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Published June 5, 2015 by Karen Koenig
We’ve all had “bad” things happen to us and some of you have had “terrible” things or many “terrible” things befall you—neglect, rape, bullying, sexual/verbal/physical abuse, poverty, accidents, and other events which were out of your control. Does that mean you must experience pain and suffering due to these events? You likely believe that pain and suffering are inevitable by-products of such happenings and cannot be separated from the distress you (or anyone) will experience in their aftermath.
If so, you’re wrong. Fact is, the meaning we make of trauma and “bad” things happening to us is the sole determinant of how much, if any, pain and suffering we experience.
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Finding Happiness Alone: Because the best person to hang out with may be yourself…
Based on studies done in 2013 and 2014 people were likely to skip experiences if they did not have a companion. This was true for women and men alike, across age groups, single and married people, and by different personality types.
Hedonic things (fun activities) were viewed as not being fun when performed alone and some even went so far as to suggest that seeing someone doing fun activities alone made them look like loners to others. Utilitarian activities (grocery shopping, exercising) were often seen as ok to do alone.
In a follow up study, people attended an exhibit either alone or with partners and there was no difference in the amount of enjoyment they self reported after the event.
If people are avoiding experiences because they are alone this could have a negative impact from…
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10 POWERFUL AFFIRMATIONS THAT CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE
*I can achieve GREATNESS*
*Today, I am brimming with ENERGY and overflowing with JOY*
*I LOVE and ACCEPT myself for who I am*
*My body is HEALTHY; my mind is BRILLIANT; my soul is TRANQUIL*
*I BELIEVE I can do everything*
*Everything that is happening now is happening for my ULTIMATE GOOD*
*I am the ARCHITECT of my life; I BUILD its foundation and CHOOSE its contents*
*I FORGIVE those who harmed me in my past & peacefully detach from them*
*My ability to CONQUER challenges is limitless; my potential to SUCCEED is infinite*
*Today, I abandon my old habits and take up new, more POSITIVE ones*
Click here to read more about each affirmation