...

The Greatest Addiction of All

Self-discipline begins with the mastery of your thoughts. If you don’t control what you think, you can’t control what you do. Over the past several weeks, we have discussed the concept of positive addiction.   As we’ve seen earlier, the concept suggests that happy,...

Holiday Elation (Part 1)

Holidays are neither good nor bad; how we think about them makes the difference. Over the years, I’ve written on more than one occasion about the impact of the holiday season.  The generic topic for these commonly-written pieces is “holiday depression.” This...

The Quality of Tavel is Twice Blessed

Be happy, not because everything is perfect, but because you chose to focus on the perfect moments. Roughly 400 years ago, William Shakespeare wrote “The Merchant of Venice” where Portia, a woman posing as a male lawyer (history’s first liberated woman?), utters the...

WHO ARE YOUR NEEDLES

School counselors face a demanding job. Depending upon their school, each counselor tends to the needs of anywhere from 250 to over 600 students. Schedules, testing, and dealing with parents all need to be addressed before any real personal counseling can occur. Some...