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Christmas Peace 2014

Christmas is a great time to re-reflect on the need for peace in our families, tribes and planet. We often hear about the need to reduce personal violence or eliminate war, or better yet, to embrace peace. Making peace with … Continue reading

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Jessica Loves Her Life

This adorable video strikes home! (Apologies if you already saw it, but, I have seen it several times and still find it inspirational.) My wife and I often repeat, hopefully, with as much enthusiasm as Jessica, the things we love … Continue reading

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Living the Future in the Present

I have this strange belief about the future. I think some, probably a majority, of us, are here in the present, but from the future. We retain a memory of what the future is like. It is amazing, full of … Continue reading

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You Are Life

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Bonding with Life

Recently, I’ve had the pleasure of bonding with my new dog Molly. THE PROBLEM It began with having to discipline her for her “fear biting.” Of course, I recognized that she had been abused a couple years back in a … Continue reading

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I love my dog, but I had a problem

About six weeks ago, my wife brought home a rescue dog. Cute to the bone. I hadn’t planned on adding a dog to my life at this time, but… I was open to what lessons it might bring me that … Continue reading

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Stay Younger for Longer

Ben Fletcher blogs in Psychology Today about staying younger for longer. It’s the simple things we can do to avoid succumbing to age.   Ben regularly reminds himself that habits have a tendency to stop growth and interaction. He says … Continue reading

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Suffering pains

I remember being 14 years old and having strange, intense pains in my legs. Yet, there was no visible cause. So, my parents took me to the family doctor who couldn’t find anything. He told my parents to “Relax. It’s … Continue reading

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International Day of Happiness!

Did you miss the announcement that March 20th was the International Day of Happiness? I caught it on a blog that day. I’m not sure I needed to know it was designated so by the UN two years ago, because … Continue reading

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Marketing, like life, is a funny thing

I recently conferred with a marketing guru about readership of this blog. His advice: narrow down your focus. I agree that the multiple foci of this blog, namely of “the meaning of life,” “commitment to the twelve essences of life,” … Continue reading

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Got Life?

Life is the very best experience we could possibly dream of or experience. Particularly, life as a human being.   I remember when I was a young adult and “Life” was pretty much a struggle. I felt that I “had … Continue reading

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Moving Forward Faster

Have you ever wanted to move forward more quickly? I ask that because some people don’t want to move forward at all. They want to stay secure or move at a comfortable pace while the world goes by. You might … Continue reading

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Resolution 2014 Post Script

I realize that in my last post, I used some self-deprecating comments like “I am only boringly normal.” But lest you think that I’m starting the new year on a depressive note, I am very grateful to be normal! Firstly, … Continue reading

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Resolution 2014

Last December (2013), I realized that my watchword for 2014 was to be “more joy.” This wasn’t about the Christmas spirit but a realization that as committed as I am to the 12 Commitments to Life (as explained in my … Continue reading

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Why Most Self-Help Is Useless

Are you one of those that has laughed at self-help books and courses? You have good reason to doubt. Are you one of those that have tried self-help books or courses and found your life didn’t change at the core … Continue reading

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Overpopulation Myth

It’s crazy when you think about it, but not in the way we’ve been told to think. We’ve been told, with statistical “proof” that human beings are becoming too populous for the planet. And while people of various political, religious, … Continue reading

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Criticism, a Failure to Understand

A dream series last night had me as guest and contributor to a group of very rich people in both home and elegant hotel settings. They were all, at least socially, pleasant and welcoming of me. They assumed I was … Continue reading

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Dan Brown’s Inferno

What a delightful read! The Inferno blends the worlds of Art, Historical Inquiry, Travel, Architecture and Literature with the sciences of computerized tracking systems and Genetics. What it raised for me, particularly for this blog, is the issue of overpopulation. … Continue reading

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Serious or Curious about Life

I am curious about some of the responses I get to my July 17th post that there is no hard evidence that life is serious. “In fact, not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the argument that life … Continue reading

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Perfect Love Came First

When it first occurred to me how important to Life Love, Understanding and Gratitude are, I determined that those three energies were not just the place we are meant to go and to be, but that Love, Understanding and Gratitude … Continue reading

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3 Rules of Life

Elephant Journal published a great quote I’d like to share. It has to do with what really matters. Knowing what matters makes it easier to stay focused and to make a difference.

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Relief of Suffering

Relief of suffering is an essential element of life in my book (literally and figuratively). It was a tough chapter to write, and a tough chapter to keep short because there is so much suffering in this world. Suffering creates … Continue reading

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Commitment to Life or Commitment to Self?

A respected friend (and endorser of my book The Twelve Commitments To Life) offered an idea the other day. “Why not change the title to “The Twelve Commitments To Self,” he suggested. I understood immediately where he was going. People … Continue reading

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New Year, New Life, New Mind

New Year, New Life, New Mind Or Three Reasons Why I Am Going Back to School What does your new year look like? Mine looks amazingly different. It started last December 11th, when I began going to school full time. … Continue reading

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Good Grief. It’s Christmas

I am troubled by the many people I know that are suffering today, Christmas Day. Many are grieving recent deaths. Others are grieving deaths that get revisited every Christmas.   Almost a week ago, my friend Martha posted on Facebook … Continue reading

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Age Is Just a Number

Thanks to my Facebook friend Bernardo Mendez, (Host of YourGreatLifeTV.com), I have an inspiring short interview to share with you. Bern brought my attention to an amazing 82 year-old, Sister Madonna Buder. She doesn’t let her age stop her from … Continue reading

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Brain Health with Dr Andrew Weil

Dr. Andrew Weil, MD is well-recognized for his willingness to go beyond the medicine that US physicians are taught. He tells in his book Breathing, the Master Key to Self Healing, that he had to discover on his own the … Continue reading

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This is your brain on fire

Recent health studies are of interest to more than health experts: they are important for those of us that want to forever maintain our mental clarity.   Chronic inflammation may be the leading cause of brain damage, say scientists. It … Continue reading

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Pioneering the Future or Repeating the Past

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The Purpose of Gratitude

In the midst of loss, the thought of it having any purpose is beyond comprehension. Yet the holidays can be particularly difficult times if memories of loved ones steal your holiday peace, joy or sense of belonging.   On the … Continue reading

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Mastery of Life

He’s a self-described oddball. He follows his curiosity with a vengeance no matter what others tell him is right. Yet, Robert Greene has created another book sensation, Mastery, following his books “The Art of Seduction,” “The 48 Laws of Power,” … Continue reading

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The Future In Our Present

Mr. Gandhi has a very cool and inspired point here… and I am in no position to try and one-up Mr. Gandhi, but this view seems kind of dated now. The future/ present interchange actually runs both directions. So, as … Continue reading

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We don’t see things as they are

  This quote is so well articulated that I am tempted to leave it “as is.” It’s profound.   At the same time, I feel a corollary coming on. Here I go:   “We see separation because we are not … Continue reading

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Are You Happy?

