By Lisa Caplan
Living with intent – what does that mean? To me, living with intent means knowing what you are doing and why you are doing it. In other words, most people go through life allowing life to happen to them, or making decisions based on what is expected by society’s norms. This is NOT living with intent. It is easy to get caught up in letting life happen to us without questioning how it can be different.
Another way to look at it is this: You can get through life as a passenger and watch it go by, or you can be the driver and decide where you are going. Whether you chose to eat healthy or eat fast food every day is not the issue. At issue is whether you put thought into life and live it with purpose. We have the power to construct our lives to be the way we want. It is not always easy to make changes, but it is always possible.
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Lisa Caplan, LCSW-C has over 20 years experience in her field, and extensive experience working with lawyers and judges in the areas of mental health, substance abuse and trauma.