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Have you ever felt miserable for so long that you forgot what normal ever felt like? This is me, the past several months. Although, right now I’m pretty sure I’m closer to happy than I’ve been in at least that long. It’s hard to know for sure, since I don’t recall how I’m supposed to feel anymore. Just that I don’t want to feel like I recently did at the depth of my most debilitating…

I knew Chester would be a terrific friend. I didn’t expect him to be a great spiritual teacher. Chester is more like my best friend and our bond seems to be growing stronger and stronger. We have reached to the extent that just yesterday evening I found the us service animal registry website and registered him as my ESA. I don’t know whether its because I buy him his favourite treats from PetSide or just…

Sometimes I wonder what my life would look like today if I was once a child star. Not the common kid who sadly flames out too young. But the rare acting prodigy who stays on track with enough grit and support to grow into the guy whose success and strong character inspires the next generation of kids to live their dreams too. My thing for a while was screenwriting. I loved movies and writing from…

Choosing what to do first can be tough when too many ideas compete for my attention. I wrestle with this dilemma each time I peruse one of my many idea lists, such as potential blog posts or products for my business. In my mind’s eye, each new idea glows with buzzy optimism. The idealist in me likes to believe I’ll get to all of them. And each one will be a smashing success. Yet the…

When I feel anxious, there is a single question I ask myself that serves as a go-to quick fix to shift my perspective, get out of my head, and into productive action. It is a souvenir from one of the most anxious times of my life — November 2008, the depth of the global economic collapse. Less than a year earlier, I left a long-term job at a company where morale was low and prospects…

Dwelling on how our should-haves and would-haves could have turned out is like bingeing on mental junk food.  The more we feed our minds with our own perceived shortcomings and screw-ups, fear grows so large as to contaminate our thoughts. So when new chances to change our pattern and move forward emerge, we lack the proper energy and focus. Instead, fear calls the shots; more regret, the result.  The moment I first met Katie was…