Finally, medical science is beginning to look at how happiness affects our ability to stay healthy, heal and age.   I was listening to the YouTube video of the First Annual Healthy and Active Aging Conference at UCSD, October 2012.  … Continue reading

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The Election Is Over. Not

I, for one, am glad to see the presidential campaigning over for at least a couple of years. Because now we can vote on what matters. In my view, we vote every day, not just on election day. We vote … Continue reading

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Twelve Commitments To Life book reviewed

Recently, the author of “Massive Abundance,” Christopher Stafford, recorded a video book review of (my book) The Twelve Commitments To Life. Christopher is a successful coach and entrepreneur, so he knows what works.   The Twelve Commitments To Life is … Continue reading

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Appreciation

Thank you Dr. Gordon Livingston, author of “Too Soon Old, Too Late Smart” for a wise book about lessons learned in life. I have always been grateful to learn from others’ mistakes. Why should I go through the pain if … Continue reading

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Brain Fitness Blog, Day 26

Brain Fitness Blog, Day 26, September 5, 2012 “Tell Us Apart” continued with “dah/gah,” “doe/toe” and “bu/du.” Today I spent even more time in the practice areas. For “doe/ toe” it paid off. And though some of my answers were … Continue reading

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Brain Fitness Blog, Day 25

In light of the pedantic results, I will keep this post short. “Tell Us Apart” continued with dah/ gah, doe/ toe and bu/ du. Only bu/du made any progress. “Match It” challenged me to match the pairs in fewer than … Continue reading

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Twelve Commitments To Life Reviewed

We are happy to announce a recent review of “The Twelve Commitments To Life,” published in the September 2012 issue of Life Connection magazine, here in San Diego, North County. Christy Johnson, a local editor, connector and friend, wrote the … Continue reading

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Brain Fitness Blog Day 24

“High or Low,” the game/ training that opened all previous sessions was finished today. This announcement came after 9 minutes into the session, so the session was 6 minutes shorter than usual. The difficulty scale showed that I had encountered … Continue reading

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Brain Fitness Blog, Day 23

Brain Fitness Blog, Day 23, August 30, 2012 “High or Low” reached a pretty high score (4614) today, through a few pitch changes and rated as difficult as I have had before. I get a better score if I am … Continue reading

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Optimism Rewires Our Brain

This link is to a review of “Rainy Brain, Sunny Brain” by the psychologist and neuroscientist Elaine Fox. The review (by Deborah Kotz) is short and the information is good. She makes “Rainy Brain, Sunny Brain” a promising read. And … Continue reading

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Our Brains Are Plastic

“Our brains are plastic. Every experience alters our brain’s organization on some level.” The SharpBrains Guide to Brain Fitness Neuroscience is no longer just for scientists. It’s for anyone at any age that wants to stay engaged and have meaningful … Continue reading

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Brain Fitness Blog, Day 22

Day 22, August 29, 2012 “High or Low” started getting noticeably hard today. It wasn’t so hard as to be an unpleasant exercise. I know it’s harder because I got a few more wrong and not because I wasn’t paying … Continue reading

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Day 21, Brain Fitness blog

Day 21, August 27, 2012 “High or Low” was more interesting today because I played it much faster. As soon as one score was made, I clicked “Start” sooner. I think this made me more alert. Today I scored 3426 … Continue reading

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Brain Fitness, Day 20

Day 20 August 24, 2012 “High or Low” was completely different today, launching an evaluative game to compare and measure performance so far. “High or Low” has never been very hard, so I was interested to see if any improvement … Continue reading

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New Brain Training

I just found two more brain training programs for you to check out. I have not tried them, so I am not making any recommendations. I just want to add to the list of options. (I won’t be adding any … Continue reading

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Life honors purposeful living

The National Institute of Aging’s Dr. Robert Butler found that older people who could articulate their sense of purpose lived 8 years longer than those who can’t. In Okinawa, the word “Ikigai” means “the reason for which I wake up … Continue reading

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Brain Fitness, Day 19

Brain Fitness Blog, Day 19, August 23, 2012 High or Low” opened with a continuation of the previous high and low sounds, but they were much harder today. I advanced through two more levels of difficulty without stress. Points today … Continue reading

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Brain Gamers Wanted

AARP is asking for folks to try out some brain games. The link may dry up soon, as the deadline is Wednesday, August 23. Just in case you can get involved, click the story link.

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Brain Fitness Blog, Day 18

Day 18, August 22, 2012 “High or Low” kicked off another day of brain training. I noticed that I went through 3 levels, with each level not only using shorter tones with less time between them, they seem to also … Continue reading

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Brain Fitness Blog, Day 17

Day 17, August 21, 2012 “High or Low” was, again, a very good session. It gets me on board attention-wise without stress. I particularly feel good when I see the occasional rewards of animal pictures: up-close reptiles, wild cats, apes, … Continue reading

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Brain Fitness Blog, Day 16

Day 16, August 17, 2012 Today was not an exciting day on the Brain Fitness Blog front. There, I said it. “High or Low” continued with the new sound pattern. It’s still not very hard and I wondered where it … Continue reading

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Heat, Stress and Living to 100

I don’t now about you, but the heat seems to be producing more stress. And when the heat seems unrelenting, the stress builds and we can feel so stressed that we are less able to connect our thoughts, complete tasks, … Continue reading

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Brain Fitness Blog, Day 15

Day 15, August 16, 2012 Today, the program started with “High or Low” again, but with a much easier assignment, indicating if the sound was high or now, not if it was sliding up or down. The points for identifying … Continue reading

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Brain Fitness Blog, Day 14

Day 14, Brain Fitness Blog, August 15, 2012 “High or Low” got tougher today. So, I tried a new strategy: smiling at each animal picture (reward) I earned. To further impress my brain with its engaged response, I tried to … Continue reading

