Why is it that people live for other people’s dirty laundry? It baffles me that some love to watch a tragedy on repeat or feed off of another person’s misfortunes. Is it our own fault as a society?Whether it’s an awful car accident at the top of the nightly news, or seeing something burn to the ground, tragedies seem to get the most attention. If you listen, even with half an ear, you’ll often hear others seeking out more details or gossiping about someone else’s failures rather than hyping up their successes and cheering them on.As someone who advocates for encouraging and supporting others, sharing our stories for the better, and showing kindness to all, it breaks my heart when I hear others taking joy in someone else’s pain. In order to overcome this, I believe each of us needs to take responsibility and start putting emphasis on checking ourselves when we go too far.The next time you catch yourself gossiping about someone or something else ask yourself, “Why are we fueling this? What could we do to be helpful instead?” By working toward simple shifts in your thinking, such asking yourself how you can help versus harm, you not only have the opportunity to bring positivity into your life but to the lives of those around you.As I get older, I see more and more that what we focus on we find in our own lives. This week, I encourage you to be mindful of your conversations and to start asking yourself and others how you can help versus harm. Through practicing this disruption, you may be amazed by the positive shifts you’ll see in your life! What does living your exceptional life look like to you?Do you love other people’s dirty laundry? Why?What will you focus on this week that you want to find more of in your life?How will you disrupt your thoughts about other people’s dirty laundry to refocus on being helpful instead of harmful? #AbovethePalmtrees#mentalwellnessexpert#h3cultures
Monday Moment, take a minute today to create your Treatment plan for the rest of April. What are 1 or 2 thinks you could do to take better care of yourself? Physically, Emotionally, Financially, Relationally, Spiritually, Mentally or in your Career. Making a plan, writing it down and sharing it with a reliable & trusted accountability partner is a great way to set yourself up for success in any goal. How will you treat yourself this month? How will you allow other people to treat you? #mondaymotivation #mentalwellnessexpert #keynotespeaker #h3culturesintheworkplace #hopefulhealthyhappy
As we continue the series on How to Live a H3 life so you can create an H3 Culture in the workplace. This week we focus on the power of Silence to Calm ourselves and remove Stress from your life. Where are you Silent with no distractions? Is it easy or challenging to sit in Silence for you? Keep taking care of you so you can create H3 Cultures in the Workplace for your Teams to lead to Exceptional Client relationships…It all starts with YOU! #mentalwellnessexpert #h3culturesintheworkplace #keynotespeaker #hopefulhealthyhappy #motivationalspeaker
Blog from above the Palm trees…Still looking for more contributors for my upcoming Adoption book, if you are interested please just send me an email to Annie@AnnieMeehan.com with the word Adoption in the subject line……On to the Blog Nature vs. Nurture
I’ve always been so fascinated by the nature versus nurture conversation. As a birth mother with adoption as part of my story, I’m typically very curious to see how things play out.
When adoptees reunite, they discover so many things they have in common with the other person even though they’ve never been a part of each other’s lives. Then, on the other hand, many kids who grow up in the same home with the same parents end up being so much different.
As you know, I speak a lot about choices which has always led me to wonder is it more about personality, family, or choice? When it comes down to it, should we place the blame of our successes and failures on another person, or ourselves?
As I meet more people I’m starting to notice, no matter how they were raised, that a majority place credit, or blame, on their mother rather than anyone else or themselves for their successes and failures in life.
The most heartwarming to me is when I meet someone with a powerful, maybe even painful story who now has an abundance of hope and healing in their life. It can be astonishing to meet someone who has taken total responsibility for getting themselves to where they are now.
No one else made it happen for them. They decided to focus on what they had versus what they were lacking and chose to remake an incredible life for themselves. The more stories I encounter the more I ask myself, “Were they able to accomplish that because of nature or nurture?”
This week, I encourage you to reflect on where you stand in the age old question of nature versus nurture. Is it up to us to create our stories, see our successes through, and overcome our struggles or should we rely on others to rescue us and help make it happen?
What does living your exceptional life look like to you? Is your life path a result of nature or nurture? Do you give credit to or place blame on your mother or yourself as you experience successes and failures in life?
Do you believe nature is best or nurture? Why? #adoption #LifeAbovethePalmtrees #mentalwellnessexpert #naturevsnurture #celebratinglife
Monday Moment on your journey to Health. When you are thinking of and planning for getting Healthy in any of the 7 areas of your life, make sure you are not going it alone. Ask for help, Hire Help, find a Healthy accountability partner. You are worth it, it will take time but having support will make the journey easier. Take Care of yourself you are worth it!! #mentalwellnessexpert #inspirationalpresentations #keynotespeaker #hopehealthhappiness #accountability
It is often said that Leaders are Reader and I don’t disagree, I really believe Leaders are learners. I have a learning difference, I am not an excellent speller (People playing scrabble for FUN pains me) I can read but I am slow and it is challenging at time. Though I know I am a Leader, an Influencer and a Life long learner. I learn most often from Video, Trying new things hands on, Going to conferences and from the people around me. There are many ways to learn and I am not sure one is better than the other. It is just more about growing your mindset daily. How do you learn best? Leaders are learnings and they learn in many ways from listening, to reading, to doing. I try to learn from many difference sources in many different ways, never assume we all can or should learn the same things in the same way. Be open to growing your mind and your friend circle. #mentalwellnessexpert #leadersarelearners #hopehealthhappiness #keynotespeaker #inspirationalpresentations