Life is and always will be unpredictable. If you want to go left life takes you diagonal right with an upward slant. Nothing is set in stone despite what you are sure is going to happen. It is like a game of baseball when you are sure that the pitcher is going to throw a fast ball at you but instead throws the ball to first base and gets your teammate out. The complete opposite of what you were expecting because of your limited view. You were waiting and watching for the pitch which meant you were not paying any attention to the teammate on first base. “Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans” John Lennon said that. When you have this idea of what life will be and you follow it, the chances of it changing are greater than the chances of life being exactly what you expect. I had always thought that I would never make it very far in life. My view was limited to this very narrow field of vision that surrounded my life when I was young. You had to be smart, with a good family, and you had to be able to contribute something to the world. I did not have a future that would work out well for me because I was not smart and I could not contribute to anything. At least that’s what I thought for the longest time.
Learning was not something that I enjoyed when I was young. I struggled with the basics of schooling for many years. The only reason I got so far was because of getting placed into a class that did everything much slower than any of the others and then in the
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From the research that I have done forming the three research articles, I have concluded that the authors who wrote the research journal, the magazine, and the book advise to not work out heavily every time. The authors suggest that if I do have a busy schedule, one that does usually fit gym time in the daily commute, that I should at least incorporate some level of physical activity whenever I have the free time. Simply walking at a fast pace on the way to work or class, or just getting out of a chair and stretching is beneficial for most, if not all, people. I can use the advice given to me so that I can be constantly active even when not in the gym, so that I don’t increase body fat percentages.
I have come to realize that learning is one of my passions because it enriches my quality of life. To my recollection, growing up I have always ask my eldest family members to tell me stories. I enjoyed knowing how to do things and how not to do things. However, my adolescence period caused a bit of difficulty for my parents. I thought I knew everything that I stopped applying myself in school.
Invidious comparison and vicarious traumatization are two things that most people will experience in their lifetime. I know for I personally have experienced both during my 28 years of life. Invidious comparison and vicarious traumatization can both be damaging to yourself and other people involved. That is why I'd like to take the time to explain a few important topics on invidious comparison and vicarious traumatization, such as; how to stop invidious comparison, identify strategies that I currently use to avoid vicarious traumatization in my personal life, how those strategies will help me avoid vicarious traumatization as a human service worker and what strategies I could develop to avoid it as well.
During the 16 weeks that I’ve participated in this yoga class, I’ve learned the importance of belly breathing and meditating. I decided to take this course this semester, because my psychiatrist actually suggested I take yoga as a way of coping with my stress and anxiety. I initially did not think that it would work, but we—my psychiatrist and I—noticed my stress and anxiety slowing diminishing.
The person that I talked to for this paper was my grandfather, Richard Davidson. I wanted to talk to him because I didn’t know much about his past, and knew that he has strong opinions about how the world has changed. I also wanted to talk to him because I was interested in seeing how much I could relate what I have experienced to what a family member of mine has experienced. I talked to him for about an hour in person over break. The main thing that we talked about was how he grew up going through World War II, and how much the world changed specifically during that time. During this part of our conversation, he described how they were always listening to the radio and reading magazines and newspapers to keep up with the war’s progress. He also told me that he “had blackouts every night and black shades in case the Germans bombed Boston, and that we captured/sank 2 German U-boat submarines off Cape Cod. I saw flights of American bombers going over my back yard everyday”. This was an interesting quote to me as it let me see a bit into the life of someone living through World War II and I could almost feel the fear that they must have lived with going through such a scary event. We talked about how aircrafts going to Europe were flown by female pilots so that the men could fight in the war. One thing that he emphasized was his belief that without WWII society would’ve developed more slowly as it brought about many technical and societal innovations such as radar,
I would like to learn more about the topic of Personality in the class AP Psychology. Moreover, I would like to learn more about the topic of personality due to the magnitude of different things that can alter someone's personality interests me. Whether it be a tragedy in an individual’s family or a jubilant moment in his/her life, these moments have the chance of altering this individual’s personality. Also, I find it interesting that there is a plethora of different personalities such as whether an individual is social or not. Also, I find it fascinating how the media portrays different personality. That is why I like the topic of personality the best. If I had unlimited funds to conduct research in the field of personality, I would investigate alternate ways to assist people who are struggling with issues within their personality.
