Do Something Now For Your Future Self

Waste no opportunity to improve. When we feel like we are stuck, like there is nowhere to go, nothing to do, and no one by our side to help us through, we should take a moment to reflect on all of the things we have always wanted to do for ourselves, but never had the…

Finite Goals Bring Fleeting Joy

When our goals are specific, we are more likely to achieve them, but we are also more likely to find disappointment and dissatisfaction when we do. By having specific, measurable goals, we set ourselves up for success. It is easier to achieve goals that we can name and that we can define. The problem is…

The Wealth of Presence

“Life is what happens to you while you are busy making other plans.” —My father via John Lennon via Allen Saunders The pursuit of wealth is actually just the pursuit of the experiences that having wealth affords us. Money, after all, has no intrinsic worth. It is just numbers and paper that we trade for…

Presence, Joy, & Regret

Be grateful for the moments of joy you experience with those you love, no matter how brief they may be, because someday they will be but a memory.  Neither time nor joy are promised to us. How much we experience of each in this life is largely a factor of providence. How well we experience…

Create (Don’t Vacate) Your Reality

Too often, we spend our time and energy trying to escape what we think of as reality, but the fact is that we create our reality. Vacation is a funny concept. We work hard all year long, living our lives in a way that we find tolerable at best. Then, once or twice a year,…