labeling people

Labeling people – Careful how you do it!

Labeling people can be a very dangerous thing. Labeling people can completely dehumanize them and cause great harm. As an example, I remember back in high school. Every now and then some of the guys would start smearing one of the girls by calling her a ‘slut’. It was shocking to me the flurry of gossip that Read more about Labeling people – Careful how you do it![…]

dealing with regret

Dealing with regret

This video was so powerful I needed to share. I have lots to say about dealing with regret, but don’t want to spoil the video for you. Watch this video. Think about the regrets you might be facing in life. And I’ll blog again soon about how to deal with regret in your life. Enjoy… (or, watch it Read more about Dealing with regret[…]

listening skills

Listening skills – How to be a good listener

Did you know that ‘good listening’ has the power to save the world? It’s true. If we use the right listening skills–if we learn how to truly listen–we can save the world. So, let’s talk about what it means to Truly Listen and how to be a good listener. Lesson 1: Don’t listen to react. Read more about Listening skills – How to be a good listener[…]

don't worry

Don’t worry.

This week’s shortcut to happiness is: Don’t worry. Worrying never did anyone any good. What is worry? Worrying means sitting and stewing in your fears and insecurities. If you’re worrying you’re probably imagining all the worst possible scenarios. The problem is that we usually make our focus a reality, so if you’re focused on your Read more about Don’t worry.[…]

time is the currency of life

“Life is short quotes” to use as reminders

I wanted to follow up on my article talking about how Life is short. This is one of the most powerful reminders we can use to make sure we make every day worth living and that we reach for the stars. Here are some “life is short quotes” you might like: Time is the currency Read more about “Life is short quotes” to use as reminders[…]

life is short

Life is short — what you gonna do about it?

There was some religious news that made a big hubbub this week that reminded me that life is short. A certain church passed a policy that was hurtful to many, many people. What did the public do? They went nuts!!!! People got pissed, they ranted on Facebook and raged on the news. All of social Read more about Life is short — what you gonna do about it?[…]

why am i not happy

Why am I not happy?

Ever asked yourself, “Why am I not happy…”? Bet you have! Everyone wonders this from time to time in rare moments of clarity and honesty. It’s scary to admit that we aren’t happy. I don’t mean when we’re mad or sad about something. I’m talking about when we are feeling low enough to admit, deep Read more about Why am I not happy?[…]

happy thoughts

How to think happy thoughts

I’m finally getting back into the swing of things. It really energizes me to work on happiness and to share with you, tools for being happy. I thought I would start sharing quotes and happy thoughts from my happiness book and expand on them. The quote I’d like to riff on first, is in the Read more about How to think happy thoughts[…]

Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth. Give the world the best you have anyway.

The Paradoxical Commandments People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered. Love them anyway. If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives. Do good anyway. If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway. The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. Honesty and Read more about Give the world the best you have and you’ll get kicked in the teeth. Give the world the best you have anyway.[…]