Friday, April 26, 2019

Positivity

HAPPINESS AND THE GOLDEN YEARS

Despite America’s obsession with sexuality, vitality and youthful appearance, a study conducted by the University of Chicago disproves several myths about age, quality of life and happiness. Our common misconception is...

ACCEPTING “THE WAY OF THE WORLD” OR JUST LET IT RAIN

“Sometimes people let the same problem make them miserable for years when they could just say, So what. That’s one of my favorite things to say. So what.” Andy Warhol (1928-1987) Funny,...

CALCULATING THE PRICE OF HAPPINESS

Many of us fantasize about having vast sums of wealth. Thoughts of winning the lottery are a prime example. We have all dreamed about spending that multi-million dollar jackpot, believing that...

REALIZING OUR JOURNEY

In our exploration of happiness, the topic of “the journey” unsurprisingly appears like an ever-present phantom. We hear it everywhere, namedropped in verse and song. “The journey” subtly emerges in everyday...

NO MAN IS AN ISLAND

John Donne’s (1572-1631) quotation, “No Man is an island,” appeared in Devotions upon emergent occasions and seuerall steps in my sicknes - Meditation XVII, 1624. That verbally ponderous, yet sage, reference...

SUNDAY MORNINGS, MY FAVORITE TIME OF THE WEEK

How I love my Sunday Mornings. The quiet feel of serenity fills the air with a calm excitement for a time of processing, collecting, and recollecting. Time to plan and quiet...

6 AFFIRMATIONS THAT CAN HELP YOU TURN YOUR LIFE AROUND

Twenty-six years ago I told the truth and it saved my life. I turned to a group of total strangers and shared my deepest darkest secret. I’m sure no one was...

LIVING BEYOND: AUTHENTIC LOVE

Each year, we are injected with the commercialization of Valentine’s Day. It is a time of chocolates, red roses, diamond rings, balloons, and Victoria’s Secret. It is also a day that...

LIVING BEYOND: NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS

“The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul and a new nose; new feet; a...

Living Beyond: Developing A Positive Life

“Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you.” ~ Walt Whitman Developing a positive attitude in the face of troubling and challenging times is a possibility....

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