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Brain Training Resources

Recently, I did quite a bit of research to find interesting blogs, reviews and digests about brain training and brain fitness with an emphasis on improving the mental resources we have. I have been blogging about a particular favorite that … Continue reading

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A Sculpted Brain Guarantees a Healthy Future

Imagine a world in which the activities we engage in make us dumber. Perhaps you have seen the social commentary cum comedy called “Idiocracy.” And if you look around, you know it is coming true now; people just aren’t as … Continue reading

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Brain Fitness Blog, Day 13

Day 13, August 14, 2012 “High or Low” started the Brain Fitness program again today. It felt at one point that the sounds were coming much faster and closer to each other. At another point I felt some brain overload, … Continue reading

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Brain Fitness Blog, Day 12

Day 12. August 13, 2012 Thanks again, dear Reader, for watching my brain progress. I had some real-time progress to report that happened on the 15th and I will share that on the post for the 15th. Back to day … Continue reading

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Brain Fitness, Day 11

Posit Science, Brain Fitness program “High or Low” went very well today. I like this exercise so much. It reminds me of some training I had in grade school when I was being tutored for a lisp. I had to … Continue reading

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Brain Fitness, Day 10

  “For High or Low,” I scored another new high, 3650. The 40-second millisweeps became harder by 1 step. The 35-second millisweeps by 2 steps and the 30-second millisweeps by 7 steps. “Tell Us Apart” continued with “sah” vs. “stah.” … Continue reading

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Brain Fitness, Day 9

“High or Low”: Today’s goal is to “lower the gap between sounds by 17 milliseconds.” Today’s session of “High or Low” was much harder, and instead of speeding up to get as many points as possible (like I did yesterday) … Continue reading

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Brain Fitness, Day 8

Day 8, August 6, 2012 Today began with a video explanation about exercise difficulty. That is what the program was designed to create. It was almost on cue. I had been noticing a lack of progress! According to the video, … Continue reading

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Brain Fitness, Day 7

Day 7, August 2, 2012 “High or Low” went easy again today. I noticed that at one point, I had been enjoying such a long winning streak that the points per “hand” were way up. My score today was 3337, … Continue reading

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Brain Fitness, Day 6

Day 6 August 1, 2012 Today I went on to finish yesterday’s abbreviated session, so it was only 45 minutes. The session started with “Tell Us Apart,” the game that has you listen to sounds that sound similar, but are … Continue reading

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Brain Fitness, Day 5

Day 5 was an abbreviated session, as other issues pressed me for attention. But I did not dare break the trend, doing no brain training at all. I got in one fifteen-minute session of High or Low and did quite … Continue reading

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Brain Fitness, Day 4

Day 4 of Posit Science Brain Fitness training took place on July 30th. (I skipped Saturday and Sunday.) Today’s session was one hour, with four exercises of 15 minutes each. High or Low, Tell Us Apart, Match It and a … Continue reading

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Brain Fitness, Day 3

Third Day, Second Exercise session Today the program began with asking me what kind of visual rewards I wanted to choose when I progress. I gather that these visual rewards are for two purposes. The first is to give the … Continue reading

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Brain Fitness, Day 2

Second day, first exercise session, July 26, 2012 We began with a replay of the set up exercise from yesterday, called High and Low. I was told that this exercise works to improve, through the hearing of sounds, the auditory … Continue reading

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Brain Fitness, Day 1

Brain Fitness Blog July 25, 2012, the day I opened the software to install. I see it is by Posit Science as ordered and it is version 2.0.1. After installation, the introductory video began. Here I was reminded that in … Continue reading

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Posit Science Brain Fitness

I have been reading about brain fitness and very much needing to keep my brain in shape. There are too many indicators that my mind is slipping from its once exalted <g> state. Firstly, I am forgetting little things more. … Continue reading

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Loss and Love

Daniel Siegel, author of one of my favorite books to listen to and read, Mindsight: The New Science of Personal Transformation, is a wise man. His empathy makes his work approachable and his insights make him endlessly interesting. Recently I … Continue reading

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Princess Bride Guide to Never Giving Up

I speak a lot about commitment. There is no substitute to it if we are to discover the best life has to offer. A recent post on Elephant Journal made me laugh and cry because it is an insightful look … Continue reading

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What’s first? What’s next? HMM

If you want to get your life in order, wonder no more. The order is started with wondering “HMM.” HMM is my acronym that stands for Health, Mental Clarity and Motivation. It’s these three general categories that must get attention … Continue reading

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Committing to life “as it is”

Yesterday I was explaining what it means to commit to life “as it is.” And it occurred to me that perhaps I had not written this for the blog. It is an important point. I speak about “committing to life … Continue reading

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A Little More Gratitude, Please

Many writers and gratitude advocates (like moms) do their best to encourage us to have more gratitude. I also believe in gratitude. I believe gratitude is one of the main elements of who we really are. But with my devil’s … Continue reading

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Digital Legacy

How does the digital age change the meaning of a personal legacy? Certainly our legacy includes a digital longevity that never existed before. For instance, I can find my father’s obituary online just by typing his name. I can find … Continue reading

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Personal Magnetism

Have you ever noticed how much personal magnetism you have? Yeah. You are magnetic. Whatever it is you collect, more comes to you in kind. For instance, if you are into computer technology, you probably have quite an extensive collection … Continue reading

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Declare Freedom to Be Balanced

Do you focus on what is wrong “out there?” Then you have taken a lot of hits recently. Maybe life circumstances knocked you off balance and you feel like life is unpredictable, uncaring and continuously problematic. There is a way … Continue reading

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Last day for pre-launch discount price

Want to get a great book at a reduced price? It’s brand new. It’s a refreshing and original approach to the self-help book market. Go to the shopping cart location here and pay only $10.00 (plus tax and shipping). Scroll … Continue reading

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Declare Freedom from Patriarchy

Patriarchy (and the hierarchical structures brought to us by patriarchy) is old thinking. For eons, humans thought it was the best we could do. It was so good that it got included in the major religions around the world. It … Continue reading

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A Beautiful Study in Gratitude

I love that people are making videos and Facebook pages based on the act and sense of gratitude. I know we hear a lot about having more gratitude and it is almost becoming overused. But I don’t think we can … Continue reading

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Video Introduction of The Twelve Commitments To Life

Rich gives a book overview for The Twelve Commitments To Life, a short and easy to read book that can help improve love, sense of purpose, health, concentration, growth, relationships and more. Rich’s book is available at Amazon.com

