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Why Meditation Is Vital to Being Our Best Selves

Everything, absolutely everything,  starts with consciousness and awareness. In January 2020 a paper I wrote - The Resilience Bank Account (RBA) - will be published in the Annals of Thoracic Surgery. It is a practical...

Are You Above, or Below, the Line Today?

Our best selves. We know it when we have it. We operate at a high level of energy, we are actively engaged with whatever we are doing, we are open to and feel warmth and...

How Sleep Cleans the Streets of Your Brain

Have you ever seen the streets of a major city being cleaned late in the wee hours of the night? In every major city, in the dark quiet of the empty streets, one can usually...

Facing Childhood Demons

This week I listened to a Harvard Business Review podcast that caught my eye because of the title: Managing Career Transitions Part 1: Facing Childhood Demons with Jerry Colonna. It prompted me to share the...

Brainpickings

Hello Friends, Just a quick note to tell you about a wonderful website and newsletter that you may like. It is called Brainpickings and it is written by Maria Popova. I was prompted to write...

The 4 Keys to Winning the Habit Race

“The habits of our lives have a powerful momentum that propels us toward the moment of our death. The obvious question arises: What habits do we want to create." The Five Invitations by Frank Ostaseski....

How To Design Your Personal Operating System

In a previous post, I argued that for most of us, our personal OS is an unintentional amalgamation of habits born from the chaotic interplay of our our genetics, family culture, and life/work experiences, represented...

You Are Not The Problem

I was a believer in free will until I found myself addicted to prescription narcotics. Everyday I counted out the tablets, everyday I promised to cut back the number I took the next day, and...

What is Your Unique Personal Operating System?

Eight years ago, at 57 years old, I found myself "stranded" on an island of isolation, loneliness, and existential angst, despite having all of the outward signs of great success. How did I slowly drift...

How to Make Compassion Your Personal Pain Reliever

Seven weeks ago my wife’s father was admitted to a memory care unit in a nursing home. He had started hallucinating 5 months ago and the hallucinations and subsequent disorientation progressed, promting a hospital admission,...

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