Happiness Through Achievement

Happiness Through Achievement

One way to be truly happy is to have a sense of worth and achievement.  This means doing something that is important both to yourself and to other people. You don’t choose an activity of this kind to be happy.  You choose your path by asking yourself what you really...
The Joy of Creation

The Joy of Creation

When I was a kid I loved magic tricks.  I spent all my allowance money on gadgets designed to deceive.  But my favorite magic tricks were the ones I made for myself.  I still have one stowed away somewhere in the garage.  It’s a King of Clubs from a deck of cards. ...
Sources of Happiness You Have Control Over

Sources of Happiness You Have Control Over

We know a lot about happiness and how to create it. We know a lot about unhappiness, and are all too good at creating it, especially inflicting it on others. This article talks about unhappiness, and gives you some ideas on how to avoid it. Sources of Happiness A...
How to feel good about yourself

How to feel good about yourself

My two grandmothers could not be less similar.  Henrietta, my mother’s mother, was overtly aggressive and would express herself all too distinctly to anyone who displeased her.  She terrified me and anyone else who came within her range.  She was also very smart and...
What is your character?

What is your character?

Character… Definition, the aggregate of features and traits that form the individual nature of some person or thing. In other words, the essence of you.  How you act, your goals, your ambitions, the way you present yourself, all the things that define you....
The Working Man is the Happy Man

The Working Man is the Happy Man

“The Working Man is the Happy Man” is an old German proverb.  The corollary; “But who needs all that happiness?” The proverb is dead wrong.  80% or American workers suffer from high stress on the job.  Half seek treatment because it is so debilitating. Jeffrey...

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