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9 Things I Wish I had Known in School

“I did then what I knew how to do. Now that I know better, I do better.” ~ Maya Angelou Adolescence is probably the most difficult...

Five Ways to Exemplify Fictional Heroes

“The real struggle of the heroic individual is not solely to liberate himself from conflict with society, but rather to use the conflict within...

Three Ugly Truths that Will Piss You Off

“Whenever our loftiest insights inadvertently reach the ears of people who are not constituted or destined to hear them, they must –and should!– sound...

May the Forest be With You: Five Ways to become an Environmental Jedi

“Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.” ~ Juvenal It shouldn’t be too difficult to imagine that you are Luke Skywalker and the...

Self as World and World as Self: The Eureka Effect of Interconnectedness

“Something happens to you when you begin to think about this planet as a single living organism. And when you begin to live in...

Six Ways to Leverage Open-mindedness in a Close-minded World

“I would rather die a meaningful death than to live a meaningless life.” ~ Corazon Aquino Everybody thinks they’re open-minded. Even close-minded people think they’re...
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Breaking the Spell of the Reptilian Brain: From Primitive Brain to Evolved Mind

“Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination...

Five Ways to Transform Lambs into Lions

“Rise and rise again until lambs become lions.” ~ Robin Hood Metaphors can be powerful literary tools. They are the main reason why the pen is...
disaster shaman

Disaster Shamanism, Addendum: Bringing Water to the Wasteland

“To unpathed waters, undreamed shores.” ~ William Shakespeare In Six Signs You May Be a Disaster Shaman, I wrote about the various characteristics and what...

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