Sounds easy, but we know better, right? Actually, there is a great deal of wisdom and power in those three words—”color yourself happy.” You see, each of us creates our own emotions. Don’t wait for someone else or some thing or some situation to make you happy. Feelings may seem to accompany such external influences, … More Color Yourself Happy — How Happiness is Easier than You Think
The effects of stress on the body can be devastating. A friend of the family recently had a nervous breakdown. He can’t sleep. He can hardly eat. He has lost a great deal of weight and there is the smell of death about him. He has given up. For someone 73 years young, he had … More The Effects of Stress on the Body — What, me worry?
Finding happiness seems more and more difficult for more and more people, these days. Jobless rates have skyrocketed over the last several years. Government statistics don’t seem to reflect those who have given up the search. Many crime rates seem to be down, but the perpetual state of war is now more than 14 years … More Finding Happiness in an Increasingly Crazy World
There is an antidote to obsessive perfectionism. It may take time and creativity to administer. It involves finding perfection in every mistake, but also granting perfection to everything in one’s environment. A broken cup is perfectly that. In all the universe there is no cup as perfectly that-cup-broken as that cup. Perhaps I misspelled a … More Perfectionist driving you crazy? How to find positive perfectionism
How to Have Happiness Instantly Create happiness! Decide to be happy! Yes, it can be reduced to one step, with practice. But don’t worry. I’ll get to the 5-step method in a moment. We create every emotion we feel. And that’s a good thing. That means that we’re in control, if we decide to be. … More How to Go From any Negative Emotion to Happiness in 5 Easy Steps
Is certainty a crutch? Sometimes it can be. It depends on how that certainty is formed. When Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier in 1947, many of his fellow pilots were decidedly uncertain it could be done. Some suggested that he should be fully insured. A few of his peers had already died trying. There … More Certainty — The Crutch of ‘Knowing it Can Be Done’
Sometimes, you don’t know you need a vacation until you’re on one. Staying focused at work can be good until you let that focus blind you to other needs. My wife’s niece, her husband Jilmore and their son visited us for a few days. When they were ready to go back home, at the northern … More Vacation Medellin, Cebu