Category Archives: happiness

The Joy Within

Each of us has this stream of joy within us. It may be bricked in and covered over with layers of grief, pain, fear, or anger. It may be curtained off by thoughts, entertainment, things we want to do or have to do. Still, it’s always there and can’t be destroyed, because it comes from the life force itself. Continue reading

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5 Times U Don’t Have to Help

I am learning that many times people would be better off if I didn’t try to please them or help. I’m sharing five of these behaviors, because you might do them too. Continue reading

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Can We Live Without Hope?

After the storms, fires, and wars of 2017-18, the ongoing climate chaos, the hundreds of millions of refugees, where is hope? And if we don’t have hope, what are we to do? You might be surprised to learn there are ways you can live well without hope.  Your life can still manifest beauty, love, happiness, and even humor. You can still do a lot of good. Continue reading

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When the World Gifts You, Watch Out!

God is always giving you gifts. That doesn’t mean you should always accept them. Continue reading

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Message from the Gods: You Can. Just Don’t!

Just because you CAN do something doesn’t mean you SHOULD do it. More is not better. All spiritual traditions teach this, and nobody listens. Four stories of why we should. Continue reading

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What Does God Taste Like?

I sometimes think, ‘This is what God tastes like.’ Some people might think that’s weird, or even that I’m being blasphemous. It doesn’t feel that way to me; it’s an act of worship. It makes me stop to appreciate food more. Continue reading

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The Animals Are Trying to Save Us

In one celebrated case from Ethiopia, a pride of lions came across a group of men who had kidnapped a teenage girl, possibly for sale in the sex trade.. The lions ran the men off and sat around the girl until people came to find her. Then they quickly left. What explains their behavior? What can we learn from them about ourselves? Continue reading

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Happy Gratitude Day

I don’t like the term Thanksgiving anymore. It’s been stolen to teach us to feel good about genocide. But I do think giving thanks and getting together with family and friends and celebrating the harvest time is good. Here are 25 things I’m thankful for right now. Continue reading

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Born Again

Where do you go when you get out of prison? How do you start your life over almost from scratch? How relevant are those challenges to those we all face? After two years outside the prison walls, Marlon has some experiences that seem highly instructive and inspiring for all of us. Continue reading

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Life Imitates Facebook

Good and bad; it’s all on the Internet. Whatever you ’re drawn to, whatever you respond to or like, the programs will send you more of. The things you click on, you will receive over and over. If you respond to posts that make you feel bad, you create more opportunities to feel bad. Is life like that, or isn’t it? Continue reading

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