These are letters we received about stories that appeared in the January — February issue of L.
Please sit down, relax and take a deep breath… Now, ask yourself the question of questions: What are the most important things in life? Think about that for a moment and then start reading. Your life might never be the same… We all move through life differently Some prefer to do as little as possible, others live at full speed.
What all of us have in common though, is that we spend our time on something. What are the 3 things you spend most of your time on? What are the main reasons why you spend your time in this way?
Ask yourself the following questions to see if you too find some truth in this: Do you know what you want in life and if yes, what do you want? Have you ever gone through a mid-life crisis or know someone who has? Perhaps we should even dear asking ourselves the question of questions: The four most important things in life are….
This tree in Namibia could certainly be the tree of life. Check out this post for more on the matter. The underlying assumption my life-view is based on is: Care for it as you would care for your newborn child.
Therefore, if we want to live for a long time with a mind and body that can take us where we want, we must take care of our health. Health, consequently, is absolutely fundamental. Check out this link for a model that describes the key drivers of health and what to do to become healthy.
The above is likely one of the reasons why we see so many people divorce, why the time we spend with our friends steadily declines as we age and why many of us spend more time in-front of the TV or computer than we spend with our kids. In order to have good relationships I believe we need to both spend a considerable amount of time with the people we love and be really present during that time.
Having a positive self-view on the other hand means accepting ourselves for who we are and what we believe in. I still have improvement areas however, especially with regards to dealing better with negative feedback and rejection.
How you think is one of the key factors that influence the view we have of ourselves. Learn about the four components of thinking and how to think effectively here. Your hair might be long, even red so-help-me-god.
Living according to this understanding will give you a sense of purpose, fulfilment and peace. What makes you different to everyone else? Your life-purpose Your life-purpose is a clearly stated, high level description, of what you want to do with your life.
Understanding your purpose is a journey that requires time and reflection. The purpose of my life is to feel good, be good and do good. Why are you here on Earth? Your values Values are the thoughts and behaviours that define how you want to be as a person.
The following analogy is a good way to understand values: Picture yourself being in a boat.
Suddenly you see a lighthouse straight ahead! You quickly steer the other way and get yourself, the boat and your crew out of danger. Values can act as lighthouses or guiding stars like the Northern Star. Consequently, values can help you make better decisions in life.
As for your life-purpose, understanding what your values are is a journey that requires time and reflection. What are the words that define how you want to think and behave?
Your dreams Dreams are things you want to experience in life. Want to travel the world? Want to become a world-class teacher?This wasn’t my plan. This stay-at-home mom thing wasn’t my plan at all. Oh, I believed staying at home with your children was a good idea. “I am mind-blown by my editor Carly’s work.
My original essay is like an ill-fitting suit. She hemmed and adjusted it in all the right places and now it looks perfect. In the decades since my parents’ divorce and through the years of my marriage, I have learned no-fault divorce is one of the biggest lies of our culture.
One woman shares the struggles of being a mom with painful arthritis: 'I always felt like I needed to sacrifice my own health to create the best situation for my babies'. Also, “it starts to look like me and the feminists” should be “looks like I”.
And “untitled” doesn’t really make sense. And if biology is a hard science, it’s on the extreme soft edge of hard sciences. Hi Erin, Thank you for your essay. I am so sorry for your loss and the loss that it represents to your discipline.
In large part, I attribute the endless cycle of adjunct appointments that my partner went through (and is currently going through – going on 6 years) to the .