The Passionate Life Blog
“Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom,” Viktor Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning. The realism is accepting the existence of the darkness and pain, while the optimism is the belief that something beautiful might emerge on the other side of the darkness. Even a phoenix, rising from the ashes, has to accept the very painful reality of what she has been through.
Judy Maggio talks with Dr. Mara Karpel about ways to reduce stress during the pandemic and the silver linings, we can all learn from, during these challenging times.
(March 9, 2020: Dr. Mara in Thrive Global) Twelve Tips for Lowering Anxiety During a Pandemic: And To Keep from Becoming Depressed
We’re all feeling stressed, and we all have fears about how life is going to be once this crisis passes. To prepare for brighter days, it’s important to take care of ourselves in the here and now. These twelve tips will help get us through this bump in the road and allow us to ride this emotional roller coaster we call life.
(March 9, 2020: Dr. Mara in Thrive Global) Dispelling Anxiety & Anger: Tips For This Time of Global Angst
We have anxiety about the fate of the earth, our country, and our health. While expressing anger toward others is frequently the go-to coping skill to deal with the increasing pressures and stresses of the world, it’s the human connection and support of others that can be the most effective path to peace. The question, then, is how do we get there?
(March 1, 2020: Dr. Mara in Thrive Global) Traversing the Ups and Downs of Life to Follow Our Passion – No Matter Our Age
“You can get what you want or you can just get old.” ~ Billy Joel
(February 19, 2020: Dr. Mara in Thrive Global) Before You Can Love Others, You Must Love Yourself First
Many of us are well aware of the importance of self-love, but how do we really learn to love ourselves. These few tips will help to get you started.
Arrange to have Dr. Karpel speak to your organization. Many groups, communities, and companies have benefited from having insights into the process of aging and the care involved.