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 to share my answer with all our readers. By the way, you are also invited to ask me a question … Continue reading “The Nature and Importance of Love”

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 these impediments? The answer is by becoming the person we want to be. We can guide ourselves to becoming that … Continue reading “The Path to Happiness Is Straightforward”

Are You an Empath?

“I’m an empath,” said the person next to me at our regular group meeting. “You are? How do you know?” “I realized it after reading some articles that explained the behaviour of an empath person—and then my physician confirmed it.” “Can you give me a few more details?” “As an empath, I’m easily overwhelmed by … Continue reading “Are You an Empath?”

What Do You Mean I’m Prejudiced?

We are all guilty of it. We all practice a form of bigotry and prejudice on a regular basis and we are not aware of it. For example, we would never think that we were practicing racism – thinking that one race is more important than the other. Or that we were practicing sexism – … Continue reading “What Do You Mean I’m Prejudiced?”

What Do I Do with My Life Now?

It’s a question that plagues many who have been working for years at the same job, doing the same routine at one time or another. They have been working with very little satisfaction and start thinking about a change. Do they stay with what they have or risk by making changes? And what changes? So, … Continue reading “What Do I Do with My Life Now?”

The Power of Forgiveness

In the previous issue I wrote about apologizing to others. But what should we do if someone apologizes to us? Forgive them, of course! This issue deals with the power of forgiveness. Children’s eyes may light up when given a new toy, but the excitement quickly fades. Yet, one kind word may impact an entire … Continue reading “The Power of Forgiveness”

Are the Effects of Excitement and Stress Similar?

Have you ever asked yourself this question: Does my body respond to stress the same way it responds to excitement or to happiness? Here’s your chance to learn a bit more about this subject. Let’s begin with some facts about stress: There is good stress, otherwise known as eustress (http://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/eustress)… …and there is bad stress, … Continue reading “Are the Effects of Excitement and Stress Similar?”