Free to Choose

We’re all born with a particular nature and then inculcated with certain habits and preferences. These aspects inform how we create our lives. As we age, we add our cumulative experience and understanding to further develop our view of the world. Fortunately,...

Seeds of Change

Even the most painful experiences can contain seeds that spawn positive change. These seeds can launch us in new directions and open our eyes in ways that would have otherwise been impossible. Though we commonly meet unwanted change with resistance, worrying about the...

Aloha Spirit

The ‘Aloha Spirit’ is the operating philosophy of native Hawaiians. There’s actually a law, which requires all citizens and government officials to treat one another with the spirit of Aloha. Much more than a greeting, Aloha is a way of life, a way...

Optimism and Pessimism

Optimism and pessimism aren’t just different attitudes, they produce very different results. Optimism positively affects our bodies and moods by influencing our level energy, stress and satisfaction. Pessimism also impacts us, but tends to dampen our mood,...

Eliminate Dread

Doing things we dread on a daily basis can interfere with our well-being. Minor dread from unpleasant yet necessary activities like mundane chores is normal, but, having a job or daily responsibility that we really don’t like can take the joy out of life. It can...

Energy Is Contagious

Energy is contagious. When you catch somebody’s eye as you pass by them, smiling is as easy as making no expression at all. When you smile, others usually smile back. It’s so easy and expends so little energy, yet the return on that small, initial gesture...