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3 words for 2017

(This article was published in January of 2017, but some people liked it enough that we brought it back to the top, so here goes!) Instead of making resolutions, the past three years I’ve chosen three words to be the

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Columbus and Other Cannibals

When Thom Hartmann used the word “wétiko” in the movie I Am, it blew right past me the first couple of times I watched the movie. Then I watched the movie a third time so I could slow it down to understand the

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The Book of Awakening: Having the Life You Want by Being Present to the Life You Have

This little book is one of those daily inspirational message books. One of the things that I really like about it is that the author puts so much of himself in it. It makes the messages more personal than a

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Umstülpung is a German word that describes an inversion process where one thing ceases to exist in order to allow a new living field to manifest. The following exercise is from chapter 21, Principles and Practice, of Theory U: Review

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Art Of NonConformity Unconventional Book Tour

We had the great pleasure tonight to meet Chris Guillebeau, the author of The Art of Non-Conformity. He spoke about his vision and his book, and the importance of doing something meaningful in the world with the time that we

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Your Heart is the Key to Your Home Frequency

I’m enjoying the book Frequency, by Penney Peirce. There is a section where it has an exercise to find your own home frequency. Those steps are: Say to yourself: “In this moment and in this body I am 100 percent

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Learned Optimism

From Philosopher’s Notes: “There are three crucial dimensions to your explanatory style: permanence, pervasiveness, and personalization” ~ Martin Seligman from Learned Optimism “Practice disputing your automatic interpretations all the time from now on.” Permanence: Is it likely to continue? Is it permanent or

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Finding My Inner Squirrel

In the Philosopher’s Note about Overachievement, Brian Johnson talks about how squirrels don’t engage their cerebral cortex before scurrying across a high wire. They just do it. Our cerebral cortexes save us from being squashed squirrels by the side of

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A Thousand Names for Joy

Byron Katie’s new book A Thousand Names for Joy came highly recommended, so we decided to check it out. Her husband, Steven Mitchell, has published books on the Tao Te Ching. He gave her one of the 81 “chapters” and

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Starting today, we’re joining 100,000+ people worldwide who have made a commitment to write a 50 thousand+ word novel in the month of November. It’s called National Novel Writing Month. Neither of us has ever written a novel before. We

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