Will I Be Happier if I Help Others or Help Myself? I’m Confused!

I hear messages about how important it is to take care of myself, and I hear messages that true happiness comes when I focus on helping others. If you’re like me, maybe you find these conflicting [...]

The Other Driver Probably Thought I Was a Jerk – The problem with our stories

Have you ever been misunderstood or misunderstood someone else’s intentions? It’s because there’s a problem with our stories we tell ourselves. As I was approaching the [...]

You Use Your Teeth More Than You Use a Car – How Our Role Shifts Our Perspective

I was complaining that my teeth have cost me a lot of money. “In fact,” I whined, “I could buy a really nice car with all the money I’ve spent at the dentist.” The other person had no sympathy. [...]

The Power of Questions: How Curiosity Can Foster Connection and Understanding

I’m excited to share a guest blog from a positivity expert I recently discovered, Robyn Stratton-Berkessel. When I saw this post from her on the power of being curious about others and how [...]

Working Hard at Raking the Yard – Why Nobody Noticed

The lawn was full of gravel, sticks, and leaves so I decided to tackle some raking instead of going for a walk. It was tiring work, and I had to stop and give my arms a break now and then. I was [...]

I Would Rather Stay Home. Is There Something Wrong with Me? The difference between introverts and extroverts

When I was in college, my roommates loved to go out on Saturday night. I was glad to go with, but I would’ve also been happy just staying home. Sensing their excitement and anticipation of a [...]

Aliens Live Among Us – At least sometimes it feels like it

We think we all live on the same planet, but in reality, it can feel like some people are from distant galaxies. There are times we encounter someone from another planet that’s similar to ours. [...]

Is It Better to Give than Receive? The Research Says Yes

We’ve all probably heard the adage that it’s better to give than receive. But this isn’t just a saying, there’s actual research that shows this is true for our success and wellbeing.  The [...]

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