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A Primer on Positive Thinking

Is there something negative about positive thinking? Judging by the titles of some books and the headlines of some newspaper and magazine articles, I can easily see how people could become confused. For example, an …

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The Nature and Importance of Love

I was asked by a reader, “What is the most important thing in life to you?” Since many of us may occasionally ask ourselves the same question, I thought it would be a good idea …

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The Path to Happiness Is Straightforward

Happiness is not a happenstance, not a coincidence. It is a state of being, our natural state, which is released when we shed our negative thoughts, beliefs, emotions, and behavior. But how do we shed …

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Every Day is Better Than the Previous

“To …become what we are capable of becoming is the only end of life.” (Robert Louis Stevenson) How are things going? The next time someone asks, you may want to reply, “Better than yesterday, but worse …

A Key to Happiness (Perhaps?)

(Information for this essay comes from the following books: “The Gift Of Giving” by Michael Lynberg and “When All You’ve Ever Wanted Isn’t Enough” by Harold Kushner) * * * * * * * * …

Happiness: Make the best of everything

Happiness is a magic word and a magic state of mind. Everyone wants to be happy: young and old, rich and poor, successful or unsuccessful. Show me a person who does not want to be …