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4 Ways to Keep Your Attitude Up When Life Brings You Down

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1. Create space to breathe.

Feelings and emotions come and go like clouds on a windy day. Conscious breathing is your anchor.

Hold still for a moment, take a deep breath and free your mind from all the chatter that’s going on inside your head and around you. Doing so creates space for a change of state – for something new and positive to enter.

Don’t say you don’t have time to pause. Yes, you have battles to fight, insecurities to overcome, loved ones to contend with, and goals to achieve, but a momentary break from it all is necessary. It’s perfectly healthy to pause and let the world spin without you while you compose yourself.

Ultimately, the key is to refill your bucket on a regular basis. That means catching your breath, finding peaceful solitude, focusing your attention inward, and otherwise making time for recovery from the chaos of your life.

2. Relieve the resistance.

You might be surprised by how often you subconsciously resist life.

If you evaluate your body and p…

Poem: To You Whom I Left Behind

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To you whom I left behind,
Forgive my impromptu disappearance,
And the cruelty of my departure.
The visitor gave me no time for courtesy, to say my ultimate goodbye.
It came with a smug of derision, mocking my ignorance.
Forcefully, it took me away and I could not wrestle him.

To you whom I left behind,
Dry your tears for it holds no panacea,
Dust your heart from the debris of sorrow,
Rinse your spirit from the pot of wailing,
For you will have to move on.

To you whom I left behind,
Hang in there though the days be tough.
Walk through the raging fire and endure the heat.
With busted lips, ailing feet and heavy eyes, keep going.
Fight for every moment you live and always remember,
I will always be with you.

To you whom I left behind,
I tell you with authority for I have seen things;
There are too many battles you should not fight,
There are too many rat races you should not indulge in,
There are far too many pursuits that are not worth the sprint,
Understand what is important,
And nev…

4 Ways to Keep Your Attitude Up When Life Brings You Down

Image
1. Create space to breathe.

Feelings and emotions come and go like clouds on a windy day. Conscious breathing is your anchor.

Hold still for a moment, take a deep breath and free your mind from all the chatter that’s going on inside your head and around you. Doing so creates space for a change of state – for something new and positive to enter.

Don’t say you don’t have time to pause. Yes, you have battles to fight, insecurities to overcome, loved ones to contend with, and goals to achieve, but a momentary break from it all is necessary. It’s perfectly healthy to pause and let the world spin without you while you compose yourself.

Ultimately, the key is to refill your bucket on a regular basis. That means catching your breath, finding peaceful solitude, focusing your attention inward, and otherwise making time for recovery from the chaos of your life.

2. Relieve the resistance.

You might be surprised by how often you subconsciously resist life.

If you evaluate your body and p…

Adieu Obama: How Will History Remember Itself?

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On January 20th 2009, when a 44-year-old man from Hawaii with roots from the slums of Kenya made a triumphant entry into the white house after breaking the highest glass ceiling of power, he didn’t just make history, he became history. A piece of literature that will forever be told. Obama received national notoriety in 2004 when he made a key note address at the July Democratic National Convention at Boston, paving way to his election into the United States Senate in November of that year.

Barack Obama was box office upon arrival. He exuded poise; a silver lining in a society with dark economic clouds and a fulfillment to the August 28th 1963 dreams of Martin Luther King. The President began his historic term with the nation in the middle of an economic and foreign policy turmoil. He confronted global crises, terrorism, mass shootings and the challenges of growing economic inequality. He fulfilled a promise made by generations of Democrats to secure universal health care, and he ser…

15 Powerful Affirmations We Should Say to Ourselves This Year

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1. “The biggest and most complex obstacle I will ever have to overcome is my mind. If I can overcome that, I can overcome anything.”
2. “I cannot control exactly what happens in life, but I can control how I respond to it all. In my response is my greatest power.”
3. “I have to accept whatever comes my way, and the only important thing is that I meet it with the best I have to give.”
4. “I will stop focusing on how stressed I am and remember how blessed I am. Complaining won’t change my reality, but a positive attitude will.”
5. “Being positive does not mean ignoring the negative. Being positive means overcoming the negative. There is a big difference between the two.”
6. “I will not get caught up in what could’ve been or should’ve been. I will look instead at the power and possibility of what is, right now.”
7. “I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions. It’s about not letting my fear decide my future.”
8. “I will get back up. Again, and again. …