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Did the recent passing of Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs have any impact on you? Or did it pass quietly and unnoticed in your mind as just another death?

Although the loss may not have been as shocking as that of Michael Jackson or Princess Diana, I think there’s still much to garner whenever any death makes its presence on our life.

Could we live our lives better, with more grace, compassion, patience? Is there a way we can work to be more mindful, happier, less anxious? Maybe you feel like life has given you all lemons and you’re tired of being the one who always has to make the lemonade. The thing is none of us really know why we’re struggling in any given moment we’re in. The only way to find out is to keep going. It’s always in reflection that we finally uncover the meaning behind a moment and the answers to the why questions (e.g. Why me? Why this?) we had before.

Watching this video from Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford University commencement speech reminded of that. Being adopted and dropping out of college did not guarantee that Jobs would be who he is today. His speech teaches us to stop worrying about the unknowns of the future and start trusting our instincts, have faith in and be true to ourselves. If you were moved by his speech and want to start making changes on your own life, these top posts should help. Have a great weekend!

15 Ways to Alleviate Your Anxiety

(Weightless) – Any emotional eaters out there? You’ll appreciate this list of helpful strategies to start reducing your anxiety, which will consequently help you stop unhealthy eating behaviors.

Cultivating a Practice of Mindful Breathing – Its Benefits (1 of 3)

(Neuroscience & Relationships) – A simple way to heal your mind and body? Deep breathing. Find out more reasons why taking the time to do so should be a regular part of your day.

How You Can Overcome Intrusive Thoughts

(Dialectical Behavior Therapy) – If you’re finding yourself focusing and even obsessing about something you’d rather not, telling yourself not to think about them won’t help. But these techniques will.

QR Codes. The Next Step in Sex-tech?

(Sex & Intimacy in the Digital Age) – You’ve probably seen them-those 2D barcodes on everything from magazines to billboards. Find out why this blogger’s concerned about the impact it will have on the sex industry.

Research Happens: “Post Secret” as an Archive of Our Id

(Real World Research) – Speaking of new technology, a new app is helping people spill the beans and get access to suicide hotlines globally. Find out more about what this man is doing to help change the world, one secret at a time.

 


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    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 7 Oct 2011
    Published on PsychCentral.com. All rights reserved.

APA Reference
Uyemura, B. (2011). Best of Our Blogs: October 7, 2011. Psych Central. Retrieved on November 22, 2014, from http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2011/10/07/best-of-our-blogs-october-7-2011/

 

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