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Living with what happens next- in relationship 

I’m gonna rewrite a bit by Seth Godin: Living with what happens next. His context is self-awareness to improve business; his principles apply to relationship too. So here goes: Most people are okay with living with the consequences of what … Continue reading

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These Things Are Our Most Important Lessons

When I moved in New Age circles, and someone was going through something difficult, the typical response was that difficulties were lessons for us. I heard commentary like, ‘we all choose what lessons we want presented to us before we … Continue reading

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Positive Thinking in 25 Words

Meaning we assign to situations is our own creation; not some absolute truth.1 Notice when assessments become debilitative. Re-shape them to facilitate outcomes you want. Or, “We tell ourselves stories about our perceptions, then mistake them for absolute truth.” The positive … Continue reading

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The World We Perceive is an Illusion

New Age mystics say the world we perceive is a self-generated illusion. I agree, and the answer to this ponderous notion is simpler than you think. Here are some of the illusions we create around ourselves:

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On Handling Shit

Let’s say a steaming pile of shit shows up in my life.

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Our Greatest Failing

Alan Lightman begins his article, “Nothing but the Truth; Science’s and Greatest Weakness Is Also Its Greatest Strength”  (Popular Science, May 2015) with an anecdote about Richard Feynman, “40 years ago, the legendary physicist Richard Feynman gave the commencement address at … Continue reading

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The CIA on ‘Your Thoughts Create Your Reality’

In 1999, the CIA’s Center for the Study of Intelligence published Psychology of Intelligence Analysis by Richards J. Heuer, Jr. The book opens with the obligatory caveat, nullifying my headline:

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What I Learned After 6 Intense Years in ‘Positive Thinking’ Training

My close friends know that in the 90s my wife and I spent six very intense years involved with a small organization called WonderWorks Studios. I started by taking their weekend-long Prosperity Workshop, which was a crash course in concepts popularized by … Continue reading

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New New Year’s Resolutions

Bored by tired, overused New Year’s resolutions: lose weight, exercise more, spend more time with family? Here are some suggestions for commonly overlooked problems that make for great resolutions…

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Imagining Exercising’s Impact on Muscle Mass

A new study by Professor Brian Clark, director of the Ohio Musculoskeletal and Neurological Institution was recently published in the journal Neurophysiology1, and it is nicely summed up over at PsyBlog2. Citations Clark, et al 2014 [↩] How To Grow Muscles Without … Continue reading

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