Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Positive support is key

It's so easy to get caught up in negativity, isn't it? I get sucked into it far more than I would like. It happened again the other day. Someone made a comment about "Big Pharma" and the rest of us all piled on. Not that there isn't plenty about which to complain when it comes to the chokehold large pharmaceutical companies have on us and on our Western form of medicine... There is!

Then we morphed into conversation about food corporations and the hold they have on us for type of foods and what's added into them. Again, there's plenty of fodder in that whole situation to rail against. We were on a roll and getting more worked up by the minute. You can probably picture it yourself.

Finally we stopped and realized that either we needed to stop complaining—or we each needed to decide what we could do, if anything, about either of those situations. We can change the way we eat. We can try lifestyle changes rather than meds, where that's possible. We can write or speak out about what's happening. We can be activists for systemic change.

But just sitting and complaining, while getting angrier and angrier, was getting us nowhere—except to send us spiraling down into negativity. Whew, it happens so easily. And we have to help each other stay positive. We're all in this together, and we need support to stay engaged with life and positive. Watch for opportunities today to lift yourself and others into a positive mindset.

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