Emotional Set Point

No matter how badly we want something, we’re unlikely to feel any different after we get it. Our psychological/emotional set point only changes temporarily upon the satisfaction of external conditions¬† We have to make a concerted effort to change that set point...

The Purpose of Life

What’s the meaning of life? Do we each have our own unique purpose or are we just the one force expressing as many, experiencing itself for the joy of it? Does it matter what we accomplish in the big scheme of things? Though we may never know for sure what...

True Wealth

Having plenty of money feels good. But how much do you need? Research indicates that just up to a certain point, more money means more satisfaction. But it doesn’t guarantee happiness or emotional well-being. That comes from things that money can’t buy....

Two Faces of Competition

When people consider the idea of competition, they sometimes think about the negative and unhealthy aspects first. They think of it as a zero sum game in which one person’s success necessarily means another person’s failure. That kind of competition...

Cherished Beliefs

Many of the personal beliefs that we hold as infallible are imperfect when examined from a more expanded point of view. It may be difficult for us to embrace the notion that the beliefs that have glued together our worldview and helped us make sense out of our lives...

Healthy Self-Esteem

True well-being is only possible when we have healthy self-esteem. How we feel about ourselves actually affects every aspect of our lives. Feeling superior to others is often a sign of latent insecurity. Superiority and inferiority are two sides of the same coin. When...