finding life's meaning


Sometimes You Just Gotta Jump.

The first time I jumped off a high dive...   It was a hot summer day in the 70s, I was stretched out on a towel at our local pool, eating ice-cream, and watching my friends jump off the diving board. They seemed to have a lot of fun and I admired their boldness. Then,...

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Make Yourself Happy First

Do you take care of everyone else in your life first, only to realize that you have no time left for yourself? It's tempting to put the needs of others before your own; it doesn't require discipline, thought or self-reflection. "Let me quickly take care of this and...

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Emotional Detox: 5 Steps to Cleanse Negative Feelings

Life is messy. And no matter how hard we try to avoid them, disrupting events are part of our day-to-day lives and are often difficult to avoid: someone cuts you off in traffic, you are late for an appointment, you get a nasty phone call, or you watch the news. It...

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7 Tips for Positive Communication

Words have power.   They impact the quality of our friendships, our ability to succeed, and our happiness. Often, we are unaware of how words influence our lives. Have you ever noticed how some people bring you alive during a conversation, while others leave you...

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Want to Electrify Your Life? Start Saying Yes.

A few years ago, I visited my parents in Chile - a place they escape to for six months every year to avoid the cold German winters. My dad grew up in that beautiful South American country and I went to high school there in the 70s. While visiting, I had the...

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