"panacea" - a remedy for all kinds of diseases or troubles.
Princess Diana has been sorely missed since her tragic (perhaps conspired) death. This video of Elton John performing "Candle in the Wind" at her funeral says it all:
I remember the morning she died so well. I was coming downstairs from my bedroom and my mum had the TV on in tears telling me that Princess Diana had died - just didn't seem real at the time. Even to my young mind, it made a distinct impression.
When tragedies happen we begin to think more carefully about our priorities. About what's really most important in life. But we shouldn't wait for calamities, sorrow or afflictions to besiege us. We can prioritize our life today, right now.
Effective planning and setting goals are essential in confirming our priorities. When done consistently, it can become a healthy habit and even a productive panacea.
How would you list these in order of importance? Here's how I do it: