What Is the Secret to Living a Happy Life?
It's easier than you think. Go up to a full-length mirror, look at your reflection, give yourself a hug and say, "I love myself." And mean it.
It's that last part that's the tricky part.
When dealing with health issues, it’s not always easy to have a plan to deal with injury or sickness. What I’ve learned over time is to follow the Golden mean philosophy. Aristotle might have lived a long time ago, but I think he hit the nail on the head. Simply put, the Golden mean, is to live a tempered life and not one to extremes. And when I apply this philosophy toward my health, I need to remember to have balance in my life: What I eat, drink and when to (and not to) exercise.
Fear is a powerful emotion that can paralyze you. It certainly has affected me in my life but I’ve discovered three simple techniques on how to overcome fear. To help set the stage, let me share with you a recent personal story on how fear gripped me and how I eventually succeeded to kick fear to the curb.
I finished reading Brené Brown's book, Rising Strong, and instead of going on about what's in it, and my review, I wanted to first explain why I enjoy Brown's work. She's a researcher who focuses on shame and vulnerability, having exploded onto the world with her 2012 TED talk about the Power of Vulnerability. I've been reading her books since then and believe that a key component of what she teaches intersects with my own work. When used with those we trust, being vulnerable is a powerful tool that helps us overcome our fears and increases our worthiness.
I've been there and it sucks: Facing failure, relationship problems, or family drama—all of it hits at once and then I spiral out of control and crash hard. But these three ways to deal with stress will help and they're easy.