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...

Thoughts on School Shootings & School Choice

Let me throw this thought out there for consideration: Say a young man is sentenced to 12 years in prison. During that...

Dr. Jordan Peterson shreds Cathy Newman During “Interview”

I've been studying Dr. Jordan Peterson's work (books and videos) for a few months now, and the following video—in which he...

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...

Self-Promotion For Introverts

I've only recently begun to learn how so many difficulties I've experienced throughout my life—in school, church, jobs, business, even relationships—are...

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 a lot of problems, a lot of baggage from...

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...

Why Public Schooling Sucks

I did really badly in school. And I hated it from day one. Went from straight-A's the first couple years to...

Forgiving Gets Easier With Practice

Forgiving gets easier with practice. For one, you come to the realization that you have no idea what others are going through....

The Real Reasons You Procrastinate and How to Stop

The following article was originally published on Jake's Health Solutions, a general health information site, and is republished here with permission from Lisa...

One’s Relationships Are Private & Sacrosanct—But One’s Property, Business Dealings, Finances, & Bank Accounts...

Recently, a female friend of mine shared the following meme on Facebook: According to the commentary she included when she shared it, she disagreed: "Um...no. How about...

Being Right vs. Being Helpful

Today, I've something stuck in my craw, and I need to vent (I know, shock!): I don't know if Dr. Wayne Dyer...