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Six Things That Determine How Long You Live

1) Physical Activity: Do you MOVE? 30 to 45 minutes a day of BRISK exercise i.e. does it raise your heart beat? Push your lungs? Anything is better than nothing but there is lots to…

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The Lazy Guide to Success; Three Principles

Take Easy Baby Steps (Repeat ad Infinitum) Being basically a lazy person (I’m always looking for a faster, easier way) I figured out a long,…

How to Access Your Best Self?

We don’t always do as well as we know. The challenges of the day are often many; life gives us pop quizzes at the most…

Why I Can’t Be at Peace Now

The mind, the ego, the subconscious often have multiple reasons why peace must be just around the corner (or difficult/impossible because of some past event)…

Don’t Let Your Pain Control You

Time heals all wounds… if we do not go back and re-wound ourselves by making the pains of the past the story of our lives,…

The Time of Your Life

Someday you will run out of somedays… as in someday I will do this or someday I will do that or someday down the road…

The Disciplined Pursuit of Less

Our lives, like our closets, tend to get cluttered. We have deep seated aversion to loss; many of us are mild pack rats both of…

Solvitur Ambulando

Solvitur ambulando is Latin for “it is solved by walking” and the phrase has dual meanings. Originally “used to refer to a problem which is solved…

Burden of Gratitude

How can gratitude be a burden? Aren’t there spiritual benefits to gratitude? Isn’t it important to “Count Our Blessings Daily”? And being appreciative an important…

Memento Mori

Memento mori is Latin for “remember that you have to die” or “remembering we will die”. It is used in reference to the practice of…

5 Ways to Love Yourself Better

1) Become Your Own BFF: Get on over on your own side and stay there! Hush up that inner critic! Objective observation, clear-eyed evaluation, solution-oriented…

Staying Calm when Angry

Anger can have a positive side; it energizes us when we are threatened or when boundaries have been violated. Unfortunately, most of the time anger…

Micro-Moments of Positivity: One Secret to a Long Life

All else being equal, the happier you are, the longer and healthier your life. Anger, stress, gloominess, melancholy, downheartedness, the blahs, the funk, the blues:…

Creating Emotions That Serve You

We generally view emotions as like the weather: something that happens beyond our control that we just have to live with. The truth is we…

What Triggers You?

You’ve lived with yourself for a good number of years but how well do you know yourself? Understand yourself? Do you REALLY know your motivations…

Non-Perfectionism: Is it Right for You?

Perfectionism is like fire; helpful if contained and directed, dangerous if allowed to run amuck. Wikipedia defines perfectionism as a personality trait characterized by 1)…

Coaching v. Micromanaging

Coaching: “Directing, instructing, and training to achieve some goal or develop specific skills.” Micromanaging: “Supervision with excessive/obsessive control or attention on details.” No leader, no…

What is Your Relationship Belief System?

People have many belief systems about relationships that powerfully affect the quality and length of their relationships. Interestingly, many of these beliefs are not consciously…

Don’t Believe Everything You Think

Our own minds can lead us astray; we humans are subject to numerous logical fallacies, the most common of which is “confirmation bias” in which…

Happy Just Because

Novel Idea: You don’t NEED a REASON to be happy, you can choose to be “Happy Just Because”… you WANT to be happy. Yeah, I…

“The Upward Spiral”

We all have gotten in a downward spiral; fears and worries and a bad event or two can knock us off course and it is…

Choices, Choices: Productivity or Postponed Pleasure?

I tend to wake early, in the predawn hours of the morn, a habit left over from my paper route days as a kid. What…

Small, Smart, Slow

What is your desired weight? Below are some easy, common sense (but not common practice?) tips on how to get there. Eat Small: Portion Control…

Negative Reciprocation

Negative reciprocation is sending back the hurt received. It may be active-aggressive: raised voices, hurtful remarks, digging up past sins, angry accusations not fully meant,…

Do You Suffer From Atelophobia?

Atelophobia is the fear of imperfection, the fear of never being good enough and is kin to perfectionism, the obsessive compulsive striving to achieve impossible…

Three Popular but Futile Strategies

We all have unresolved issues we KNOW we should deal with: procrastination, anger management, personal or professional growth challenges, family matters. Be wary of falling…