Throughout the entirety of this project I was able to take a step back and look at myself as a future professional in the fitness industry, and I was also able to help a person achieve something that he had been wanting to do for a long time. This project provided me with an outlet to be able to work one on one with a client in something other than just the workouts. For the entirety of my time in my fitness career I have been working on creating workouts that would challenge athletes physically, improve their athletic performance, and also reduce the risk of injury. Yet this project allowed me to look at a side of fitness that I had neglected up to this point. Overall it provided a chance for me to switch up my mindset on things and it really opened up my eyes to a whole different way of thinking when it comes to fitness, and it also provided very meaningful information that I can use and implement in my career moving forward.
Throughout my time at SUNY Buffalo State, I have had the opportunity to work with an array of clients. My clients have ranged from a full of life 6-year-old with cochlear implants, a wise 13-year-old harboring negative feelings toward his stutter, to an inspirational 64-year-old who was 3 years post-stroke. With such a diverse group of clients, I quickly learned the influence I had on improving clients’ lives even as a graduate student, a feeling that continues to grow as I interact with others in need. Since I have started my graduate studies, I have begun to reflect on the extent of my impact on clients and ways to enrich my skill set.
Sitting on my bed as I put lotion on, legs swinging, head swaying, as I listen to the sounds coming from the boom box. He walks in and rubs my hair, I looked up and smiled with my mind at peace, not knowing that my life will be changed forever. Paul Boese once said, “Forgiveness does not change the past, but it enlarges the future.” It took me some time to understand Mr. Boese; when I became a mature adult, I realized he was saying a lot with just a few words. Forgiveness helps your trust, attitude, and furthermore your entire outlook on life. I wish I could take back the day it all first started but I have moved on while still forgiving.
Procrastination. Laziness. Comfort. Everyone is faced with these struggles, and many tend to take them without question as they run through life.(Hook, Framing Start) It is often said that you should be meeting the minimum and you will be good, but in my work, studying, and personal projects I have found that doing the minimum will lead to minimal results for a minimal impact in life.(They Say, I Say #1) One practice I have begun to adopt and use in my daily life is the belief that anything is achievable, any vision, any idea, any dream, through hard work and the self-discipline to look at struggle and accept that there is no easy way out besides getting it done.(Thesis)
Being seven, perspective on life is commonly very optimistic, however when I was seven that all came crashing down in just one day. 08 August 2008 my father was murdered while my family and I were at the house with him. The death of my father changed my perspective greatly, it showed me what community really means, and impacted my school life throughout my elementary, middle, and high school career.
One's dream and aspirations to supersede in life must be stronger and greater than limitations set forth by others. The experience that were bestowed to me during my short life has elevated me to the woman I am today. Please walk with me as I give you the opportunity to see the world from my eyes:
The person that I talked about for this paper was my grandfather, Richard Davidson. I wanted to talk to him because I didn’t know as much about his past and knew that he has strong opinions about the world and how it has changed. I also wanted to talk to him because I was interested in hearing how the world has changed from one of my older family members that grew up in the United States specifically as I was interested in seeing how much I could relate myself to what we talked about. There was also a perfect opportunity for me to talk to him for around an hour over thanksgiving break in person instead of over the phone. The main thing that we talked about was how he grew up going through World War II, and how much the world changed
What makes up a good family? Does your family communicate well? These are the questions that many people in America ask. They battle with these questions everyday when they think about the way their family acts. I have also battle with these questions especially when it comes to my family. My family is one of uniqueness, which causes lots of conflicts. I battle an individualistic sister, a communitarian mother, and a civic republican brother. With all these different personalities in the house it is no wonder it seems like our house is a lifestyle enclave. Looking at my family is like looking at American homes today. It shows the effect of a society that is all about on the go activities.