The Power of Uncertainty
May02

The Power of Uncertainty

– – – See the author’s TEDx Talk on Creating Extraordinary Intimacy in a Shut Down World – – – I dislike uncertainty as much as the next person, perhaps even more. My reaction to it can cause deep anxiety that negatively impacts my health, wealth and overall enjoyment of life. Yet, despite uncertainty’s bad rep, I have learned that: a) no matter what we tell ourselves or how we arrange our...

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The One Thing That Stops Most People from Achieving the Life They Want
Apr25

The One Thing That Stops Most People from Achieving the Life They Want

Feeling stuck is an inside job; here’s the one thing you can do to break free to achieve the life of your dreams. – – – See the author’s TEDx Talk on Creating Extraordinary Intimacy in a Shut Down World – – – I was at a startup mixer the other evening and ran into someone I hadn’t seen in 20 years. After the requisite exchange of catch-up pleasantries, this very dynamic and intelligent woman...

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Five Essential Skills for a Life Well-Lived
Apr18

Five Essential Skills for a Life Well-Lived

– – – See the author’s TEDx Talk on Creating Extraordinary Intimacy in a Shut Down World – – – As far as any of us know we only get one go-around in this thing called life. There are no do-overs once we pass on. Yet, even with this common knowledge most people struggle to make the most of the time they have here on this planet. A big part of the problem lies with the cultural myth that our...

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Becoming a New Warrior Helped Me Find Music Again – by Jim Donovan
Feb27

Becoming a New Warrior Helped Me Find Music Again – by Jim Donovan

by Jim Donovan On my way home from Bedford, Indiana, I knew life would never be the same. I had just completed my NWTA Weekend and was making the eight hour drive from southern Indiana to Pittsburgh feeling elated, exhausted and WIDE OPEN. I had just undergone a profound inner transformation that had yet to settle in. It was on this drive that music unexpectedly reappeared after a decade-long absence. I had spent the previous five...

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How to Avoid a Life That Sucks
Feb01

How to Avoid a Life That Sucks

Here’s a way to make sure that your life never sucks again… – – – See the author’s TEDx Talk on Creating Extraordinary Intimacy in a Shut Down World – – – Let’s face it, we all have a lot to complain about. Maybe it’s our partner who just doesn’t get or appreciate us, the crummy job, the crummy job lorded over by an asshole boss, inequality, inequity, politics, the weather, news, wars, not...

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Men and the Fine Art of Surrender
Jan25

Men and the Fine Art of Surrender

Surrendering to “what is” can be one of the most courageous acts a human being can choose to do—here’s why… – – – See the author’s TEDx Talk on Creating Extraordinary Intimacy in a Shut Down World – – – In most cultures, “surrender” is usually equated with giving up, yielding to the power or control of another, allowing one to be dominated, essentially demonstrating weakness. No wonder it has...

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