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Out of Sorts?

And you are not sure why. You know there’s something that’s not quite right. Maybe you’ve been feeling it for awhile. But you’re not sure if it’s you or the external world. Maybe both? Maybe it will all work out. Just let it be. That plan can work. But relying on the kindness of strangers,

The Young Human Blues, Part 1

The Young Human Blues, Part 1

On Monday mornings, does your child awaken eagerly anticipating school? It’s a simple question. Yet, the answer has profound consequences. Your child’s attitude towards school affects your entire family–one “bad” school year can poison family peace for years to come. Ask any parent who has trouble getting their child out of bed—it is a repetitive,

Clues to Youse 3

Clues to Youse 3

First Rule: Be curious If your mind asks questions, you will continue to learn. For instance: How do I win this game? How is work? Or, What if you had to make up your own life, What would that look like? If you could only do three activities in life, what would you choose? Will

Clues to Youse 2

Clues to Youse 2

Clues to Youse Two Imagine Feeling Fully Alive! Most of us have experienced that feeling. Even for a moment. Too often, it’s a fleeting experience. And returning to that feeling may not be as easy as we hoped. But what if it was a Game? The Game of Feeling Fully Alive on Demand And you

Clues to Youse

Imagine Feeling Joy on Demand! What does that look like? Even just a part of it? Experiment: Studies in neuroscience reveal that our brains release a feel-good chemical when we eat, are physically active, experience nature, listen to our favorite music or are engaged in what we love to do like a hobby. Certain thought

How do you learn best?

How do you learn best?

Ready for a simple question that everyone should know like what your favorite color or food is. But of the 500+ people of all ages I have asked: no one does. And it can be the difference between failing a class or getting an excellent grade. Not knowing can have another negative consequence by being

An Experiment with a Smile

After a cup of coffee, I started walking to the library to work. With music blasting through my earphones, a smile moved onto my face. A rather dour looking woman was approaching, and as she neared, her face transformed into a responding smile. She thought I was smiling at her. Inadvertent or not, it felt

Getting OLD? What Kind?

Sometimes when you are young, you want to be older. Most people I know get old before they get old. On the other hand, I have seen 80 year olds who were younger–way younger–than some 16 year olds. So, it seems that there are at least two kinds of “old.” One, where you have enough

Being curious

Being curious

If you are looking at those seven questions as a chore, you may be acting like a bore or maybe a snore. (it’s not that you are a bore or snore; you are just acting like one. Big difference. We’ve all been bores and snores at one time or another) BUT If you can look

Are you an artist?

In Orbiting the Giant Hairball, an insightful manual for innovative businesses practices, author Gordon MacKenzie recounts his voluntary monthly visits to teach art in Kansas City public schools. He found almost all first grade students raised their hands enthusiastically when asked if they were artists. When he asked that same question to fifth and sixth