Envy Vs. Awe

In this day and age, it seems like people’s happiness doesn’t just hinge on what they have or how much they have, but what they have and how much they have compared to their friends and neighbors. It is human nature to compare yourself to those around you, but this could be the fastest way to a…

Living In The Vision

Most of the positive psychology information you read isn’t new. In fact, you utilize just about every strategy taught on a daily basis.  This is why you are successful in so many areas of your life. These tips, ideas, or strategies, though, once recognized after learning them, can be applied on a more conscious level and…

More COVID-19 Perspective

I do not love continuing to write about COVID-19, but it is still such a major focus in our lives, I feel the need to continue to share my evolving thoughts as this pandemic evolves. So, here are a handful of things related to this virus that might help redirect your focus and reduce your…

Think Well

The food we eat and the amount of exercise we perform are the first things we think of when we think of health and wellness. While they are critical components to living well, I believe how you think is much more important. Few people realize, like the foods we put in our mouths, we can…

Respecting The Positions of Others

Last week, the title of my article (blog) was You Do Your Thing… I’ll Do Mine. I was basically suggesting not imposing your will upon others to adapt to the beliefs you have. In turn, those others should do the same. It would reduce the tension, anger, and violence. You may think what someone else is…

You Do Your Thing…I’ll Do Mine

These are turbulent times! The divisiveness is so palpable, and with it comes anger, hostility, frustration, and violence. I’m guessing humans have disagreed since the beginning of time, so having opposing viewpoints should not be surprising to anyone. What has surprised me more and more lately is the desire people have to impose their views…

Wellness Is Not AN Act

Healthy living is often broken down into pieces. You read and hear of different fad diets, trendy exercises, and the next “new” idea. You can read a whole book on a particular way of eating, a specific workout, or some other specific thing aimed at leading you to optimal health. Many of these ideas and…

Honesty: The Best Policy

We often refer to people as being sick or being well. The truth is that there is a large spectrum between those two qualifiers. Doctors often define sickness and health by the results of a physical exam and bloodwork. They often minimize the role of diet and exercise. What about all of the other factors…