, pandemic fatigue is affecting how some Americans protect their health. However, experts warn that diligence is still extremely important because new mutations and variants of the virus that causes COVID-19 are being discovered. The typical cold and flu season also brings added threats to people’s health and wellness.
THE SECRET TO A HAPPY LIFE? Prioritize Fun
This is a summer like no other, with life returning to normal after a year and a half of lockdowns and restrictions. If you’re feeling conflicted about stepping back into the “business as usual” rat race, you’re not alone. The stress and isolation of a global pandemic and social upheaval have led us to rethink our values and consider a reset. What do we do now? If you ask me, it’s time to dedicate ourselves to a very important pursuit –– having fun.
DO YOU HAVE ‘Happy' or ‘Unhappy Feet'?
WHAT CONSTITUTES HAPPY FEET?
Your Best summer skin ever
Summer brings plenty of challenges for skin (hi, blazing sunshine and strong sea breezes). Thankfully, fresh, organic produce also ripens over the summer, and certain fruits and veggies can work some surprising wonders for your largest organ. Combine these foods with supplements that love your skin year-round, and you’ll have a solid skin health strategy
6 Steps To Overcome – Back-to-School Stress
School is about to start up again, and for many kids a variety of emotions begin to surface—ranging from excitement to nervous anticipation to all-out dread and panic. Starting a new school year is about making new friends, meeting new teachers, buying new clothes and book bags, facing bullies, learning a new curriculum, and, of course, doing homework.
Calcium And Its Importance To Your Health
Calcium is very important for your health. In fact, you have more calcium in your body than any other mineral. It makes up much of your bones and teeth and plays a role in heart health, muscle function and nerve signaling
BIRDS in the MATTRESS
“Mrs. Walker is a nut. You need to do something with her,” I overheard the police officer say to my mother.
KRILL, Essential for Your Pet's Diet
There is no question that pets are part of the family and they actually help improve the mental and physical health of their human companions. To the end, it’s important that we take care of our pets and put them on the best path to wellness just like we take care of our other family members.
HOW YOU CAN OVERCOME
Summer Fruits and Veggies That Can Help With BRAIN AND MENTAL HEALTH
We are now in the full swing of the dog days of summer! This means a lot more stress is being placed on the body to keep us cool and everything running efficiently as we go about our day. So what are some of the classic and not so classic summer foods that we can eat to keep our mental health balanced and brains happy?
John Tarahteeff’s paintings take you somewhere new, yet familiar. You don’t entirely know where it is, but it feels like you’ve been there before.
I tried to love the Touch Bar but now I'm ready for it to go away
Apple needs to bring Center Stage to the Mac ASAP.
iClever BTH13 headphones for kids: Sonically safer for junior
Never mind the pink-and-blue color scheme or the flashing lights. These are legitimate headphones with good sound that also rein in the volume.
FUN with FRIDGE MAGNETS
Have a micro-blast turning precious scrap into useful hangers-on
Dramatic curves from your table saw
Wilson Museum celebrates Bowdoin's centennial
Join the Wilson Museum in celebrating the centennial of Maine Maritime Academy’s schooner Bowdoin, the official vessel of the State of Maine, at programs that revisit Donald MacMillan’s Arctic explorations and delve into the art of shipsmithing.
KANYE - I Cheated On Kim
KANYE WEST HUMILIATES KIM KARDASHIAN — AGAIN — BLINDSIDING HIS EX WITH “HURRICANE,” A RAP ABOUT HIS INFIDELITY.
CHANGE IS THE ULTIMATE CREATIVITY
UPAMA RAJASEKHAR is a Brighter Minds facilitator. Here, PURNIMA RAMAKRISHNAN meets with her and some of the children she facilitates in the program, to learn firsthand about their experiences.
A case of two halves
HOW TO RAISE EMOTIONALLY RESILIENT CHILDREN
NAOMI ALDORT is the author of Raising Our Children, Raising Ourselves, published in nineteen different languages. She guides parents via phone, Skype and workshops internationally, bringing peace and clarity to both difficult situations and everyday family issues, including marriage, pregnancy, birth, diet and lifestyle, and child development for children of all ages. Her S.A.L.V.E. communication formula has been praised as providing the best of the work of Byron Katie and Nonviolent Communication combined. In this exclusive interview with LAKSHMI ARAVIND, Naomi shares her wisdom on how we can raise emotionally resilient, well-adjusted, authentic children.