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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Direct Relationship

If I were to tell you all about my Dad, would you know him? 

If my 8 siblings were to tell you all about him, would you then know him?

What if you read a book about him, would you know him then?

The truth is that you wouldn’t truly know...

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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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Science Friction - Making Communications Stress-less

If you think about it, technology is mind-blowing. We can pick up this tiny gizmo, type a message and send it almost instantly anywhere in the world. We can communicate and see videos of each other real time from any place on the planet....

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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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I Was Invited...

I had the honour of being invited onto a podcast! 

Tracy Brunet from the Impact Farming Show was a wonderful host. The episode is titled “How to Conquer Stress and Build Resilience.”

Yes, our conversation is directed to farmers,...

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