PART 1

Time for a Change

I’ve always been a fan of history, as I know we can learn much from the past. Yet, what is important about history is that we use it to learn new ways to thrive in our time.

When it comes to our approach to addressing life’s challenges and its subsequent stress, people have always developed ways to help us cope. The Greek philosopher Epictetus believed that the key to overcoming hardships and adversity was to develop an approach that distinguished between those things within our control and those that were not. In ancient Roman days, mothers intentionally limited their emotional bonding with newborn children until they passed the critical one- or two-month period that would assure the child’s likely survival. William ...

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