As we sail (or crawl) toward the end of 2018, take a moment to consider everything you have accomplished this year and give thanks.
We have to consciously decide to make our positive experiences stick – to absorb those happy moments and weave them into new neural pathways.
With all the privileges we have, why is life satisfaction such an illusive target? We seek happiness through material goods and social standing comparing ourselves to others and constantly coming up short. We need to stop measuring the quality of our life with the "Joneses" matrix.
Sweating, shaking, and heart thumping, I lift my now poop-covered child up and survey the damage. “You got to be kidding me,” I think, wanting to escape to my room, scream into a pillow and hit ‘reset’ on the day.