Happiness through “Taking What You Need”

Have you ever heard the saying “Take what you need and leave the rest behind?” There’s another meaning to the phrase (other than the obvious one). In some ways it’s the opposite of, and counter-intuitive to, what you already know.

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Be Careful What You Wish For – Part 1: Losing Sight of What’s Important

OK, there’s something that you really, really want. You’re absolutely yearning for it with all of your soul and being. All you can think about is how much you want it. You ache for it and hunger for it. You become obsessed with it. You spend all of your waking hours thinking about it – consciously and subconsciously – and how to attain it. It consumes you.

You disregard your health – your diet, your sleep, your recreation, your personal time, your intellectual and creative nourishment. You rationalize that the things you’re doing in pursuit of this dream are for the good of all those involved in your life, yet you ignore them, erecting a wall between you and your partner, family, children, friends, and colleagues. Worse yet, you treat them in ways that leave in your wake a sea of emotional turmoil.

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Stress and Happiness

There are good kinds of stress and there are bad kinds of stress.  Negative stress can even lead to burnout and depression and anxiety.  Dr.

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The Secret to Happiness

Subjective Well-being: an individuals evaluation of their current happiness, this coming from the study “A Global Projection of Subjective Well Being: A Challenge to Positive

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Happy Father’s Day

The idea for Father’s Day came from a woman named Sonora Smart Dodd who was an only daughter of six children, her mother died in

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Structured Procrastination

The definition of “Structured Procrastination,” as told by John Perry the Professor of Philosophy at Stanford, is: shape the structure of tasks in a way

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