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You Are Not the Show Star

Recently I have written about letting people go from your life because they are not able to give you what you need.

Darius Rucker, Hootie and the Blowfish. on stage

Ever feel like a song, or a story, or a situation, is really all about you? Even when you know that’s impossible, it still resonates with you. Make sure you are the hero, and not the villain, in the stories you tell yourself.

One of my readers contacted me after the first post, absolutely certain that I was talking about him. He was incensed that I would put his personal life on public display.

Have you ever known people who automatically, reflexively, assume that any negative event, conversation or statement is about them? Continue reading

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Relax! It’s Labor Day

There is no better way to show your respect for hard work than by also taking time off to completely relax.

shallow tree-lined creek reflecting blue sky and puffy clouds

Breathe deeply, sit peacefully, detach from your thoughts. Take the time and space to just be, without doing.

We tend to value hard work and see relaxation a waste of time. It is not. Relaxation opens the mind, renews the spirit and restores the body. So shelve those plans to tidy the garage, mow the yard and clean the house today. Instead, wander on over to your favorite quiet spot, and sit a spell. It’ll do you some good.

Happy Labor Day.

Life Is Honest, Open and True: Through peacefulness and relaxation, you allow your body and mind to heal from your everyday demands. You can discover and accept who you really are. When you are comfortable with yourself, you can be more open and honest with others.

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What is your favorite way to completely relax? Tell me about it in the comments or tweet me @lifeishotblog with the hash tag #LifeIsHOT!

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When Admitting You’re Wrong is Better than Being Right

I have a very good friend who is a wonderful person, yet he struggles in vain to be able to admit he is wrong, about almost anything, no matter how small or inconsequential. He has not yet learned it is better to admit you’re wrong than to maintain the façade of being right.

 

brown rocks under penguin, black and white rocks behind it

Others can spot when you try to hide your mistakes by blending them in to the truth.

 

He will go to great lengths to justify, explain, link or obfuscate what he just said a minute ago to something that is the polar opposite.

You might know someone just like my friend. You might even struggle just like my friend.

You already know that admitting a mistake and then taking responsibility for it is not easy. Continue reading

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