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  • Happiness: Who’s in the Driver’s Seat?

    “True happiness is uncaused.” Anthony DeMello In a lecture once, Anthony DeMello said that most of what passes for happiness isn’t happiness at all but merely the “fulfillment of desire.”  For instance, you want a new car,..


  • Are You a Hugger?

    Hug Department:  Always Open ~Author Unknown When you watched this video, did your heart warm to the thought of hugging perfect strangers, or did you cringe? I hope no one has any preconceived notions about me because..


  • Do You Think Too Much?

    “Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again?” ~Winnie the Pooh I admit, I’ve done that at times. Repeatedly as I was growing up, I was recipient of the same unsolicited assessment of my..


  • Challenges: How to Harness the Power

    “Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” Joshua J. Marine Do you enjoy a challenge? Did your heart start beating a little bit faster when you read that question? If it..


  • May I Help?

    “… If I can ease one life the aching, Or cool one pain, Or help one fainting robin Unto his nest again, I shall not live in vain.” ~Emily Dickinson I love to be helpful. My desire..


  • Laughter: Sweet Therapy for Stress

    “The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.” e.e. cummings A good sense of humor can be a powerful resource in stressful times and life, as we know, comes with its share of those. Laughter can completely..


  • Do You Ever Take the Last Piece of Pie?

    “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” Buddha Are you selfish? Does that question make you cringe? Does it make your back go up – who me? I’m not..


  • Are You Competitive?

    “How can someone win if winning means that someone loses?” John Scatman I didn’t know I was competitive until just a few months ago. Being competitive was a characteristic I recognized in other people, but never in..


  • Good News or Bad News: How Do You Judge?

    “What seems to us bitter trials are often blessings in disguise.” Oscar Wilde We can only really judge something as being good or bad in relation to something else. Time gives us perspective we lack while we’re..