I never thought work-related stress and burnout would ever happen to me, but I clearly remember the day ‘I broke’ and emotional life tumbled out of control. For many weeks, I felt guilty and found it hard to accept my feelings. Perhaps, I was imagining things?
Did you know that our bodies are a little like the beautifully crafted mechanisms inside a watch? Did you know that many of our modern lifestyle choices are causing untold damage to the finely balanced workings of our psychological health?
Are you an always 'on the go' type person, who never seems to rest? When something is finished, do you move on to the next new thing quickly without stopping? Is life for you one long endless list of things to do? Well maybe this lesson, meditation, is for you.
I was wondering if there is an art to leaving? Leave where you may ask? There are lots of things that we can leave, for example, a place, a job or a relationship. I have just left the place in which I have lived for the last seven years, so I pondered the question as I made preparations to leave.
By what principles should I choose to live the second half of my life? I read an article in the New York Times recently, which explained how people over 50 are redefining the expectations of age. It set me thinking.