If It’s Broke, Fix It!

When we respond in an unhealthy manner, we quite simply need to fix it before we can move on. If you don’t, you will repeat that mistake over and over again while blaming everyone but yourself and wondering how all this bad stuff can happen to such a nice person. Here’s your answer: it keeps…

Perpetual Restlessness and Wanderlust

We all know people who are perpetually restless. Many of them are convinced if they just solved some sort of magic puzzle, found the right job, or the right partner, or lived in the right city that everything would be fine. Then they move, or change jobs, or get a new partner, and nothing changes.…

Moving Beyond Tragedy

Human life is filled with both the good and the bad. Despite this, there seems to be some sort of voluntary delusion that is part of human nature, causing us to believe that bad things shouldn’t happen to us. While most of us would never admit it, we can cope with other people’s tragedy without…

Is Denial Authentic Spirituality?

I have a lot of friends who are part of what I call “The Happy-Happy, Joy-Joy” movement, a movement that transcends spiritual and religious traditions in many ways, although some spiritualities are centered entirely on Happy-Happy Joy-Joy (HHJJ). I first experienced HHJJ in evangelical Christianity of the Televangelist bent. I still remember watching PTL, Jim…