Like a lot of people, I struggle with being positive and am not always aware of my tendency toward negativity, especially when an obstacle, be it a difficult situation or negative talk from another person, presents itself. Sometimes I join in on the complaining, until I realize that I am feeling darker and anxious. Its like an unsettling negative energy is moving through and around me. At that moment, I change gears. Continue reading
As much as it hurts to bite my tongue, the pain inflicted on another person by speaking my mind can be even more hurtful. Continue reading
“A great source of calamity lies in regret and anticipation; therefore a person is wise who thinks of the present alone, regardless of the past or future.” – Oliver Goldsmith
Most days I felt immense gratitude for all I had in my life. But then there were the times, within those grateful moments, I felt a twinge. The twinge of regret that pulled me out of my happy place and gnawed at my psyche until I just couldn’t ignore it anymore.
Regret is a powerful emotion and as much as we try to squash or suppress it, that pang of disappointment continues to re-appear.
So how do we move past regret that is deeply personal and acutely painful? Continue reading