Celebrate a pagan holiday

Obviously the following post was written for May 1, 1999 or 2000. As I think about it our holidays especially Christmas are so commercialized that they end up being as much a chore and source of sorrow and depression as they are source of laughter and joy. So returning to a simpler past and just […]

Do it badly at first then improve it

Yesterday I wrote about healthy habits. In that post I mentioned that living beings are creatures of repetition and habits. Habits may lead to inertia and immobility.  They can cause perfectionism which arises from fear of failure. This perfectionism in turn makes one procrastinate. However, taking action in itself may be a good habit to […]

Appreciate each moment of your life

Appreciation is one of the main keys to happiness and contentment. When you appreciate someone, a situation, or an object, it appreciates in value. You increase the amount of enjoyment you get from it. The Dalai Lama mentions how valuable and sacred it is to be living this life as human beings. It really doesn’t […]

Yes, you can

I’m proudly watching the inauguration of President Barack Hussein Obama. This is not a political post but a psychological post. Obama’s election shows that in the USA anything is possible. I was born in Iran, grew up in England and have relatives, and friends all over Western Europe. I can guarantee that this could not […]