happiness

December 6, 2023

HOLIDAY SEASON SPECIAL – Autographed and Personalized Books

Here’s a great gift idea — either purchase for yourself, a loved one, or a friend, a book or books from me, autographed and personalized. 
December 4, 2023

Ask Dr. Walt 30 – Reducing Holiday Stress

No doubt you, like millions of others, find the holiday season stressful, to say the least. Did you know the holidays can actually harm your spiritual, […]
December 1, 2023

Monthly Family Update – December 2023

Here are the contents of this month’s newsletter: 50th Wedding Anniversary Signed Copies of At First Light for Christmas Gifts (almost a 40% discount) At First […]
November 29, 2023

Wonderful news – “At First Light” earns three top prizes at the 2023 International Page Turner Awards

I was stunned! Out of over 2500 books that were nominated for judging in the 2023 International Page Turner Awards (from London), my WWII book about […]
November 27, 2023

Ask Dr. Walt 29 – How to Discipline Your Child

When it comes to raising and disciplining children, there are as many opinions and so-called parenting experts as there are children. Despite all the warnings and […]
November 24, 2023

More ideas for Thanksgiving leftovers

Here are a few more creative ways to use your Thanksgiving leftovers and get the most for your money. Instead of letting leftovers go to waste, […]
November 24, 2023

Give Thanksgiving leftovers a healthy and delicious overhaul

One of the wonderful things about Thanksgiving dinner is there are often lots of delicious leftovers. You can just warm up a few of your favorite […]
November 23, 2023

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving traces its origins back to the Pilgrims—those hardy pioneers who arrived on the shores of North America and, against difficult odds, carved a nation out […]
December 8, 2008

Study Shows Happiness is contagious

The Washington Post is reporting, “Happiness is contagious, spreading among friends, neighbors, siblings, and spouses like the flu.” They base their headline on a study published […]
August 10, 2009

Loneliness is increasing and it can harm your health

In my new book (to be released in a couple of weeks), 10 Essentials of Happy, Healthy People, I have a chapter on “Avoid Loneliness Like […]
March 3, 2010

Like happiness, loneliness is contagious

Loneliness, like happiness, can be contagious, says recent research showing how feeling lonely can make others lonely, too. Below are the details from a report in […]
March 3, 2010

Why is optimism is associated with health, pessimism with disease?

So, be honest: Is you life glass half-full or half-empty? I tend to be the former, and based upon the research I’m glad I have a […]
March 3, 2010

Could increasing your happiness reduce your risk of heart disease?

In a large, population-based study out of Europe, researchers found that an increased positive affect (happiness) was protective against a 10-year incidence of coronary heart disease. […]
June 14, 2011

People who let go of regrets are happier and more satisfied with life

The Bible teaches, “‘In your anger do not sin’: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry …” (Ephesians 4:26). In other […]