The Little Orange Book of Success

"What is success? To laugh often and much. To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children. To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends. To appreciate beauty. To find the best in others. To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, ...

You’ll Find it in the Coffee Beans

The picture below is not just a picture of coffee beans, it's also an illusion. Believe it or not, there’s a man's face somewhere in those coffee beans. It's been said that it works your right brain and that if you find the man in three seconds or less, the right half of your brain may be ...

Compassion vs. Selfishness: #1000Speak Day

Cognitive dissonance plays a part in when somebody is deciding whether or not to offer assistance and do a good deed. In other words, that person internally struggles with thoughts of, "Am I doing this just to make myself feel good (selfishness) or is it out of the kindness of my heart (compassion)?" Here’s a short story ...

Brain Farts and Doorways

How many times have you walked out of one room, focusing on doing something or getting something, and once you get to the other room the thought is gone? You just draw a complete blank. Frustrated, you think to yourself, “What the heck did I just come in here for?” It bugs the crap out of ...

“Couple Placemaking” Reveals 3 Strengths of Couplehood

Valentine’s day is coming up and we all know what that means… Couples giving each other flowers, candy, cards, jewelry, going on romantic dinner dates, yadda yadda yadda, as a symbol of their undying romantic feelings, affection, love, and commitment to each other. Yes, this is sweet and thoughtful, but it’s also commercialized romantic propaganda. Not to ...