Articles about Happiness

The Upgraded 4 Burner Theory

March 27th, 2017 / No Comments »

A while back I read an excellent article by master blogger James Clear on what he called the 4-burner theory. Despite loving the overall concept, I rejected the idea of only having 4 burners. Partially I rejected the number 4 because I prefer odd numbers to even, partially because I just couldn’t quite get around [...]


Making Connections Through Sharing Simple Joys

November 21st, 2016 / No Comments »

If you believe the story my Mom tells, I could swim before I could walk.  Evidently I was in baby swim lessons by the time I was something like 3 months old.  Then I grew up near the water much of my life.  So it surprised everyone, even me, when I moved to Colorado a [...]


45 Ideas to Help Soothe, Inspire & Ponder

July 26th, 2016 / No Comments »

I turned 45 this year.  In honor of this big birthday, here are 45 ideas, thoughts, musings that I’ve gained over the years. In my lifelong quest for learning, I am always on the lookout for data that will help make me a better person, or (hopefully) contribute to making the world a better place. [...]


The Evolution of Anxiety: Why We Worry and What to Do About It

April 19th, 2016 / No Comments »

Reposted from JamesClear.com Let’s pretend for a moment that you are a giraffe. You live on the grasslands of the African savannah. You have a neck that is 7 feet long (2.1 meters). Every now and then, you spot a group of humans driving around on a safari taking pictures of you. But it’s not [...]


The Power of Small Victories

January 25th, 2016 / No Comments »

As 2015 comes to a close (I’m writing this on New year’s eve), I am spending some time thinking about the year, and how I want to move forward into 2016.  I am not much of a resolution maker, since I know both from piles of research, as well as many failed personal resolutions for [...]