How do you overcome grief? Learning how to comfort another person who is dealing with a loss can be quite challenging, but nothing is more formidable than dealing with your loss. Wanting to comfort yourself at this time seems impossible to do.
But what if there is nothing that you can do to lift your spirits? What if you feel so lost that the fear of losing a loved one has just overwhelmed you? At this point in your life, when it seems no one else is there to help, it is a must that you know how to be your own best friend.
What do you say to someone who is grieving to give them comfort at this difficult time? If the thought challenges you, you can only imagine what the people around you may be going through.
Although they want to help, they find it challenging. The bereaved are going through a lot, and their struggles are simply unimaginable. They are dealing with intense emotions, depression,...
Written By Joe G. Santos
There is no doubt that life is a beautiful thing. Every day, we are graced with experiencing the gift of existence, and through our individual spiritual journeys, we learn to be more discerning of all the blessings presented to us by the Universe.
Yet, a common pitfall we experience through our sojourn through life is expecting all of these blessings to only come in the ways that feel good to us. Sometimes we forget that blessings come in the form of harsh lessons, the loss of something dear, the stress of everything's overwhelming constant motion, or even through a "nemesis."
As much as the word "nemesis" today is associated with an enemy or an oppositional force, Greek Mythology equates Nemesis with a goddess. Nemesis can be thought of as the goddess of Karma, Balance, or Retribution. Instead of oppositional, think of her as the embodiment of cause and effect. Although her lessons many times (if not most) come in the form of punishment for...
Does it feel like the grass is always greener on the other side? It is the most fitting description of how you feel whenever you go online and check out your social media accounts. Whether you admit to it or not, social media's glossy pages make you fall into the pit of the comparison trap.
Everyone who goes online only shares their highlights, excluding every mundane experience they consider ugly. The endless scrolling will make you wonder how to live a better life. It leaves you thinking that your life is not as good as theirs.
But should you even be comparing yourself to everything that you see on Instagram? The straight, no sugar-coating answer to this is NO.
Even the savviest person on social media could not help but compare their lives to those seen online. Everyone seems to be perturbed by the picture of "perfection" projected by every social media user.
The biggest problem in online...
Do you believe in the power of the stars? What does your life horoscope say? People who continue to believe in astrology's power and how it affects their lives are why its practice is seeing a resurgence. Millennials who believe that astrology is a science make the practice stronger than it has ever been.
Instead, astrology is about the meeting of the mind, the body, and the spirit. It is gaining popularity in recent years because people choose to believe in the power that it brings out in each one of us.
It is the power to shape our lives how we want it to be. In this age of uncertainty, perhaps astrology is the only practice that gives us hope that we are still in control of our lives at the end of the day.
Astrology is currently enjoying a lot of...
Does money bring happiness? You hear people say over and over again that money can't buy you happiness. In truth, many wealthy people dealing with alcoholism, addiction, and depression could tell you that this is true.
You may have experienced it yourself when you received the last bonus, but it didn't make you happy at all. True happiness, after all, is not something that money can buy. Splurging on a new cell phone or buying yourself a car would make you happy for a moment, and then the feeling fades away.
But what if someone tells you that your perception of money and what it can buy is obsolete? What if someone can show you the right way of spending money so that it can buy you your happiness?
Before you give up on the thought of money as a source of your happiness or pleasure, you should be aware of the various research that shows how much money can buy people their joy.
Money can buy you happiness,...
How does your brain shape your thoughts? While people think that they are in charge of what or how they think, many different factors come into play before ideas are produced. Your thoughts are controlled by the language that you speak.
How does language influence culture? It does so in many ways. The syntax, vocabulary, tone, diction—all of these are affected culturally. Your view of the world is expressed through the language that you speak.
The cultural background of that very language affects how you think and how your thoughts are shaped. While it may not be as evident as the other influences, it makes you distinctly who you are.
What comes first—language or thought? Linguists have been trying to figure out what influences what. Do people who speak the language influence their ideas, or does thought influence the language that they speak?
It is a mind-boggling idea. But...
The performance review season proves to be one of the most dreaded times of managers. It is not just about the bulk of work that needs to be done. The fear comes from the sheer exhaustion of dealing with defensive people.
Writing reviews and giving feedback takes a lot of time, and it can be particularly anxiety-inducing when you have an emotional person in your team. It's like a challenge that has become tougher over the years.
How do you deal with people who may cry, yell, or get defensive during the review?
The review of a performance does not only aim to improve the overall performance of the company. It is about putting a system in place that will allow every member of the company to contribute to its overall success.
Learning how to give good feedback should be the priority of every manager. It is about treating each member of the team as a valuable entity in the overall process. More than that, good...
We experience synchronicity in a variety of ways. A few of them are:
There are numerous other ways, but there are a few that I've found very common.
I will go into a more detailed description of the following material, but for now, understand synchronicity is a way in which higher intelligence communicates to us. It is what we label to be a coincidence, fate, circumstance, chance happenings. It is also what we sometimes experience as flow, harmony, peace, or ease. Some other forms of communication from a higher intelligence would be sparks of inspiration, moments of extreme clarity where...
As you begin to recognize and comprehend more synchronicity, there will inevitably be a desire to experience more of it.
Remember that synchronicity is happening all of the time. What varies is the profundity of that synchronicity relative to your ability to perceive it.
Think about how a telescope works. Light streams into the objective lens of a refractor telescope and are narrowed towards the observer's eyepiece lens to experience it. In a reflector telescope, the concave mirror accepts the light and mirrors it towards the observer's eyepiece.
In either case, the goal is to accept or perceive more light into the system. This is done by merely having a more substantial receptacle—a mirror or lens. The more light that gets in, the cleaner, clearer, and more distant, the images are in the perception of the user. The planets, stars, and galaxies observed through a telescope pointed into space were already there before the observation. It was merely the...
The beginning of every year is when people feel the strongest need for detox yoga. After they have indulged in treats during the holidays, people feel like they need to practice detox to clean themselves from the inside out.
But in truth, everyone could benefit from doing a detox every now and again. The New Year is not the only time you can improve your bodily systems. Several yoga postures for digestion are beneficial and help the body to cope with all the stress brought about by the celebrations.
Your body has its way of coping with the stress that you experience daily. The pressure that you feel in the office and the stress of your responsibilities at home, all contribute to the unhealthy environment you put yourself in.
At any given time, whether it is the New Year or not, your body has its way of telling you that it needs a bit of fine-tuning. Often, it begins when you start to feel bloated and a bit...
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