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Don Answers a Question About REAL Wellness and Finding Meaning

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Happiness does not follow the pursuit of happiness so much as it ensues from doing good works and service to others.


FISH (fly-replete, in depth of June,
Dawdling away their wat'ry noon)
Ponder deep wisdom, dark or clear,
Each secret fishy hope or fear.
Fish say, they have their Stream and Pond;
But is there anything Beyond?
FishThis life cannot be All, they swear,
For how unpleasant, if it were!
One may not doubt that, somehow, Good
Shall come of Water and of Mud;
And, sure, the reverent eye must see
A Purpose in Liquidity.
We darkly know, by Faith we cry,
The future is not Wholly Dry.

Oh, To Be Only 77 Once Again

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Do you look back fondly on a time when you were younger, fitter, faster and/or prettier? Read this for perspective.

How Reliable is Health Information on the Web?

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Who can you trust for sensible advice on the web. Only one person - you. Learn how to evaluate info.


I'm often asked, "How accurate is health information on the web? Can I rely on it for sound advice?"

The Absence of Terrestrial Meaning Makes Possible Your Freedom - and Enables WOs and REAL Wellness

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Life is without inherent meaning. There is no purpose in your being here. This is truly good news.


My idea is to get what little happiness you can out of this life. We should enjoy all the happiness that breaks through the clouds of misfortune. Life is poor enough at best. No one should fail to pick up every jewel of joy that can be found in his path. Everyone should be as happy as he can, provided he is not happy at the expense of another, and no person rightly constituted can be happy at the expense of another.

Ten Suggested Common Decency Commitments: A Big Improvement Over the Ten Commandments

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Ten suggested decency commitments are offered as a big improvement over the Ten Commandments.

 Preface: Ingersoll on the 10 Commandments

How to Reduce the Chances That You Might Waste Your Vote in 2016 by Favoring a Real Jerk for President

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How rational, or irrational, are American voters? The election day for choosing a president will soon be here. Prepare now!


the region of the Probable is the Possible, and beyond the Possible is
the Impossible and beyond the Impossible are the religions of the world.
The real miracles are the facts in nature.
~Robert Green Ingersoll

School Vouchers Constitute Government Sponsorship of Religion and Should Be Opposed

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The Religious Right is aggressively working nationwide to secure taxpayer money, that is, public funds, for religious education.

Public schools will suffer if the U.S. Congress passes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Write your Congressional representatives expressing your opposition to this theocratic onslaught against our secular form of government. And it's not only the Federal politicians who are being pressured by religious interests to fund their superstitions. In Wisconsin and other states, vouchers are being legitimized in order to undermine public (non-religious education).

Impositional Religiosity

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This essay addresses a condition marked by political idiocy, fear-based messaging, emotional manipulation and religious pandering and irrationality.

(Satire by Don channeling his inner Dave Barry or perhaps auditioning for The Onion)

There Will Never Be a "Complaint-Free World," But It Might Be a Good Idea if We All Did Less of It

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A popular book a few years ago urging a new look at the benefits of less or no complaining is assessed from a REAL wellness perspective.

You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses.  Ziggy


Why complain about anything? One reason is to get action of some kind that rights a wrong, achieving justice real or imagined. Another is to relive stress. Some complaints make life better in ways large and small, whereas some have adverse consequences. It depends.  


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Don summarizes his presentation delivered at the recently concluded National Wellness Conference.

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