Values are what bring distinction to your life. You don't find them, you choose them. And when you do, you're on the path to fulfillment.
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Kristen Fuller, M.D.
“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” –Abraham Lincoln
Yes, there are actually things you can do to ensure your day is set up to be more successful and more productive from the moment you wake up!
“Do not think you can be brave with your life and your work and never disappoint anyone. It doesn’t work that way” —Oprah
According to an oncology study, women with early-stage breast cancer were four times more likely to die from cancer if they didn't have very many friends.
“A day without a friend is like a pot without a single drop of honey left inside.”
~Winnie the Pooh
JOMO is the emotionally intelligent antidote to FOMO.
“It is so hard to find hiking pants that fit in the rear end and thigh areas … not all women hikers are tiny and fit! … We need clothes for all shapes/sizes.” –Allie Elder
Fighting racism with racism can destroy people.
The solutions are more complicated.
"Separating children from their parents contradicts everything we stand for as pediatricians, protecting and promoting children’s health."
“If they tell you that she died of sleeping pills you must know that she died of a wasting grief, of a slow bleeding at the soul.”
"Did you really want to die? No one commits suicide because they want to die. Then why do they do it? Because they want to stop the pain".
“Affection is when you see someone’s strengths; love is when you accept someone’s flaws.” – One Day
“I won’t let a number on a scale own me.”
Release the toxic and infectious spreaders of misery. Awaken from the hallucinations, take back your heart, and reclaim your self-esteem.
“In any given moment we have two options: to step forward into growth or to step back into safety.”
– Abraham Maslow
“Maybe we all have darkness inside of us and some of us are better at dealing with it than others.”
― Jasmine Warga, My Heart and Other Black Holes
"Teach your daughters to worry less about fitting into glass slippers and more about shattering glass ceilings"
On Wednesday, March 14, 2018, hundreds of thousands of elementary, junior high and high school students walked out of their classrooms in a protest to symbolize gun violence.
"There comes a time when you have to stop jumping oceans for people who wouldn't jump puddles for you."
Mindfulness is sadly being used as a substitute to treat real, physical pain; especially in women who are known to underreport pain. Being present does not take away somatic pain.
"The best way to heal a broken heart, it turns out, is to find a way to move past the hurt".
-Mary Kay Andrews
“Sexy is not a size, every calorie is not a war, your body is not a battleground. Your value is not measured in pounds."
Avoidance of talking about the food component is avoidance of what is needed to fully recover.
Ironically, the history of Valentine’s Day isn’t exactly romantic; in fact, this lovesick holiday has some very dark and twisted history.
“Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.” ― H. Jackson Brown Jr.
"Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love"—Mother Teresa
The goal is a positive, open-minded approach, while giving kids options to choose their own food and to learn the nutritious value of what they eat.
“A fixation with connecting with 'friends' online comes with the risk of disconnection with friends waiting for you to be present in the offline world.”
Dog therapy may make the world a better place, one lick at a time.
Kristen Fuller, M.D., is a physician and a clinical mental health writer for Center For Discovery.