Category Archives: success

Reject Corporate Culture and Find Something Real Instead

Surely, our culture must be more than working too hard, constantly feeling overwhelmed, and burying our faces in our phones? Continue reading

Posted in america, Art, Culture, Daily Life, Encouragement, Family, fine art, inspirational, Life, Lifestyle, self-improvement, simple living, success, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Don’t Let the Parasites Define Who You Are

Both religion and science have their own version of the doctrine of original sin. It’s wise not believing in either of their teachings. Continue reading

Posted in acceptance, Art, Daily Life, Encouragement, Growth, inspirational, Life, self-improvement, spirituality, success, Uncategorized, wisdom | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Some Things Are Out of Our Control

Humans in power can make decisions that affect a lot of ordinary people. But there are some areas — the seasons of the year, the hope in people’s souls — that they cannot affect. Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Daily Life, Encouragement, inspirational, Life, Lifestyle, self-improvement, spirituality, success, thinking, Uncategorized, wisdom | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Driven to Succeed — and Discontent

We are a driven people. And whether what drives us is ambition or anger, pressure or fear or desire or purpose, the result is that we never rest. There is always something we need to do to move forward, to … Continue reading

Posted in america, blogging, children, Culture, Daily Life, Encouragement, Faith, goals, inspirational, Life, Lifestyle, playtime, self-improvement, simple living, success | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Major Decision? Don’t Be Rushed

Whether we’re buying something or considering a major life change, we are constantly pressured to make the decision fast. And if we don’t make the “right” decision, we’re blamed for being too hasty. Why not make it easier on ourselves and take the time we need in the first place? Continue reading

Posted in america, Culture, Daily Life, Encouragement, Faith, Growth, inspirational, Life, Lifestyle, self-improvement, success, thinking, wisdom, Work | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Fast, Efficient, and Furious — Is This U.S. Culture?

Speed and efficiency, while they have their places, tend to take up too much space in U.S. culture and thinking. When we focus on wisdom as opposed to production, we’re willing to slow down and take the time we need to grow into the people we were created to be. Continue reading

Posted in america, Culture, Daily Life, Encouragement, Growth, inspirational, Life, Lifestyle, reading, self-improvement, simple living, spirituality, success, wisdom | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

We Don’t Need Influencers; We Need Each Other

Think about the people who have made the most impact in your life. If you’re like me, you’ve probably wasted precious time paying attention to strangers whose faces you recognize: celebrities, “role models,” Influencers (great word — it doesn’t even … Continue reading

Posted in america, Culture, Daily Life, Encouragement, goals, inspirational, Life, Lifestyle, self-improvement, success, thinking, wisdom | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

What Will Others Think? Honestly, It Doesn’t Matter

We waste a lot of our lives worrying about what others think of us. It’s not just a social media thing. Long before we courted “Likes” and hearts and smiling emojis, we looked around after we said something, did something, … Continue reading

Posted in acceptance, america, Culture, Daily Life, Encouragement, goals, Growth, inspirational, Life, Lifestyle, self-improvement, success, thinking | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

We Have More Than Two Choices

“A or B?” Though we live in a complex world, rich with options, we are too frequently pressured to decide between two rigidly defined choices, especially when politics is involved. But then again, organized religion imposes its own limited parameters, … Continue reading

Posted in america, Culture, Current Events, Daily Life, Encouragement, inspirational, Life, Lifestyle, Politics, self-improvement, success | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Explore a World without Walls or Fences

How easy it is to limit ourselves! How effortlessly and gently we fall into complacency —  content in a landscape surrounded by fences, or circumscribing our physical and mental beings to the space allotted by cubicle walls. “Ah, but we … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Daily Life, Encouragement, goals, inspirational, Life, Lifestyle, outdoors, self-improvement, success | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments