Caring for the Soul

December 24, 2012

Deck the Halls It’s Not Too Late To Change Your Mood

Even if you hate all the bru-ha-ha around Christmas of putting up a tree, and lights, and decor, and cooking a big meal, and blah, blah blah, it’s not too late. If you are one of those hum bugs who get down around the holidays, you can really change your mood by just doing.

Behaviorist say, and this is something that should be lived by, is that if you smile when you are not feeling like it or hold hands when you are really frustrated with your mate, you can change your brain chemistry and you will start feeling better or happier.

So on this Christmas Eve, take the time to get into the mood by putting up a small tree or just cooking a quick meal. You don’t have to go all out and get stressed out, but just a touch a the yole time cheer may be just what the doctor order and stay away from the uppers of a different nature.

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December 10, 2009

10 Basic Principles of Working with Abandoned and Abused Children

George Barna has rightly stated: “If you want to have a lasting influence upon the world you must invest in people’s lives; and if you want to maximize your investment, then you must invest in those lives while they are young.”

1. Alway keep in mind  it is a difficult and complex task

2. Provide a safe environment and relationship

3. Don’t force the process, there is power in simply presence

4. Be consistent at ALL times

5. Provide unconditional love

6. Empowerment instills within hope

7. Give positive praise  prior to negative acting out

8. Don’t give false hope – make only promises you can keep

9. Remember each child is unique – look at their developmental stage rather than their chronological age.

10. Allow means of release

December 5, 2009

Top 10 Questions to Determine if You are in The Right Profession

Are you constantly wondering way you are not happy? Are you frequently unmotivated? Being in the correct profession has a significant impact on ones personal gratification in life. The following are some questions you can ask yourself to explore if you are in the best fit vocation for you.

10. Do you long to get back after taking time off?
9. Do you make excuses in order not to go into work?
8. Does someone have to constantly tell you what to do?
7. If no one is looking, do just you slack off?
6. Are you for the most part energized by what you do?
5. Would you continue with your tasks even if not a one told you, “thank you”.
4. Can you identify with what you are doing as if it is a part of yourself?
3. Would you do what you are doing regardless of whether or not you get paid?
2. Do you feel in your spirit that this is where you are called to be?
1. Do you know, that you know, that you know, that you absolutely love what you do?

If you answered, “No” to four or more of these questions, you may need to reevaluation what you do in order to achieve greater satisfaction in your life.