Milestone moments are opportunities for evaluation and reflection. Use a milestone such as a major birthday, marriage, divorce, a reunion, a death, a birth, or the accomplishment (or not) of a career marker as a catalyst for change.... Read more
HAPPINESS: TRUE RULES
What you do every day matters more than what you do once in a while.... Read more
Day after my birthday
“A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.”
I had a great time yesterday celebrating my birthday. First off, my girlfriend & I went to Steak n' Shake for breakfast - I had their apple pecan cranberry salad which was... Read more
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME,
4 tips for mindful TV watching
Television can swallow up huge amounts of time, without much happiness bang for the buck. Here are strategies to keep TV watching a source of happiness:
1. Watch TV with someone else. We enjoy activities more when we’re with other people, a... Read more
Two men were drinking at the bar when one confessed to the other, “I’m really worried about my wife.”
“Why?” asked his friend.
“Well, when she read A Tale of Two Cities, we had twins. Then she read The Three Musketeers and we... Read more
Be your own compass
You have a plan for your life. You've set goals, and you can see exactly where you want to go. But along the way, there will be diversions. Every once in a while, allow yourself to peek down a different path. You may discover something extraordi... Read more
Bring it on
Being stumped isn't always a negative. Hitting a hurdle force you to take a mental step back and view the problem from new angles. Ultimately, you're more apt to hit on a creative solution. So: embrace tough challenges; you'll leap Read more
Yesterday morning, my friend started moving the car while I only had one foot inside. I fell down on the cement - injuring my left knee and left elbow. I thought I was ok, so we all went walking anyway - just a bit slower. I figured it would ... Read more
Prioritize tasks to start and end the day on a tranquil note.
To free up time, look at each item on your list and ask, "Must it happen today?" If not, nix it for now. Then ask, "Can anyone else do it?" If so, delegate.
Heading home,... Read more
It's never too late to heed Mr. Roger's advice to be yourself. Why? Because authenticity is key for emotional well-being. Embracing your true self, warts and all, means you're choosing courage and connection with others over what anyone else ... Read more
A mother crocodile was extremely busy and didn’t have time to plan out dinner for her family that evening.
No big deal. She just grabbed a few things out of the fridge and threw them in the croc-pot.
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Clearing clutter is as good for the soul as it is for the living room.... Read more
Cultivate family traditions. They make occasions feel special and exciting, mark the passage of time in a happy way, and provide a sense of anticipation, security, and continuity. There’s no need to wait for traditions to emerge spontaneously. A... Read more
“In the long run men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, though they should fail immediately, they had better aim at something high.”
—HENRY DAVID THOREAU... Read more
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