Most of us work. In the United States, most people work 40 hours or more. We become workaholics to create stability for our family and to put forth our own embodiment of the “American Dream”. But is it worth it? In most circumstances – yes. Working helps us pay for a roof over our heads and allows us to buy food to eat. It may even allow us take a great vacation once in awhile or buy that new fancy top. But in some ways working impedes us from enjoying priceless moments in life. Continue reading Reflections: Make Memories and Enjoy Quality Time
Article written in the first person from a staff member.
In 2016, it can be hard to hear your inner voice. There are 24 hour news programs, social media, gurus of every topic, and everyone from a world leader to your dear friend has an opinion on how you should live your life. Everyone to some degree will try to persuade you to believe the same as them. And it is okay to listen. But through the noise, you must think for yourself. Whether you sink or swim, you must make your own choices in life.
Be grateful for what you have today. At times we may feel a desire for more possessions in life when we truly don’t need them. The need for a new car, new house, new phone, new clothes or shoes, etc. because we have “earned” it. In reality, we are just fine with what we have. Let’s take a moment to appreciate what we do have – show gratitude. No matter what your situation is, your situation would be envied by someone else in the world. The small things: clean drinking water; warm water to bathe; a bed; shelter; loved ones; and an able body and mind. These are just few things we may have and don’t fully appreciate.
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A Debbie Downer (Donnie Downer is the male equivalent) is a person who is constantly depressive and gloomy. They tend to destroy positive circumstances with their negative vibes. Their negativity is known to be infectious and make others feel miserable.
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