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Circumstances: Take Control

“We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.” ~Don Juan When dealing with negative circumstances let your feelings happen and be aware of them – anger, worry, sadness, pain, anxiety – … Continue reading

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Circumstance: labels, branding and identity

  “We cannot choose our external circumstances, but we can always choose how to respond to them.”   – Epicteteus. Greek Stoic Philosopher, Slave (ca. 55 – ca. 135)   We often use circumstances to define and identify ourselves and others. … Continue reading

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Circumstance: There could be more to it.

  How do you feel when your first impression is very wrong? Not only have you jumped to conclusions and made a judgement with little care, but you are so far off base that you are embarrassed and have to … Continue reading

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Circumstance: Law of Cause and Effect

Who or what is responsible for circumstance? Is it as simple as scientists believe – a cause is followed by an effect? As a science teacher I stressed the law of cause and effect. I loved “If … then” statements. … Continue reading

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Circumstance: Why We React The Way We Do

We are so different from each other in beliefs, principles, values, perspective, attitudes, skills, temperament and habits. As a result, our response to the same circumstance can vary wildly. If the circumstance seems positive, we are likely to respond in a more … Continue reading

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Negative Circumstances: Typical reactions

How we react to the circumstances we encounter is what matters most. We probably act effectively when circumstances are in our favour. However, when circumstances go against us chances are we do not react well. We can benefit from understanding … Continue reading

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Circumstances: Some of mine

Circumstances are events, facts, or conditions that happen, not on their own but due to causes that may or may not be easily identifiable. Many events, such as natural disasters, have intrinsic power that can seriously damage the earth and … Continue reading

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