Living in Fear or the New Healthy Lifestyle?

In looking at the health histories of my parents, grandparents, and siblings, there have been some serious medical issues including cardiac disease, diabetes, skin cancer, colon polyps, and breast tumors. Some of these have involved multiple people. Do I live in fear of getting any of these? No. Do I try to live a healthy …

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Self-Empowerment and Relationships

Most discussions on self-empowerment are about you. Your rights. Your responsibilities. Your choices. Your life. And that’s good. It is about you. But it is not only about you. It is necessary to remember that everything above applies to everyone.  This means that other people have the same rights as you do. It is necessary …

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What Would Your Ancestors Think?

In trying to deal with the stress and changes that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused, I’ve been thinking quite a bit about the challenges my parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents faced in their lives. Reflecting on what they experienced, and survived, has helped me view the current situation in a better perspective. It has also made …

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Empowerment is External, Self-Empowerment is Internal

Empowerment is when someone has power, permission, and/or authority to do something. This often comes from outside the person. For example, our clients might empower us to make certain decisions for them. We might empower our employees to make business decisions in our absence. Laws might empower women to have more equal status in society. …

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Self-Empowerment and Equal Partnerships

In talking about self-empowerment, we often focus on ourselves. Our rights. Our responsibilities. Our choices. Our life. It is necessary to remember, though, that everything that applies to us also applies to everyone else. This means that if you are in a committed relationship, your partner is just as important as you are. The life …

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Balancing Rights and Responsibilities

We have rights. Others have the same rights. None of us has the right to harm others or to do things that could potentially cause harm, however. We have responsibilities, to ourselves and to others. We have the responsibility to keep ourselves safe. We also have the responsibility to do what we can to keep …

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Empowerment is External; Self-Empowerment is Internal

Empowerment is when someone has power, permission, and/or authority to do something. This often comes from outside the person. For example, our supervisor might empower us to make decisions related to the business. We might empower our attorney to make legal decisions for us. Laws might empower women to have more equal status in the …

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