If You Could Improve Your Life by Replacing One Word Would You?

Professional & Personal Development

should

I want to discuss a word that has been on my mind quite a bit lately. This word has plagued millions of people with guilt and shame and I believe that if we reduce the number of times we use this word I believe that all of us can reduce the level of guilt we have in our lives. This word my friends is the word ‘SHOULD’.

The most insidious fact about this word is that it affects millions of people without ever crossing the person’s lips. What do I mean by that? I am referring to our thoughts.

In cognitive psychology it is believed that our thoughts create our emotions and how we think about a situation will trigger an emotion.

Let’s take a look at how this word operates in our everyday thinking.

When you use the word ‘should’ in relation to yourself it can create a damper…

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The difference between letting go and running away

body & mind balance

The one thing I learned in my turbulent life was to let go – of everything. I was moved between countries, between homes, between schools and every time all was lost; not only friends and places but also things. My magic boxes full of little insignificant treasures, my clothes, my toys. The first time I was displaced I also lost the person I loved the most, she who was peace and security to me, I never saw her again. I was just about to turn seven.

That was the first time I was displaced; I found myself in a new country without any of my belongings except a teddy-bear and a school-book. I struggled to understand, to fit in, to learn the language, to not be afraid. I locked myself in a shell and lived in a fantasy-world in my head. I was beaten, mocked and un-loved, waiting for the…

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Offer Your Calm

anewperspectiveperhaps

I like to think I have things under control. Most of my time is spent making sure everything is lined up perfectly in advance. The second something goes wrong(which seems like every other second) I panic. I never suffered from anxiety before but this year it introduced itself and moved into my home. Do I know worrying is a waste of time? Do I realize panicking will not change the situation? Of course I do. Maybe that is what is most frustrating of all.

One of those moments presented itself today that sent me straight into swearing and palpitations. It’s like being on speed and not being able to contain all the energy inside of me. Sometimes I wish I could burst just to let some pressure out. It sits on my chest and it’s heavy and I feel like it’s hard to breathe. But today, that’s exactly what I…

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Meridians – Science Now Recognizes They Do Exist

Meridians ? Well you may ask. They are the vibrational energy that flows through your body. Your health revolves around this energy. Your health revolves around balanced energy. It affects your digestion, breathe, thinking and your emotions. If your meridians are not producing balanced energy then that is when illness of some form can develop. This […]

via Meridians – Science Now Recognizes that They Do Exist. — Lesley Voth

Why social competency takes precedence over intelligence in the workplace

Always happy to see validation of why the work we do at Center for Social is so important: http://www.fastcompany.com/3059481/7-reasons-why-emotional-intelligence-is-one-of-the-fastest-growing-job-skills

via Why social competency takes precedence over intelligence in the workplace — Welcome to the blog of Ryan Wexelblatt, Director of Center for Social in Narberth, Pennsylvania