Oct2020: Opinion vs. Belief vs. Truth

September 30, 2020

“I would rather have questions that cannot be answered than answers that cannot be questioned.”  – Carl Sagan Curiously, although perhaps not unexpectedly, I’ve received many “invitations” lately – to join conversations, to read articles, to watch videos – all with strongly political or religious themes, all very assertive on the “truth” of their message, […]

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Sep2020: Over the Load Limit

August 31, 2020

“If you don’t know where you’re going, you might end up someplace else.”  – Yogi Berra        .  Is your life on overload? Too much to do; not enough time to do it, uncooperative others, dysfunction, conflict, drama. Of course we’re on overload. In evolutionary terms, we’re adapted to handle overload; it’s a […]

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Aug2020: What KEEPS You From Your Dreams?

July 31, 2020

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”          – Rumi   Despite surface differences, which admittedly are many, one thing we share in common is aspiration – a desire to live with joy, freedom and meaning – in whatever […]

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Blog: Are We Even THINKING?

July 8, 2020

Are We Even THINKING? There’s an awful lot of activity these days, some of it even violent, directed at “righting the wrongs” of both the past and the present. Change names of military bases. Remove statues. Defund police. It’s easy (when you’re not thinking) to see all this as well-intentioned … and perhaps even effective. […]

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Jul2020: Separate or Together? (It Depends)

June 30, 2020

“The laws of nature that dictate the sunset dictate our demise. But how we travel the arc between our own sunrise and sundown is ours to choose. Will it be denial, defiance, or collaboration?”            – Parker Palmer  ..                    .               […]

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Jun2020: What Brings You JOY?

May 29, 2020

“Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.”   – Antoine de Saint-Exupery What brings you joy? (If your first reaction to that question is, “yeah, right,” then what could bring you joy … if you pretended?) A powerful question, with often-elusive answers – […]

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May2020: The Wisdom of Not Knowing

April 30, 2020

“It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure the just ain’t so.”  – Mark Twain  My latest project has been to create a series of booklets, (“mini-coaching programs,” if you will) each addressing one of the major challenges facing our lives and times. Among the challenges I see are […]

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A Podcast: Living Authentically

April 26, 2020

A PODCAST: I was recently invited to be a guest on The Living Alive Show, a podcast hosted by Autumn Shields. I know Autumn, so it was a fun and easy exploration into “living authentically … in a world that would rather you didn’t.” If you’d like to listen, here’s a link. It’s 35 minutes […]

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Blog: A Sustainable Earth

April 26, 2020

A Sustainable Earth New learning always used to be fun. But it seems we’ve become more resistant to it than ever before.  Learning means stepping into the unknown (if it’s already known, we don’t need to learn it, right?). But these days we’ve come to dislike, and often fear, the unknown. It’s as if we […]

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Apr2020: Patience and Non-Judgment

March 31, 2020

“Yesterday is ashes; tomorrow is wood; only today does the fire burn brightly.” – Native American proverb It doesn’t take one of my newsletters to know that we’re navigating uncharted territory these days. Unknowns at every turn pull us off center, causing anxiety or stress. But there are ways you can re-center in the midst […]

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