Archive for the ‘Perspective’ Category

“Don’t believe everything you think.” Often we go through our lives carrying old thoughts. We may have a head full of negative thinking that we have carried from childhood about who we are. Someone in our past may have had a great influence on us in a negative way and if so it’s time to […]

Time to Get Centered

Posted: 22nd March 2007 by Barb in Balance, Perspective, Self-Discipline, Serenity

“A mind at peace, a mind centered and not focused on harming others, is stronger than any physical force in the universe.” —Wayne Dyer When we feel out of sorts with life and those around us, it usually means we have been spending too much time running in the circles of modern life and it’s […]

It’s All in Your Head

Posted: 28th February 2007 by Barb in Challenges, Perspective

“If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.” —Marcus Aurelius As much as we hate to hear the phrase, “It’s all in your head,” it is true that most things […]

A Fresh Perspective

Posted: 29th January 2007 by Barb in Challenges, Perspective, Struggles

“Life is a continuous exercise in creative problem solving.” —Michael J. Gelb On any give day we may experience some problem for which we do not have an answer. We struggle and fight to come up with a solution on how to handle a particular matter at work, with friends, with our children or partner. […]

What Brings You Joy?

Posted: 28th January 2007 by Barb in Perspective, Self-Esteem, Uncategorized

“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.” —Thich Nhat Hanh Those days when we feel good, when we have pep in our step or a swagger as some refer to it, those are the days we long for. And sometimes they seem […]

“If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter, for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.” —Max Ehrman It’s never a good idea to compare our insides to other people’s outsides. Since we never know what is really going on with other people, appearances can be very deceiving. […]

True Intentions Are What Count

Posted: 12th December 2006 by Barb in Honesty, Perspective, Uncategorized

“Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I may not forget you.” —William Arthur We truly don’t forget those who honestly encourage us. Those people who come into our lives with no agenda and compliment […]

“Is the glass half empty, half full, or twice as large as it needs to be?” —Unknown It’s all about perspective. We may feel hurt or wronged by someone and talk to a friend about it. They will hear a whole different side of it that we didn’t because we were hurt or angry by […]