Desiderata Days ~ Take Heed

Prudence is a virtue. As the world reels from the financial crisis, we would do best to change our spending and saving habits. Save more; spend less. Business can benefit everyone when we do things mindfully. Thinking about the positive impact enterprise can have can […]

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Why Is Happiness So Unhappy? (Part 2)

On Finding the Happy Within Positive psychology is, if you’ll pardon the pun, a positive step forward, looking at what we are doing right and building on that versus just trying to solve ‘the problem’ or mental illness. As the father of positive psychology, Martin […]

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Desiderata Days ~ Delight

The old saying “If you want to make God laugh, make plans” reveals how things don’t always go as we think they should. It is in our nature to be forward-thinking on some level. Delight in your accomplishments (and those of others!). Max Ehrmann says: […]

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Desiderata Days ~ Self-Love

The key to making yourself miserable is to compare yourself to someone else. What a gift you are to this world! Your singularity makes you YOU. Max Ehrmann says: If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter; for always there will […]

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Desiderata Days ~ Protect

Everyone of us has experienced a town cryer or two in our lives. They shout out at the most inopportune moments. While I spoke of tolerance in yesterday’s post, we must also protect ourselves from physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual harm. Max Ehrmann says: Avoid […]

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Desiderata Days ~ Listen

A large part of being a writer is listening to, then telling other people’s stories. Everybody has one. It is fascinating to delve into other people’s worlds and take a part of their essence with me on this journey. Max Ehrmann says: Speak your truth […]

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Desiderata Days ~ Relationships

Max Ehrmann says: As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. We are not talking about being a people pleaser. Sometimes the kindest thing you can say is ‘no’. When you speak your truth with authenticity and grace, others will […]

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