Shared Joy

Joy is sweeter when it is shared.  While we can and should find joy on our own, it is much easier to sustain and grow this feeling when we do so with and for others.  Our joy is not meant to exist purely in isolation.  Joy is intended to be a shared experience.  In fact,…

Distance For Contentment

Much of the time, the source of our contentment or discontentment can be found within us.  However, certain places, circumstances, or relationships are much more likely to make us feel discontented than others.  Whether by design or coincidence, they are overwhelmingly difficult, unpleasant, or frustrating to deal with.  This is true regardless of how we…

Anger’s Sunk Cost

Anger tricks us.  It tricks us into believing that it will help us to overcome our problems, but the truth is that it only makes them worse.  It tricks us into thinking that it will bring us closer to that which we seek while simultaneously moving us further and further away from it.  It tricks…

Time To Live

A little time goes a long way.  With time being our only truly non-renewable resource, how we spend it matters. If we use our time doing our best to avoid intimacy, connection, and deep, meaningful relationships, we should not be overly surprised when we find ourselves alone and lonely.  If, on the other hand, we use…