The power of choice

When you have a choice, consider if you are making your choice out of fear or out of faith? And by faith, I mean faith in yourself, your abilities, resourcefulness, creativity, skills, tenacity as well as faith in whatever you call the sacred and numinous. If you are a student of life, you have undoubtedly […]

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Welcome, Class, to Advanced Uncertainty

Is your world more down than up? Has sideways become your new vertical? Have your health, sanity, relationships, future plans, money, housing and/or employment concerns been in bucking-bronco states of flux? Have global warming, political warring, economic forecasting, ecological nightmares and cresting costs-of-living upped your blood pressure, lowered your sleep quotient and played havoc with […]

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In honor of world peace

September 21, 2019, is World Peace Day. Now more than ever, we need peace. We live in a world of strife, conflict and cruelty. We see dueling ideologies play out on the world stage. Today, let us focus our attention on peace with one another and with ourselves. Peace brings with it a quiet, comforting […]

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13 Everyday Ways to Help Prevent Suicide

September is Suicide Prevention Month or, conversely, pending where in the world you are, Suicide Awareness Month. This is the month where we focus our attention and energies on the rampant global epidemic of suicide and consider ways to end this pernicious, deep sorrow. To that end, over the coming days on The Penguin, I […]

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12 Things you should know about suicide

This is a timely reminder given September is Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month.  Please go gently with one another.  It’s a tough world out there. 12 Things You Should Know about Suicide Suicide is a dirty word, mired in judgment, shame, and taboo. It is often whispered or, even, denied (“Oh, he died of heart […]

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