Category Archives: Article

Prose Poem: The Urban Cyclist

Dave Hood It’s a sweltering summer day in the city. You’ve decided to embrace cycling, make it part of your exercise regimen. So you’re attired in a blue helmet, dark sunglasses, yellow jersey, black shorts, light-weight cycling shoes, ready to … Continue reading

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Article: On Happiness

What is happiness? It is a feeling of contentment or satisfaction. I am not referring to fleeting enjoyable moments or short experiences of pleasure, but an enduring sense of contentment and satisfaction with one’s life. This desire to feel happy is what motivates most people. To be happy is the meaning and purpose of human existence. Most people, don’t say to themselves, ” I am going to do this or that or some other thing so I can be happy.” Instead, the pursuit of happiness is carried out indirectly in one’s quest for pleasure or satisfying experiences. Continue reading

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Article: Living the Simple Life

“The greatest step toward a life of simplicity is to learn to let go.”—Steve Maraboli “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”—Confucius “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” —Leonardo Da Vinci Dave Hood To live simply, we … Continue reading

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Article: The Photographer’s Eye

By Dave Hood John Szarkowski’s was a photographer, critic, curator and historian. He succeeded Edward Steichen, another photographer, as the director of the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1962. A couple of years later, Szarkowski became the … Continue reading

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Article: Cultivating a Spiritual Life

By Dave Hood “To be spiritually literate, we need to embrace the world, believing that it is full of meanings which we can discover.”—Spiritual literacy A man strolls through the woods, listening to the birds chirping, the rustling of the … Continue reading

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Improving Well-Being: Finding Flow in Life

Dave Hood “Happiness is a condition that must be prepared for, cultivated, and defended privately by each person.” —Psychologist, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, author of Flow Wealth, power, sex, material comforts don’t ensure happiness or well-being. Many people who possess these trappings … Continue reading

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Improving Well-Being: Developing Zest for Life

“The saddest people I’ve ever met in life are the ones who don’t care deeply about anything at all. Passion and satisfaction go hand in hand, and without them, any happiness is only temporary, because there’s nothing to make it … Continue reading

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