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Don’t Just Live Longer, Live Wider and Deeper
05 September 2022
Don’t Just Live Longer, Live Wider and Deeper

Most of us want to live longer (as long as we have our marbles intact), and we talk a lot about how to blow more and more candles out on our birthday cakes. We’ve even talked together here about how to live to 100 — and some of us are actually thinking about adopting the "80%...

Live Your Worst Life Lumbar Pillow from Hell
29 August 2022
The Importance of Knowing Yourself at Your Most Horrible Worst

I talk a lot about “living your best life” and getting to know your “best possible self” — all very life-coachey aphorisms that deserve to be embroidered onto decorative lumbar pillows. Yep, helping us make the most of our 4,000 Mondays while we’re lucky to be above ground (time’s ticking, friends!)... that shapes my own “best...

How Will You Remember Your Life?
22 August 2022
How Will You Remember Your Life?

Psychology is the best. What other school of thought explains why we prefer things we made ourselves (the IKEA Effect), why we think we’re better than all the other losers out there (the Lake Wobegon Effect), and why there’s always a deadbeat on your team who contributes less than you do (social loafing)? Today’s “Positive...

How to Procrastinate Like a Pro
15 August 2022
How to Procrastinate Like a Pro

I’m not here to tell you how to stop procrastinating, I’m here to help you do it better. (I’d make a terrible addiction counsellor, wouldn’t I? “You don’t need to stop taking heroin, you just need to sprinkle meth into the mix every now and then. Go get ‘em, tiger!”) I think most of us...

5 Cheap and Cheerful Ways to Become a Happier Person Overnight
08 August 2022
5 Cheap and Cheerful Ways to Become a Happier Person Overnight

Did I have you at cheap, or was it the cheerful part that grabbed you? It doesn’t matter if you’re a cheapskate or a cheerleader... all that matters is that you want to join me on this mission of dying happy. “Wait, what,” you ask? “Who said anything about dying?” Oh! That part. Since everything...

Giving Two You Know What's in Life
01 August 2022
Giving Two S***s About Your Life

Want to know the difference between alive people and astonishingly alive people (you know — those astonishingly alive people who seem to have more passion, fulfillment, happiness, and better hair than the rest of us)? Astonishingly alive people give two shits. Not just one, but two. How astonishing your life will be is pretty much...

A Eulogy for My Dad (Who’s Not Dead Yet)
25 July 2022
A Eulogy for My Dad (Who’s Not Dead Yet)

It’s my Dad’s 85th birthday today and although he is still very much alive and kicking, I took the liberty of writing his eulogy. He’s going to wake up today (jeez, I sure hope he wakes up today or this post will be one hell of a bummer), hunch over his laptop with his cup...

The Power of the Pint-Sized Pause
18 July 2022
The Power of the Pause

Hold up, Type A friend — don’t go heading for the hills at the mere mention of a break in your action. The hustle and bustle will still be waiting for you when you return from the breath-catching hiatus as a Highly Productive Member of Society. (I sound all judgy but I am a card-carrying...

The 20/30/50 Savor-Your-Life Plan
11 July 2022
The 20/30/50 Savor-Your-Life Plan

Everyone loves a good pie chart, right? (I’d prefer a pecan pie over a pie made with math and numbers, but at least this pie chart will help you enjoy your life... almost as much as a pecan pie would.) What is savoring? Savoring is defined as the act of grabbing onto and wringing every...

Reveling in Your Mundane, Everyday Existence
04 July 2022
Reveling in Your Mundane, Everyday Existence

I talk a lot about widening our lives with vitality: here, here, here, oh and here too, and YOU GET THE POINT. I’m all about making the most of the 4,000 Mondays we’ve been granted — on average — decidedly unaverage. This usually looks like me trying to get off the couch more to actually...

Managing Your Delusional Expectations
27 June 2022
What to Expect When You’re Expecting Happiness: Ants in Paradise

“You’ve gotta remember,” said Kevin the bug guy, “that you built your house on top of their house.” He said this in earnest, as though it was supposed to justify why we had 4,560,750 ants in our kitchen. I was not interested in absolving a single one of the 4,560,750 for breaking into the home...

Do You Love Your Fate in Life?
20 June 2022
Do You Love Your Fate in Life?

On a scale of 1 to 10 — where 10 is you all arms wide open in a welcoming embrace, and 1 is you all teeth-baring, brandishing your weapon of choice — how accepting are you of your fate in life? Are you fully open and accepting of your past, present, and whatever happens in...

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