Jan 15

How a Podcast Can Change the World

Beauty everywhere

  A turning point. One morning, a few months ago I was listening to a podcast. It was an interview of JB Glossinger, a guy I’d never heard of. He is a coach/author/podcaster focusing on lifestyle design. Now I was listening to a lot of podcasts at the time and this one was good. Not …

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Jan 12

1,300,000,000 ways to be less happy

Math is hard! Not playing the lottery is easy!

Normally I don’t seek out news, but sometimes just being on the internet you can’t help but become aware of some trendy current event that has the country in a buzz of excitement. This week the Powerball lottery jackpot grew to1.3 billion dollars, yes billion with a ‘B’. Now happy philosophers do NOT play the …

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Jan 08

Why Your Life Never Seems To Change

Vision, strategy and tactics

Why your life never seems to change: A few months ago I was talking to a life coach I recently met about how he got started in the coaching business. He told me how he completely changed his career and life and I was a little blown away by it all. My life seemed so …

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Jan 01

Making a Commitment

Comittment

Making a Commitment: I intended to write my ideas for a while now, but it has taken me a long time to actually start typing. In fact, six months or so have passed since I made that initial ‘commitment’ yet I didn’t start until recently. It turns out I did not really make that commitment …

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Dec 27

The Real Benefits of Honesty Nobody Told You

amazing benefits of honesty

The brilliant late philosopher David Foster Wallace opened with the following parable at his commencement speech to Kenyon College class of 2005:   There are these two young fish swimming along, and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says,“Morning, boys, how’s the water?” And the …

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Dec 23

Gratitude

optimism and gratitude

I will write more about gratitude in the future, but in the meantime please enjoy this simple idea whatever you are celebrating this holiday season.

Dec 20

How to Read Blogs

How To Read Blogs

How to Read Blogs: I know, this is the dumbest title to a post ever and maybe a little condescending, but I feel like I can help you here. Stay with me for a few hundred words because this will change your life. Step 1: Find good blogs to read. Generally I like to read …

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Dec 15

Why You Should Find Your Freedom First

Freedom

  It will make you happier. I could just end with that, but some might feel cheated by a five word answer to what seems like a much more complex question. I guess the long answer is a bit more complicated but will give us a more complete view of the human mind. Let’s meander. …

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Dec 12

Take Action

Take action

Take action. I start with this simple lesson because perhaps it is the most important. Nothing else is possible without actually doing. We cannot live our lives in our thoughts. We must do. Throughout this journey we will learn to turn off the voice in our head that discourages us from improving our lives (or …

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Dec 06

Welcome To The Happy Philosopher

thehappyphilosopher.com

Welcome to my desolate little corner of the internet. It is said that all good things must come to an end, but this also means that at some point they have a beginning. That is what this first post is.   Maybe I should back-up a few steps and tell you the point of all …

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