We Can’t Whine Our Way to Happiness

We’ve heard it before. Most if not all of us have done it before. What is “it”? It’s whining for what we want. Fill in the blank anyway you choose: I wanna new job. I wanna new boyfriend. I wanna a new/young/slimmer body. Whine, whine, whine! (Be sure to look pathetic while you’re whining – [Read More...]

“The Glitter and the Glue”

I came upon a delightful book in my travels this week. The author is Kelly Corrigan (http://kellycorrigan.com) and her new work is entitled, Glitter and Glue. The book is based on a comment her mother once made. It seems in their family her father was the glitter and her mother was the glue. I knew [Read More...]

Go for the Gold

Make no mistake about it; the Sochi Olympics had millions of people around the world glued to the big screen for much of February.   The experience was so intense for some people, that in Canada, very few even slept on Sunday as they opted to get up as early as 4 a.m. (or just [Read More...]

Open-Minded or Wishful Thinking?

“There is a difference between having an open mind and believing something because we want it to be true.” When I heard that on NPR I had to pull over to write it down. It is imperative that we keep an open mind when we live a life that is based on thinking positively. Circumstances [Read More...]

Mastering the New Year Resolution

If the internet is to be believed, the origins of the New Year Resolution date back to Babylonian times when people promised their gods that they would return borrowed objects and repay their debts. The next to take up the challenge were the Romans who apparently made promises to their god Janus, for which the [Read More...]

The Power of Santa

Over the years I’ve heard many people bemoan the way in which children ask for so many material things. It’s true – sometimes to our more mature minds, the gifts that pile up under the tree appear to be overwhelming. Some of us are simply happy to spend our Christmas morning opening up the cards [Read More...]

Practice Loving Kindness

When I was a child, my mother always reminded me to be kind to others. It was our household commandment, although it didn’t stop me from arguing with my brother and sister whenever I had a chance. Every Christmas there is that subtle reminder for us to be kind to others. I hear people saying [Read More...]

The Season of Promise

I’ve been flicking through the ads on television lately and it’s hard not to notice how glittering everything is.  The airwaves are filled with commodities that promise happiness, like toothpaste that will put the sparkle of Christmas into our smile, cosmetics that will add luster to our appearance. Even financial companies get into the act [Read More...]

The Brass Tacks of Life – Commandments 7 & 8

This week, our explorations of the Ten Commandments of Religious Science gets personal. The next two commandments are the foundation for a good happy life. And they set the directives for what we might want to consider. Commandments 7 is: I am wealthy in every way, and I always share my wealth generously. Wealth is [Read More...]

Commandments 5 & 6

Remembering who you are As we’ve been going through these Ten Commandments of Religious Science, I’ve noticed that I am reminded how important it is to listen to the still small voice within. It’s so easy to get lost in the distractions of the everyday, to let the ego take over and drown out the [Read More...]


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