Category Archives: Humor

A fundamental expression of happiness and contentment

Happiness is…

Happiness is found in simple things — a refreshing glass of water, a friendly smile… or the fortunate state of being aware of these things. Share

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Happiness is…

Happiness is what’s left after we strip away cluttery thoughts of ego and attachment. Ironically, our own thinking is the stumbling block we must overcome to be content and happy. Like anything that’s real and true, happiness is with us all … Continue reading

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Don’t worry. Be happy.

Admittedly, I never really thought about the lyrical wisdom expressed in Bobby McFerrin’s 1988 hit song. Sure, the catchy, upbeat tune makes you want to smile and whistle along — which, funnily enough, takes your mind off worries and engenders … Continue reading

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Just a visitor (or, “A Backpack/Death Manifesto”)

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about our mortality — not in a bad way, but as a healthy reminder that life is short, and it’s important to live our lives fully and authentically. This full-length post combines luggage with … Continue reading

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The joy of garbage-disposal installation

Today I did one of the most satisfying things I’ve done in a while: I installed a new garbage-disposal unit in my kitchen. While this doesn’t sound exciting or glamorous, I experienced a profound sense of fulfillment and happiness as … Continue reading

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One last dance

Decluttering can be an awesome experience. You no longer have to worry about extra “stuff” that gets in the way. And as you’re tossing items, you even have the opportunity to reminisce and enjoy them on their way out. It’s … Continue reading

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Cell-phone lifestyles

The results are in… Recently I asked several friends to participate in an informal survey about their cell-phone use. The question was simple: how many times a day do you “touch” your phone for any reason whatsoever? Any physical interaction … Continue reading

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Dealing with $#¡+

Any video that begins with the word “poop” has a special place of honor on this website. Even though Karma Colonic focuses on eliminating the “crap” from a person’s life, the video below isn’t at all metaphorical. It’s about actual … Continue reading

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Thank you, ottoman!

It may be an unlikely candidate for praise and recognition, but today I’d like to give a shout-out to one of my all-time favorite pieces of furniture: the storage ottoman. Thanks, ‘man, for being all that you are! In both … Continue reading

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Closet Clutter III: Conquering Zombie-Clutter

This post continues yesterday’s look at the psychology underlying “closet clutter.” In the dramatic finale of this riveting “two-act play,” our protagonist stands at a crossroads that will either restore his personal freedom… or doom him to a life of … Continue reading

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