What Causes You Stress? Stress is not something that I do, well not anymore. Well, until these past couple of weeks. Some moments of the greatest stress in my past had to do with money and the ending of relationships. Real panic would overcome me with the approach of a bill that was most likely going to be unpaid. A looming breakup, as I could usually tell when the end date was coming, or the real event could and did send me into major panic as well. Then there were
It Will Not Go Away Amid the jokes, cake eating and general joviality of marking the fortieth year of my birth, below the surface of my smiles a question kept popping up in my head – begging my attention. Everyone reassured me that these will be the best years of my life and I believed them as these were people who had, as the saying goes, “been there, done that.” Why then was this question nagging me? Frankly, nothing had changed in my life physically up to that fateful day
Your Cells Do It The cells of your bodies do it. In fact, some researchers says the cells in our bodies are completely replaced every few years. “Every seven years (or 10, depending on which story you hear) we become essentially new people, because in that time, every cell in your body has been replaced by a new cell.” (Source: Live Science) Whether you agree with the timeline there seems to be little arguing that change is happening in our bodies. My conversation and question in this Tuesday Thought with
You Are More Than Capable “Once you start recognizing the truth of your story, finish the story. It happened but you’re still here, you’re still capable, powerful, you’re not your circumstance. It happened and you made it through. You’re still fully equipped with every single tool you need to fulfill your purpose.” ― Steve Maraboli How I love those words of Steve Maraboli! This morning especially. Woke up with this thought on my mind – telling your story yourself – and wanted to check in with you, our readers, how
Martin Luther King, Jr., And Peace The winter, so far, has been unseasonably warm across Canada. We have been enjoying temperatures that have caused many to now appreciate the effects of global warming. There still are those who deny this as something “real.” Whether it is real, a coincidence or Mother Nature self-correcting is not something that I am either willing or qualified to debate. Like my fellow Albertans, I have enjoyed the relative warmth to now and today, the mid-way point of January, will embrace the more seasonal temperatures
Make A Choice There are times in life when you have to make choices based on what some call principle. Personally, I prefer to describe such decisions as life-choices. Over the years, on a very personal level, I have had to make such decisions and the one that comes to mind today has to do with the sexualised lifestyle. Almost 11 years ago, on January 28, 2005, I wrote a post on my first ever blog about such a life-choice – having to do with whether to stay on a
No Through-way Yes, you can climb over walls, jump over hurdles and crawl under some barriers. A dead-end, however, is a dead end. “Dead end: n.1.a. An end of a passage, especially a street, that affords no exit. b. A street or road affording no exit. 2. A situation or subject that allows for no progress or development. (Source: American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition.) “An end of passage.” That is exactly where I found myself after returning to a situation that had already shown its true colours.
A New Thing… Since the start of the year, there has been a couple of changes on this blog, ones that I hope you are enjoying. Change is something that is completely embraced by me. In fact, I become quite restless when things become routine – whether that is in a job, a relationship, my weekly menu and even in my conversations and interaction with friends. Satisfied I am not with “sameness,” loving to be challenged, having something to learn and gaining new skills. Over the past six months of