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Season’s Greetings: Some Thoughts on the Darker, Slower Days of Winter

Some thoughts on winter from someone who newly appreciates the radical idea of slowing down. It’s been a couple of months since I published an essay here.This writing hiatus was unplanned and unintentional. It’s been hovering over me like a little dark cloud, a recurring thought and recurring regret that I hadn’t been able to […]

Breakups and breakdowns

I’ve found that the words I use are important. Words generate feelings, and feelings generate energy, and the energy that’s created can be positive and constructive or negative and destructive. So it’s good for me to remember that the words I use can be powerful, little building blocks that can create piece by piece, or […]

The nature of challenge

The one basically inevitable thing about every life, from the biggest canvas to the most insignificant, is challenge. The objective, then, since challenges are inevitable, is not to find a way of eradicating life of challenges. Instead it’s to be accepting of the fact that challenge is inevitable. The strange paradox here is that accepting […]

Chemical imbalance in the brain

The chemical imbalance in the brain is often put forward as a primary cause of depression. And it’s true. Too little serotonin is not good for mood levels. The trouble is, maybe we’re not told the full story. We’re given a script for some antidepressants and we go away and try it, and if that […]

Job done

A short productivity mantra I’ve been repeating of late. What is the job? What is “done” ? What will it take to get the job done? Taking three minutes to answer these three questions can save me many hours lost to inefficiency and dead ends.

October is the Month When Things Start

This post originally appeared in October 2018 as one of the essays I send to my email subscribers every month. If you’d like to receive one essay a month on the themes of overcoming the challenges in life by exploring, embracing and expressing your own unique individuality, you can sign up for that email list […]

What is Happiness? Seven Things I Think to be True

This post was originally sent to my “Happiness Bulletin” email subscribers. Sign up here to receive that short email on life, living and happiness every Saturday morning. Welcome to Saturday, and thank you for opening this week’s email. Life took over a bit this week so I’ve been doing less reading and less exploring the […]

The Happiness Bulletin, #82: Flowing like water, being like water, sitting by water

This post was originally sent to the “Happiness Bulletin” email subscribers. Sign up here to receive that short email on life, living and happiness every Saturday morning. Welcome to Saturday, and thank you for opening this week’s email This week’s email is mostly about water. Why? Because water is cleansing, and life-giving. Because scientists say […]