Monthly Archives: July 2011

In Praise of Mischief

Mischief rarely gets its due. In fact, if it weren’t for mischief, many of us wouldn’t have been born or made the unique contributions to life that we have. As children, we are punished for making mischief. Our parents and … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Good

You may recall that I have earlier identified our ultimate enemy as death. This came from an admittedly emotional response to the death of my beloved father. And that is how many people understood it. They understood this as a statement … Continue reading

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The Meaning of Life

A writer friend asked me about LifeForeverNow and was quizzical about its premise. “My mother thinks that we should get rid of death, too. But I think death is just part of life. You know, birth, growth and then death.” … Continue reading

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Cognitive Health link

Aging in Action newsletter’s page on cognitive health has lots of articles for improving and maintaining cognitive health.

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Death as Rebirth

Perhaps the most ancient and powerful of metaphors about life is birth. Birth is not a specialty of mine; I am male. But it remains to me, and most men I am sure, the most powerful of life experiences and … Continue reading

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3 Steps to Cultivate Hope, Compassion and Healing

Opening up to hope in the midst of, say, a struggle for your life or someone else’s, is profoundly healing. It allows us the ability to connect with compassion to all of life. The linked article offers an easy method … Continue reading

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Just Touch It

Jake Johanssen has produced a DVD of his show called “I Love You” and it is incredibly funny. His self-deprecating humor is the best I have seen since the late Rodney Dangerfield. In one section of his routine, he talks … Continue reading

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World Future Society

A new resource for those interested in our amazing shared future is on the Life Links page.

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When Life Hurts, Part Four

I knew when I opened this “When Life Hurts” topic that it was a large one, but I didn’t expect to blog so many times on it. I guess life’s challenges are feeling very real to me right now and … Continue reading

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Wit and Wisdom, Centenarian Style

Centenarians have a variety of personal characteristics that seem to pre-dispose them to a long life. Besides not abusing their bodies over their lifetime, many stay active mentally and physically. The wit of comedian and centenarian George Burns is legendary. … Continue reading

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Looking Forward with Helen

You always have to have something to look forward to. –Helen Howland Of the many people that could have said this (a psychologist or other therapist, a teacher of the Law of Attraction, a concentration camp survivor or a motivational … Continue reading

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Slowing Down

We are all in such a rush to get things done. Expectations are high. Payments from the marketplace of skills come too slowly for our appetites. Things around us seem to be piling up, falling down, running over and creating … Continue reading

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Impatience

Impatience is a very telling sign that I believe that time, particularly my time, is in short supply. That belief, like the emotions mentioned in my previous post (Law of Attraction) are self-replicating. If I think my time is short, … Continue reading

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Law of Attraction

The Law of Attraction, made popular by the movie “The Secret” states that what we think about and what we do attracts more of the same in our lives. So, if we want more success, better relationships, money or job … Continue reading

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Faith in the Impossible

What seems impossible one minute becomes, through faith, possible the next. – Norman Vincent Peale How big is your belief? Do you believe in the impossible? Is anything impossible? The great healer and teacher Jesus said that those who believe … Continue reading

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When Life Hurts, Part 3

In my numerous challenges over a lifetime, I have observed a pattern. It’s a pattern that could help others in crisis if they were also inclined. The key to taking advantage of this pattern is staying aware and anticipating a … Continue reading

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When Life Hurts, Part 2

When life hurts, we can come to question everything about the life we have been living. The hurts’ sudden blow can make us question our assumptions or try to make a lesson of it. But sometimes it is too early … Continue reading

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Self-Reliance

Living fully in the present is a big order. I get that. It requires commitment as mentioned in the last post, “When Life Hurts.” Things constantly get in the way of living fully and there is no remedy besides commitment … Continue reading

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When Life Hurts

Many friends and relatives are up in arms. A family friend is about to lose the house he built with his own hands because of an extended illness and his insurance running out. A mother I know is in an … Continue reading

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