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Coffee Inspired Book

I am a coffee lover. I have to admit it. And I admit that coffee fuels a lot of my inspiration. Did you know that coffee’s first application was to help inspire African monks to stay awake during their late … Continue reading

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Declare your freedom July 4th

Announcing the book I promised, The Twelve Commitments to Life. I am having it released on July 4th as a declaration of freedom for all readers that want to live life fully. Link to Amazon But you don’t have to … Continue reading

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The Meaning of Life Is …

What is the meaning of life? Does it have meaning? If life had meaning, why would it be so difficult to find and understand? Doesn’t death, injustice and unbalanced social structures obliterate any meaning we might have been able to … Continue reading

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Be healthy, be sexy

In my book “Twelve Commitments to Life,” I focus on the aspects of life that are essential to thriving and being fully alive. One chapter is on arousal and sex because sex is not just essential to creating a new … Continue reading

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Freedom, the Final Frontier

Americans celebrate their freedom in many ways. After all, aren’t they the inventors of freedom? Not really. And we Americans have much to learn about freedom yet. Freedom is often perceived as freedom from dictators, freedom to voice one’s opinions, … Continue reading

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Are We Aware that Living Fully Is Our Most Important Job?

When did you first become aware that living fully is the most important thing you could do? Sometimes we only realize that we have not been living fully when we encounter a tragedy, such as the death of a loved … Continue reading

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Loving Learning

Do you love learning? I do. Learning is part of living fully. Most of what I have learned, however, was not from an accredited institution of higher learning. Like many others, what is most valuable to me is what I … Continue reading

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Death of Guilt

Guilt makes death a little harder. Or a lot harder. We feel guilty because we didn’t do this for “him” before he died. He died feeling guilty that he didn’t do what he said he would do for you. Or … Continue reading

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Grief Recess

Grieving is a long process. No one can say how long it will take or what we must endure in the process. During it, we can be of two states of mind. On one hand, we crave normalcy. On the … Continue reading

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David Frost and the Panel of Death

Teens and pre-teens, with the lights turned down, will discuss life and death. What is life? What is death? Where do we go? When and how? But here’s some adults facing the issue under studio lights. It’s David Frost with … Continue reading

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Sex and Bravery

Candice Holdorf is a brave woman. She is also a free woman. Free to be who she is without apology. I honor her living example of living fully. I was recently impressed with her article in Elephant Journal in which … Continue reading

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First Things Foremost

It’s hard for anyone to tell me what should be first in my life. Well, it’s not hard for them to do it. It’s hard for me to hear it. There are a couple of reasons for that. One is … Continue reading

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What happens when more people live longer?

Simply answered, when people live longer, they become happier. Contrary to the stereotyped image of losing interest in life, TED speaker and Director of the Stanford Center on Longevity, Laura Carstensen is sharing great information on the prospect of becoming … Continue reading

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Is Death Necessary?

It seems like a valid question. Is death necessary? Many people think it is. Others wonder. To take the doubt away, I’d like to approach this question via another angle: what is necessary for life and would death be included? … Continue reading

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It’s Okay to Cry

Grief… we have lost so many things. Many people today are talking about the loss of our freedoms and working opportunities. Loss of financial options. Loss of trust in the government, the banking system, the schools, etc. And while loss … Continue reading

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Mega Millions Missing

The buzz-buzz-buzz has been over the Mega Millions Jackpot. Did you hear it went missing? True. The juicy jackpot, the real riches, went missing. But, lucky that you found this post (or were sent this message) because I intend to … Continue reading

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Sleeping to Death

No, sleeping does not cause death…at least, from no studies I have heard of… But taking sleeping pills (according to a recent study involving over 10,000 patients) causes an astounding four-fold likelihood of death, even when taking only eighteen of … Continue reading

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The SLIP

Love, Understanding and Gratitude Energies are easily understood. Everyone I talk to about them agrees that our lives would be better if we focused on those all the time. 100% agreement. So I say to myself, “Great. We all agree … Continue reading

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Humility, the Unsung Hero: An Interview

Recently, I had the rare (really rare) opportunity to interview Humility. Usually working in the background, and often misunderstood as weak or failing to thrive, Humility, IMHO, is a hero in the development of wisdom and understanding. Me: Humility, what … Continue reading

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Understanding the Power of Death

Death wields ultimate power over us, or so it seems. Having encountered it (not the theatrical versions), death shakes us of our illusions of self-power, control and imperviousness. For many of us it goes even further to make us fearful … Continue reading

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Reunion, the Ecstasy and Agony

Reunions of long divided family members is the stuff of legend. So reunion is exactly what we desire for our departed ones…a great reunion on the other side. Even so, we long for a reunion for ourselves when we pass … Continue reading

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Change the World

You’ve heard and seen the commercials. You can change the world by getting a degree at “Any” University. Change the world by enlisting at your local US Armed Services recruiter. You can change the world when you give money to … Continue reading

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2012 and The Year Of Understanding (Y.O.U.)

There are many prophecies and theories about what is in store for us in 2012. Hold on to your hats. It could be the end of the world. It could be the end of present tyrannies or simply a broad-based … Continue reading

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How My Terrier Taught Me Mastery

How My Terrier Taught Mastery, A Lesson To Start 2012 Years ago, I outlined twelve or thirteen chapters for a proposed book “Everything I Learned about Prayer, I Got from My Dog.” I was convinced that dogs have an easy … Continue reading

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Life Is an (Inspired) Argument

Inspired by How to Argue and Win Every Time, by Gerry Spence Inspiration is a beautiful thing. It helps us soar over the trifles that often get us down. Sometimes it comes in the form of a pithy quote, a … Continue reading

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Merry Creative Christmas

How was your Christmas? In spite of very limited funds, ours was awesome for many reasons. The limited gift-giving did not limit our joy. My wife and I held to spending less than $10 on each other and were both … Continue reading

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You Are Not Alone, or, The Wheelwright

You Are Not Alone, or, The Wheelwright A Story about Our Future Have you ever wondered why we are here and where this all is going? You are not alone. All you and I really want is to “arrive” and … Continue reading

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Starting with Gratitude

If you want peace, start with gratitude. If you want understanding, start with gratitude. If you want joy, start with gratitude. If you want love, start with gratitude. If you want health, start with gratitude. Gratitude eases the way out … Continue reading

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Home Sweet Home

A recent visit to a favorite spot also occasioned a re-visit to “The Wizard of Oz.” There in a romantic get-away, my wife and I snuggled in bed and watched the timeless story of Dorothy and her search for a … Continue reading

