Society has a general tendency to consider different kinds of substance abuse as addiction, while ignoring certain behavior patterns that are equally addictive. Food, shopping, gambling, work, or sex can turn to behavior addictions and create problems that are just as destructive as substance abuse.
Loneliness is no respecter of persons. Young or old, literate or illiterate, rich or poor, anyone can be affected by loneliness. David Jeremiah called it the "Disease of the Decade." Many years ago Thoreau said, "A city is a place where hundreds of lonely people live together."
by Jennifer Dukes Lee “Be happy about it! Be very glad! For a great reward awaits you in heaven.” –Matthew 5:12 Two years ago, I never would have spoken this sentence aloud: “I want to be happy.” I would have thought it, and secretly, I would have wanted happiness. But I would have been […]
No one in the world is perfect. We come with our own individual quirks and deficiencies. But there are limits beyond which relationships become unhealthy. The sooner we recognize this the easier it becomes to prevent, avoid or if possible repair dysfunctional relationships. Some traits stand out as destructive.
Worry kills slowly but steadily. Low self-esteem is characteristic of a worrier. One is unable to use one's intelligence or creativity. Restlessness, mental disturbances, headache, insomnia, irritability, lack of confidence are commonly seen. As a result, one is prone to high blood pressure, stomach ulcers and other medical complications.
Do toxic people know they're toxic? Are they blissfully unaware of their negative impact on our lives, or do they derive satisfaction in how they make us feel, and the pain or stress they add to our lives?
I guess we can never truly know the answer to that question, unless the person confesses their intention.
Goal setting is a great way for anyone to improve their life and change their situation. Whatever your ambitions are, with a great plan of action and thorough implementation you can achieve it. People are shown to produce better results when they are motivated towards specific goals.