Thriving in the Face of Happiness and Dissatisfaction

My son is in the Physics program at Auburn and he just went through a series of tests that were pretty intense.  There’s a lot riding on the outcome.  He didn’t do as well as he wanted, but it was good enough.  The months leading up to these tests weren’t easy; lots of stress and … Continue reading Thriving in the Face of Happiness and Dissatisfaction

A License to be Happy

I just saw one of those old, tired “motivational” platitudes, posted on Linkedin:  It reads, “Tell me I can’t do it and I’ll show you I can.”  Show who?  Who is this “you”?  Who gives a shit? Where does this phantom “you” get such bullshit, gas-lighting authority and judgement to call us out? Well, the … Continue reading A License to be Happy