What Is Happiness?

“Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.” – Margaret Runbeck, American author, teacher and humanitarian (1905-1956) Ask anyone the definition of happiness and we’ll get different answers. For some, defining happiness has more to do with how they feel at the moment, whether they got up feeling terrific or…

The Importance of Attitude

“Man’s rise or fall, success or failure, happiness or unhappiness depends on his attitude…a man’s attitude will create the situation he imagines.” – James Lane Allen, American novelist and short story writer (1849-1925) When we think about having “attitude,” sometimes we think of something bad or too forward or outgoing. As if this is something…

On Being the Best You You Can Be

“Always be a first rate version of yourself, instead of a second rate version of someone else.” – Judy Garland, born Frances Ethel Gumm, American actress and singer, died as result of intentional or unintentional overdose of barbiturates (1922-1969) Why are we quoting Judy Garland here? Wasn’t she a troubled individual, prone to all sorts…

On Living With Gusto

“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” – Confucius, ancient Chinese philosopher, thinker, teacher, and founder of the Ru school of Chinese thought (551-479 BCE) When we think about the word “gusto,” we automatically conjure up images of food. But the word really implies a joy of living, a full-hearted embracing of action. Gusto…