Mental Wealth Challenge: Day 11

Was it difficult for you to choose five things to give away yesterday? My daughters struggled with the challenge a bit. Being teens, they both deal with life and possessions from a sentimental standpoint and not an intellectual one. Oh, wait…most adults tend to do the same as well!  After some prompting and encouragement and…

Mental Wealth Challenge: Day 8

In all the mayhem, I seem to have skipped the post for yesterday. For the sake of completeness, and future reference, I think this is in fact testament to the fact that making a list of short term goals is in fact beneficial.  The challenge of making a list of short term goals was set…

Mental Wealth Challenge: Day 5

I’m hoping that you had someone to call in yesterday’s challenge. If not, you should have paid someone to call you. That way, you would still have been responsible for calling someone you love. I mean, if you can’t love yourself, then is it fair to expect anyone else to love you?  Self-love is not…

Mental Wealth Challenge: Day 2

Gratitude is easy to recognise in the obvious things that bring us immediate comfort or relief. Having a job, a place to stay, being surrounded by loved ones, and so on. We know that if we take them for granted it increases the risk of it being snatched away. Either by someone else, or through neglect. 

Pity

One thing no one really tells you about being a parent is that there is no sympathy for a dented ego when you find that you’re not as influential over your kids as you wish you were. I see parents feeling sorry for their kids to the point of condoning behaviour that will only harm…

Choose the Bitter Pill

Increasingly I see people entering their later years of life bitter and ridden with chronic ailments. Ailments that are referred to as lifestyle diseases for good reason because it results from poor choices that conflict with our need for balance and harmony. We fiercely protect our right to choose what we want and who we…