It's Summer.

Cappuccino flows in Italy.
In Spain, Sangria.
The Grass is green.
The Flowers bloom.
My Son says "Play with me!"


This Honey Badger don't care

"The Crazy Nastyass Honey Badger" is a popular YouTube video that quickly went viral. It's a hilarious voice-over of a discovery-channel segment about one of the most fearless animals in the world: the African Honey Badger. The video's tag line soon became a household phrase after a player on the 2011 LSU college football team was nicknamed the Honey Badger: "Honey Badger don't care, it just takes what it wants."

You, too, can learn from this little ferocious animal, the "crazy nastyass Honey Badger!"

From Lady Gaga to you: the masks we wear

Lady Gaga is known for some of the wildest costumes and makeup ever conceived, as are the rockers of Kiss and Lordi (Eurovision song-contest winner). These performers put on fantastic masks as part of their act. But did you know that all of us wear masks and costumes in our daily lives as well as part of our own “act”?

Look at the bright side

Having a bad day? Feeling the blues? Live dragging you down?


Excellence literally means “to raise up” or “elevate.” Someone who is excellent at doing something is so because his or her actions stand our high above the rest.

That’s why, when you want to be excellent at something, your actions must “stand out from the rest” -- and not just by being different, or bad, or excessive, but being “better.”

Don’t just be ordinary – be extraordinary.
Don’t just be plain, stand out,
be excellent:
At life
     ...and at whatever you are passionate about.

Happiness Secret: Reward both results and effort

One of the keys to success and happiness is to always reinforce the good and play down the bad. Psychologists have long shown that you can use this to "shape" human behavior. But if you want to also be happier, there is little bit more to it.

Mappiness: Mapping happiness on an iPhone

I often write about techniques that help you live happier. Now there is a free app for the iPhone that may help you do the same. The software, developed by a team of British researchers, allows you to analyze when and where you are the happiest. The findings can give you some insight into your life and help you make lifestyle changes that make you happier.

Happiness Secret: Choosing to See the Wonders of Life

Life expresses itself in so many wonderful ways – you only have to choose to see this.

This is a truly profound insight, which can make a great difference in your life.

In my new book, "Be True, Be Happy: Simple Secrets for a Happy and Meaningful Life," I reveal various secrets for finding happiness. One of the foremost is that you can simply choose to be happy. The statement above expresses that same truth.

Happiness Secret: The Price Of Your Life

One of the biggest issues that often keeps us from being happy is money, or rather, the lack of it. We often believe that "money equals happiness." But is that really so? In my new book, "Be True, Be Happy: Simple Secrets for a Happy and Meaningful Life," I take a critical look at this issue and the findings may surprise you.

Happiness Secret: The Real Key to Happiness

My newest book is based on the very simple idea that if you find what makes you intrinsically joyful and then learn to align your life toward it, you will be happy. Thus the title "Be True, Be Happy: Simple Secrets for a Happy and Meaningful Life." Happiness can be right there if you only allow it to be and cultivate the right things and actions in your life. To help with this, I present various little "Happiness Secrets" in the book. One such secret is to know "The Key to Happiness."