How Not to be Easily Unamused

It is good to be easily amused, letting the little things in life put a smile on your face.  However, the little things are not always amusing.  Sometimes they are inconvenient and annoying, or worse.  They can bring your whole mood down in an instant. Here are some ways to stave off those unamused feelings.…

The Bright Side of Cancer: You Are Not Alone

One morning at the hospital, early in my cancer treatment, they asked me if I was claustrophobic.  Those of you who have gone on medical journeys understand why–the docs need scans.  And to get those scans, they slide you into person-sized holes inside of big machines.  Fortunately, I am not claustrophobic.  (I was, however, a…

10 Ways to be Easily Amused

This post is brought to you by the letter C. Actually, I should probably start out this post with Why you should be easily amused. The practice of finding joy in little things sometimes gets a bad rap.  People say that those who are easily amused have simple minds and shallow lives.  I personally think…

18 Reasons to Smile

I’m on vacation this week, so here are 18 little points of brightness from other folks:    This adorable fluff   2. This guy who made a friend and probably saved a life   3.  Nature is amazing.   4.  You are amazing, too.   5.  Dogs make our lives better.   6.  We make…

Therapy With Dr. Seuss

There is a Dr. Seuss book called I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew.  The hero starts out the story by complaining that he has many troubles.  Dr. Seuss illustrates those for us as little monsters trying to bite and sting the hero.  The poor guy doesn’t know what to do, until he hears…