Happiness Alert: Knowing No

No is your friend.   There are many things in life that it is easy to say “no” to. For example, do you want to run out of gas on the highway? No. Do you want to stay alone for…
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No Tears for Fears. The Art of Asking

Don’t fear the tears. Just ask. We are very interesting beings. When we were very young, we had the capacity to ask for anything we wanted. Our mother. A bottle. Wipe my boogers. Wipe my butt. More candy. I want…
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Happiness Alert: Dare Not to Compare

Dare not to compare.   Do you ever get on Facebook, just to see what’s happening? As you are scrolling, do you ever tumble down the endless rabbit hole of despair as you look at everyone’s documented picture-perfect life? Do…
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How to Keep Swimming Through Troubled Waters

Just keep swimming. I almost drowned.   Last week, the water was deep. A friend’s wife, who psychiatrist, was attacked and killed by a patient who snapped. Days later, I read of the shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota. Last Thursday,…
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