Category: Happiness

Peak Misery

The thing is, I don’t feel miserable. But according to Dartmouth College’s Professor David Blanchflower, his research reveals that “47.2 years old is the moment of peak unhappiness in the developed world.” I look at this one of two ways. Either (a) I’m terribly…

EXERCISE, TWO YEARS LATER

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Does anyone remember two years ago when I started kicking my own butt? It was called “Project 44” and I was exercising in multiples (or factors) of 44 in the run-up to my 44th birthday (or was I 44 years old and there were…

An Inspiring Poem

I made a pretty drastic change in my life, recently, and feel inspired. This poem has helped me know I made the right decision, or to say it better, if I didn’t make the right decision, I’m not going to worry about it. Or,…

Beginning or Resuming?

I’m feelin’ like my old self. Like anything is possible and I’m king of the world. I like this quote (even I don’t entirely understand it)… “Begin. Keep on beginning. Nibble on everything. Take a hike. Teach yourself to whistle. Lie. The older you…

What is That Noise Your Brain Makes?

A young, handsome, amazingly successful guy sometimes feels like you feel.

I Won’t Complain!

Of the following things, what is the hardest thing? Stop complaining about anything, ever. Write 300 or more words on a topic. Pick up the phone and call a stranger and ask for their time/money? Each of my readers will have a different answer….

What? Two Blog Posts in a Day?

I used to be funny and clever in my Blogs. Now, suddenly, I’m all about deep thinking and changing lives and hoping I might motivate others while motivating myself. I like Brendon Burchard (and wish his last name wasn’t so difficult to remember how…

Early to Bed, Early To Rise…

I think I need marriage counseling. No, not really, but I wonder – am I the only guy on earth who operates at his peak when he gets to bed around 10:00 p.m. and then wakes at 5:00 a.m. with a solid seven hours…

Great Quotes to Start the Day

Here’s the quote I’m pondering today . . . “Don’t wish it was easier; wish you were better. Don’t wish for less problems; wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenges; wish for more wisdom.”  –Jim Rohn Last night, I went to the…

Alzheimer’s

My biggest fear in life is Alzheimer’s disease. It runs in my family. It took my Grandma away from us. My Dad is involved in an ongoing study and he worries about it (and I think he shows he has a gene that makes him…