The right volume for some music is such that I can sing as Loud as I can/want to, and I still not hear myself!

Here's a cool article written by a 16-year-old high schooler.  Thomas Pardee describes a day which "touched me on a personal level and made me think..."

I have found that we often confuse Shoulds for Rules.
Values, Norms, Mores, Socially-acceptable, politically correct behaviour - they're all Shoulds. I enjoy changing them.
for example, I'm at an AM/PM pumping gas into the motor home. I'm in my socks. Some people would be agast at this, but the pavement was clean and I had no reason to put on shoes.
Shoulds are often unconscious and life-limiting and not even Ours!Rules are very different, and usually written down.Know the difference.

I got this in an email today, answered it honestly and found the interpretations to be both interesting and accurate.  Since it's the day after Thanksgiving, I noticed the test helped me take stock in what and who was most important in my life.
(I changed the rules slightly, as I tend to do.)
You'll might want to write down your answers, so either get a pencil and paper, or I usually open a blank email message, type my answers and save it, so I can file it away for later use.

"How to Get and Keep a Life."practical career and life suggestions that can really help you Take Control.
Full story.

"It's surprising how many persons go through life without ever recognizing that their feelings toward other people are largely determined by their feelings toward themselves, and if you're not comfortable within yourself, you can't be comfortable with others."

-- Sydney J. Harris

"As long as we are controlling things, the universe can't."

- Dave McPhail, New Directions

Here's a note and additional info about Taking control of your feelings when Cancer is in the picture.
"We would all like to have control over our health, and our future. Being told that you have cancer can make you feel fear, panic, uncertainty and despair, and you might feel that you have lost control of your life. Cancer can take away our certainty that we know what is going to happen to us. This loss of control can feel very threatening and frightening.

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCEIn Emotional Intelligence, Daniel Goleman argues that the conventional view of human intelligence is far too narrow in that it does not take into account an aspect of our lives which plays an important role in the success or failure of just about everything we do.
Goleman describes the five major components of emotional intelligence:

Self-Science is a curriculum and a process for teaching social and emotional skills.
The curriculum pursues 10 goals.