John William Tuohy lives in Washington DC


Life lesson

Here's the bad news. On the journey of life, it is a fact that you will meet people who just don't get you. No matter what you say, they won't get you. You could speak a million words to them about who and what you are and they won't understand a single word of it. 

Now here's the good news. You will also meet many, many people who will understand you, who will get you, without ever speaking a word between you.   

I love books

Mad clown

Make each day

 “Make each day your masterpiece.”John Wooden 

The unexamined life

“The unexamined life is not worth living.” Socrates 

All successful people are big dreamers

 “All successful people are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.” Brian Tracy

The struggle for Enlightenment

 “The struggle for Enlightenment, and why so many give up, is that once you liberate yourself from one prison, you find yourself in another. One of the most important attributes of a person on this journey is to have immense perseverance. Never give up.” Hxni 


Life lesson

Examine what you think and what you believe and what you assume to be true and then get rid of the untrue and the negative. Sounds easy but its a difficult thing to do but when you do it, when you make it a habit, it will change your life for the better. 

Life lesson

Watch how people treat others. It is a direct reflection of how they feel about themselves 

If you're gonna do it, do with style.

Life lesson

Learn to let go. 

Have anger from over a past event? Let is go. It's a tough thing to do, but do it.

Angry over a lost love? It's over and its gone and you need to let it go.

Been betrayed? Welcome to the club. Get over it. Let it go.

Change is a difficult thing to do. Sometimes we hold on to even our misery because its easy to do.

Fight it. Fight to let go.

Life is short, be happy.


Life lesson

Some people are never going to change. It isn't going to happen. Learn it and accept it. You don't have any other choice.

Show yourself!

Life lesson

Whenever you fear what others may think of you, you lock yourself in a cell and you willfully take a small piece of your integrity and toss it away. In the end, when all is said and done, what matters is what you think of yourself. 

A little stressed

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"So and so made me so angry"

That's not true. You made yourself angry. Nobody makes you angry. It is an emotion you used. It was you who decided to become angry and it was you who decided to response in anger.

Never give up control.  

Try it

Life lesson

Life knock you onto the canvas? It's okay, stay there for a while. Regroup. Don't listen to people who tell you to forget about it and move along. Having your heart broken, losing a dream, suffering a set back takes its toll on the heart. So you just stay down for a while until you're ready to get back up, take all the time you need. Just remember, you do have to get back up eventually. That's how the game of life works.

The buddy system

Life lesson

Center your thoughts on the solution and not on the problem.

You look fine

Life lesson

Know when to let go. If it's depressing you, dragging you down into the dumps, review the reasons and if it isn't the right reasons, get rid of it. Push it out of your life. The negative builds inside your head and will eventually block out all the wonders and magnificent things around you. Don't let that happen. Be aware of it. If it doesn't move you forward or add joy to your life, get rid of it.



Life lesson

Once you get the sense that someone is avoiding you, stay away from them, in fact, run away from them as fast as you can because if that person won't confront you with his or her problem that they have with you, they are going to become a negative issue in your very life at some point. Take them out of your life before that happens. 

Life lesson

Change it. Live your passions.

If you don't have enough time in your life, turn off the TV. It's amazing how much time that will clear up. 

Unhappy in your job? Change jobs, or at the least, plan to change jobs. A paycheck isn't worth your mental health.

Stop looking for the love of your life. That's just dumb. Love takes time and the love of your life takes a lifetime to develop.

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