Happiness

    This piece is proving extremely popular and people are copying and circulating it already. Please feel free to share it but leave my byline in place! We have many codes of behavior. Mostly interdicts (things that are restricted or forbidden). We have lists of priorities. But what about a code of delight? Should we not […]

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    Holidays again. There is an old saying “In the Spring a young man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.” [Locksley Hall, by Alfred Lord Tennyson]. In my case, its winter holidays triggering the same thought. Maybe that’s a function of age! But then, I think I know more about love today than any young […]

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    Depression is a complex and debilitating illness that more than 15 million American adults suffer with every day. It negatively affects every area of your life – sometimes happening so slowly that you don’t recognize the signs of depression until long after it’s gone too far. For decades, doctors have been trying to unravel the […]

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    Is there such a thing as internet addiction? Sounds made up, doesn’t it? When I first heard the rumblings of this new condition, I admit, I was skeptical. It sounded like the latest scapegoat for poor choices. Now, I’m not so sure. In the past ten years, all of us have experienced a shift in […]

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    Learning how to take care of your emotional health is absolutely crucial to your physical and mental well-being. Unfortunately, the value of a strong emotional foundation is usually the least of our concerns, the last to receive needed attention. Is Happiness Truly Attainable? While “thinking happy thoughts” is based in good intentions, true happiness requires […]

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    Last week I quoted a lady whose motto is “The purpose of life is living.” I’d like to add that the purpose of living is to learn. We could never stay as newborn babies; that would not suit the human temperament. Humans instinctively want to learn, to grow, to become wiser. It could be argued […]

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    I’m in a fascinating new world, south of the equator: Namibia, in Africa. It’s Africa as you probably picture it from the movies. But Namibia is modern, advanced and thriving in its way. Most of the problems now are between the blacks themselves, not whites vs. blacks. Namibia achieved independence from South Africa in 1990. […]

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    Who is living the perfect life? Nobody, for sure. I’m not. But I’m working all the time on improving my life a lot and I think that’s something we should all be doing. It’s NEVER too late to learn how to better your life! I read a marvelous story of a guy who graduated Oxford […]

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    Researchers with the University of Waterloo seem to have found the physiological keys to wisdom! It’s something I talk about in my work but it’s always nice to have the “conventional” guys work on some of the same things about which I’m passionate. The beat of your heart seems to be linked to how reasonable […]

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    In our modern world, multi-tasking is no longer a skill but a necessity. Most of us run constantly in both the real and virtual realms, maintaining business and personal relationships while juggling the very stringent demands of daily life. I love discovering new self-motivation techniques for myself and sharing them with my readers because I […]

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    Emotions are an energetic coloring to a person’s thoughts and actions. You can see and feel a person’s emotions. They are physical. Not like thought. A person may be reluctant, hesitant or careful. The person may want to withdraw, like fear, anxiety, sadness and despair. Such a person is controlled by energies. Or there may […]

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    If you’re suffering from anxiety, stress, depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, or any other psychological condition – you are not alone. Depression is the #1 cause of medical disability in the United States. The news media likes to refer to depression and other mood disorders as an “epidemic.” It isn’t simply that more people are […]

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    The “Rule of Four”  I have said often that communication skills are about the most awful failure of human beings. More trouble comes from failed conversations and dialogues than from anything else we engage in. It can be quarrels in the home or world strife, like the current communication breakdown between Muslims, Jews and Christians. […]

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    Well maybe you should be! The benefits of coloring is a real craze that’s sweeping the adult world. It’s calming and healthy, otherwise I wouldn’t be writing about it. I’m not sure where it all got started but certainly the world’s first best-selling adult coloring book was Secret Garden by Johanna Basford. I purchased a […]

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