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Coaching Corner
“I will greet this day with love in my heart. And how will I do this? Henceforth will I look on all things with love and be born again. I will love the sun for it warms my bones; yet I will love the rain for it cleanses my spirit. I will love the light for it shows me the way; yet I will love the darkness for it shows me the stars. I will welcome happiness as it enlarges my heart; yet I will endure sadness for it opens my soul. I will acknowledge rewards for they are my due; yet I will welcome obstacles for they are my challenge.” Og Mandino.

Coaching Corner

Tenerife - 16.06.2011 - yet I will love the darkness for it shows me the stars … a disease, a difficulty, a drawback is always, by contrast, an opportunity for you and me to grow, to rediscover ourselves. We should always embrace difficulties with courage, taking the bull by the horns, asking ourselves … what I can learn from this disease, pain, loss, imperfection of our loved ones or a betrayal from a friend?


Let’s try to spend a few minutes daily pondering our approach to the challenges we encounter. Let´s have patience with all things, but chiefly with our loved ones. If we don´t 'love' loved ones' imperfections, we do not love them. Instead, we love our egoism of wanting them 'to be like us'. Talk to you in two weeks.

By the way, feel free to add me as friend on Facebook (Manuel De La Flor). Talk to you in a couple of weeks.

Dr. De La Flor, licensed G.P./Family Doctor, holds certificates in coaching, nutrition and medical exercise from Berkeley University and the American Council on Exercise. His medical approach is highly influenced by Positive Psychology; an empowering, encompassing way of approaching patients through the study of their strengths and virtues to enable them to thrive and lead fulfilling lives, accept the past, find happiness in the present, and hope for the future. You can reach the doctor at 00-34-697.888.666 to schedule a consultation in his surgery or in your home/business.

This article appears in the print edition 645 of Island Connections

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