May 20, 2017 I recently read there are two kinds of people in the world: Givers and Takers. The narrative went on to applaud the Givers and shame the Takers. Can it really be that simple? It made me question why we often look for simplicity at the cost of seeking effectiveness. Being able to divide […]
May 13, 2017 Being multilingual is an effective life skill. In my experience, it has created both personal and professional opportunity. As we raise our daughter to be multilingual, it’s useful to research the benefits of speaking multiple languages. It’s also necessary to assess whether our parental intentions are headed in an effective direction. This […]
May 6, 2017 Here’s the AudioVisual version to an article I wrote called Money Can’t Buy Happiness…Right?? Money can’t buy happiness. Money can’t make you happy. Too much money turns people evil. Rich people always take more and more from the noble and under-privileged poor. Sound familiar? Ever ponder why is it so common to hear these […]
April 29, 2017 Often, I hear and read about how necessary it is to “focus on the positive” or “find the good” in every situation. This sounds nice and fills us up with warm, fuzzy feelings. However, it can be improved. “Focusing on the positive” and “finding the good” are limited because they are static. […]
April 22, 2017 The other day, I heard someone say “We should stop saying ‘no’ and embrace a ‘yes’ attitude.” My first reaction to this was “Wow. It really depends on the details.” While it’s a romantic idea to say “yes” to everything, this behavior can be quite impractical. At it’s worst, saying “yes” too […]
April 15, 2017 The word “happiness” is everywhere: “True happiness”, “Achieving happiness”, “Happiness for all”, “Happiness on a global scale”, “Don’t you want happiness?” “Have you found true happiness?” Sometimes, it’s useful to reevaluate our understanding of a word we repeat so often. Here are 3 reasons happiness may not be what you think.