Category: Contentment

3 Reasons Why We Aren’t Content

Are You Content or Complacent? Have you noticed it seems the entire world is ticked off about something? We have become intimately involved with people, places, and events that have little or nothing to do with us, our families, or our hopes, dreams, and visions. In the process, we...

Does Practice REALLY Make Perfect?

Success Mini-Course Lesson Four “Practice” A special, six-week series of "Making Sense of Life" by Terry Drew Karanen Congratulations! You've gotten through half of our six-week course! Please let me know if you've experienced positive changes from the readings and exercises. And, if you're having any issues with something...

Are We “Wasting” Time?

How to Use Time Wisely to Create Fulfillment Have you ever heard someone say they wished they had the time to learn a new language, clean out the garage, or meditate regularly? My Grandma Esther would have said, “If wishes were horses all beggars would ride.” We live in...

Are You a Clickabator?

Self-Abuse in the 21st Century Do you feel stressed out? Do you feel like there’s too much to do and too little time in which to do it? If so, you’re not alone. I’ve written in the past about our increasing need to stay connected with everything and everyone...

Pick a Side!

Are You Your Labels? How are you personally dealing with the polarization going on in the world? Have you noticed how if we are for one thing that we are often expected to be against something else? There are those who still believe we live in a black/white, gay/straight,...

They Aren’t Going to Like This

Can You Stand Up to Criticism? Are you feeling more like a leader in life? In my blog two weeks ago I opened a conversation that we ought to have with ourselves:  Am I willing to be a leader? How’s that going for you? There’s a truly inspirational speaker...

“Do Something, Even If It’s Wrong!”

Living By Default Have you ever found yourself nearly paralyzed with indecision because you couldn’t figure out what to do? It’s possible to have this happen when we become so overwhelmed with possibilities, or the domino effect of a choice that we – in hindsight – realize wasn’t a...

Isn’t It About Time?

When Will You Start Living the Life You Want? How’s life? Are you having a good day? Was this past week what you wanted it to be? And, how’s next week shaping up? For far too many people, Monday through Friday is the penance they pay to have a...

Schläger Schmläger

Refuse to Compare Yourself to Others How much do you compare yourself to others? If you’re anything like me, probably more than you would like to admit. Why do we use precious energy to put our lives side-to-side with someone else? What’s behind this very common need we have to...

Memorials and Monuments

Are we destroying history? Monuments and statues symbolizing the Confederacy are being removed from public view in the United States at an increasing rate. Doesn’t this deprive our citizens of the memory of people who deserve to be remembered? No. Those protesting the removal of these monuments and statues...