Nov 26, 2017

Some people are just plain mean, because they’re just plain mean. They lack the neural capacity for compassion and kindness. These people are sociopaths. We can only feel sadness for them. For they will […]

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Managing Stress

Nov 15, 2017

One of the largest threats to our well-being is stress. Stress is part of life. You promote your well-being by learning to manage stress. “Optimal” stress helps stimulate and activate […]

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Principle vs. Pleasure

Nov 8, 2017

Thomas Jackson said, “I like liquor—its taste and its effects–and that is just the reason why I never drink it.” For Jackson, the pleasure of drinking felt dangerous, so to […]

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Nov 3, 2017

A friend of mine shared the following story with me: A plump Indian businessman, dripping with gold and diamonds, came one day to visit Mother Teresa, fell at her feet, […]

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Cultivating Spiritual Intelligence

Oct 25, 2017

I’ve just finished reading Cindy Wigglesworth’s book, “SQ 21: The Twenty-One Skills of Spiritual Intelligence.” See my previous blog on Ms. Wigglesworth’s groundbreaking work. Ms. Wigglesworth defines spiritual intelligence as […]

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Honest Recovery

Oct 16, 2017

Gary King once said, “There is no such thing as an inconsequential lie.” Honesty is so important to a successful life of recovery it deserves special emphasis. It is a […]

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The Next Right Thing

Oct 11, 2017

Mahatma Gandhi once said, “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” A fundamental human challenge is to do what is right […]

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Spiritual Intelligence

Oct 5, 2017

Think of wise, kind, courageous people in your life. Perhaps they include a family member. Perhaps great spiritual leaders like Jesus or the Buddha. Perhaps other great leaders like Gandhi, […]

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Sep 20, 2017

How do we thrive and prosper through adversity? Resilient people seem to have one thing in common: an unconditional reverence and respect for existence, for Life, for Reality. This reverence […]

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