If I can, so can you!

I had the pleasure of watching Cirque du Soleil's "Ovo" in Atlanta yesterday evening. What a remarkable display of human capability! I almost wrote human "physicality" but to limit what they did to mere physical acts would likely understate what was involved in their performance. To do what they do must take enormous mental focus …

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Be Ye Therefore Perfect. Seriously? Seriously.

My youngest son (4 years old) passed the weight test to climb the 24 foot rock wall at the Atlanta Zoo (40 lb. minimum) the day before yesterday and he made a bee line for the top, rang the bell and belayed down. He never hesitated, he remained focused on the goal and he never …

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You needn’t see it to believe it.

I had an unusual conversation yesterday that I feel is worthy of further consideration. A new acquaintance, whom I have not met in person, asked me where I thought the world was headed. What a whopper of a question! She qualified her question with a mention of the Mayan Calendar, which as I understand it …

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The Highest Common Denominator

We are incredibly complex creatures. From macro to micro, our design is beautiful, intricate and marvelous to behold. I remember watching a short video in physics class in high school similar to the one below which showed the wave dynamics of a crowd of people: People, when moving in an aggregated mass, tend to "go …

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Your Lucky Day

Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson One of the presenters I was privileged to watch this weekend at our annual Energetix Lyceum described the methylation pathways of our body. Methylation acts as an on/off switch that allows the body to learn how to deal with …

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Happiness and Righteousness Redefined

As a young man approaching middle age, I often ask myself what it is that human beings truly seek. Material wealth and comfort appear on the surface to shape the thoughts and dictate the actions of many, but scratch a little deeper and you will find that the common goal of man is happiness and …

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Just say no to negativity!

I came across a scientific explanation why humanity progresses in fits and starts rather than on the basis of eternal progress. Apparently our brains are hard-wired with what is called "negativity bias," a trait that proved favorable as the process of natural selection worked its magic on our species. Negativity bias is the tendency to …

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What’s new?

A friend of mine likes to ask "What's new" when he sees someone for the first time each day. I've noticed that most people answer "nothing much" or "same old same old" and rarely do they elaborate on what is actually new in their lives. Whether or not the question is intended to be rhetorical …

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The victorious life begins with successful attitude

I came across three rules today that provide effective guidance for a productive life: Rule #1: Success is an option. Rule #2: Failure to accomplish a goal is a last resort. Rule #3: Failure to give your very best is never an option. Countless human beings have lived out their lives never believing that success …

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Anacondas, Truth and Envy

I saw two documentaries on the Anaconda, those infamous boas of the genus Eunectes. The first was a nature show that identified the Anaconda as one of the twenty deadliest critters on earth. The second, in stark contrast, featured a husband/wife team of scientists who walk through the swamps of South America (barefoot!) in order …

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