You may try to hide what is going on in your life, but your skin is probably giving you away! Yes, our skin is often a clue as to what is out of balance in our lives. When we experience redness, it usually means high levels of stress, which increase our Cortisol levels. Cortisol dilates blood vessels and adds inflammation. If you don’t deal with the root cause, you can end up with Rosacea. Cortisol will also dehydrate your skin causing damage and lifeless skin. Avoid alcohol, especially when under stress.
Have those deep craters between your brows? Frustration is showing its ugly head. We burrow our feelings and they manifest as accelerated aging. Angry and ready to scream? You might end up with shallow, thin skin. When blood goes to your brain/mind/emotions, it isn’t going to your skin.
Worried or nervous? Those blemishes tell the tale. Extra oil production is excreted into the glands cause those ugly and painful zits. Moral of the story? Quit stressing out! It’s as easy and difficult as that.
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Contrary to popular belief, Thanksgiving isn’t just about the meal, although we all love that feast where we gobble til we wobble! It’s a time to be grateful for all we’ve been given, and most of us live in abundance. Why is it then that we aren’t showing this gratitude to each other? When we as a society don’t even acknowledge receiving gifts or don’t show appreciation for acts of kindness, we’ve lost sight of what is truly important.
Too often, people aren’t even attempting to participate in relationships. They are taking the easy way out. A friend is hurting, and they hit “like.” Done. Moving on. What??
We only have a limited time here on earth, and I fear we are spending our time in the wrong places. I pray we all look up before it is too late. A friend shared how she always got $100 from her grandmother for her birthday when she was growing up. She’d spend the money without a single thought to the person who gave it to her. One birthday, the money didn’t arrive. After a couple of years, my friend really missed that money. More importantly, she realized she missed her grandmother. She called her up and asked what had happened. Her grandmother told her that she wouldn’t spend her precious time and money on someone who wasn’t showing the slightest bit of appreciation or interest. When her granddaughter couldn’t be bothered to even acknowledge this act of kindness, she stopped attempting to have a relationship.
In the end, it is the people who matter. I doubt one’s cell phone will be much comfort when they are on their death bed. I’ve said it before: relationships are messy! They are inconvenient, and they take work, but they are why we exist. We are here to support, love, encourage, and walk this journey together.
This Thanksgiving, let’s make the effort to show appreciation to those who are kind to us. Let’s acknowledge gifts of all sizes, and please make attempts to maintain relationships. When we do, we are rich beyond our wildest dreams.
In our country right now is a movement to erase our history. Historical statues are being taken down or destroyed. Every business in America has made mistakes. Can you imagine eradicating the company’s past so that new employee don’t even knows how the company began?
Often times, it is the mistakes in life that leave the greatest impact and provide the most profound lessons. When we erase them, we eliminate the positives outcomes that are a result.
Let us not get hasty. I would hope as business professionals we can look at both the successes and failures and recognize that they both serve a purpose. Yes, it is true that some things in the past were ugly, but without seeing it, we won’t know beauty when it is staring us in the face.
As leaders, lets create an environment where our past is celebrated, warts and all, because it contributed to making us great today.
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