Category Archives: life-is-short

The secret to a more interesting life

Amelia Earhart said “When a great adventure is offered, you don’t refuse it.” And then Chris Guillebeau quoted her. When two of my heroes speak, I definitely take notice. Adventure is important and too often neglected in our lives. It’s … Continue reading

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The Happy Halloween Guide to having a sane Christmas

They’re at it already: it’s Halloween, sunny and 75 where I am, and this morning my newspaper was full of Christmas ads. I’m all in favor of the spirit of Christmas. Peace on earth, goodwill to man—bring it on, the … Continue reading

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Five simple steps to making your dreams come true

A few weeks back, I wrote a post about big dreams. Dreams are important—they can give us direction and hope, something to work toward. If you don’t know what you want to do, check out that post for a few … Continue reading

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Big Dreams

I like my job, but I think it just made it onto my to-quit list. Continue reading

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The #2 Shortcut to Enjoying Life

It’s deceptively simple: be nice to yourself. Continue reading

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The number one shortcut to enjoying life more

Mystics tell us to live in and savor every moment, but that’s a pretty tall order! For the rest of us, trying to jump directly to that stage seems unrealistic to me, although I like it as a goal. Meanwhile, savoring a few moments per day is a good start. Continue reading

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Can $75,000 buy happiness?

Have you ever heard anyone say, “There! I finally have enough money, and now I’m happy!” I sure haven’t. Continue reading

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