How To Break The Chronic Worry Cycle By Accepting Uncertainty

“Some men storm imaginary Alps all their lives, and die in the foothills cursing difficulties which do not exist.”  ~Edgar Watson Howe

It's one thing to worry about traffic making you late for an important appointment.

Or about a heavy thunderstorm blowing down the big tree over your house.

Or about your teenager taking the car out alone for the first time.

These situations merit a bit of worry. A negative outcome is possible.

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A Ridiculously Simple Way To Reduce Stress And Enjoy More Of Life

“Asking for help does not mean that we are weak or incompetent. It usually indicates an advanced level of honesty and intelligence.” ~Anne Wilson Schaef, author

A couple of months ago, I made a decision that has dramatically reduced my level of stress.

I sought help.

I hired a helper who happens to be a good friend. That makes it really nice, but even if she weren't my friend, I would still be beside myself with joy that I made this decision.

Have you ever noticed how reticent we are to seek help?

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Are You Suffering? How To Find Meaning Through Life Difficulties

This weekend I am visiting a friend who lives in Virginia, not far from Washington, D.C. On Saturday, we decided to go in to D.C. to tour the Holocaust Museum.

Needless to say, the experience was profound. For me, it was profoundly shocking and surreal.

Walking through one of the cattle cars that transported thousands of Jews to their deaths, I felt overwhelmed by all of the suffering that one box car contained.

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Do People Accuse You Of Being Highly Sensitive?

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“Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.” ~Edgar Allen Poe

As long as I can remember, my hyper-sensitivity has been a running theme in my life.

When I was a child, I could easily pick up on the subtle undercurrents going on in my house. When the mood shifted from normal to tense, I was quick to notice it and quick to try to set things right. My mom called me “the little peacemaker.”

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30 Good Karma Things To Do With Small Gaps Of Time

If you cut to the chase of the meaning of life, it's the “meaning” part that we all long for.

Beyond all of the stuff, thrills, and happiness we pursue on any given day, in the long run, we just want to feel like we've made an impact on the world in some way. We need to know we've made a difference with our one little life.

But does the idea of making an impact on the world cause you to hyperventilate  — like you might have to join the Peace Corp or adopt an orphan from Indonesia?

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