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To Be Happy

Yesterday afternoon, I reheated a cup of coffee in the microwave. then did the same for the rice-husk filled heating pad that I bought at Walgreen’s a couple of years ago. Then I brought both items to the living room … Continue reading

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Gratitude

One of the science teachers at Irving Junior High in Lincoln, Nebraska liked to remind us seventh graders at the time, to never stop learning and to live one’s life with intellectual curiosity, humility, and gratitude. His “hypothesis of happiness” … Continue reading

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Pondering Appreciation

Have you ever meditated or contemplated the various meanings of the word “appreciation”? That is, the use of the concept as more than a technique to apply as a tool towards success. Not that there is anything wrong with using … Continue reading

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Celebrate Life

Since you’re reading this sentence right now, you’ve made it to another hour, another day, another month, another year, another decade. That’s a pretty amazing accomplishment for your body and mind. Even if we only have a basic, rudimentary knowledge … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

Way back in time, before Thanksgiving became football day and the prelude to “Black Friday”, I remember the holiday as feeling distinct and meaningful for its own sake. Our family usually¬†participated in a “triad” of venues for celebrating the major … Continue reading

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Food For Thought

The salad I craved Sunday called for romaine lettuce, but there was none of it in the fridge. So, I walked the few blocks to the HyVee supermarket to buy the romaine and a few other goodies I wanted for … Continue reading

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So Much Buzz About Comfort Zones

The greatly maligned comfort zone has been presented as a pariah mindset for as long as I can remember. Hundreds of business and self-improvement writers have extolled the virtues of stepping outside of our comfort zones because they believe doing … Continue reading

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