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We Can Predict the Future: A Case Study

A friend makes his living predicting the future price of commodities.  He wouldn’t talk about his work that way; he would say he’s a trader.   He makes short term…

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How to Increase Your Personal Power

…only a minute to minute relentless struggle can balance one’s natural but stupefying insistence to remain unchanged.     Taisha Abelar, The Sorcerer’s Crossing: A Woman’s Journey The more personal power…

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Our Angry Country

    The stats are in: our fellow citizens are angry and even loonier than they were a year ago. NBC’s Meet the Press reported yesterday the results of national…

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The Troubles with Christmas–and An Opportunity to Practice Our Poise

As our family Christmas gathering approaches, we might assess the trouble ahead, just in case we aren’t already completely conscious about what goes on at these events.   And most…

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It’s Always Time to Change

  Learning is my top value. I think learning is what our species is supposed to do. We are built for perception and we are able to expand our perception…

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Walking Along the Abyss, Joyful and Free

  For the rational man to hold steadfastly to his self-image ensures his abysmal ignorance. Carlos Castaneda, The Power of Silence.   To be fully awake, joyful, and free every…

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How to Stop Saying, “I’m Only Human”

Al, sheepishly explaining his infidelity to his wife who has just discovered it, “I’m only human.” Later, explaining to police why she stuck him in the groin with a kitchen…

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Our Life As a Work of Art

All of us can be artists, turning the raw materials of our lives into beautiful works of art, every day, every hour. My mother, an accomplished pianist, liked to tell…

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How to Coach a Warrior

You’re a life coach.  Let’s assume that you’ve been at it for a while and feel pretty competent at this point in your career.  You’re making your living at it.…

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“Shit Happens” Is a Bad Explanation

“Shit happens” is a cliche often used to explain that bad things come into our lives.  It means that unwanted realities push into our lives from the outside—shitty, awful, bad…

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