Ross Reck

Seven Rules of Life

A friend of mine posted this set of life rules on Facebook. They are so succinct and dead-on that I felt compelled to share them with you. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up your present. What others think of you is none of your business. Time heals almost anything, give it…

A Sure Way to Make This Year Your Best

Author, Harvey Mackay, posted a column recently in The Arizona Republic where he said if you don’t want this year to look like last year, the time to start making changes is now. As Mr. Mackay put it, “Start by taking charge of your life. It’s not easy, but it is necessary if you want to make…

What Neuroscience has to Say About Happiness

Hugs

Through the help of a Facebook Friend, I came across an article written by Eric Barker which was posted on time.com. It’s about four personal rituals that neuroscience has concluded make us happy. One of these rituals is touching people—shaking hands, pats on the back, phone calls and, most importantly, hugs. According to Mr. Barker,…

An 87-Year-Old Man’s Goal for 2017

​​International author and speaker, actor, playwright and former railroad executive, Art Fettig will turn 88 this coming July. Someone recently asked him what his goals were for 2017. He responded by quoting a phrase an old Bee Gees song: “stayin’ alive.” By saying “stayin’ alive,” Art didn’t mean merely to continue to exist. Rather, his…

Nice People Really do have More Fun

That’s the title of a recent Wall Street Journal opinion piece written by Arthur C. Brooks. He says that while it may appear that the world today belongs to jerks, “…the best available research still clearly shows that in everyday life the nice people, not the creeps, do the best at work, in love and…