- May 4, 2018
Maybe We All Just Need a Good Laugh!
When was the last time you had a good laugh? I mean a great laugh when you laughed so hard that your face turned red and you had trouble catching your breath. I hope it wasn't too long ago because laughter and a sense of humor are really good for you. No doubt you've heard the old phrase, "Laughter is the best medicine." Psychologist, Dr. Tim Sharp, says "there is no doubt that a sense of humor is a strength that correlates with health and happiness." I tend to agree. My wife
- Jan 22, 2018
What's Virtue Got to Do With It?
Can you really become a person who is wiser by cultivating the virtue of wisdom? How about becoming a more forgiving person? More grateful,
- Aug 3, 2017
We're All Like Rubber Bands - That's Good News and Bad News
I made what may seem like an audacious claim in a recent article. I said that I believe it is possible for us to become "better people." I think some clarification is in order. I didn't mean to imply that we can become different people but rather better people, or more precisely, better versions of ourselves. Susan Cain offers some helpful insight in her excellent book, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking. (Sidebar: I highly recommend this bo
- Jul 19, 2017
What's RIGHT with You?
When was the last time someone asked that? You just finished an important project and did a great job then someone says, "What's right with you? Can't you do anything wrong?" "Hmmmm," you say, "probably never." On the other hand, anyone who lived through the "valley of the shadow of adolescence" commonly referred to as Junior High, has heard the opposite question. "What's wrong with you? Can't you do anything right?" I've been thinking about those questions lately and the