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Living a Purposeful Life

Is There a Link Between Ethics, Happiness, and Meaning? I’m often asked whether ethical behavior can lead to a happier, more meaningful life. The answer is “yes!” That’s why I wrote a book on it – Beyond Happiness and Meaning: Transforming Your Life Through Ethical Behavior. Of course, many people... Read more →


Are You An Ethical Writer?

The Do’s and the Don’ts The ethics of being a responsible writer are the same as for any activity. In this post I deal with works of nonfiction. Basic Ethical Standards First, treat the readers the way you would wish to be treated. Most people want what they read to... Read more →


Showing Gratitude Can Enhance Your Well-Being

Regaining Civility in Society I have previously blogged about the decline of civility in society and rampant unethical behavior that has created conflicts everywhere we look. It seems we no longer know how to disagree with each other without being disagreeable. In short, we have lost our moral compass. One... Read more →


The Ethics of Self-Care

Don’t Forget To Take Care Of You, Too Developing ways to take care of yourself can help prevent burnout. School counselors have their own ways of doing so and include supporting emotional wellness, fostering good relationships, maintaining physical health and developing meaningful relationships outside of work. The following blog was... Read more →


Why Are Americans So Unhappy?

Going Beyond Happiness and Meaning in Life Two recent surveys suggest that Americans are becoming more unhappy with each passing year. The 2019 World Happiness Report says that the U.S. is ranked 19th in happiness, a decline from previous surveys. A General Social Survey ranks public opinion by country from... Read more →


Is There a Difference Between Kindness and Generosity?

Giving, not Receiving, Makes for Kind and Generous People We’ve heard it many times before. This person is kind. That person is generous. But, what do these terms mean and what is the relationship between them? What is their role in ethical decision-making? Kindness is generally thought of as the... Read more →


Talking to Strangers Can Enhance Your Well-Being

Why You Should Reach Out and Touch Someone I recently read an article in the Wall Street Journal by Elizabeth Bernstein that contends sometimes a stranger – not a loved one – can significantly improve your day by having a pleasant encounter that creates a connection and provides feelings of... Read more →


Beyond Happiness and Meaning

Transforming Your Life Through Ethical Behavior A recent survey reports that nearly one in five business school students are willing to sacrifice more than 40 percent of their salary to work for a responsible employer. Some will work for nonprofits where they are committed to the cause. Others seek positions... Read more →


What is Your Ethics IQ?

What is the Right Thing to Do? I’m trying something new this week and the next. In today’s blog I ask ten questions to gauge your knowledge of right and wrong. I WILL POST THE ANSWERS WITH EXPLANATIONS IN NEXT WEEK’S BLOG. Your Ethics IQ measures your level of ethics... Read more →


The Lost Art of Being a Compassionate Person

Transforming Your Life Through Compassion and Empathy I've been thinking a lot lately about whether we are a compassionate society. There's no doubt we are following a horrific event like a school shooting or terrorist attack. But, are we compassionate on an everyday basis? Why is it important to be... Read more →