Jan2020: It’s a Matter of [2020] Perspective

January 1, 2020

“We make our world significant by the courage of our questions and by the depth of our answers.” – Carl Sagan Think of a person (or an institution) who holds a viewpoint very different from yours. Today, this isn’t a difficult task. Regardless of ‘side,’ opinions are powerful, claims of certainty abundant, “truth” ubiquitous. For […]

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Dec2019: Blame Holds You Back

November 30, 2019

“My happiness depends on me, so you’re off the hook.” – Esther Hicks Stress, anxiety, guilt. Have these become your everyday companions? If so, what do you see as the cause? as the change that’s needed? The answer I most often hear runs like this: “It’s his/her/their fault; he/she/they make my life difficult; if only […]

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Nov2019: Why Personal Ritual Matters

October 31, 2019

     “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” – Mary Oliver Each month I offer insights and perspectives on the challenges affecting our lives and times. And each month I suggest practices (exercises intended to be done repeatedly) so you can gain personal felt experience of […]

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MY BOOK: Intro/Samples/Comments

October 17, 2019

Available now … my first book “Living Authentically … in a World That Would Rather You Didn’t”     I’m excited to offer my first book, a guide to discovering and living your own authentic truth. I look forward to hearing about your experience of it. Purchase Here Its premise is simple: get to know, […]

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Oct2019: The “Me” Story and the “We” Story

September 29, 2019

“A healthy social life is found only when, in the mirror of each soul, the whole community    finds its reflection, and when, in the whole community, the virtue of each one is living.”  – Rudolph Steiner Everywhere in nature – including us! – survival and sustainability depend on cooperation and collaboration. Nothing happens alone, or […]

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Sep2019: Why We Do What We Do

August 29, 2019

“We are so intimidated by other people’s emotions and so convinced by our own that we lose sight of the underlying reality.”                  – Deepak Chopra Have you noticed how much of your time and energy are consumed in defending yourself against unacceptable behavior of people around you? You know … the ones who tell you what […]

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Aug2019: What Are You Committed To? – Part II

July 31, 2019

 “A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.” – Greek Proverb Resolving the “big challenges” of our times invites “big commitment” – commitment to the greatest capacities of human consciousness: integrity, respect, compassion, dialogue, critical thinking, personal responsibility, shared belief in the possibility we represent. […]

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Jul2019: What Are You Committed To? – Part I

July 1, 2019

“Our job is to excavate the unsaid. That requires courage and vulnerability.” – Brené Brown Resolving big challenges means making big commitments. Collectively, we certainly have plenty of challenges – as individuals, families, communities, nations, world. Examples: stewardship of our planet, excellence in public education, access to quality health care, information security. Each is wildly […]

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Jun2019: A Path of Peace

May 29, 2019

“I keep what’s true in front of me. I won’t get lost that way.” – Richard Wagamese, Embers I don’t think I’ve ever known anyone who wouldn’t like more peace … in themselves, in their lives, in the world. I have, however, met many who are unwilling to follow a path that leads to the experience of peace. […]

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Living Authentically Workshop – June 12

May 13, 2019

Workshop: Living Authentically … in a World That Would Rather You Didn’t Wednesday, June 12, 7 – 9 pm.(EDT)   $30. Online, interactive videoconference (using Zoom) Link to signup here. Select “Living Authentically” from the choices of products. We’re drawn by two worlds. The external world says we can find happiness by going along with the thinking […]

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