Saturday, 28 January 2012
Palliative care nurses work with dying people, typically for the last three to twelve weeks of their lives. When patients were questioned about any regrets they had or anything they would do differently, common themes surfaced again and again:
1. "I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me."
2. "I wish I didn’t work so hard."
3. "I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings."
4. "I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends."
5. "I wish that I had let myself be happier."
Life is a choice. It is YOUR life. Choose consciously, choose wisely, choose honestly. Choose happiness!
Saturday, 7 January 2012
Making a complex decision is never easy. Your unconscious mind makes a snap judgement based on feelings, while you conscious mind attempts to come up with reasons for what you're feeling. It's hard to know if you're really making a rational choice for the "right" reasons, or if you're telling yourself "rational lies"!
Find out more at the Decision Apps for a Wiser World workshop in Sydney January 18, or in Melbourne February 24. You can get information and registration here.