Humans of New York always has great posts and this one is no exception.
This one is about a woman with anxiety and how, with the help of a teacher, is now using anxiety to help her creativity and art.
“I used to try to hide it. I would log off social media. I wouldn’t answer calls,” she told HONY photographer Brandon Stanton. “I thought that if nobody knew, it didn’t exist. But the more I talk about my problem, the more I realize that other people experience similar things. So I’m trying to express it more.”
It perfectly sums up why talking about the condition is so important.
Source: This Humans Of New York Post About Anxiety Is Required Reading | The Huffington Post
When I first read the title of this article, I thought ‘what a load of balls’. Well I was wrong. These two words my not always be life changing but in the right circumstances I’m sure they could.
Everyone wants to feel needed and important in some manner. The woman the idea at the end of the article may be a little ambitious but we should aim for the moon.
“”As I walked into the parking lot, I spotted the woman returning her shopping cart, and I remembered something in my purse that could help her in a different but hopefully profound way. It wasn’t a handful of cash or a lead on a job for her husband, but maybe — just maybe — it would make her life better. My heart pounded as I approached the woman. “Excuse me,” I said, my voice trembling a bit. “I couldn’t help overhearing what you said to the cashier. It sounds like you’re going through a really hard time right now. I’m so sorry. I’d like to give you something.” And I handed her a business-sized card. When the woman read the card’s only two words, she began to cry. And through her tears, she said, “You have no idea how much this means to me.”” Cheryl Rice shares more in this piece about the two simple words that touched her life and then rippled out to touch many others.
Source: Two Words That Can Change a Life, by Cheryl Rice
This is a conversation with Laura Vanderkam and Leah Weiss talking about how we spend our hours.
I have never thought about a definition of the term mindfulness but this article starts off with one.
Mindfulness is a term that is being thrown around in a lot of different contexts. My favorite definition is a combination of intention—setting intention for your attention—with an attitude of curiosity or non-judgment.
The first part I understood as being mindfulness but I had never thought about curiosity or non-judgment part. While I have been mindful of judging others, I had never thought about judging myself.
Do you have dreams you are putting off for that “someday” in the future? Dreams of writing a book, taking a journey that changes your life, creating an organization to help the world, or any other vision that would give more meaning to your life? The cause of putting these dreams off for someday in the future is the lack of focus in our days. We expend too many hours on tasks that have little to do with what is most important to us. Laura Vanderkam addresses these concerns in her discussion about mindfulness in the workplace and our day-to-day lives. She suggests we use each moment mindful so that we can connect to our purpose for being alive whether it be the simple wish to be a loving force, or to help us on our way to achieving our dreams.
Source: A Mindful Approach to Time Management, by Heleo Editors
This is a New York Time Article and you get three free articles without a subscription.
Now that was a positive outlook when I was going to be negative. I was going to say sorry about this article from the NYTimes because they have a soft pay wall and you only get three free articles a month.
I’m trying to be more positive, hence this site, and I hope to be successful and be naturally positive soon.
There is some fluff and some good things to take away from this read. All ways look on the bright side of life.
Source: A Positive Outlook May Be Good for Your Health – The New York Times