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Why ya gotta be so mean?

Managing Meanies Why ya gotta be so mean to me? How often have you asked this question when someone is mean to you? Whether it is in the form of an ugly response, offensive comments, lack of cooperation, or unfair treatment, there have always been Read more…


THE QUEST FOR SELF-ACTUALIZATION (Part II)

In previous posts we talked about: Maslow’s hierarchy of needs where one’s basic needs must be satisfied in order to prepare one’s self to experience the higher level needs and become self-actualized, the ten most common things that everyone wants in life to be happy, Read more…


THE QUEST FOR SELF-ACTUALIZATION (Part 1)

The term “holy grail” is often used to denote an elusive object or goal of great importance, that is sought after. Different traditions describe the Holy Grail, as a cup, dish or stone with miraculous powers that provide happiness, eternal youth or sustenance in infinite Read more…


10 THINGS WE ALL WANT IN LIFE

What is your aim in life? Money, fame, promotions, status, more things? The sobering reality is even after attaining these things, many people are still not satisfied or fulfilled. Is there something missing in your life, but you’re not sure what it is, or how Read more…


FOUR WAYS TO BEAT THE WINTER BLUES

It seems that life slows down a little in winter.  As the days get shorter, and colder some of us would like to just hibernate until spring time. Shorter days and shifts in weather seem to zap our energy, get us down, and we feel Read more…


THREE THIEVES STEALING OUR HAPPINESS AND FIVE WAYS TO STOP THEM

So true, Yoda. Fear, anger, hate, and other negative emotions harm us more than we may realize.  Like a dementor in the Harry Potter series, they can suck the happiness, and literally, the life right out of us. They are thieves, methodically robbing us of Read more…


Do These Five Things To Become the Person You Aspire To Be

Its time to dig up those dreams that got buried under old assumptions standards and expectations. Have you ever found yourself in big trouble because you “assumed” something that turned out to be false? Of course!  That’s because an assumption is a belief, presumption, or Read more…


OVERCOMING FAUX-HAPPINESS

 It’s the Happy Helmet, Ren! Now you’ll always be happy! And this is the remote control, and I use this dial to control how happy you are!  Stimpy to Ren on “The Helmet” Whoever came up with the phrase “Fake it ’till you make it,”  Read more…


NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS: 3 FACTORS FOR SUCCESS

Are you struggling to come up with a New Years resolution?  Or even considering not making one, but at the same time you want a more fulfilling life with more Happy Places?  According to a University of Scranton Department of Psychology study, people who took Read more…


LIVE FROM THE INSIDE-OUT: Five Sure-Fire Ways To Improve Your Self-Esteem

Why is positive self-esteem so important? By definition self-esteem is how you feel about yourself. Your opinion is the only one that matters when it comes to your self-esteem.  Negative feelings and beliefs about yourself will prevent you from moving forward. Positive feelings and beliefs will Read more…