Archive for June, 2011

June 30

June, Thoughts….

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30. Ultimate excellence lies not in winning every battle, but in defeating the enemy without ever fighting. Sun Tzu

29. When deeds and words are in accord, the whole world is transformed. Chuang Tzu

28. We take refuge in pride because we are afraid to tell the truth to ourselves. Kakuzo Okakura

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27. Be a first rate version of yourself, not a second rate version of someone else. Judy Garland

26. By sinking its roots deeply into the earth, by accepting the rain that flows toward it, by reaching out to the sun, the tree perfects its character and becomes great. Deng Ming-Dao

25. You can easily judge the character of a …

June 22

Review: Exploring Happiness: From Aristotle To Brain Science

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A very close friend sent this book to me after we had some discourse regarding our perceptions and opinions of happiness. The title is more telling than you might think, as the book takes an encompassing view of what has been written about happiness through the ages.

The book is very well written in philosophical prose. For those uninitiated in true philosophical writing, this book might seem droll or overly complicated. Philosophical writing begins with the definition of what is being discussed, and works at laying the argument out in a precise fashion. The end of one paragraph lays the groundwork for the next, and the chapters follow suit. The …

June 20

Substance Use: Escaping or Embracing Life?

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This is my latest post for Psychology Today. It is part of their “Hot Topic” on Addiction. You can access the topic with the link above, or my post here.

June 6

Let Go, Be Happy

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This is my latest post for Psychology Today.