Are you always in a rush to get something done or be somewhere? Do you spend your days playing “catch up” but feel you are always a “day late and a dollar short?” If so, you’re in good company. As a society we seem to be stuck in “fast forward.” There is actually a name for this condition: it is called hurry sickness, a term first coined by cardiologists back in the 1950’s.
The symptoms are easy to spot—are…Continue
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This question has long been the subject of various psychological theories about individual development. Abraham Maslow described it as an individual's desire for fulfillment—an internal yearning to maximize one’s full potential by becoming everything a person is capable of becoming.
In a nutshell, self-actualization is about living life to the fullest. It involves that quiet internal voice that keeps trying to persuade us to make the most of the gifts and talents with which we are…Continue
According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the definition of procrastination is “to put off intentionally the doing of something that should be done.” But if we really think about it, what does procrastination really do for any of us? In most…Continue
Throughout our lives the expectations we set for ourselves and those around us are what determine who and what we are, what we have or don’t have, and what we are willing to settle for. Expectations are like little invisible magnets that attract both positive and negative situations into our lives. If we look back over our history and see a chronic pattern of disappointments and failures, it is likely we have held ourselves and others to unrealistic expectations. On the other hand, if you…Continue
Added by Judith A. Albright on May 23, 2013 at 4:25pm — No Comments
Have you spent much of your life feeling unworthy or somehow inferior? How many times have you held yourself back or prevented yourself from doing something you really wanted to do because you were convinced you weren’t “good enough?” This insidious belief is the silent saboteur that prevents us from going to college, seeking a promotion, finding a better job, signing up for the art class we always…Continue
Are you one of those people who are convinced you don’t have a creative bone in your body? If so, this will come as a pleasant surprise: we all came into this world hard wired to be creative! How creative we actually are has less to do with talent or ability than it does, interest, choice, opportunity and circumstance.
Creative self-expression is a vital part of our psychological makeup and it is a vital part of self actualization, which if you remember Abraham Maslow’s famous…Continue
Whether we like it or not, tax season regularly rolls around every year. Typically we may look toward filing our taxes with dread or distaste, not wanting to take the time or spend the energy to get all our receipts and records…Continue
Added by Judith A. Albright on April 12, 2013 at 11:55am — No Comments
Around religious holidays the question often comes up about what is religious and what is spiritual. Is there a difference? In a word, yes. At its most basic, spirituality is based on the idea that something greater than us exists outside our five human senses. When we look at the awe-inspiring pictures of the universe taken by the Hubbell Telescope, there can be little doubt we are creations of a higher power; that regardless of what name we give it, a Divine Intelligence exists that is far…Continue
Added by Judith A. Albright on March 28, 2013 at 11:52am — No Comments
When it comes to accomplishing anything, getting started is half the battle. As Woody Allen so succinctly stated, “Eighty percent of success is showing up.” But it is what happens after we decide to “show up” that makes the difference.
If we were to attempt to change our whole life at once, it would be so overwhelming we would probably run away screaming and never do anything different at all. The answer then, is to separate our life into simple and manageable component parts such as…Continue
Added by Judith A. Albright on January 22, 2013 at 8:24pm — No Comments
Amid the “busyness” that just naturally seems to come with the approach of the holidays, it easy to forget that others may feel fractured, separate from others and alone in the world. As we focus on our own lives it is easy to walk right past people without connecting with them or giving them a single thought. But once we start becoming more aware and paying attention, we find that opportunities to make the world a little brighter are everywhere. We can make our own world a little brighter…Continue
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