The Grass is Greener

Every week, I join a virtual class with people from all over the world. There are students from Europe, Australia, California, Virginia, Colorado, and of course Canada. While everything outside my windows is covered in yet another layer of snow, I...

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The Happiness Curve

Does money buy happiness?

We are told that it doesn’t. The path of growth would tell us that we don’t need things to be happy. 

But I’m not sure it’s so black and white. 

If we were to give to a homeless...

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'Tis the Season

Christmas. It’s the season of warm, fuzzy feelings. It’s the season of giving, loving, and caring. 

Or is it?

Let’s look at the evidence. 

Impatience and irritation. It used to be that at Christmas, we’d have...

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Are You an Adult?

Our culture claims that we reach adulthood when we are 18. Happy 18th birthday; you were a child yesterday, but today you are an adult.

Right?

Not really.

According to developmental psychology, less than 2% of individuals actually reach mature...

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It's Your Imagination

You know that Santa Claus isn’t real. You know that the Easter Bunny isn’t real.

You are an intelligent person; you know the difference between imagination and reality.

Or do you?

You may be surprised by how blurred that line between...

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What NOT to Do When You Are In a Low Mood

I have moods. I know I’m not alone on this one.

You have moods too. 

Maybe it’s once in awhile, maybe it’s once a week, maybe it’s once a month. These moods come - usually without warning or prompting - they stir...

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Wanting It "Good"

I’m going to make an assumption: you are like me. You don’t like when things get tough, go sideways, upside down, fall apart…or however you’d like to say it.

See, it is human nature is to like things to be predictable,...

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Is That Complaining?

I know some people who complain a lot. (Sometimes, I am one of them! Lol)

But, I also know of a few people that really don’t like to complain. These people deliberately filter the “negative” out of their conversations in an...

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Life is Difficult

I recent read this except from a book called Life is Messy, by Matthew Kelly. It struck a chord deep inside me and something told me to share it with you. I hope you somehow benefit from reading this:

Life is difficult. We...

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What's the Goal?

Goals are important in life. They motivate you to grow and reach higher potential and they provide deep satisfaction when they are accomplished. Much dissatisfaction and stress in life comes from unachieved goals.

To avoid this dissatisfaction and...

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