Self Confident

Before You Can Be With Others, First Learn to Be Alone
In 1840, Edgar Allan Poe described the ‘mad energy’ of an ageing man who roved the streets of London from dusk till dawn. His excruciating despair could be temporarily relieved only by immersing himself in a tumultuous throng of city-dwellers. ‘He refuses to be alone,’ Poe wrote. He ‘is the type and the genius of deep crime … He...
How I made sure all 12 of my kids could pay for college themselves
My wife and I had 12 children over the course of 15 1/2 years. Today, our oldest is 37 and our youngest is 22.  I have always had a very prosperous job and enough money to give my kids almost anything. But my wife and I decided not to. I will share with you the things that we did, but first...
Stop Giving Toxic People Your Time
Having a chronic illness like Multiple Sclerosis makes life difficult. It can be an extremely hard life that requires a large amount of support. We often find that support in our close friends and family. Sometimes, that support isn’t available because there can be a tendency to lose friends when you have a chronic illness. Other times, however, you may have...
How to Pick a Career (That Actually Fits You)
Hey readers! Quick note before we jump in: This is a post about something I’ve been wanting to write about forever: careers. Society tells us a lot of things about what we should want in a career and what the possibilities are—which is weird because I’m pretty sure society knows very little about any of this. When it comes to...
Dealing With Toxic People
Do you ever get upset about the nasty behavior of your co-workers, friends, or even family? Well, if you let others upset you, it’s not their fault. “It’s not me, it’s him!” is what most of us say. We’re always quick to blame others for how we feel. We say that others make us feel that way. But that’s false. You...
Every successful relationship is successful for the same exact reasons
Hey, guess what? I got married two weeks ago. And like most people, I asked some of the older and wiser folks around me for a couple quick words of advice from their own marriages to make sure my wife and I didn’t shit the (same) bed. I think most newlyweds do this, especially after a few cocktails from...

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