Make Today Day One

Imagine a day, long ago, when a young, timid, scared Michael Jordan ventured out onto a basketball court for the very...

Toward Autarchy: The Subjective Approach to Interacting with Others

This morning, there was some opinionated mudslinging going on between various libertarians/anarchists in my Facebook network, which compelled me to write...

The Solution to State/Crony Control & Censorship of Social Media

These days, many people don't seem to understand that rights trump preferences. Rights are based on the understanding and recognition of, and...

How Lists Help the Present Me Manage the Future Me

In his books, and on his blog, and in various podcasts, Scott Adams (creator of Dilbert) regularly mentions his use of...

A Quick Word About Giving, and Forgiving

True giving, and/or forgiving—i.e., from Spirit—must be unconditional; we cannot truly forgive someone with any expectation of apology, remorse, or any...

Negotiating With Yourself

One of the really valuable things I've learned in recent years is to negotiate with others, in order to get what...

My Recent Experience with Grain Consumption and its Suspected Link to Fibromyalgia

The following article began as a Facebook post conveying an experience I had recently upon re-introducting grains into my diet for...

Grains: A Link To Autoimmune Disease?

For the past couple-three years, I've cut my intake of wheat way back, keying on the simple carbs, or high-glycemic carbs,...

Addiction is Not a Disease: Taking a Look at Environmental & Social Factors

If I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times: addiction is not a disease.  Aside from the growing body of scientific...

Some Interesting Facts You May Not Know About Addiction

The video below—entitled Everything We Think We Know About Addiction Is Wrong—isn't bad, but it only covers two facets of addiction—physical addiction...

My New Mantra: 10 Steps Forward, 9 Steps Back

After all my decades of life experience, I've recently adopted a new mantra: 10 steps forward, 9 steps back... I used to...

Ignore Your ‘Magical Magnifying Mind’ & Carry On

I had an interesting life lesson recently, thought I'd share... For several days, I'd been stressed, frustrated, angry, depressed, etc. due to...

An Uber-Style App For Health Care?

Smart phones have not only changed how we communicate, they're changing how we do things. They're changing our culture, our economy. In light of...

Mistaking Pleasure For Happiness

Another quick thought: One of the most important things I've learned to distinguish—and, unfortunately, only recently in my life—is the fine, nearly...

Are You a Time Thief?

I've written on this topic before, and my position hasn't changed: people who don't keep their time commitments, those who are perpetually...

How do I Forgive the Unforgivable?

There was a time in my life when I was dealing with lots of problems, a lot of baggage from my...

Know Thyself, & Know Thine Enemy – For They Are Often One & The...

I didn't want to go to the gym this morning. I really, really, didn't feel like going. And, I had so...

The Art of Letting Go

 "When you stop chasing the wrong things, you give the right things a chance to catch you." ~ Lolly Daskal There's a common saying:...

Why I Always Pick Up Pennies

"Find a penny, pick it up, and all the day you'll have good luck!" Yes, we've all heard, and chanted—and perhaps even...

Kick the Habit: Politics is Not the Answer

The following article by Bretigne Shaffer was originally published on Lewrockwell.com, and is republished here with the author's permission. Visit her blog...