Advertisers Lie

Advertisers lie. That’s not news to most people. We all know that drinking a certain soda will not give you more friends or driving a certain car will not make you happier. (You can be miserable driving a Bugatti.) So how is it that we all fall prey to a certain...

Why Too Many Choices Can Be a Bad Thing

Today I want to discuss why too many choices can be a bad thing. I recently decided it was time to purchase a new computer. So I did what most anyone would do. I went online and started looking for deals on laptops. But it soon became clear that I could not make a...

Less Is More

Yesterday, my mother in law walked into my house and said, “Your house looks bigger.” And, although I hadn’t noticed it before that, she was right. It DID look bigger. Why was that? Well, I had purged tons of items out of our house. I mean, HUGE...

Don’t Let Your Job Hold You Back From Being Happy

This morning I was listening to Collective Soul (love them!). The song was Better Now and I was totally blasting it while driving down the road. That song is one of my favorites because it’s all about reinventing yourself and being better and happier for it. My...

Do Something Today That Your Future Self Will Thank You For

Life is passing us all by – second by second, minute by minute, hour by hour. (You get the idea.) But that is not necessarily a bad thing. I realize most people think getting older is the worst thing that can happen to you (that is, short of being six feet...

Why You Must Be Kind To Be a Minimalist

My husband and I always notice how most dog owners are friendly, outgoing people. It is quite unusual (at least in our part of the country) to see anyone walking a dog who doesn’t have pleasant demeanor and a kind word for anyone passing by. Our theory is that...

How Feminism Ruined Women’s Lives

I’m going to warn you now. Some of you will find this sexist. It will make some of you very angry. That’s okay. I don’t mind. Because I am angry. You are entitled to your opinion. Just like I am entitled to mine. Here’s a little story: Many,...

Having Memories Is Better Than Having Stuff

This is going to be short and sweet. Having memories will always be better than having stuff. Always. Over the years people have decided to rebel against the so called “American Dream” and define their lives with a new set of values. The Great Recession,...

The Art of Being Happy

The Art of Being Happy Happiness can sometimes feel as elusive as the pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. The art of being happy is actually big business these days with books and other forms of self help flying off the shelves. So there is obviously a shortage of...