Beyond the categorical imperative

I recently wrote about the platinum rule (treat people the way they would like to be treated) and how it’s better than the golden rule (treat others as you would like to be treated). Today I want to write about something I heard last night which is better than Kant’s categorical imperative. So let’s first […]

Who do you love?

The way you start the day tends to continue so its best to start the day on a positive note. One great way to start the day is to ask some good questions and a great set of questions to ask each morming is: Who do I love? And then – who else do I […]

The second best medicine

Wise people know that laughter is the best medicine. But you may not know that smiling is the second best medicine. Now, whereas you cannot go around laughing at will, you can be smiling most of the time. You can even feel better when you are down by forcing a smile. Your moods and your […]

Send unconditional love

After the second leak in our condo (in less than 45 days) I was shell shocked yesterday (I had very little sleep the previous night as I kept waking up to empty the bucket under the slow drip. Today having had some sleep I’m cleaning the place and drying the carpets. At first I was […]

Oh well – it happens

For the second time in less than forty five days the ceiling of our condo leaked. This time I noticed it at eleven thirty at night and now by twelve thirty it is under control (if a few drops here and there is having a leak under control). I had to turn the water off […]

People are not always lovable – love them anyway

Yesterday I was driving about 48 M.P.H. in a 45 M.P.H. speed limit zone. I already have two tickets in the last eighteen months so I have to be very careful that I do not get another ticket for a while. There was a car to my side going slightly slower than I was. Suddenly […]

Learn from your mistakes

Forgiveness of self and others is the linchpin of my therapy and coaching. So many times in my seminars I use the metaphor of burning your hand on a hot stove as a two year old. Even if it may scar you physically for life – I have a tiny scar on my left wrist […]

The most persuasive word in English language

This post could have also been titled: What is the most hypnotic word in the English language? What is the most sweetest word in the English language? Think about it…. There is one word which is so sweet to your ears.  It is the one word most likely to affect you in the positive. An […]

A little kindness goes a long way

A friend has been complaining about a neighbor for a while. He lives in a condo and the condo above is a rental. In the few years he has lived there different renters have come and gone. However, six months ago a mother, grandmother and teenage daughter rented the condo above. They had small dog […]

New Age Guilt

I was planning to write this post two weeks ago and then a few things happened which stopped me from doing so. I had an issue with my web hosting company which caused all my sites to go offline for a few days. This site (our main site) is the first site to go back […]