To Live in the World and be Happy

As Abe Lincoln famously said: “People are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.”  Happiness is a choice, a habit of mind, and a skill that can be cultivated.  Like most skills, some people seem to be born with more of it than other people.  And like most skills, with practice,

Making Anger Less Devastating

Anger may unavoidable, but how can I make it less devastating?  How can I cope with my anger?  How can I cope with your anger?  How can I cope with your anger when you direct it at me?  Coping with anger is simple…but not necessarily easy.  Like most things, it takes trust, some practice, and some learning.  And, the better you get