There Are Limits

We all have people telling us things to “help us”, and because in a basic way, they make sense, we assume they are true. Due to the media and advertising, we are bombarded with thousands of messages a day. But in actual fact, most of those statements and messages have […]

The Biggest Lie

This author has an interesting take on turning around our typical view of what it takes to be happy.  He starts out with what is, in his view, the biggest lie. He suggests . . . To be happy, I need more. To get more, I need to get rich. […]

The Little Person Inside

  The truly amazing story of Talan Skeels Piggins who is paralyzed from the chest down yet he both skis and races motorcycles. In this video he tells us his story he shares with us what he learned about the strength within us. Den  

Wear Your Sunscreen

  Famous 1997 article by Mary Schmich, the 2012 Pulitzer Prize winner, that you may or may not have heard. It reflects her thoughts on what she would give as a commencement speech. Whether you are young or old, it is worth a listen (the link is at the end) […]

Happiness From One Animal’s Perspective 1

Much of the happiness available to us in life, has no cost at all. It is fair to say that both Benji (the bobcat) and his “friend” are having a great time. They are enjoying themselves without need for anything at all. Experiences like these are priceless and will be remembered forever. I […]

Happiness and Money

                        See, now you are rich. In some parts of the world, I guess. But, have you achieved happiness? Click the link below for a very interesting post from a very good website called Quora. In it, the author, […]

Thoughts On Thoreau

Thoreau was of course, one of the Founding Fathers of simplifying. One of his more often cited quotes was “The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.” In the interest of accuracy, let me note that this quote […]