Are You Deluded?

“Jealousy is a form of delusion, based on the notion that someone’s gain is somehow our loss.”  As I recently read that quote, I thought, “Hey that’s a great quote.  I can’t believe they thought of that before I did.  Boy, I’ll show them.”  Ok, only kidding on that last thought.  However, what I did…

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Unbelievable!

Back during the Christmas holidays, I had the most unbelievable experience.  My wife and I were out of town and had the opportunity to spend an afternoon and evening with a couple of my cousins and their spouses.  We went to one of their homes, visited in the afternoon, went out to dinner, then came…

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Super-Glue or Teflon

“When happiness shows up always give it a comfortable seat.” – Charles Dickens Neuroscientists have repeatedly demonstrated that the more we reinforce thinking in our brains, the stronger those connections become.  For example, re-experiencing a trauma can lead to irrational but paralyzing fears. It is interesting to notice how things like insults, discouragement, or bitterness…

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Put It in Writing

On a past Valentine’s Day, a California based film editor gave his wife a journal.  His thinking was that they could take turns writing to each other.  They found that they both enjoyed this process.  As a matter of fact, his wife expressed the excitement that she feels when she notices that he has replaced…

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