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No one likes to be criticized. No one likes to be the subject of gossip or receive insults. But we all react differently to the negative behavior of others. I spent most of my life being very sensitive. If someone …Read More

Conventional wisdom says that if you want to be a good person, you shouldn’t ever get angry. You shouldn’t ever be frustrated or irritated. Instead, you should be like a happy Buddha, observing the world with an amused benevolence. However, …Read More

Conventional wisdom says that when we set goals, the best approach is to set small, definable goals. For instance, most folks would argue that the goal of losing weight is too broad. Instead, you should have a defined goal, such …Read More

Some folks view life with a scorecard. On one side of the scorecard, they have their successes. On the other side, they have their failures. And at the end of the “game,” they hope that they will have tallied more …Read More

It is tempting to blame other people when we are unhappy. But the truth is that once you become an adult, you are responsible for your own happiness. No one else is. And part of becoming an adult is accepting …Read More

There is no wiser advice than the saying, “Choose your friends wisely.” Why?  Because who we spend our time with significantly impacts our success. Our peers either inspire us to achieve our potential, or they give us an excuse to …Read More

“Your actions speak so loudly, I cannot hear what you are saying.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson As Christians, we want to be perceived as authentic.  We want to share the love of God with others, and likewise be loving people.  …Read More

“Happy people see blessings where the rest see disappointment.” – Anonymous One truth I’ve learned about life is that it is never perfect. Even if ten things are going your way, there always will be one or two areas of …Read More

This week, I was chatting with an 88-year-old friend of mine. She is a very petite, well-dressed lady. She told me that she would be so much happier if her life was simpler. She said her first step toward simplifying …Read More

An X Factor is defined as “a noteworthy special talent or quality.” The good news is that each of us has an X Factor. The key to your success is to identify what makes you special or unique and then …Read More