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Best of Our Blogs: November 30, 2012

By Brandi-Ann Uyemura, M.A.
Associate Editor

I’d argue that our most challenging enemy isn’t the obstacle in front of us. It’s not the fact that our child/partner is being difficult or things just aren’t going well. It’s our attitude, our perception of what we’re encountering right now that directs our life.

When you look at successful, happy people, they aren’t blessed with an easy life. On the contrary, most have suffered, struggled and climbed their way out of deep wells to survive. Peace, happiness, well-being are there for all of us. The key is to trick our eyes into seeing the road ahead not as a challenging, unforgiving, unwanted obstacle. But to view it simply as an opportunity.

Whatever you’re going through right now could feel like the worst thing that could ever happen to you. Maybe you feel unheard or misunderstood by a friend or family member, or you’re undergoing significant and unwelcome changes in your life. Even though you feel stuck or helpless, you do have choices. Our bloggers this week highlight a few things you can do right now to change your situation. Scroll down to find out how you can, for example, reconnect with others by spending a few minutes practicing mindfulness or learn ways you can start taking care of yourself. It’s not the easier path to stop playing victim and be a victor. But it’s a road that will inevitably lead toward a happier, healthier life.

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