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(Issue #553) A Blogger’s Retrospective for 2020


May you create, share, and savor powerful moments in the coming year and beyond. Video recommendation for the week: A short gratitude note from me to all of you who have read, shared, and commented on my blog posts.  I … Continue reading

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(Issue #552) If You Could Write A Book


What lessons can a reader take away from your proposed book? How to say it without sounding cliché? 2020 has been a hell of a year. One that most of us have not experienced before in our lifetimes. And hope … Continue reading

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(Issue #550) By The Numbers


Be aware of  and understand the assumptions you make when establishing your goals. So, we’ve made it to the last month of 2020. You might feel like you need a long hot shower or an extended meditation retreat. Or a … Continue reading

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(Issue #546) What If?


The what if mindset can end up creating an emotional vulnerability that leads to debilitating self-doubt. A creative writing strategy consists of two words to help a writer build suspense, give depth to character personalities, and provide unexpected plot twists. … Continue reading

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(Issue #493) Mind Enema 


“Tell the negative committee that meets inside your head to sit down and shut up.” -Ann Bradford Back in the 1990s, my wife and I discovered the Tucson desert, and we met Herb the wrangler. He led us on horseback rides through … Continue reading

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(Issue #463) Inside Out


What are your prearrangements with yourself when it comes to your stated priorities? Consider a significant goal you have. One that you claim as a top priority for your life. Satisfied with your progress? If yes, congratulations. If not, consider … Continue reading

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(Issue #458) Reflection As A Non-Luxury Good


This week’s blog post draws on the sixth core value from Community as a Safe Place to Land (2019): Taking time to consider, ponder, remember, analyze, evaluate, and appreciate the various connections of life. It sounds logical, commonsensical, and a … Continue reading

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(#452) Cognitive Distortions


Can you say, “fake news”? Or “leading statements”? Or “inferences based on limited information or examples”? In their book The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas are Setting Up a Generation for Failure, Greg Lukianoff … Continue reading

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(#430) Reality? Question the Buddha


Everyone talking or interrupting and not much listening. People speaking what they want to hear. Ignoring all else. Continuing my theme from last week’s post… We find inspiration in surprising places if we choose to stop, listen, and reflect.  This … Continue reading

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(#429) Everything Is Up for Revision


Considered evaluation can alter, broaden, and strengthen our belief system. My wife and I recently heard several teens deliver a Sunday message at their church. Their individual messages struck common chords about compassion, acceptance, and communal growth. One of the … Continue reading

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