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Mindsight

During this time of a drastically declining economy, more and more of us are experiencing a corresponding declining hope and sense of emotional well-being. We are strung out with a multitude of pressures to pay obligations, adapting to others’ stresses, … Continue reading

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Meditation Marinade

As a child of middle class parents, I grew up with a strong work ethic. And though my father was not “blue collar,” we lived and got by with plenty of manual effort. Every one of my father’s four boys … Continue reading

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Brain Sharpening

An engaged, balanced brain is a happy one, with lively connections, problem-solving smarts and relatively free of emotional hangups. A brain is essential to connect with others, which is why a sharp brain is essential for living fully moment to … Continue reading

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Progress: Fact or Exception

“I’d like to feel that progress is a fact rather than the exception.” Most of us want to move forward, out of the present realm of problems, regrets and imbalances and into a bright future with solid benefits. But we … Continue reading

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Changing our faltering mythology

A recent review of Joseph Campbell’s book, The Hero’s Journey, offered an insight into who we are as a people and maybe why we are here at this point in time. Joseph’s lifelong work was to study the myths of … Continue reading

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4 new links added on Life Links

More great links to life, longevity and thinking of the future have been added to our Life Links page. Blog on life extension, technology and longevity Blog of futurism, trans-humanism and singularity Blog of John Renesch, author, futurist at the … Continue reading

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Futures Awareness

The World Future Society  uses the word “future” as a singular and plural noun, as well as a verb, as in “futuring.” It got me thinking, future should be plural…I mean futures should be plural. What if we were willing … Continue reading

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To Be or Not To Be

What allows people to accept death instead of a life that lasts for 1000 years and beyond? Is there some kind of barrier that stops people from considering living a long life that contributes over and over to the wisdom … Continue reading

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Your Time is Ripe

It is interesting how historic photographs show places that were, at the time, common, but today are more precious for the contrast. Buildings that were seen every day and used for every conceivable human activity, say, one hundred years ago, … Continue reading

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Living COLA

I have said many times that I am committed to living fully. (I hope you share that commitment with me.) And if I hadn’t noticed, a recent read has made me more aware that living fully requires being fully conscious. … Continue reading

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Clues to Longevity

Recent studies of longevity are being written up in Yahoo.com’s health pages, summing up ten clues to longevity. The clues include your ability to walk quickly, your gender, social involvement and positive emotions. It’s a short read and may be … Continue reading

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We ALL Die, A Story

A Story “We ALL die,” he declared to the other, who was struggling with the death of his father. What an amazingly unreasonable thing to communicate to another person! Not only does it lack any reason, it couldn’t be more … Continue reading

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Death Through the Eyes of a Visionary

Steve Jobs, the inspiration behind the Apple empire, a man with amazing vision about what was possible within technology, a man who changed how we act several times a day, has passed. Though his illness was widely publicized, many of … Continue reading

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Want to stay young?

I love the idea of staying young. And I am taking steps, just like a a child learning the new skills of running and jumping, to do that. To stay young. Recent reads for me include: Spark: The Revolutionary New … Continue reading

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The Purpose of Grief

I recently read that “the purpose of grief is to help you reach the point in your life when you can remember without the pain.” How do you understand the purpose of grief? I think grief has another purpose.

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Facing Down Death’s Agenda

Last week was emotionally difficult. Really difficult. Our family had several anniversaries and a memorial, not including the anniversary of September 11. (My wife was there in NYC.) The emotional difficulty didn’t show itself as a direct result of these … Continue reading

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Digital Crystal Ball

Care for a look at what the future will be like? The Singularity hub website has a large cache of interesting articles based on science and future predictions. I particularly like the page dedicated to longevity and health. This digital … Continue reading

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Prayer for 9/11

A couple of days ago I was trying to clear my laptop of excess files and was happy to find many memories of what really matters in life. It helped remind me of my life basics. This is particularly appropriate … Continue reading

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Marking Anniversaries for the Dead

September 11, Memorial Day, Veterans Day, July 4th, Presidents Day, VJ Day. Anniversaries we mark to honor the lives of our compatriots. Some survivors, millions now gone and leaving a gaping hole in our hearts. Not a day goes by … Continue reading

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Why We Crave the New

Humans are forever creating new things, making new connections and wanting to hear what’s new. Why is that? Is it, like I was taught, that we are covetous, lustful and insatiable? Or is it, like religious teachers assure us, the proof … Continue reading

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Anniversaries Before and After

Not a day goes by that I don’t miss my father. His passing has changed my life in many ways, not the least of which are anniversaries. His birthday. Father’s Day. Their wedding anniversary. Anniversaries of family reunions, etc. In … Continue reading

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100 Plus- New book releases Sept. 1

Sonia Arrison’s new book, “1oo Plus, How the Coming Age of Longevity Will Change Everything,” will be released on September 1st. The book explores some of the many changes that will occur very soon as technology meets the human lives … Continue reading

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How to Live Forever and Why

Yesterday I was spotted with one of my books. It’s an unusual subject, living forever on this earth, and it has a funny title, How to Live Forever or Die Trying. (I will offer a book review on this blog … Continue reading

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Conversations on Integrity

Jennifer Elizabeth Masters has an insightful blog… easy to read and share. I recommend her post on integrity, a subject that has been going around in my consciousness as I prepare for my next book. Living Fully, the Hidden Requirement, … Continue reading

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More meaning from life

Death, it has been argued, is the way to ensure that we live life with gravity. (Pun intended.) But death really doesn’t ensure that, does it? As a general observation, conservatives in America are happy to see their enemies die … Continue reading

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Living Fully: The Hidden Requirement

Living fully in each moment (by which I mean taking advantage of all the gifts bestowed on us by being alive) is what we are here to do. Living fully doesn’t just happen; it requires commitment. But commitment requires something … Continue reading

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Change, the Only Constant

They say change is inevitable. It certainly seems to be true. And the proof is that it’s not just insignificant things that change, like the faces on coins. Change is constant. The most significant things of life have changed and … Continue reading

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The Problem with Good People

Today, as I reflect on the good people of this world, I am saddened. Here’s an example: Some very nice folks that I got to know at a local farmers market offered me a free sample. It usually sells for … Continue reading

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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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Examining the Benefit of Limits

In my previous post about limits, I indicated that limits do not agree with us as human beings. Then why do we have them? Besides real dangers that we rightly fear, the reason we limit our aspirations and doubt our … Continue reading

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Life Beyond Limits

“We are limited, not by our abilities, but by our vision.” Humanity is unique among species. It doesn’t just evolve, it seeks to explore its limits and eliminate its boundaries. We are innocent in this regard; we seem to come … Continue reading

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Time is too valuable

A friend told me on Sunday that “life is too short to…” I replied, “You say life is too short. I say time is too valuable.” Then I got an email about it. “To realize the value of ten years: … Continue reading

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What’s new?

