A Weekly Column on Being Human by Wellness Specialist Elizabeth Clayton
You wouldn’t know this, but you instantly dropped my cortisol level in the way you cheerfully raised your hand, broke into a wide-open smile as if you were spontaneously glad to see me...
Have you ever noticed how a laugh gets you over the hump when meeting someone for the first time and you’re not entirely sure which way it’s going to go?
Sometimes the only thing to do is be quiet and get out of the way.
There was a period in my life when I was so edgy and wary it felt like I was having a million tiny little heart attacks...
In a culture that applauds giving your all, it almost seems against nature to sanction anything less,
Pilots do it. Astronauts do it. Surgeons do it. Why not us?
If you have a bad headache and really want the pain reliever to kick in fast, it probably will in about 10 minutes if you are in the right position. If you are in the wrong position...
“Will you let change destabilize you or will you use change as the energetic means to growth, fundamentally shifting how you relate to yourself, your environment and those around you?”
Being a human being is to be in constant conversation with change. As the Greek philosopher Heraclitus kind of said, our lives are like rivers. You never step in the same river twice.
With all the cultural encouragement to be our best selves, it’s easy to get caught up in the quest for ultimate self-optimization.
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