How to be on time

How to be on time

By David Joel Miller

How do those consistently punctual people do it? Clock keeps you on time

Being on time
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Some people are always, almost pathologically, on time. Others are chronically late. Our western society is run on time. Things start at a particular time and then we are off to the next thing which also has a time. It can feel like we are being controlled by the clock.

The…

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18 Ways you are a really bad parent

18 Ways you are a really bad parent

By David Joel Miller

18 ways to be a really bad parent child alone

Insecure child – from Flickr

Here are 18 really bad ways to treat children. Do them enough and you can destroy a child’s life. Some parents do these things out of ignorance, others out of meanness. (Want to be a good parent then avoid these traps.)

How many of these child warping parenting techniques do you use?

1. Never tell your kids you…

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12 Relationships that make you unhappy

12 Relationships that make you unhappy

By David Joel Miller

Some relationships problems are guaranteed to make you unhappy

Humans have and need relationships whether you want them or not. Some relationships contribute to happiness and some create a great deal of misery. Romantic relationships can make us happy and they can be the greatest source of unhappiness. But lovers are not the only relationships that can be making you unhappy.

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The link between Smoking and Depression

The link between Smoking and Depression

By David Joel Miller

Cigarette Smoking and Mental Illness

Cigarette Smoking and Mental Illness
Photo courtesy of Flickr

Smoking may be the cause not the result of depression

People who smoke are far more likely to become depressed than nonsmokers. About 40% of smokers suffer from a mood disorder, largely depression, while the rate in the whole population is typically in the range of 2% to 10% in any one year.

The connections between…

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16 Ways to create a happy life

16 Ways to create a happy life

By David Joel Miller

Not feeling very good about your life? Here are 16 ways you can make your life a happier environment.

Happy dog

Happy dog

1. Do things you can be proud of

When you do things you are proud of you feel good about yourself. When you feel good about yourself it makes you happy.

2. Do things for others

Doing good deeds will make you happier than doing selfish ones. Whenever we are able to…

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How to have a highly productive life

How to have a highly productive life

By David Joel Miller

Highly productive people, how do they do it? 1. Productive People Set Goals

Life happens whether you are ready for it or not. Knowing where you want to end up charts your course. Productive people think about the end result they want. What will it look like when they have accomplished that goal?

2.Productive People Plan the Steps

Goals are nice. Someday you want to own your…

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19 features your potential mate should have

19 features your potential mate should have

By David Joel Miller

You know the features you want in your next car. What features should be on your requirements list for a life spouse and partner?

Here are 19 suggested features you should be shopping for in a potential mate.

If you are currently in a relationship – how many of these features does your current mate have? How many do you have and how might you install more of your desired…

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Jiggles, Coat Hoods and Personal Space

Jiggles, Coat Hoods and Personal Space

David Joel Miller:

Thought this was worth rebloging. Hop you enjoy reading this as much as I did.

Originally posted on Raising 5 Kids With Disabilities and Remaining Sane Blog:

images-2Raising a child with a sensory disorder, whether autism or not, is always a challenge. When younger, Steven was the type of kid who would have a huge meltdown if there were tags in his shirts or seams in his socks. Meeting…

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Hair Pulling is a mental illness- trichotillomania

By David Joel Miller

Hair-Pulling Disorder – Trichotillomania Bird without Feathers

Bird without Feathers

Yes Hair-Pulling Disorder, the repetitive uncontrolled kind of hair pulling is a mental health issue. Humans are not the only creatures who result to this kind of self-mutilation when under stress. Caged animals, especially birds do this when stressed also.

Hair-pulling Disorder sounds like an odd problem to have…

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