If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things. - Albert Einstein My Gunny is addicted to his happiness. I know Gunther loves me, and I'm the most important person in his world, but when there's a tennis ball around, my conviction gets a little shaky. There is nothing that can capture G-Man's complete attention like a ... Continue Reading »
Sort Out the Trash!
Another miraculous part of being human is how we give sentimental value to things, but if we take it too far, we just get mental--irrational about letting go. This applies to the stuff in our homes, but also to the stuff in our hearts. You know these things--the things that have more meaning than actual value. When what something meant to you in ... Continue Reading »
Are you a "good" person who, more and more, finds yourself wishing you were "bad"? Is this you? You were taught to be "good," you naturally try to be and do good, you believe it is the "right thing" to be good, yet the message you get from the world is that those who find success these days are the ones who think being "good" is for ... Continue Reading »
The nicer you are, the bigger the bull's eye on your back when it comes to scammers, con artists, and defrauders. At no time is this more apparent than the holiday season, which could be called "Open Season" on all nice, kind, trusting people with a dollar in their pocket. This year, go ahead and be kind and generous, but be smart, too, or you ... Continue Reading »
As the holiday gift-giving season inches closer, it's a good time to prepare yourself to not buy into what advertisers want you to buy. Before you run that credit or debit card through the slot, take a moment to ask if you're sure you're getting what you want, and not what you've been manipulated into wanting. When it comes to shopping, often what ... Continue Reading »
What makes you think you really know what you think you know? Where does your information come from? Is what you know what you want to know, what others want you to know, or the "truth"? When it comes to the information you rely on to shape your important decisions, is your info credible, or cow pies? Up until the launch of the Internet, ... Continue Reading »