Happiness

Most of us are familiar with the extraordinary book The Anatomy Of An Illness by Norman Cousins (1979). In it he describes the therapeutic benefits of laughter. Cousins had crippling arthritis and was told, pretty much, it was incurable. Well, it wasn’t! Norman Cousins checked out a whole bunch of old movies (Marx Brothers, Candid […]

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Those who read my intimate and philosophical writings (www.supernoetics.com) will know that I give special emphasis to LOVE (vitamin L). Love is not just something to give and get but love is who or what we are. The sense of togetherness and belonging, being valued and appreciated, is crucial to our wellbeing. Put another way, […]

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Anyone who follows my writings knows that I have a problem with schools. I consider schools, and the current education system, to be no more than child abuse. I’ve said it often: we lock up kids for some of the best years of their lives, prisoners to some of the most dysfunctional weirdos in our […]

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The notion of purpose in life at first may seem ill-defined and even unscientific. But that’s not so. Straight away, there is real science. The sense of purpose has been studied extensively and a growing heap of research is pinning down what it is, and how it affects our lives. Remarkably, people with a greater […]

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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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