It's interesting that plain old
Americans are now doing what his powerful Republican brothers
A recent anti-Trump rally blocked a
highway into Phoenix, where he was scheduled to appear, for several
hours. With his usual blindness to the facts (the truth, anyone?),
he blithely ignored it later in his talk.
Let's not even mention all the times
he's hinted at violence, and inspired his followers to commit it,
then not accepting responsibility for it. Remember he was going to
pay the fine for the man charged with assault at one of his rallies?
You don't hear any more of that. Like everything else that a bully,
secretly weak and powerless in his gut, he slithered right out of
that one, too. (Of course, he was probably just too cheap.)
But what I hate most about Trump is his
But it's not the Republican
establishment, or the Hillary supporters, or even the Megyn Kellys
who call him the foolish egotistical man that he is who he hates.
I learned about gratefulness when I was diagnosed with cancer. Not that I was grateful to have cancer! But it opened my eyes to what was good about my life, and to celebrate it, because who knew what the future held?
I used to live only in the future. Living in the present seemed like a nice idea, but I could never do it. There was always that next project at work, or would my boyfriend ever marry me (he did), then dinner with my in-laws (with whom I did not get along). Let me get through that first, and then I'll worry about the present, I thought.
But cancer's a funny thing. When you're told you have it, you kind of don't want to live in the future anymore, because who knows what it holds?
I had a friend who was diagnosed with Stage 4 renal cancer when I was going through treatment. Friends and I would go sit with her when she was having chemo (I remember running hot water over her hands to try to get her veins to open up). But what amazed me most was that s…
I don't know about you but I hate it when I'm not in control, of the world or myself. I arrive minutes early (it enrages my son) for just about anything, because I like to get the lay of the land. And I check my email a thousand times (well, maybe more like a hundred) times before I go out because I don't want to miss anything.
Now a new study says that wanting more self-control can actually hinder our efforts to obtain it.
Huh? Haven't we all been programmed to strive for self-control? Whether it's wanting that extra piece of chocolate cake (Donald Trump, I'm looking at you) or unwise spending habits (that's me), going after that extra bit of self-control can, well, maybe harm us rather than help us, in the end.
Newswise.com reports that new research points out that, ironically, wanting to have more self-control could actually be an
obstacle to achieving it (regardless of one’s actual level of
self-control). The study, done by Bar-Ilan University, in…