Saturday, March 24, 2012

Everything Matters

Life is so much easier if we don't feel sorry for ourselves. (Helen Casey in Keepers Of The Wisdom by Karen Casey, 3 February)

We have been given certain tools with which to run our life, and the free will to use them. (One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 3 February)

When it comes to making small changes in our lives and brains, the motto to embrace is: everything matters.  Exercise, food, sleep, whom we marry, the work we do - all of it counts; all of it affects our brains. ... Paying attention to the detail of daily life, and making good choices, is the way to mental fitness. (Ratey and Johnson, Shadow Syndromes, p. 351)

We may be arrogant, thinking we already know the answers to life's dilemmas; or defiant, thinking we don't want anyone to tell us what to do; or self-indulgent, grabbing for the greatest pleasure. (Touchstones, 29 February) 24 March 2012

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