Dr. Barbara Collins | Being Human
Dr. Barbara Collins is a midlife transition expert.
Midlife, Tranisition, Menopause
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Being Human


What does being human mean? Scott Peck author of The Road Less Traveled writes ”Life is difficult” in the first sentence. I read his book almost 20 years ago, and still remember the first sentence. Depending on your perspective being human can be difficult at times

The concept of being human is not a frequent thought. But the words in Rules for Being Human Dr. Cherie Carter- Scott resonated with me. I hope the words give you a moment to think about what being human means to you.

Rules for Being Human by Dr. C.Carter-Scott

You will receive a body.

You may like it or hate it,

But it’s yours to keep for the entire period.


You will learn lessons.

You are enrolled in a full-time

informal school called life.


There are no mistakes, only lessons.

Growth is a process of trial, error, and experimentation

The “failed” experiments are as much a part of the process as the experiments that ultimately “work.”


Lessons are repeated until they are learned.

A lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it.

When you have learned it, you can go on to the next lesson.


Learning lessons does not end.

There is no part of life that doesn’t contain its lessons.

If you are alive, there are still lessons to be learned.


“There” is no better than “here.”

When your “there” has become “here,” you will simply obtain another “there” that will again look better than “here.”


Other people are merely mirrors of you.

You can not love or hate something

about another person unless it reflects to you

something you love or hate about yourself.


What you make of your life is up to you.

You have all the tools and resources you need.

What you do with them is up to you.

The choice is yours.


Dr. C.Carter-Scott


My life lessons are loving God, loving me, loving others, living one day at a time, living an authentic life, forgiveness, relationships, raising children, and marriage. The choices I made are the foundation for learning. I’m thankful for the many resources that helped me live a life worth living. Guess what? I’m still learning how to be human.


Peace and Blessings.

Dr. Barbara