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. ...
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...
Happiness and Prosperity

Happiness and Prosperity

It is very hard to be happy when you don’t have enough money.  This does not mean that you have to be rich to be happy.  It means that you have enough to pay for essentials like food and shelter, can indulge in the occasional luxury, have minimal credit card debt, and...
Healing the Inner Child

Healing the Inner Child

Very popular a number of years ago, you don’t hear too much about healing your inner child today.  But it still crops up from time to time.  The idea is that you carry inside you a small child, the person you were when you were five or thereabouts.  This small child...

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