Author Archives: dpouliot

Coming Back Around

As an oil painting BFA candidate in 1987, I made this painting. It no longer exists, because a senior student shamed me for liking comics; I’m pretty sure I painted over it. The world is not worse off that this … Continue reading

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Super Human: Into The Fire

This week I started working on my new novel Super Human: Into The Fire, the sequel to Super Human. The idea for the sequel was born out of a recent tragedy. Anxiety is a theme in the first book, and … Continue reading

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Lying Down on the Job

I think my editor is in bed with Staples. Speaking of Staples, I want to thank Dawn and Arianna, managers in Staples Printing Services in Stratham, NH, for their excellent customer service. Your efforts have helped me achieve my dream, … Continue reading

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Book Debut: Super Human

I’m proud to announce the release of Super Human on Amazon: You can also find it on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/superhumanbook/ My editor worked nights and weekends to get this to the world as fast as possible: He got it out so fast … Continue reading

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When Thoughts Think Themselves

In the Sam Harris Podcast Is Buddhism True? A Conversation with Robert Wright, Robert Wright noted “thoughts think themselves”. It’s a great conversation and I can’t pretend I can explain it better than he did, but here is my takeaway:

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The Real Enemy is…

“Who is the enemy? Who is holding back more rapid movement to the better society that is reasonable and possible with available resources? Who is responsible for the mediocre performance of so many of our institutions? Who is standing in … Continue reading

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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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