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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 →


Teaching the Ethics of the Coronavirus

What College Students Should Know Everyone is caught up in the coronavirus outbreak whether as a health professional, government official, owner/CEO of a business and its employees, or average citizen. Many ethical issues exist about the way we have handled the crisis. Personal responsibility is important as is how we... Read more →


Ethics and Our Response to the Coronavirus

Have We Acted Responsibly? As the number of COVID-19 cases continue to grow and the death toll mounts, we should use our experiences so far to evaluate our personal responsibilities to each other and whether the government has met its burden in handling the crisis. Why does this matter? Our... Read more →


What does it really take to produce a wildly successful podcast?

SLO NightWriters Hosts Chris Lambert On March 10, Chris Lambert will visit SLO NightWriters, the premier writing organization in the Central Coast, for an evening on the hot seat! Chris Lambert is the host of the wildly successful podcast Your Own Backyard, a series where you join him on the... Read more →


Presidential Politics: With Whom Would You Like to Have a Beer?

Thoughts on Picking a Democratic Candidate for President I’ve decided the best way to chose a candidate for President from the field of Democratic candidates is to ask with whom I would like to have a beer. The reason is we should take everything they say with ‘a grain of... Read more →


How to Be a Better Person

Ethical Principles to Live By Most people go about their daily lives without paying much attention to ethics. They may be good people and ethics may be embedded in their character. Even so, it’s a good idea to think about what you are doing (or about to do) and why.... Read more →


Writing Motivation and Writing Advice

Pursuing Happiness and Meaning in Life Through Writing 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. We pursue happiness and meaning in life through actions we take... Read more →