“What’s new,” my neighbor asked? I could have mentioned the new blog post, the new coffee product I received or the recent disturbance in the neighborhood. Those are new. But I replied, “What an interesting question. Isn’t everything new?” “Yes, … Continue reading

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I can’t believe I ate the whole thing

This age-old regret may be a significant factor in aging and feeling old. Overeating has long made news, but a different approach, a calorie restriction diet, is rarely seen or heard, and is often ridiculed. Instead of taking an over-the-counter … Continue reading

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Living Without Regrets

I came across a blog recently where nurse Bronnie Ware posts the most commonly heard regrets people utter before they die. http://www.inspirationandchai.com/Regrets-of-the-Dying.html Regrets are something we can nurse every day, pardon the pun. But nursing them keeps them alive. It’s … Continue reading

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Body Ownership

Life forever on this planet raises many theological, demographic, social and philosophical issues. On this blog, I attempt to speak to many of them and to resource other expert opinions. But central to this discussion is one I have not … Continue reading

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I don’t accept death

Ray Kurzweil in the documentary “Transcendent Man” states a new attitude about death. There’s nothing good about disease and death, as much as we try to ennoble it. People have had no alternative but to rationalize… but death really is … Continue reading

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Looking Forward

“You always have to have something to look forward to.” Helen Howland, 100 years old Centenarians are looking forward to more in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, and you have to admire their zest for life. I think Helen has just shared … Continue reading

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Ownership

“You can’t take it with you.” If there is only one thing that death teaches us, it is that we do not own anything. Yet this truth is not limited to the objects we think we own; neither do we … Continue reading

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Love, Share, Be. The Reason We Live.

My father’s passing has made an impression on me that nothing before has…and it’s no surprise to those of you that have suffered a similar fate. It has given me a focus on the meaning of my life here and, … Continue reading

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Fallen Fathers

On this Father’s Day, 2011, we again remember fathers. And if your or your partner’s father has passed on, you know that Father’s Day is not necessarily a time of connection and joy. As I look at photos of my … Continue reading

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Waiting for Death

Too much TV time (more than two hours per day) has been linked to higher risk of death. Other recent studies show that sitting in general (computer, office, lounging) is less healthy than standing or moving about. But this latest … Continue reading

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Transcendence- Immortality on our Doorstep

Award winning author and scientist Ray Kurzweil, author of “The Age of Spiritual Machines,” “The Age of Intelligent Machines,” “Fantastic Voyage,” “Nine Steps to Living Well Forever” and “The Singularity is Near” is more than imagining a future where immortality … Continue reading

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Passion or Mission

People often think of me as a passionate person. (You may have been able to pick up some of my passion from the way I write.) But counter to the current emphasis on finding your passion, I have not found … Continue reading

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Body Love

I love my body for one particular reason: it is my touchstone with all that I am. It stores my memories, my emotions, senses and perceptions. It connects me to the people I love. It gives me the ability to … Continue reading

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Loving the Future

I have often wondered about the future and what separates it from the present. Why does it always feel a long way off when it is only the next second away? Surely the future is present now as we plant … Continue reading

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How to Live Forever- Review

Mark Wexler’s third documentary debuted in San Diego on June 3rd. The San Diego Reader posted this interview with Wexler. How to Live Forever is a life-affirming movie, full of good humor and insights. Check it out on the movie … Continue reading

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Future Calling

Science fiction writers have mysteriously predicted many advancements in science, technology and government. Fictional explorations into space, the human body and under the sea were years ahead of the technology that today oddly mirrors what these writers imagined in great … Continue reading

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Celebrity Status

People almost never ask me if I am a celebrity. No, I am not, but that doesn’t mean I wouldn’t like to be. The truth is, I think we should all be celebrities. We should all be notable for something … Continue reading

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As Powerful as the Trust and Connection

“The roles we play in each others’ lives are only as powerful as the trust and connection between us.” – Oprah Winfrey It’s not hard to see the truth of the quote. Oprah nailed that one. And because roles are … Continue reading

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The Limits of Life

“It is our duty as human beings to proceed as if the limits or our capabilities do not exist.” – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, visionary French Jesuit, philosopher and scientist. For many years this quote has inspired me to think … Continue reading

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Jack Kevorkian Passes

“Dr. Death” has died at 83. Read his obituary here. The pathologist was a lone champion of the right to die with less pain and more control of the timing.

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Brain Farts

It has often struck me odd that intelligent people can dismiss obvious refutations to their belief systems. (Good examples include people that join cults or invest in shady propositions.) Why can’t they see the flaws when they also display multiple … Continue reading

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Want to Live Longer? Have more sex!

Dr. Daniel Amen in his book “Sex on the Brain” looks at brain function and sexual experience. They are very interconnected. In the chapter “Methuselah’s Secret” the neurologist states, “Regular sexual contact, especially with a committed partner, helps to keep … Continue reading

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Choosing Joy instead of Paranoia

Joy is intimately connected with living fully. This was expressed to me many years ago by a person who described herself as an “inverse paranoid:” someone who believes without any proof that everyone is out to make her day. This … Continue reading

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Solving the Problem of Dying

“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” Albert Einstein There is something plainly obvious about Einstein’s observation and another element that is more subtle and valuable. The first and most … Continue reading

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Is Your Time Up?

Here is the test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: if you’re alive, it isn’t. Richard Bach This is a key ingredient to both living fully now and life extension: realizing that your mission on Earth is … Continue reading

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Players in the Death Industry

No one healthy gets up in the morning and decides to plan for their funeral arrangements. I would think this is a sign of health. We all have a strong survival instinct and our death is not a thought we … Continue reading

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Death Is Kind?

