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Story: It’s a Sign of Maturity Not To Be Scandalized.

For the weekly videos, I now tell a story. I’ve realized that for me, and I think for many people, a story is what holds my attention and makes a point most powerfully. This week’s story: It’s a sign of maturity not to be scandalized.   Here’s the complete quotation from Flannery O’Connor: “From 15 to 18 is an age …


“I Have Sought Rest Everywhere, and Have Found It Nowhere, Save in a Little Corner, With a LIttle Book.”

“I have sought rest everywhere, and have found it nowhere, save in a little corner, with a little book.” – Thomas à Kempis That’s one thing I plan to spend a lot of time doing this vacation — reading. Never enough time to read! Back in a week. * If you’ve never seen my one-minute video, The Years Are Short, …


Video: Abandon a Fun Project.

2010 Happiness Challenge: For those of you following the 2010 Happiness Project Challenge, to make 2010 a happier year – and even if you haven’t officially signed up for the challenge — this month’s theme is Fun. Last week’s focus was Make time for fun–even if you have to schedule it like a dentist’s appointment. Did you try to follow …


Video: Cultivate Gratitude — Find a Way!

2010 Happiness Challenge: For those of you following the 2010 Happiness Project Challenge, to make 2010 a happier year – and even if you haven’t officially signed up for the challenge — this month’s theme is Eternity. Last week’s resolution was to Imitate a spiritual master. Did you try to follow that resolution? Did it help to boost your happiness? …


Eleven Tips for Boosting Your Sense of Quiet Focus.

Every Wednesday is Tip Day. This Wednesday: eleven tips for boosting your sense of quiet focus. We all know the feeling of being overwhelmed, of being beset by distractions. The problem is – too many things are clamoring for your attention. People are trying to reach you, by phone, email, text, Twitter, IM, or old-fashioned yelling up the stairs. There …