February 28, 2018

Habits run our worlds.  The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg is fascinating and shouldn't be missed.  In it, Duhigg details the neuroscience behind how habits develop.  Activities, when first performed, are managed by our frontal lobes and then, as we repeat them, are...

February 27, 2018

I’ll write about the emotional home tomorrow.  Today was a bit of a failure.  Yet still there were successes to celebrate.  As I walked along the river today, I dropped down into a brutally depressed state.  I was reminded that the meaning we attach to events is what m...

February 26, 2018

Brene Brown’s work on life fulfillment, vulnerability, empathy, etc. is not to be missed.  She has so many excellent videos on You Tube.  My absolute favorite is this one on empathy…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Evwgu369Jw

…buuut that’s not what I’m on about tod...

February 25, 2018

Day 4… Success… almost…

Every time I’ve taken on the challenge of applying the things I’ve learned about why people have fulfilling successful lives, over the course of several days, a peregrine feeling comes on, at first subtly, but grows every day I stay the course....

February 24, 2018

Day 3 Failure

I’m in day three, and it’s already time to discuss failure.  I’ve failed… and you know what?  …it’s totally fine.  I expected it.  I welcome it.  I’ve finally learned to dance with failure the right way.  My goal was to go for this thing 100%, and I was hi...

February 22, 2018

Day Two… Mind Carving

Actually, this won’t be about mind carving… the idea that as we think certain things, we gradually shape the sandstone canyon walls of our mind.  I have to start one step before that, go back to our mind’s story for a moment and most importantly, h...

February 22, 2018

Day One…

The sandstone mind…

The mind fools us all.  We think we know truth, but we rarely do, at least not the entire truth.  We’re story tellers.  It’s built into our DNA.  Last year, at Boy Scout camp, the troop was big and unruly.  Leaders had to correct behavior oft...

February 21, 2018

I’ve decided to take on an intense writing project related to the darkness that has overshadowed my life for so many years now.  Very few around me know how hard it truly has been.  Some think they do, but it’s worse… far worse.  I hide it well… most days.  Each mornin...

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