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Should You Live a Life of ‘No Regrets’?

Learning to Deal with Missteps in Life From time to time, I come across an article that addresses issues of concern to me as an ethics expert. The Problem With ‘No Regrets’ is one such piece. In 2020, the author Daniel Pink launched the World Regret Survey, which asked more... Read more →


Where Does the US Stand in the World Happiness Report?

Happiness in the COVID-19 Environment I have previously blogged about happiness polls to see how the US ranks. I looked at how the U.S. ranks (2019) and how people can lead happier lives. I thought it would be in the top 10 countries. After all, we have in general elements... Read more →


Famous People Victims of the Cancel Culture

Summing Up the Cancel Culture and Political Correctness When we think of the cancel culture what comes to mind right away is how social media is used to call someone out for their words or actions as offensive to a group. Those offended go on social media and start a... Read more →


What is the Difference Between Having a Purpose in Life and Your Objectives?

Do Better by Being Better Very often, we find there is a confusion between what we consider to be a purpose and what we consider to be an objective. The purpose is the reason why you exist or why you do what you do. The objective is what it needs... Read more →


Have You Been the Victim of Gaslighting?

The Signs and Responses Last week I watched the 1944 movie, Gaslighting. I have heard the term before and watched the television series, Dirty John, so I knew it’s a real thing. Gaslighters play games with your mind and psychologically try to get you to question your own sanity. In... Read more →


The Pandemic and Well-Being of Americans

Going Beyond Happiness and Meaning in Life I have previously blogged about why Americans are so unhappy. American happiness had been eroding for years. Then the coronavirus happened. Americans are now less happy than they’ve ever been. Americans have never been in more despair. As a result, the well-being of... Read more →


The Ethics of Kindness

Kindness Breeds Civility We’ve heard it many times before. This person is kind. But, what do we mean by kindness and how can we tell if someone is kind? What are the characteristic traits of behavior? Kindness is generally thought of as the quality of being friendly, considerate and generous.... Read more →


Writing and Wellness Go Hand in Hand

Can Writing Make Us Feel Better About Ourselves? Having recently completed a book on happiness and meaning and how it links to ethical behavior, I want to share some of my insights about how writing can qualitatively enhance wellness. Enhancing Wellness According to Tara Parker-Pope, the founding editor of Well,... Read more →