Your thoughts please: What’s an example of doing the right thing gladly?

How would you illustrate what it means to do a good thing gladly and with pleasure, as distinguished from doing the same thing with reluctance, pain, and a sense of loss?

Is Happiness the Goal?

Hi everyone, I hope you all had a happy week! Even if you didn’t, we will talk about happiness today, so we will end it happy. Maybe. Up until recent years, I had decided that happiness was the goal of life. We go through all ups and downs so one day we can learn how... Continue Reading →

Fear Setting For the Future

By Ellen Jayne | Traditionally a taboo topic, fear is rarely discussed; however, this new exercise called fear setting can actually help you measure your fears and develop your dreams through them, not around them.

What Is Courage?

By Troy Headrick I want to tell you about a time in my life, now long passed, that I’ve been thinking a lot about in recent weeks.  The story I’m going to share says a lot about the nature of courage and about what it means to act courageously. During the spring of 1993, after... Continue Reading →

On Choosing Happiness

Provided by Anthony Garner from https://zenothestoic.com/ I believe on any number of counts, including personal experience, that we have the power to choose to be happy but that the road is not altogether straightforward. Our philosopher friends would tell us that happiness is a “quale” – one of a number of different “qualia” which we humans can... Continue Reading →

The Benefits of Talking

Hi everyone, Let’s talk about how talking is essential in life today. I am Turkish. I am culturally inclined to talk. We talk all the time. You can put two Turkish people who don’t know each other in the same room and they will find a lot of things to talk about. I can talk... Continue Reading →

Forgiveness and Relief

  Hi all, We resent people at times because they did something wrong to us. Maybe they lied to us. Maybe they did not help us when we needed it. Then, we resented them and stopped talking. Or at least, we stopped being as close. I think everyone experiences something along these lines at some... Continue Reading →

A Complicated Relationship

By Troy Headrick This is the story of my complicated relationship with money and how such a relationship came to be.  In the telling of this story, I’ll need to explore the nature of fear and how our parents’ fears end up shaping our own inner psychological landscapes. Before becoming an adult and leaving home,... Continue Reading →

New Blog, New Year, New Direction

By Troy Headrick Those who regularly read my posts have likely noticed that I’ve been silent for several weeks.  In fact, it’s been close to a month since I published my last blog. Well, I’m back now and feeling strong and ready to go.  I truly believe that my time away from writing gave me... Continue Reading →

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