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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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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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Today, I choose puppies

We have choice — always. It’s one of our greatest powers. What we choose defines our lives. We have choice in how we respond, in how we react, in how we approach what’s before us, in how we focus our attention, in how we honor ourselves and how we expend energies in this heart-pumping, neuron-firing, […]

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13 Everyday Ways to Help Prevent Suicide

Monday, September 10, 2018 is World Suicide Prevention Day, where we focus our attention and energies on the rampant global epidemic of suicide and consider ways to end this pernicious, deep sorrow. From my research, I would say everyone has been impacted by suicide. Be it their own abstract thoughts, a school rocked with grief […]

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The flow of focus

It’s sometimes so hard to maintain our focus. The world is full of so many delicious distractions. It almost seems easier to be preoccupied. Focus requires commitment and dedication. Focus demands our complete, unadulterated attention. Sustained focus is an act of will that delivers us into a channel of flow. Focus moves us from the […]

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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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