Life Hack for Getting Suddenly Awesome: Don’t Be a Drag


Harry Truman once said, “I am sure I am quite old-fashioned. When I ask someone how he or she is, I trust that they will say to me, ‘I am fine. How are you?’ and I will do likewise. I most certainly do not want them to tell me how they are.”

Maybe it’s just me.

But after a while, I get really sick of my downer friends and I want them to go away.

What are your thoughts? I’d love to read your comments.


Inspiration from the other side.

You’ve been on the spiritual path for a good while now. You’ve read the books. Maybe even met a guru or two. Sometimes, though, you need a different kind of inspiration. Inspiration from someone who knows how hard this inner peace stuff really is.

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More Stuff to Read:

Some Spiritual Practices Actually Work. It’s Amazing.

There are hundreds of spiritual techniques for overcoming depression and increasing inner peace. Here, stories about the ones that actually work. (In some posts, I rate the practices on a scale of 1-10, too. Sort of like county fair pumpkins, but more spiritual.)

These Are the Books I Want My Kids to Read Someday

Kids, here it is. Have at it.

I’m a Partner, a Mom, a Friend, a Mom, a Sister, a Daughter, a Businessperson and a Mom. Here’s What Helps.

Don’t read this section. It’s nonsense, mostly.



  1. Once in a while, if the downer friend is generally not down – I am eager to try and life one’s spirit up…..but…if the “friend” is always down when I am around them….I will make it my business to not be around them.


  2. When someone asks how I’m doing and I say “Great!” I usually think immediately afterward: “You have no idea what I just saved you from.”

    It’s true that asking how someone is doing has become a pleasantry. The time for really telling people how you feel is when you have one-on-one time with a friend.

    Great post and great observation.


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