My lovely friend Eva and I were discussing stress and balance today. You know, a little fluffy talk to go with our tea. We came to the conclusion that as hard as we might try to live a beautiful, happy, life there will always be areas of unhappiness. Maybe a loved one passes away, or something bad happens to a good person, or a job ends. Somewhere in our discussion we realized that those “bad” moments in life are usually there for a reason. Perhaps we need to learn something important, or perhaps we need to change some habits that are hurting us… or others. The trick is recognizing that they are indeed lessons meant to enhance our growth. Instead of shaking a fist to the sky and screaming, “Why me?” it might be worthwhile to reflect on the event and pull out something positive.