What centers you? What’s the one activity that brings you back to yourself? I have a few. I love to pray. I love to run. Even the thought of a Sunday afternoon at my favorite coffeehouse with a book calms me. However, I am most myself when I am cooking. My poor Facebook friends both…

I like throwing dinner parties. When I got serious about cooking a few years ago, I was playing chef to anyone who was willing. The first thing I realized about entertaining is how easy it is to get wrapped up in constant preparation. I want to make sure people’s drinks are full and that the…

For being an Inspiration Editor and generally content person, I’m always surprised at how pessimistic I can be. As mentioned earlier, November was a rough month for me. However, in a miraculous way that I can only describe as an early Christmas gift from God, December has been pure delight. Many things that fell apart…

Today’s guest blog comes from Dr. Karl Pillemer, author of 30 Lessons for Living: Tried and True Advice from the Wisest Americans. Enjoy! A perennial question is: What makes us happy? Indeed, there’s so much interest in this topic that a veritable torrent of books have been published over the past few years on the…

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