Category Archives: Happiness Fulfillment & Self Esteem


You can do better!

When I was a senior in high school my graduation plan consisted of working in downtown Chicago as somebodies administrative assistant, marrying my high school sweetheart, and having babies. All in all not a terrible plan and one that I’m sure I would have made more pleasant than not due to my low unhappiness tolerance. […]



Not My Time Syndrome

Over the last few months I have been training to be a life coach. I was required to practice interviewing individuals in order to complete my training. Instead of bothering strangers on the street, I instead bothered the people that I bother most, my friends.  In every single practice interview I heard some version of […]



Preparing for a Rotten New Year or NOT?

Preparing for a Rotten New Year or NOT?

Here’s how to have a really bad New Year:
Act like and/or believe that you or any member of your family is a victim of some sort. Say things like: “Poor me, I have to do everything around here, no one helps me” or “My marriage is bad, I have no money, I’m a loser” […]



Gratitude for the Stomach Flu and Life’s Other Miseries

I’m grateful to the past for setting me right here in the present and allowing me to learn from all that came my way, both good and bad.

Every Thanksgiving I spend about 10 seconds thinking about what I’m grateful for. The list doesn’t change too much and it goes something like this, “I’m grateful for the health of me and all of those that I love, my family, my friends, work, and my dog.” The order is often subject to change with […]