Category Archives: Meaning and Life

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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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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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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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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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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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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