We are in the middle of another wonderful summer. But this year temperatures have soared to record highs throughout the country, and a common opinion is that hot days can test our tempers.
“Many people feel a little hotheaded when the mercury rises”, says Nancy Molitor, an assistant professor of clinical psychiatry and behavioral science at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. “Everyone’s fuse is going to be a little bit shorter,” she avers.
Accepting this as an unavoidable condition of our nature isn’t necessarily useful in guiding our actions, however, and responding in the “heat of the moment” often causes us to react in a way we later regret. It has been my experience that a heated reaction need not be the outcome. I have often found that considering a spiritual perspective – with God, good, as the only legitimate cause and effect in our lives – can reverse the so-called effects of nature.Continue Reading