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Finding Some Relief

By John McNeil

There is no doubt that we need to stop and prevent bullying. But here's an interesting question, "What do you do if you are the one bullying yourself?" Growing up, I remember being tormented by this nagging, sometimes incessant, self-vilifying, debilitating assault that was going on in my head. These weren't just thoughts of acting like a fool or failing. These were thoughts of already being a fool and a failure. If my father told me that I was being irresponsible, the conversation in my head became, "I am irresponsible!"

For me, being the youngest of four boys (by three years) was accompanied by thoughts of never measuring up. I am not saying that all my thoughts were berating. But there were a significant and sufficient number of them, and they were ugly.
I attended a Catholic elementary school, where my knowledge of having these thoughts turned the conversation within me into that of being a sinner standing on Hell's doorstep. On the out…

15 Habits of Extremely Happy People

By Bob Tom

Happiness is every person's goal in life. Even though most people have no idea of what to do to be happy and what happiness really adds up to. We all strive to stay relevant to our goal.

1. They are not self-absorbed

This is a person that generally does not make everything about themselves. They are open-minded and allow their thinking to go beyond their heads. They welcome other people's suggestions and criticism. They don't take other people's opinions about them personally. They build their character based on well-thought out choices and opinions. They positively accept correction from people and also appreciate other people's way of life.

2. They are appreciative and contented

Being contented and showing appreciation is a character trait that most people don't have. They take a lot of things for granted not knowing they deprive themselves of the small joys of the world. Being able to appreciate someone else for how they have dressed, made their hair, …