Living a Life Free of Regrets

One of the many reasons why people may be unhappy is because they live with regrets. We all make mistakes. The important thing is to learn from the mistake and not dwell on it. Wondering “what if” can become quite a destructive though process. The easiest way to live regret free is to not give into thoughts, actions and behaviors that can create this emotion. One way we can achieve this is by learning from the past experience of others.

Recently, a hospice worker named Bronnie Ware published a book titled The Top Five Regrets of the Dying. The regrets are as follows:

  1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not Read the rest of this entry
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Dealing with Conflicting Opinions

As people we will generally do anything we can to avoid a conflict, and with good reason. Often times conflicts end in harsh words and hurt feelings. Who likes having their feelings hurt? No one. As a result we gravitate toward people who have adopted similar beliefs to our own and avoid people with differing ones. Now, this begs a question.

Is the actual conflict to blame for this or is it that we allow our emotions to take control?

It is my belief that there is nothing inherently wrong with a good debate. How else are we spouse to understand each other and respect our differences? However, there is a huge difference between a good conflict and a bad conflict. We have all been involved in a conflict that ended horribly and ruined a relationship. Here are some Read the rest of this entry

Surprising Dangers of Vitamins?

Recently Yahoo! Health published an article entitled 10 Surprising Dangers of Vitamins and Supplements. The article states that there have been more than 6,300 reports of serious adverse events associated with dietary supplements reported to the FDA, including 115 deaths and more than 2,100 hospitalizations. However, the article does not state the time-frame in which this data was collected. It could have been over the last 10-20 years. In my opinion 115 deaths in a unprovided amount of time does not classify as a “surprising danger”.

Thankfully, the article does point out that the FDA receives more reports of serious problems associated with prescription medication than it does supplements, but ironically it does not provide those statistics. What are those statistics? The number of people admitted into the hospital as a result of prescription drugs every year is in the Read the rest of this entry