Word Association Exercise

The Word Association Exercise is a discovery exercise. It is designed to help you explore and uncover your unconscious connections between certain concepts. It is especially useful if you find yourself resistant to a task you know will help you achieve a goal or...

Life or Bucket List Exercise

What do you want to do or accomplish in your lifetime? This is sometimes called “The Bucket List.” I’m a birder so I prefer “Life List.” Besides, I’d rather focus on life and living it to the fullest than “kicking the...

The Why Exercise: What’s My Motivation?

The Why Exercise examines your automatic assumptions, bias, and programming. If you aren’t getting really annoyed or uncomfortable, it’s a good sign you need to keep digging. Knowing why you believe something or are pursuing a goal is increases your...
Do You Believe In Raku?

Do You Believe In Raku?

I believe in raku, too! A brief explanation (and photo gallery) of the firing technique and results of raku ceramics, with some background on the pieces in my pottery gallery.

Why You Need Enough Sleep (In 18 Minutes or Less)

You probably aren’t getting enough sleep, or getting enough good sleep. I know I wasn’t — and still struggle at times to get enough. In my twenties and early thirties, I bragged about sleeping only 5 hours a night and about the times I’d abuse my...

Isolation Is the Dream-killer, Not Your Rotten Attitude

If you can’t take the 18 minutes to watch Barbara Sher’s TedxPrague talk, at least take 2-3 minutes to read the summary of her Success Team concept and learn how to make your dreams come true. (Not kidding. Not metaphysical hooey. Based on the value of connections.)

Before the Holiday Madness Begins…

Before the Holiday Madness Begins…

Let’s Take Just a Moment to Reflect. On what we want. On where we are. On where we are headed as the New Year approaches. (Wasn’t it just New Year’s Day? What happened to the year?) For me, the madness has already begun. (Did it ever stop?)...
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