Soul Care requires nurturing of intangible things such as thoughts, emotions, will, perceptions and feelings.
It is the joyous season of the year as we begin the first day of December, but I am sure that somewhere out there, there are people suffering, people hurting, people in need, people in grief, people in extreme sadness… That’s the reality of life that which makes us human.
It’s the last day of the month that we all popularly call the #lovemonth so I thought it worthwhile to write about something that everyone is so hooked on – LOVE. So, LOVE? What is it really?
The last two weeks had been a very challenging time for me and my family. I was discharged from the hospital last Sunday, March 1 due to dengue and enteric fever. Who would have thought I would have 2 diseases at the same time?
I thought that if I loved truly, it would be given in return. That if I become loyal and generous in love, my partner would reciprocate and do the same. I was wrong and not only in few occasions. In fact, I learned that if you give too much, men tend to abuse it and ask for more. As a result, I ended up broken, devastated and low self esteemed. I thought, I would never find someone who would truly love me unconditionally.
What do I do now? My mind and body tell me I should start a consistent healthier lifestyle this year, keep my weight on check and enjoy everything that is required to achieve them. This thought dawned on me after my last visit to my ophthalmologist who told me that I should start taking care of myself, because he saw some beginning changes around my eyes that he had not seen before. I have to mention also that I had episodes of chest heaviness and shortness of breath on 3 different occasions last year.
As 2015 begins, have you seriously considered what your past year had been like? I am sure it was not all roses. Have you also wondered and asked this question to yourself? “Why do I do what I do?” Most people would answer, “I just want to” or “somebody made me do it” Did you know that the answer you give to this question tells a lot about who you really are?
This “person” referred to here is someone who you can turn to, count on and lean on when the going gets tough. In my case, I have many “persons” in life and I am so blessed to have them all!
For once I thought they were giving up on their marriage for their careers. I know some people might disagree with me on this, but here are my thoughts. Derek made the right decision based on his role as a leader and as the man of the house.
Oftentimes, we become so obsessed with the things we thought would make us happy only to end up frustrated and stressed out. This is so true with women. We have that idea that having a husband and kids would make our life complete. What’s worse is, in keeping up with our fairy tale notion of a happy home we try to control everyone – me included. We try to create standards to control our spouses. We do stuff to control our kids. But all of them only proves one thing – it makes us go crazy!
The “State of the Global Workplace Report 2013” by Gallup reported: “Currently, 13% of employees across 142 countries worldwide are engaged in their jobs — that is, they are emotionally invested in and focused on creating value for their organizations every day.” This leaves a massive 87% of the people in the workplace who are unhappy, dissatisfied and fruitless.