The Wonderful Reality of Not Having Life All Figured Out

Don't Have Life all Figured Out?

I don’t have life all figured out. That’s not to say I don’t have a good life. I’m a respected writer, my marriage is wonderful, I travel regularly and I have a son on the way. I’m happy with the way things are going. But this hasn’t always been the case. A few years ago, […]

8 Habits that Will Help You Live Life Without Regrets

Live Life Without Regrets

“Living a life with no mistakes and without any regrets is extraordinarily hard to accomplish. A lifetime of making choices brings with it the knowledge that at least some actions were ill-considered…To live, it seems is to accumulate at least some regrets.” This excerpt comes from a fascinating study from Cornell University. After sifting through […]

Critics and Haters: How to Deal with People Who Unfairly Judge You

Critics and Haters

The simplest way to be criticized is this: be yourself. As Aristotle once said, “to avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.” No matter what path your life takes, you’re bound to come across someone who dislikes your decision and openly expresses how unhappy they feel about it. Just recently, my wife and I […]

42 Extremely Useful Places to Educate Yourself Online for Free

Educate Yourself Online

As a dedicated lifelong learner, Leonardo da Vinci once said that “learning never exhausts the mind.”  That quote makes me wonder what he would have said about the vast amount of learning resources available online. Seriously, there are so many free websites dedicated to self-learning that you could spend your entire life wading through the […]

Kurt Vonnegut’s Powerful Advice For Life: How to Grow Your Soul

Kurt Vonnegut

Back in 2006, a group of students at Xavier High School were given an assignment from their English teacher. They were asked to write to their favorite authors and ask him or her to visit the school. Five of those students chose Kurt Vonnegut. He was the only author to write back. Because he was […]

The Starving Homeless Cat and Lessons on Making the World a Better Place

The Starving Homeless Cat

When I was living in Morocco, I saw stray cats everywhere. Often hissing and scratching whenever anyone came near, they were angry and filthy. People kept their distance. Moving to Houston, I was confronted with a similar problem. While nowhere near as bad as Morocco, there were a few feral cats in my neighborhood. One […]

6 Things Everyone Hates But Should Actually Be Thankful For

Things Everyone Hates But Should Be Grateful

Over the years, gratitude has been getting a lot of attention. As well it should. Counting our blessings has been shown in studies to improve health, mood and mental well-being. The benefits seem endless. Making lists of what you’re thankful for is therapeutic because we can focus on the good and forget about the bad. […]