Suffering is Optional

Posted: Sep 19, 2018

“Only we humans worry about the future, regret the past, and blame ourselves for the present. We get frustrated when we can’t have what we want, and disappointed when what we like ends. We suffer that we suffer. We get upset about being in pain, angry about dying, sad about waking up sad yet another day. This kind of sufferi ...


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Change You, Change the World

Posted: Aug 13, 2018

“The only thing that is constant is change.” — Heraclitus

I have been watching my parents deal with major changes over the past few years as the aging process refuses to be ignored in their lives any longer.

Dad hasn’t driven since he fell in September and he mourns ...


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Working Towards Mastery

Posted: Aug 29, 2016

I live across from a little park that has a basketball court. It amazes me how often it gets used by people of all ages and I enjoy the fact that so many teenagers and young adults are spending their time in a healthy, energetic past-time. Some days I see individuals shooting baskets all by themselves for what seems like hours. They don’t ...


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Is It Better to have Freedom to Make Choices, or to have Money?

Posted: Aug 3, 2016

If you want to live a happy life, is it more important to have: a) Freedom of choice b) Money.

If your brain is screaming at you, “The answer is “b” then it’s time to look at some research carried out at the Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. Drs. Ronald Fischer and Diana Boer stu ...


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Focus for Success

Posted: Jul 25, 2016

How many important things did you get done last week? Do you even know what important things you needed to do?

If you aren’t crystal clear on what your goals are and then work towards them with focus, you won’t be making high achieving progress. Once you get clear on what needs to be done, you need to eliminate distractions ...


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You Can Do Anything You Put Your Mind To

Posted: Jul 20, 2016

Are you easily distracted? Are you attracted to new opportunities, ideas and projects? If so you aren’t alone; many of us are human magpies with our attention bouncing from one new thing to the next.

There may be an evolutionary reason for this behaviour. If our ancient ancestors were laser focused, they would be less likely to s ...


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