The Concept Of Life - By the Numbers

Written by David Stoddard

316 months ago, I was born into a world where life was carefree. Where people were just going torepparttar moon proving that:

* Everything is possible.

31 years ago, I was in first grade. Getting new pencils and notebooks and pencil holders and tiny sharpeners and those rubber erasers were just like Christmas. It certainly was true that:

* Little things makerepparttar 101839 difference.

26 years ago, I learned that school was not all that it has previously been cracked up to be. It was hard and boring and learning things I personally didn't care about. I learned that:

* You don't always know why things happen at that moment.

18 years ago, I graduated high school. It was a windy June evening when my days of childhood wrapped themselves up. That night, I was to be seen as an adult. Not long after that, I got my first ticket, credit card and was supposed to know what I was doing.

* Don't be in such a hurry to grow up.

17 years ago, I had my first part-time job working inrepparttar 101840 bowling alley. I only dropped in to bowl. Afterward, I asked if they were hiring. The owner said yes, I started 4 days later. You know:

* Sometimes, you just gotta ask.

15 years ago, I got my first real job working atrepparttar 101841 newspaper. It is something that I had become interested in during my senior year of high school, and I was good at it. I eventually left for something bigger and better. But no matter what job I've had, I always kept finding ways to make writing a key in it.

* Start with something you enjoy. Everything will be based around it.

14 years ago, I learned thatrepparttar 101842 newspaper business, really is a business. Our managing editor was laid off without notice inrepparttar 101843 first of several rounds of cutbacks

* Doing a great job just doesn't cut it any more.

10 years ago, I moved out on my own forrepparttar 101844 first time. Macaroni and cheese, along with bills to pay, writing to do, Nintendo to play. I felt alive and life was dear, but I moved back home,repparttar 101845 very next year.

* Life looks a lot easier than it is.

9 years ago, my father passed away. It was a shockrepparttar 101846 way it happened. No signs, no symptoms, no warning. He made friends, made people feel comfortable, made them feel important, and made them laugh. I can't tell a joke forrepparttar 101847 life of me. And even if I could, I couldn't tell many of them here.

Breaking Your Relationship Pattern, Part 1

Written by Rinatta Paries

When you were little, you looked up to your parents. You imitated their mannerisms, words, and actions as you learned about life by watching them. This applies to relationships as well - you leaned about relationships by watching them.

Not all you learned about relationships came from your parents; your learning has continued throughout your life. But what you saw your parents do in relationships, how you interpreted what you saw, and how you felt about it, isrepparttar foundation of your adult relationships.

That's not to say that your parents were wrong or bad parents, or even that they had a bad relationship. The only thing that can be said is if intimate relationships are problematic for you,repparttar 101838 source is inevitably your foundational learning.

If a great relationship, a great partner, is what you are after, you must see, understand, and deconstruct your foundational learning about relationships. To take apart a foundation of something is a delicate thing. Imagine trying to remove or changerepparttar 101839 foundation of a house while leavingrepparttar 101840 rest ofrepparttar 101841 house standing intact. Not an easy task. But in order to have a great relationship, you need to reconstruct your foundational learning while leaving you intact.

To begin, you must get complete with your parents. If you still have negative feelings about what they did to you or each other, you will create situations in your intimate relationships where you will confront these same negative feelings. To see an illustration of this in you own life, takerepparttar 101842 PatternTrackerTM Quiz at

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