When things get hard, and you need to find some inspiration, come check out this corner where your imaginary coach will replenish your supplies, pep you up and push you back into the ring. Please add resources (in comments) that you think might have the right words or message for someone tired, frustrated or just looking for a way forward. This list will be expanded daily!
“Reduce Stress By Changing How You Think” presents some of the ideas of Don Joseph Goewey, who talks about how we can rewire our brain to reduce stress. The Forbes article also presents 10 Tips for Stress Free Living.
I love this article, “How Selfish Are You?.” If anything sums up where those of us dedicated to self-awareness and personal development end up, in a pretzel, this article does. Is it better to serve others or serve oneself? Is it better to be a Buddhist or a capitalist? Or are they mutually exclusive? No, Steve Pavlina says there is no reason to tie yourself up in knots.
“Making is a celebration of an alternative and powerful way of knowing and of thinking things through,” says Elliot Washor in a blog post on the Huffington Post. He talks about his organization helps kids “make their way in the world” – literally – and about the importance of using your hands to figure things out. Making something with your hands – whether it is cooking, building something or even putting something back together again – is a powerful tool for getting unstuck or unblocked. Our brain needs a tangible connection to where we are in the world, and the hands are that connection. Try making something of yourself!
An interview with psychologist Dan Gottlieb, paralyzed after a car crash, offers a message of hope to his grandson on npr. “It’s all a matter of perspective. It’s all where your mind lands.” (Listen here)
There are so many books to choose from and many that are inspirational, stimulating or instructional. Have a little browse through the random collection here!