Influencing the Outcome

Our brains are more powerful than we realize in any given moment. They make decisions about what and isn’t reality, what will or won’t work, what is and isn’t possible, and, most especially, how things Have to get done in order to achieve some goal.  And all without necessarily accessing any empirical data at all…

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There’s Beauty In The Balance

It can be a heady thing when we start walking our path, making choices to do what’s right, exploring what we are capable of.  It’s amazing to feel the happiness flow freely and things fall into place when we start doing what’s been in our heart all along.  It’s energizing to get to do and…

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I’m Working On Gratitude

“I don’t know what else to do or what next step to take so I’m working on gratitude for…”  So many memes about gratitude out there, so little time.  And yet, I hear over and over from people who no matter how much they work on being grateful, it doesn’t resolve their issues, doesn’t unstick…

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Getting The Same Result

People ask me “what am I doing wrong?” and “what’s the lesson in this because it keeps happening?” which is a good place to start in looking at any given issue.  And sometimes there is a lesson and sometimes there is something being done wrong, but not always.  Sometimes what they are doing isn’t wrong,…

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Giving ‘Til It Hurts

Each of us is a unique soul, a piece of the All That Is.  Yet the messaging we get from the world around us is that we need to do in order to be valued.  We are supposedly defined by our careers and our success in those careers, by our families and their happiness and/or…

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Generic Answers to Generic Prayers

People want to know what the meaning of things are.  Why they happen, what they are supposed to learn from that, how they can get what they want or what’s best for them.  In the spiritual community it’s taught that everything happens for a reason and that there’s always a lesson to learn from the…

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Straight Line Fallacy

There’s nothing like learning a new language or working with a different culture to point out the cultural assumptions you’ve been taught.  I remember a conversation in my first year of college where two of my friends who were science and math majors were laughing about the straight line being the shortest distance between two…

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There’s Needs and Then There’s Needs

I’ve been seeing this a lot lately, people being confused because they can’t get what they need.  They are clear what they need, most of the time, and sometimes they are even clear on how they could/should/would achieve this, but something happens to keep them from getting their needs met.  They have injuries that prevent…

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One More Interesting Snippet

In the realm of interesting information bandied around at an academic conference, this article came to my attention.  When people talk about “50 Shades…” they mostly point to the facts that it’s A) badly written, B) a knock off of Twilight, C) pretending to be about BDSM when it isn’t.  What they don’t talk about…

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Just One More Day

You would think we had all run a marathon each day by the level of fatigue we’re exhibiting.  Sessions about the progression of Black Widow’s character from the 50’s comics through to Captain America’s Winter Soldier, the trope of the anti-hero in American TV and how dangerous it is outside of the Fantasy/Super Hero genre…

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