Small joys

One of my Christmas presents was a book: The Little Book of Ikigai, by Ken Mogi. The term ikigai refers to a Japanese concept of attaining one’s purpose in life. Within the first few pages, I was flooded with recognition. So much of this concept voices thoughts I’ve been trying…

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Choices

A client, musing over her life, told me, “Happiness is a choice.” She continued, thoughtfully, “Feeling unhappy should be a choice as well. But when I feel unhappy, I lose sight of any other choices.” Which I think is a perfect description of what happens when life overwhelms us. We…

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Unconditional

An acquaintance joked the other day that she tries very hard to be unconditional. But she does expect something in return! A prickly joke, this, and a great illustration of how easy it is to talk about being unconditional and how difficult it is to put it into practice. If…

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