Love is an e-Motion

Love is open like a storefront, honest like recovery and messy like art. ___ This poem was the impetus for my article, The Six Loves that Create Lasting Love. I welcome you to enjoy both pieces and I hope they provide you with some inspiration and encouragement in your relationships. ◊♦◊ What is Love? Love … More Love is an e-Motion

The Resting Seriousface: Smile or You Will Be Shamed

Recent research has uncovered the cause of the Resting Seriousface and it’s not pretty. ___ Be warned: Your smile is public property The resting serious face, otherwise known as the Resting Bitchy Face (RBF) for the serious faced women and Resting Asshole Face (RAF) is for the dour men out there. A recent research project … More The Resting Seriousface: Smile or You Will Be Shamed

The Myth of Normal

Dr. Gabor Mate reminds us that who you surround yourself with can change your life. ___ What is normal? It’s an interesting question. We certainly know what is weird, abnormal and even crazy. In North America, we have over 500 disorders that tell us what, and (more importantly?) who, is pathological. For many of us, … More The Myth of Normal

Men and the Resting A**hole Face: Smiley Face Not Required

Sean Swaby admits that he isn’t always happy. His confession may result in a flurry of people telling him to smile, recommendations for antidepressants or offers of food to make him feel better. ___ Editor’s note: This piece was previously published and is currently being revised. Recent research has shown that RAF (Resting asshole face) … More Men and the Resting A**hole Face: Smiley Face Not Required

Lessons From a Lifetime of Self-Improvement

Lots of work but little change? I’m there. This year, I am going to lower my standards. ◊♦◊ By MARGARET WENTE The Globe and Mail, Published Saturday, Jan. 09, 2016 8:00AM EST Don’t tell me about self-improvement. I’ve been improving myself for decades. I have dieted, exercised, made to-do lists and then lost them. I have striven … More Lessons From a Lifetime of Self-Improvement

7 Reasons Why Christmas Should Still Matter to You

I Asked My Friends and a Troll One Question: “Does Christmas Matter to You?” The Results Surprised Me. ___ If you want to stir the ant hill of Facebook, just ask people what they think about Christmas. I did and the results were both fun and disturbing… I guess that’s Funturbing. No matter what we believe, the season is about giving … More 7 Reasons Why Christmas Should Still Matter to You