The Happiest Times of My Life

What are the happiest times in your life? That’s worth looking at because there are probably some common elements there. With some serious introspection, you might even figure out the connections. There are three periods in my life that stand out as the happiest. The first time was when I was a kid. By “kid” […]

Just Released: Audio Version of Relax Focus Succeed®

It’s Complete!!! The Audio Version of Relax Focus Succeed® is available right now in MP3 format. It will be available very soon on Audible. If you have used Audible before, I highly recommend it. Go to audible.com and get started with Relax Focus Succeed as soon as it’s released. Here’s where and how you can get the […]

Unplug in Style – and Help a Great Cause

One of the emerging trends in the U.S. is unplugging. As we become more connected to our technology every day, the need to uplug becomes greater. In fact, unplugging has become popular enough to have its own day. National Day of Unplugging was March 6th of this year. The day was started by a group […]

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I Want an Accountant Who Goes Home at Six

I was in a meeting today and one of the attendees is a tax professional. It’s tax season of course, so she was explaining that she will be working until midnight. Maybe I’m odd, but my first reaction is that I don’t want my taxes to be prepared by someone at midnight. Or 11 PM […]

Change Becomes the New Normal

Life is funny sometimes. You can go along enjoying the “status quo” for years – even if you’re dissatisfied or unhappy. There is something built into the human psyche that keeps us in one place even when we aren’t happy there. But eventually change happens. Either we decide to make a change, or it is […]

Too Much Work – Or Too Little – Is Bad

I hope it’s not a big surprise that too much work is bad for you. I know I harp on it all the time, but there’s plenty of research to back it up. I recently came across a great article by Nancy Shute on the effect of long hours on depression. See http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0030719.  The key […]

Good Looking Babies

A couple brought their newborn baby to the pediatrician for its first checkup. The doctor said, “You have a cute baby.” Smiling, the man said, “I’ll bet you say that to all the new parents.” “No,” the doc replied, “just to those whose babies are really good-looking.” “So what do you say to the others?” the […]

Vacations and Balance

As we prepare for the Christmas vacation in the U.S., my mind wanders to vacations and family gatherings. These are sometimes combined and often separated. I remembered, as a kid, that traveling to see cousins in another city was just was much fun as driving to see a national park or an old fort. For […]

Sex is Good – Who Knew?

This is not a blog about sex. It’s a blog about life. About balance. About all the things that make you a happier, healthier, more productive, more successful person. Well one of the best things you can do for yourself is to develop a happy sex life. At some level, pretty much everybody “likes” sex. […]