Do You Have A Good Attitude?

Several things contribute to our mental state. How we feel physically has a lot to do with how we feel emotionally and vice versa. How we react to the ups and downs of life are dependent on many factors as well. Many people believe that anxiety and the ability to relax is dependent on status. In other words, a wealthy individual will experience less stress than someone who does not have money. We believe that the ‘haves’ have it all. In reality, this is not true. Anxiety affects individuals regardless of their bottom line. If there is one silver bullet for those who suffer from anxiety problems, it would be attitude.

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What’s your kid’s attitude?

As parents, we spend so much time worrying if our kids are eating right, sleeping enough, socializing enough, studying enough, playing enough and whatever else enough that we often forget to ask them how they are. We have found that there are many factors to raising happy kids. But the foundation to their happiness along with familial stability has to be attitude. That’s right! Soccer, basket weaving, Mandarin and sushi rolling classes are great but they will not tip the scales on whether little Jedediah is happy or not. Little Persimmon will survive without her native spear fishing class taught by a real Maori native. But ultimately, their attitude will define everything for them.

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The attitude for a good marriage

There are a million different things to judge in your life. Is my house nice or not? Are my friends good or not? Is my job satisfying or not? Is my life what I want it to be or not? The bottom line with all of our judgments is our attitude. Attitude is the foundation to everything we do, feel, and stand for. In psychology, there are a multitude of explanations of how attitude plays into our daily life from the basic understanding of attitudes to Jungian theory which discusses personality types. One thing is for sure, ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING, especially when it comes to marriage.

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An Educational Attitude

As the summer vacation comes to an end, we need to focus on the new school year. This upcoming academic year elicits some bitter-sweet emotions for us. Mainly, we have one child beginning his education in PK3, one entering first grade and one graduating from high school. All three will experience a different kind of education than they have ever experienced. As parents, our role as support and advocate remains. But what about this education they are about to receive? Is it worth all this grief?

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