Emotions & Logic

Everyone dreaded Morbidity & Mortality Conference when I was a medical student and resident.  Usually it consisted of someone presenting a case in which, they the doctors, or the system screwed up. It was a LONG hour for the person presenting as they were taken to task over their diagnosis and treatment of the patient. …

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The Greatest Business Book of All Time

There are a lot of great business books out there. I have read many of them. So, it may surprise you what I consider to be the best business book of all time. It’s not found in the business section of bookstores or libraries.  Business schools don’t use it. A child can read it in…

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Civility & Forgiveness

In the Lord’s Prayer, the fourth stanza says, “forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors.”    Three verses later the Lord says, “For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.  But if you forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”    Social media has created an environment where…

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What If We All Stopped Dreaming?

Do you stare at the night sky?  Have you gazed longingly at the sun as it breaks the distant horizon? Do you dream?  In a wakened state? Of things beyond, where limits cease, and we become. What we were meant to be. When I was a kid, I used to climb the TV antenna attached…

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What Is Fitness?

What is being fit? What makes a person fit? Is an offensive lineman fit? Is a weight lifter fit?  My definition of fitness is being able to do anything I want, wherever I want, whenever I want, without having to “get in shape” to do it.  There are obviously different characterizations of what we call “fit,” but I have…

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Never Take a Goose to a Duck Contest

Never take a goose to a duck contest.  That’s some good advice right there! But seriously, how many times in your life have you tried to “fix” someone that just cannot be “fixed?”  Are they doing what they are supposed to be doing?   They think they are a goose, want to be a goose, wish they were…

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The Natural Friction of Living

If we acknowledge the influence of nature’s forces as inevitable and necessary, why do we struggle to accept that friction, resistance, and adversity are equally essential to happiness?

Here are some self-analysis questions you can use today, to guide you on the path to understanding the healthy role adversity plays in your life.

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Work and Play

Don’t mix work and pleasure.   That is what I have heard most of my life.  You have your work life and you have you “life” life.   While I think the intention of this is well meant, the result is terrible.   Name a super successful person who didn’t mix their pleasure with their mission or work.  When I think…

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