Every day, every person on this planet makes choices and decisions. Most of them are small things that we don't notice – but the big ones can be life-changing. Topics in this section include:

  • Far-reaching implications of the decisions we make

  • Making decisions: the head, the heart and the gut playing roles

  • Calculated risks and chances, educated guesses

  • How our choices dictate the quality of our lives

  • Assessing the pros and cons of choices

  • Foresight versus hindsight – never looking back

Each and every one of us has the ability to benefit from free will and independent thought. And, each of us must make the best decisions for ourselves – nobody can make our choices for us, if we want to truly have a healthy, happy life. We look to our experts and readers to share their thoughts on the way in which we can ensure our thinking is clear and concise when we consider major choices in our lives, and how to avoid jumping to conclusions.

Fear is a big factor in making choices, but it can be managed to help make better decisions; in fact, many factors can help us rather than hinder us. Knowing yourself well is important: what are your internal values, your limitations, your likes and dislikes? Major changes in our lives need and deserve plenty of consideration. How do you reach your big decisions?