Barbara Sher (14 August 1935 – 10 May 2020) was more than a successful therapist, author, career counselor, and public speaker. She was a kind, compassionate, warm, and caring human being who shared generously from her wealth of knowledge, wisdom and insight.
Sher's expertise, creativity, and great sense of humour all contributed to her appeal. But what made her so magnetic was her love for people and deep desire to see them reach their full potential. Sher was passionate about helping people live rich, joyful, and fulfilling lives. She was devoted to helping people overcome obstacles on the way to achieving their dreams.
"The purpose of your life is not to do as the majority does, but to live according to the inner law which you understand in yourself."
Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor and Philosopher
Peer pressure among youth is always a concern, and with good reason. It leads to poor decisions, extreme risk-taking, and in some cases, tragic outcomes. But peer pressure isn’t just a youth problem; it’s very much an adult problem too.
As an adult, the pressure probably won’t be in the form of external taunts and dares. It's far more likely to be self-inflicted, stemming from your own self-imposed judgments.
Goals are exciting and energizing. A goal gives you something to focus on immediately, while also providing something to look forward to. Whether you're saving for a special vacation, or trying to be more punctual, the focus and discipline required to achieve a goal can bring out the best in you.
At the same time, instead of feeling inspired and motivated by our goals, you can find yourself feeling trapped by them. You don't gain by pursuing a goal that only leaves you feeling trapped, burdened or drained. Here are four ways you can prevent that from happening.
It's easy to fall into the trap of overthinking when you have an important decision to make. You go back and forth endlessly as you struggle to determine what your best move is. Yet instead of making progress, you find yourself right back where you started.
Much of this overthinking happens when you're committed to making “perfect” decisions with the hope everything will turn out exactly as planned. But given the complexity of life with all its twists and turns, there’s always the potential for something unexpected to come along and throw things off.
With that said, decisions have consequences, sometimes far-reaching ones, so you want to invest time and care to make the best decisions possible.
Here are four ways to make healthy, sound decisions without overthinking.
Tips for achieving optimal wellness, inside and out.