A busy life is not a happy life

“Beware the barrenness of a busy life.” — Socrates  A busy life is too often seen as a badge of honour.  Everyone is constantly busy.  Schedules are overloaded. People rush from one thing to another while often accomplishing little or nothing during a day. Life is busy yet it feels empty and unproductive. My threshold […]

How to motivate yourself

Do you know how to motivate yourself? Are there aspects of your lifestyle, habits, or health that you want to change but you find yourself stuck in old routines? Do you find yourself in a holding pattern that needs invigoration? After almost five years of retirement, I find myself repeating patterns that satisfy me.  Unfortunately, […]

Handling Loneliness

Have you learned how to handle loneliness? Most of us, no matter how socially active, fight bouts of loneliness. Feeling lonely is not shameful nor is it a sign of failure.  It is a normal feeling that happens to everyone. The presence of other people doesn’t insulate you from loneliness. Even when you are in […]