In the last several months, I've made a conscious effort to put myself out there to broaden my peripheral view on life. I not only feel a boost in my self-esteem, but I also feel that I'm socially more comfortable in my own skin than ever before. I've attended a number of social functions where I knew very few to know one at all. I've gone to business seminars and conferences that I normally would have turned down the moment I heard they were taking place, and I went on a number of dates just for the hell of it. A dear friend once told me that going on dates is like going for a series of job interviews: you gain practice and experience hoping someday for that perfect match. As it stands right now, I remain unemployed.
The feeling of having a healthy supply of self-worth is something I can only imagine might have been more readily available, natural and automatic if I was able to see that in myself as a child. As an adult survivor of childhood abuse, self-worth was not supplied in healthy doses while growing up.
It's never easy to look ourselves in the mirror and see where we struggle with our behaviors. Yet, when we ask the question whether there's room for self-improvement, the answer is often times a yes. How do we make those changes in ourselves? How do we take those difficult steps? I learned the hard way through my own struggles and losses how to make those self-improvements happen. A life plagued by anger, abuse and mental health struggles, I discovered ways to get out of those unhealthy patterns and into a life that's focused and clear.
I enjoy reading a good book every now and then. Most parents can agree that finding time to read can be difficult when we're busy looking after our kids. Today, I had a wonderful realization about reading...
Feeling mood swings can be a normal part of our every day lives. Here's a blog about what I was able to discover this past week.
Days before my vacation, it's only fitting that I write something about happiness.
I got up this morning thinking that it was just going to be another ordinary day. As the day progressed, it was anything but ordinary for this 44 year old man from Vancouver...
I had a recent discussion/debate the other day with a couple of my fellow forty-something year old friends. They shared their opinion on the generation called Millennials...
What I've learned is that life is most enjoyable when it's well balanced. A short blog on finding balance.
In today's age of technology, using our phones or tablets while having a meal is a norm. It takes us away from the boring meals that we eat...