By Lavern Nissley, Tue@10:10
My favorite task/email/calendar app
So, you may be wondering, "Lavern, why a post about an app when this blog features topics on relationship and marriage health?"
Great question! At first glance a time management app and relationships don't seem to go together. But, looking deeper, if there is a way to manage emails, tasks and calendar items better, THAT HAS TO HAVE A POSITIVE IMPACT ON RELATIONSHIPS. Greater sense of order, follow through and fewer items falling between the cracks. After all, emails, tasks and calendars are, for the most part, associated with PEOPLE.
I've been using an app called Handle on my iPhone, iPad and PC desktop (they all sync with each other). Over the years I've used all kinds of approaches to keep my life together. Handle is one of the best in helping tame the email monster, quickly entering and updating tasks and maintaining a calendar - ALL IN ONE PLACE.
There is no need for me to list all of this app's features and benefits here. Just go to the Handle link and explore for yourself. Scroll down to see the 1-2-3-4 Steps to using Handle:
Trust me, you'll have more time for the things in life that really matter - PEOPLE! And you'll stay on top of the many things PEOPLE you're connected to care about.
Check it out!
By Derek Ellis, Tuesday@10:10 blog
“To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.” – Lewis B. Smedes
There is no doubt that all of us have experienced hurt, disappointments, betrayal and rejection at the hands of a loved one. It is fact of this life: nobody gets through it unscathed. However, despite the offense, all of us have a choice of how to respond: to forgiveness or to resent.
Especially when we’ve been hurt, resentment gives us a sense of power in an otherwise devitalizing circumstance. If we can damage, disparage, undermine or undervalue the offender, we have somehow gained the upper hand.
Unfortunately, resentment doesn’t work that way. Typically, the offending party has already moved on and you are left the prisoner of your own bitterness, replaying conversations and executing mental revenge. And as unhealthy as it is emotionally to live in a state of bitterness, there are some nasty physical effects as well.
According to Huffington Post[i], unforgiveness has been linked to:
· Elevated stress levels
· Higher blood pressure
· Shorter life spans
· Fatigue, and;
· Weakened immune systems
If you are holding onto resentment for your partner or someone else today, consider forgiveness. Your body will thank you.
A weekly post on Tuesdays at 10:10 am that addresses some topic associated with relationship and marriage health. Don't miss it!
Main author is Lavern Nissley, Executive Director of MRCMV. Guest authors will be included in posts from time to time.