I want to thank the author of “The Red Badge of Courage,” Stephen Crane, for the following poem. The irony is deep and it reminds me of those that tell me about their loved one that died, “He passed away … Continue reading

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Dying of Heart Disease 50% Chance

What if you got up this morning and heard that there was a fifty per cent chance of rain? Would you take measures to protect your clothes? I would. Or what if the word on the street was that because … Continue reading

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Medical Care System Is Broken

According to a study published by the American Journal of Medicine, the majority of US bankruptcies (62.1%) are not caused by credit card debt, but medical debt. These were not necessarily the uninsured or the poor. “Three quarters had health … Continue reading

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Preserve Life

“Every creature is better alive than dead, men and moose and pine trees, and he who understands it aright will rather preserve its life than destroy it.” Henry David Thoreau

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Impossible? Think Again.

People keep telling me that to “live forever” is impossible. They can understand “live fully now” but doing that forever seems impossible. Apparently, they have not read some of our most inspirational artists, philosophers, scientists and achievers. Here are a … Continue reading

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Be Wary of Absolutism

We live in a scientific age. Science is bringing new insights into technologies, medicine, lifestyle options, business… everywhere we look. And so, we have answers, based on science, that our parents and grandparents did not. With those new advances, we … Continue reading

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Disrupting the Diagnosis

Here is a video by Dr. Mark Hyman, an MD practicing “Functional Medicine.” He introduces the approach at TEDMED of looking for causes rather than symptoms or diagnoses.

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Centenarians share secret of long life

According to a recent accounting, the number of centenarians are doubling. How do they do it? One doctor says that a positive attitude may be a significant factor.

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Buddha’s Wise Advice

The Buddha is reported to have said, “Don’t blindly believe what I say. Don’t believe me because others convince you of my words. Don’t believe anything you see, read, or hear from others, whether of authority, religious teachers or texts. … Continue reading

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No Ending of the World May 21st

The ending of the world as we know it has been announced to happen May 21st, 2011, by a man most of us do not know, Harold Camping. But because he owns a number of radio stations, and because the … Continue reading

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What Would You Do to Live Longer?

Cenegenics is at the center of the aging controversy. Not because people don’t want to slow aging, but because of the use of steroids and hormone replacement sometimes prescribed by Dr. Alan Mintz. Read the transcript. See the video. What … Continue reading

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Living Past 100

The United States currently has the greatest number of centenarians in the world, estimated at 70,490 on September 1, 2010. (Article on centenarians on Wikipedia.) And, although it is not proven, it is not unreasonable to think that talking to … Continue reading

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Amortality, Staying Young for Life

If you are like some of my readers, you take exception to my stance that we can potentially live forever on earth. Yet almost all of us have accepted a trend to not look old. We use creams, exercise, diet … Continue reading

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Links added to Life Links page

This is just a heads-up for those that wish to do more research on anti-aging and longevity. I have posted more links on the Life Links page. This is an exciting place to launch your research and check in with … Continue reading

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Longevity (Life Forever), Amen

There are two things that are vital to both longevity and living fully. (Well, there are many, it’s true, but there are two on my ‘favorites’ list.) One is brain health and the other is sexual vitality. If you don’t … Continue reading

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Be Living

“Living fully” can be interpreted in every way a person can live. Yet it is about living in the body rather than ascribing to a theory or giving mental assent to the concept of living to the full. That is … Continue reading

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Ultimate Irony

My generation stands at a watershed lifespan. Some of us just may make the cut, that is, live long enough to live hundreds of years with the life extension technologies now being developed. And some of us won’t “make the … Continue reading

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Coasting through Life

“To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.” Emily Dickenson Feeling passionate about life, it amazes me now to see people coasting through life, accepting their fate as they struggle to make ends meet. Believe me, … Continue reading

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Meaning of Life and Death

Our brains are predisposed to find meaning in our lives. We are so invested in it that we will do unreasonable things to create meaning where it is not, such as jump to conclusions, believe without facts, exercise faith in … Continue reading

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Dreams of our Wisest

Imagine life sitting at the feet of Aristotle because he hadn’t yet died of old age. Or the Virgin Mary. Or a great writer like Emily Dickenson or a thinker like William James. What would our country be like if … Continue reading

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Condolences, But

After the passing of my father, I have received many kind comments, many from Facebook friends. Thanks to everyone for their concern. And here it gets kind of funny… My father, the editor and studious thinker, always, always, always had … Continue reading

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Shortage of Wisdom

I do not call myself wise. But I think I can recognize wisdom. Often the wise ones are in their 70’s and 80’s or older. The problem is, people of that age are not that numerous and the ones that … Continue reading

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Cancer Prevention Information Blocked

Since 1983, the Life Extension Foundation has been telling people to use aspirin to reduce their risk of cancer. What did the FDA do? Threaten criminal charges- in spite of the evidence. Read the article.

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Life and Passion

So, what is your passion? What is it that makes you feel fully alive, in love or connected with your ultimate purpose for being here on this earth? Living fully is often equated with being passionate about doing what you … Continue reading

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Life Compared with Death

Religious leaders of several faiths have told us that we live in a world of contrasts. Light/dark. Good/evil. Day/night. Peace/war. Man/woman. Included in this “wisdom” is the “life/death contrast.” Excuse me. Life as a human being has nothing to do … Continue reading

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What’s the Difference?

When I talk to many Bible-based believers, they find my concept of life forever here on earth unlike anything they hear at church. And I like to point out that according to the book of Genesis, God’s original plan did … Continue reading

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How to Live Forever- at theatres in May

Mark Wexler’s “amusing and eye-opening documentary,” How to Live Forever is coming. Here is a great review. Here is the site. Yes, there’s a lot of us that want to live forever. It doesn’t start at the theaters in May. … Continue reading

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The Gung Ho Approach to Immortality

I don’t believe anything of real consequence was accomplished by sitting around and waiting for things to change. So, I have adopted the “Gung Ho” approach. Yes, some will recoil, but the concept of longevity is radical and tip-toeing will … Continue reading

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After Death, Part Three

In parts one and two, I wrote briefly about commitment and laughter as healthy responses to death. What I didn’t write was what we can commit to in order to stop the ultimate enemy. Firstly, we can commit to living … Continue reading

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Aubrey de Grey speaks on defeating aging

This video of Geneticist Aubrey de Grey was recorded at a July 2005 TED conference. TED is a forum for some of the most advanced thinkers of our time. The challenge is for them to distill these advances into a … Continue reading

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Late again

Due to my father’s passing, I had to ask the IRS for an extension to file. And since that, I have noticed that I continue to be late. I was late to pay the State Board of Equalization for retail … Continue reading

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After Death, Part Two

In my previous post I wrote about responses to death and suggested that there are two that are ultimately healthy, that is, life affirming responses. The second response to death is so powerful that it is feared as inappropriate. It … Continue reading

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Fight Aging Website

For another view, much of it well researched, visit the Fight Aging! blog.

