Being in the Now

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12 Warning Signs It’s Time To Change Your Life

Quite often, it takes a major shakeup or catastrophe for everybody, including you, to wake up and change your life.

You recognize that something isn’t right. You know it.

The sad part is that it’s so much easier to keep living this life rather than do the work to change it. You’re pretty comfortable being miserable. It’s become a part of you every day. Even though it really isn’t any fun, it’s safe.

But there does come a time when change is a must and that’s before a tragedy hits. There are danger signs that shouldn’t be avoided.

8 Ways to Deal With Anger

It’s a normal emotion and can be a terrific motivator for personal betterment or social justice. But what about when it gets out of hand?

“My dear, you have to take control of your feelings before they take control of you”—- Violet Grantham, Dowager Countess, Downton Abbey

“I miss hating things,” says my friend Funchy, looking misty-eyed. He’s a Brooklynite, like me, raised in a house full of yelling and fighting all masking love of course….sometimes quite well.

The Power of Forgiveness

Pain, disappointment, hurt, embarrassment, and shame are emotions that are associated with all relationships; whether they are romantic or non-romantic. The most important emotion is anger. Anger, however, is a secondary emotion. No one feels angry first. Anger is a reaction to an event. For example, if your boss calls you “inadequate” aloud during a staff meeting you might feel embarrassed. Then, after your colleagues react to the statement you become angry. What if I told you it was important to forgive your boss? I can hear the mumbles now.

Is Your Inner State Angry, Frustrated Or Anxious? Here Is Why

Do you find yourself getting angry, frustrated, and anxious fairly regularly at things that you have no control over? Does a slow driver make your blood boil? Do red traffic lights bring up feelings of anxiety? Does someone else’s opinion feel like it hurts you?