The Need for Balance 

When Scientific American publishes an article entitled Are Intellectuals Suffering a Crisis of Meaning? you’re being alerted to a serious reality for all people, not just the super-smart population. Well-adjusted people, at any level of intelligence, have balance in their lives. It’s a necessity for mental health. Mental health includes a sense of feeling that […]


Three Can-Do Steps to Self-love

Mass media undermines everybody by portraying believable people having the times of their lives. Their problems are solved before the story ends, or you don’t care if they continue. Social media worsens the problem because users can be selective about what they share with the world, including posts filled with “My life is great!” lies. […]

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People are Losing their Minds at a Quick Pace. Why?

The Centers for Disease Control and the Social Security Administration have noticed the rise in mental health problems, including suicidal efforts among youngsters and teens, since 2004. The numbers worsened with the start of the 21st century, coinciding with the popular rise in negative cultural changes and perceptions. The evidence points to the fact that […]


The Benefits of a Melancholic Temperament

“Melancholy can’t be disappointed and sometimes will be happily surprised.” Whoever said that knew a wonderful insight: Mindsets matter. Some people are addicted to melancholy aka negativity or depression. They seem to experience a sense of victory at making everyone around them miserable, or they crave the attention that unhappiness brings on. Biological chemistry might […]


Pessimism– How to work to change it

You probably know pessimistic people and you might even be one yourself. Let’s skip past the consequences of choosing a pessimistic attitude that you probably know all about: Attracting toxic friends and love interests, Missing out on opportunities that you envy when other people enjoy them, Losing jobs, friends, stuff, happiness, a sense that life […]

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If Money Can’t Buy Happiness, What’s the Secret?

So, life hasn’t improved or even changed much for you since you followed all, some, or most of the steps indicated in The Secret CD and website  Perhaps you prayed yourself hoarse for happiness and that didn’t work, either. Your salary, whatever it might amount to, isn’t making even a dent in your smile. Ready […]

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20 Questions to Get to Know People

Small talk tends to bore people. It’s a series of superficial comments that tend to make participants lose interest in the conversation. When you’re ready to make an impact, skip the weather, “What’s up?” and other excitement-killing questions. Try these thought-provoking comments and questions instead, and get to know the person responding to them: At […]

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How to Prevent Depression about Climate Change

Rush Limbaugh says one thing about climate change and you might say another, but the important thing is this: You need to calm down before you and any of your Save the Planet efforts become ineffective. Neighbors, radio hosts, politicians, and anybody you want to persuade about the problem won’t be convinced of much if […]


Why it’s Not Smart to Blog about Personal Issues

Blogging, what some people might call “blabbing” or “gossiping” about personal concerns online is a problematic issue from social and legal points of view. Online accessibility tempts far too many people to abandon or to abuse the meaning of “privacy” and “private matters,” including their own and someone else’s. Let’s look at the problem to […]

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How to Survive Holiday Season Stress-free

The Jewish Festival of Lights is over but some Americans are still wondering if you’re supposed to spell it Hanuka, Hanukah, Chanuka, Chanukah, or even if you need to spell it with two “n’s.”  They also want to know if it’s some sort of “in” thing to know about why “h’s” go at the end […]