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Instead of Setting New Year’s Goals

You might be a person who loves setting New Year’s goals, and that practice might work very well for you. Awesome. On the other hand, you may be a person who frequently sets such goals, only to discard them a few weeks or month later. The whole process may make you feel like a failure,… Continue reading Instead of Setting New Year’s Goals

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Does Having a Word for the Year Help?

Do you have a word for the year, for 2021? When the year changes, many people like to choose a word that they hope defines the coming year. For example, I have heard people choose words like Focus, Thrive, Abundance, and Joy as their words for the year. The question is, does having a word… Continue reading Does Having a Word for the Year Help?

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The One Year Anniversary of My Transition to Silver Hair

It is the one year anniversary of my transition to silver hair. Well, the actual date I decided to go silver is a little hazy in my memory. But it was about this time a year ago, and I am so grateful for my journey thus far. I Love Silver Hair Before I made the… Continue reading The One Year Anniversary of My Transition to Silver Hair

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Do You Struggle with Perfectionism?

Do you struggle with perfectionism? If so, I have good news for you. For the next few weeks, I am writing a series of posts on overcoming perfectionism with playfulness. To kick it off, I want to examine the issue of perfectionism more in depth and help you figure out if you are a perfectionist.… Continue reading Do You Struggle with Perfectionism?

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Is “Follow Your Heart” Good Advice?

This post explores whether the common saying "Follow Your Heart" is good advice. Here are some common sayings you might have heard: Follow your heart. If it feels good, do it. Your heart will tell you what to do. Is This Advice Good? Now, if you are like most people in the world, you can… Continue reading Is “Follow Your Heart” Good Advice?

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The Irish, Weird Rumors, and Recent Elections

Here is a brief, tragic, and important history lesson. It's about the Irish Potato Famine and weird rumors, and it relates to the recent elections. A Bit about the Potato Famine In the mid-1800s, Ireland was struck by the now-infamous potato blight. It had devastating consequences on the Irish population. (You can find all of… Continue reading The Irish, Weird Rumors, and Recent Elections

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Do You Have a “My Guy Bias”? Is it Harming You?

This post is about something I call a My Guy Bias, which is a thinking problem anyone can develop personally or politically. It's really common and causes a lot of suffering. Our Attachments Human beings form strong emotional attachments to people. This trait can be good because it often helps us develop loving and loyal… Continue reading Do You Have a “My Guy Bias”? Is it Harming You?

Logic with Love, Politics and Love, Uncategorized

The Ethics of Abortion, Part #2

I am writing a series of posts on the ethics of abortion. This series is based on a unit I teach in my ethics class almost every semester. You can read the first part in the series here in which I describe what ethics is; why abortion can be an ambiguous ethical issue; and why… Continue reading The Ethics of Abortion, Part #2