We live in a world of instant gratification. Growing numbers of us are choosing fast food over home-cooked meals, instant messaging over pen and paper, and YouTube videos over reading print.
Should we be surprised that we do not immediately fall in love with jobs that fail to answer our primal desire of instant gratification?
Unfortunately, falling in love does not happen overnight. Apart from those fortunate few who fall in love at first sight, we have had to learn that love requires a lot of patience and a series of adjustments to our expectations.
Is your family able to cooperate and help each other? Is there tolerance and mutual support? Or, do competition, criticism and blame dominate your family’s internal relationships?
When a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, your family’s ability to adapt and support each other is challenged. This is a time for personal growth and family transformation.
If you are part of a family who is caring for a member with Alzheimer’s and you are taking the time to read this blog, I know you are focussed on the following steps:
Communication is one of the most common barriers in a relationship, yet open and honest communication can keep a couple together and is the key to building trust and harmony. It’s a skill that most of us have yet to master, but once you learn how to listen and understand your partner, it can make the whole world of difference.
Sometimes the last thing you want to do is give your partner the understanding that they seem unwilling to offer you, but it is important to recognize that if your partner has a problem in the relationship, then you …
Forgiveness is not a one-time act or action. It is a permanent attitude ~ Martin Luther King Jr.
According to The Word Detective, the root of the word forgive is the Latin word perdonare – “to give completely, without reservation.” In modern English forgive has taken on the meanings of “to pardon for an offence,” “renounce anger at,” and “to abandon a claim on.”
Forgiveness is also the conscious action to reconcile with someone who is in physical or emotional pain because of one’s actions or inabilities:
It’s not easy keeping your spending in check during the holidays, or anytime, so when the credit card bills start piling in come January, it’s enough to raise the panic button and send you flying back to the store for some retail therapy.
If you approach it the right way, though, you can easily manage those bills and keep your stress levels under control.
Ignoring your bills is the worst thing you can do and it will only add to your debt and weaken your credit …