The nature of happy
From Volume 14, Issue 7:What does it mean to be happy?
The new, new, new normal
From Volume 13, Issue 12:I hear a lot lately about the “new normal.” This medical crisis that has enveloped the world has caused almost everybody to alter their modus operandi.
Try Something Different
From Volume 13, Issue 1:I believe we are all habitual beings. That is to say that we pretty much do the same thing in response to things that happen in our lives over and over again.
I’ve decided I want to be happy.
From Volume 13, Issue 1:I now realize that being angry, frustrated, sad, guilty, afraid, scared, annoyed, disappointed, discouraged, apathetic—the laundry list goes on—simply has not been good for my well-being. It can make me lash out at those who may or may not be responsible for these feelings. Generally it makes me very unapproachable… people walk wide circles around me.
Perception and Reality
From Volume 12, Issue 10:Pure science, it is said, is always looking for errors in its interpretations.
When I was a youngster, Pluto was a planet, and the atom was the smallest particle.
In the 15th century, the Earth was both flat and the center of the universe.
Savor the moment
From Volume 12, Issue 1: “Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” This quote, oft used by productivity guru and Seven Habits author Steven Covey, are actually the words of Viktor Frankl.
What does work–life balance mean?
In recent weeks the theme of work–life balance has popped up in my conversations a little more than normal. Perhaps it’s an indication that people …
The 2016 Election: An Opportunity for Change
From Volume 9, Issue 11:Some of us have been witness to some disappointing events this fall. The not-so-hapless Chicago Cubs won their first World Series in 108 years (disappointing to non-fans). A reality TV star with billions rushed headlong through the Clinton machine to win an election no one though he could just days before the polls closed (disappointing for many). And now I’m hearing nonacceptance. “The Cubs are not my world champions.” “Donald Trump is not my president.” But by condemning this year’s election process and its results (or the Cubs and their fans), I believe the protestors oppress not only the winners, but themselves as well.