How good are you at controlling your emotions? Are there moments when you look back at something you’ve just said or done, and wish you could just take it back?
If you don’t know how to control your emotions, they end up controlling you – which can have disastrous results for your health, relationships, and life …Continue Reading »
Have you ever had an experience that goes something like this: Something difficult, painful, or unwanted arrives in your life. You complain, worry or even cry about it for days/weeks/months. Then, all of a sudden, the sun comes out from behind the clouds and you realize that this “terrible situation” has actually brought a valuable …Continue Reading »
It’s a New Year, and it’s essential to take a look around and reflect on the influences that are shaping us into our future selves.
What’s influencing you these days? Who are you becoming? Someone once pointed out to me that not making a choice is a choice. Of course, as long as you’re not aware of what you’re …Continue Reading »
When’s the last time you took a vacation? No, I mean a real vacation. Long weekends don’t count. Nor does that week you took off in the summer when you spent most of the time doing home renovations, yard work and running long-put-off errands.
My lowest point hit when I was in my Emergency Medicine residency. The days felt so black, and the future felt so empty, that I couldn’t see any point to continuing. I was sure that there was something biologically wrong with me. After all, depression was genetic, right? Even worse, I was still miserable even …Continue Reading »
How do you feel, when you find something that would make the perfect gift for a good friend? If you’re like me, you do a little dance of joy, thrilled at having found such a great gift. I always love imagining the delighted look on the recipient’s face when they see it for the first …Continue Reading »
Clutter is stressful.
Sorry, I know the last thing you need is another source of stress, but this kind is actually pretty easy to get rid of, once you begin to recognize its insidious effect on your life.
First, there’s obvious clutter, the kind you can physically see. I’m a horrible housekeeper, but despite all evidence to …Continue Reading »
By Susan Biali, M.D.
Three years ago, I stumbled across the same parable, in three different books, all in the same week. It hit me pretty hard the first time I read it, but after three times I figured that God was trying very hard to tell me something. It goes something like this:
A wealthy businessman …Continue Reading »