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?
The negativity around us can be suffocating. I know I feel it, even as an introvert. It’s the collective fatigue from all of the bad news and the uncertainty that has become part of our everyday. Even if we’re not directly impacted, by health or finances, we wait nervously for the storm to reach us.… Continue reading The Purpose of Negative Space
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
Happy Week 21! How’s your Summer? It just got started, so of course, when the sun comes out, I close the blinds and do the same thing I always do (when not writing) – play a team-based car soccer video game with my sons, aka Rocket League! For those not familiar with this video game, first… Continue reading It’s Okay to Suck if You’re a Team Player – My Lessons from Rocket League
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
You will never do anything In this world without courage It is the greatest quality in the mind next to honor – Aristotle I’ve been thinking a lot recently about courage. There’s a good deal of life-changing going on around me. New job opportunities, kids graduating into the world, traveling the… Continue reading How to Build Courage – Week 18 Update
In Week 7, I announced to the blog that I was on a ketonic diet. It was a long post so I’m not sure how many caught it, but the good news is that its still working! I’m down 16 lbs since January! Still a long way to go, but its progress, and I think… Continue reading Week 16 – Ketosis Update and Using Data for Weight Loss
Happy Week 12! Say goodbye to March and its Madness. For this week’s update, we discuss the importance of feedback. Without high quality feedback a person will simply not grow. Adaptation cannot occur in its absence, regardless if you’re a person or an ecosystem. For people trying to improve themselves it is a must understand… Continue reading Feedback – The Four Types of Feedback and How To Deal with Each
I have to admit it – I’m not a big basketball guy. Where I grew up, there wasn’t a lot of fandom, since most of us were Yankee fans, and then maybe Giants or Jets ( eventually resolving to Steelers for me), and the NBA was a distant concern. That is until I discovered March… Continue reading Why is March Madness so Compelling (and why should it matter to you)?
Happy Week 11 folks! Quick quiz! How many of these statements have you thought or said this year? I should be making more money I should have chosen a different major in college I should have gotten married sooner/later I should have gotten a dog I should be better at this by now Life… Continue reading What is the most dangerous word in the English language?