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After Death, What? Part One

After death, or in the face of it, many reactions can be observed. Thanks to popular media, we are familiar with reactions like panic, shock and depression. But those clearly are not the only or the best responses to death. … Continue reading

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In the Face of Death

Why would anyone tell someone that has had a death in the family, “Take care, now. We all have to die sometime?” It sounds preposterous and insensitive, yet it happens all the time. I postulate that the reason behind this … Continue reading

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Precious about Time

I have said it and you probably have, too. If not, you have heard it said because it is common to our psyche. “Life’s too short to…” Though often said in a humorous way, this phrase now seems all wrong. … Continue reading

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Psalm of Life

American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was a husband of two wives whose lives ended tragically. In his recovery, he wrote “A Psalm of Life,” urging his readers to live fully now. Not in any future or in the romantic or … Continue reading

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Stop time, or aging, simply

We could certainly slow the aging process down if it had to work its way through Congress. – Will Rogers

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Keeping Life Together

A recent acquaintance was talking to me about his work last week. He is a psychologist of thirty years working with the armed forces. Of one of these branches he quipped, “They are very good at taking things apart, but … Continue reading

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10 actions for 100 years

Not all agree on ways to achieve longevity, but About.com has an article worth reading. I would switch out two or three actions, but I believe this simple information can help. While I’d love to be a (or your) resource … Continue reading

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Keeping Family Together

Who makes up your family? How has it changed over time? What would you do to have the elders still alive instead of quietly inhabiting a gravesite? What would you ask them? What would you both laugh about? How would … Continue reading

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Did I Hear a Complaint?

I heard myself complain today. No, I don’t want to hear my complaints. Complaints are lies. Complaints come from the wounded ego. The proof is in the content. Aren’t all complaints about not being served according to one’s realistic and … Continue reading

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Let the Dead Bury the Dead

“Let the dead bury their own dead,” said Jesus, “but you go and proclaim the Kingdom of God.” Luke 9:60 (New International Version of the Holy Bible) How could Jesus tell his disciples that the dead should be left to … Continue reading

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Too Spiritual

A friend asked me this morning how my father’s death has changed my religious and spiritual beliefs. One thing is that I realized that my spiritual practice was too spiritual. It is good to balance the physical with the spiritual, … Continue reading

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We will have eternal life here on earth

A gentleman trying to help me get past my recent pain of my father’s passing, was explaining to me that everything has timeline, a season, a beginning and ending. I think this might be how he dealt with the passing … Continue reading

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No Regrets

I hear various promoters of positivity urge people to make sure they have no regrets when they breathe their last. They ask us to project ourselves into the future and think about what we might regret yet still have time … Continue reading

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Life Is Our Best Asset

The economy is tough these days. Some of us are feeling a financial pinch that elicits more of a scream than a simple “ow.” We have high unemployment. More Americans are working multiple jobs to make ends meet. Graduates have … Continue reading

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Living Ageless

Another word choice for “Life Forever Now” is “Living Ageless.” The word “Ageless” adds another dimension to “Now.” Living Ageless is more of a style or a mode of thinking that is both now and timeless. To Live Ageless requires … Continue reading

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Life Strives

“I want to be thoroughly used up when I die- for the harder I work, the more I live… Life is no ‘brief candle’ to me; it is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for … Continue reading

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Everything Changes

Dreams can be a way of hearing. Our inhibitions are lowered and our usual busy-ness is stilled. I have been having a number of significant dreams since my father’s passing. (Some of you can relate to having dreams of passed … Continue reading

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Lab grown organs using your own cells

Organs can be grown in the laboratory that will eliminate the need for donors. Check out the life extension article in Popular Mechanics online.

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A Life of Purpose

Wayne Dyer in his book Wisdom of the Ages quotes poet George Bernard Shaw: “This is the true joy in life: The being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one.” I couldn’t agree more. Shaw contrasts … Continue reading

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Life Forever Now Bodies

Last night’s dream involved my attempts to fit a replacement product into a container for the old product. It didn’t fit. This is an interesting metaphor for trying to fit the ideas of “Life Forever Now” into a society that … Continue reading

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A Conspiracy Against Wisdom?

For thousands of years now (with the single exception of the people mentioned in Genesis that lived hundreds of years), the average human life span has been less than forty years. Think of it. By the time we are forty, … Continue reading

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Intelligent Life?

Picture an alien spaceship hovering over Earth. One alien is instructing others on board. “They call themselves an intelligent life form but they kill each other endlessly and profit immensely from death.”

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Easter. Pagan, Christian, Resurrection or Life Forever?

The Internet can be a forum for nut-cases and intellectuals, inspiration and stuck-ness. It offers many opinions about the meaning of this and that. Today Facebook and the blogworld are vibrating to the controversy of what Easter means. Is it … Continue reading

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Easter Promise. Life Forever Now

Easter has always been a favorite day for me. Perhaps because it seems so full of hope. Perhaps because my birthday has landed three times on Easter. Perhaps because the earth energies are strong and vibrant. I remember many Easter … Continue reading

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Change is the Only Certainty

It may seem odd, but honest scientists are hard pressed to predict certainties on the horizon. They would probably all bet easily on the sun rising the next morning in the East. But they couldn’t say it is a certainty. … Continue reading

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Good Friday. What’s Good About It?

For a good thirty years, I celebrated Good Friday with a religious fervor. I kneeled down and recalled the steps taken by the man Jesus 2000 years (and quadbillions of tears) ago. I vicariously visited the mockings, the scourgings, the … Continue reading

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Life is Certain. Death is Not.

Certainty is one of those things that we often relate to death. Also taxes. My father died on April 16th, 2011, literally a few hours after the traditional tax deadline. Even if taxes are certain (which they ought not to … Continue reading

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Death is the Devil’s Domain

The book of Job is an ancient book and deals with good versus evil. Job, a good man by God’s own assertion, gets beaten to a pulp by Lucifer… with God’s permission. Job’s children die, his cattle, and finally, his … Continue reading

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Ten Days, Now I See

I sat with my Dad for nine of his last ten days. I watched him go from weak to unresponsive and unable to control his elimination to not-my-Dad. I think I am now ready to see this without the veneer … Continue reading

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