This blog is steadfastly non-political for a reason – it doesn’t seem like a path to happiness, and often is quite the opposite. Yet, when I look at people at these rallies and see their hopeful, smiling faces, I wonder if perhaps this is a road to happiness. Seeing throngs of smiling people, one could… Continue reading Can Politics Make You Happy?
Category: General Happiness
Sorry for the months off – but I do have news that relates to the topic of grit. The first edition of my new novella, shown above. WOOT! It’s in beta, and I’m not charging for it right now, so if you want to understand how to get unstuck in life, get your goals, and… Continue reading The Grind
Positive Psychology – A Review of Assessments and the Best One Out There
I’m always on the hunt for new models that will help along the ideas of Positive psychology. What is Positive Psych? Well, it is really one of the most exciting things happening in psychology today. Perhaps you noticed that the number of books based in this area has exploded. Part of the reason for that… Continue reading Positive Psychology – A Review of Assessments and the Best One Out There
Weird, Useful, Fun (WUF) – Fish and Fidget Spinners
Experimenting with a new format. WUF! The idea is to have a mix of content here, some weird, some useful, and a bit of fun at the end. This site is, after all, HAPPY wisdom. So let’s get to it! WEIRD: Fish Swims Down Dude’s Throat Okay, the weirdest story I saw online this… Continue reading Weird, Useful, Fun (WUF) – Fish and Fidget Spinners
Five Lessons of PAX and Burning Man
My first version of this blog post was to pit PAX West, my favorite conference, versus the simultaneous Burning Man Festival, which I’ve been curious about but unable to attend. Yet this seems distasteful to me now that there has been a suicide there. I have no desire to take down Burning Man, to kick… Continue reading Five Lessons of PAX and Burning Man
What I learned from the Eclipse
No, I did not get an amazing photo of the eclipse. It was fun, and the glasses we got at Lowes were awesome. We went to the parking lot here in town, since we were getting about 96.1% of the view. I figured, “Heck, I’ll take a 96% any day, especially when the alternative is… Continue reading What I learned from the Eclipse
Summer Update – PNWA Conference, GamerSusan, Hurrah!
When June hits in our household and the sun comes out in the Seattle region, people hit the outdoors and don’t return. It doesn’t get dark here until nearly 10:00 pm, so it really guts one’s blogging time! But we’re back, and here’s what I’ve been up to. ~ GamerSuzan – This one is a… Continue reading Summer Update – PNWA Conference, GamerSusan, Hurrah!
Use SCARF This Summer – Making Change Work for You using Brain Science
Happy Week 20, Dear Readers! Despite the name of this blog, sometimes I do get unhappy and rarely do I feel that wisdom is going to help me when I am indeed unhappy. The last thing I want is some schmuck trying to spout wisdom when all I want to do is punch someone in… Continue reading Use SCARF This Summer – Making Change Work for You using Brain Science
What is Water? Week 10 Inspiration – Get off that Default Setting!
Week 10 already! It’s always amazing to see how fast time goes by. I start this week’s inspiration with a joke of sorts: There are these two young fish swimming along, and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says, “Morning, boys, how’s the water?” And… Continue reading What is Water? Week 10 Inspiration – Get off that Default Setting!
Are we just peeing on trees?
I currently live in a home with two cats, but that’s me being more of victim of circumstance rather than choice. Cat shows up, it has babies, your kids go nuts – the story writes itself. Yet, when I was a child we were a dog family. On the days we would pretend to be… Continue reading Are we just peeing on trees?