The Birdhouse

Behind the house, in the field near the shed, there was a birdhouse. It was a big red house built from old material overlooking a patch of long grass. When we first moved into the house, we must have found at least 20 birdhouses around here. They were scattered all over the property. Some were …

If money were no object, what would you do?

At Photo by Khimish Sharma on Pexels.com Many of us search for purpose in our lives. We look for validation and affirmation. For some, religion and faith provide an avenue. Many people find themselves in a loop of doing "the daily" until something breaks or forces them to change. Some people go on great journeys …

The Imbalance of Power

“How does one man have the ability to start a nuclear war and end life as we know it on planet earth?” It’s a good question and one that my children asked me just a few days ago. It is unbelievable that we are at the edge of conflict with Russia and facing a world-ending …

The Noise that Won’t Go (Veterans with Tinnitus)

Photo by Keira Burton on Pexels.com Tinnitus is the number one disability among Veterans and it affects at least one in every 10 American adults. Before I get started, if you are suffering from tinnitus there are some management techniques offered here <-- click for a handbook. My goal for this post is to shed some light …

A New Life Lesson from Anon to Me

I can Pretend Sticks and stones they say. In this case, it is a note without context coming from a place and person that doesn't know me. I suppose there is a book to be written for the past few years of my life. It is an unbelievable story of life, death, failure, and success. …

We Can’t Talk About IT – The Greater Pain

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com This week someone close to me had an experience on Zoom known as "Zoom Bombing." “Zoombombing” is when an uninvited person joins a Zoom meeting. This is usually done in an attempt to gain a few cheap laughs at the expense of the participants. Zoombombers often hurl racial slurs or profanity, …

Wellness at the VA (Department of Medical Affairs)

Photo by Snapwire on Pexels.com Stop the Cycle of Reacting and Responding I've been in the VA system for a very long time. I remember years ago not long after I first got off of active duty, I went to the VA for care and it was a total mess. Veterans were scattered in the …

Do you need a strategy for your life?

Last Portion of THIS Happiness Series Photo by Josh Sorenson on Pexels.com Why do you think you are here? Do you have an idea of your purpose? If so, what is it? Do you have a plan? Do you have values, if so what are they? What do you want to accomplish? Photo by Steve …

Happiness in Nothing (The Question)

The Goal (Maybe) As part of the ongoing examination and learnings around happiness, the question of "nothing" came up. What is nothing? What does nothing mean to happiness? I don't think that "nothing" is absolute, it is more about the burden of something. If we had nothing to do at all would we be happy? …

Glimpse of Happy ~ What Makes for Happiness

What makes you happy? Some people travel the earth looking for happiness. Some travel inwards seeking mindfulness and internal peace. Of course, there are many other ways that people seek to find happiness today but the questions are as old as humanity itself. I'll assert that happiness is highly personal even without the benefit of …

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