Guidebook for a good life - Practical, focused ideas for achieving and maintaining a life that works

By: Tom Cloyd - 1 min. read (Published: 2023-06-24; reviewed: 2024-03-02:1046 Pacific Time (USA))

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Some ideas are too useful or too important to keep to oneself, so here’s where we’ll put them. We can all use some good advice, and if you’ve had a stressful, injurious, deprived, or otherwise less-than-optimal childhood (and this can happen even with healthy parents1), or experienced impactful misfortune at any point later in life, this website section is for you.

We make no pretense to completeness here. This is more a bulletin board than a fully-drawn map. Over time, we’ll develop here a more well-rounded picture of how to create and keep “a good life”. And we invite you to participate in this work - see How to participate for more on this.

  1. Good parents = good kids? If only it were that simple! In reality, there can easily be a mismatch, in a number of ways and with a number of unwanted outcomes. The vulnerable party in this situation is almost always the child. Here is a good resource starting point for considering this general problem: 10 Things to Know About Parent-Child Relationships: The parent-child relationship is different from all others^


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