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Stand Up for Your Privacy While There Is Still Time

February 26, 2016

When our government has all the power to compel and the people must comply, then our relationship is flipped, upside down, and backwards, because government should fear the people, not the other way around, here in the land of the free and the home of the brave. Contact your legislator, write to the President, and support Apple in its difficult stand against the surveillance state coming to pass on our watch.

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Conventional Medicine is NOT Science-based. Natural Medicine is NOT Pseudo-Science. Don’t Feed Trolls.

January 19, 2015

This idea that conventional medicine is science based, and naturopathic medicine is pseudo science, is an unsubstantiated conceit and nothing more. And the idea that a dependable scientific purity is somehow driving our for-profit conventional system and the drug companies it serves is both laughable and sad all at once. It could be fun to post all the links to demonstrate the conceit, if it weren’t for all the damage done by the conventional system, the costs incurred, the worthless treatments bought and paid for, the patients harmed. Oh, and let’s not forget that the AMA gave America it’s tobacco and soft drink addictions by placing their seal of approval on tobacco and soft drinks in JAMA all those years ago.

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Have a happier 2015 with these 3 suggestions…

December 31, 2014

Second of three suggestions: Childlike nature! A child has an open mind, is curious, is eager to learn, to discover. A child has imagination, finds joy in play, and is unbound by convention and habit. To keep this alive, remember that not knowing has value, that wonder has value, that play for the sake of play has value, and that time will move you along quickly enough without you having to help it along.

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The Challenge Of Knowing Too Much – The Curse Of Knowledge

September 2, 2013

In the world of theater we call it a stumble-through. It’s the rehearsal where you put down your script, even though you’re not ready, and put the show on its feet. You get through it, perhaps a little dinged up, but now you know what you need to work on.

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Turn Conflict Into Cooperation

November 4, 2011

Dealing with difficult people is a subject I have studied in depth, including over a thousand interviews to learn what worked and what didn’t work. I’ve got more than a few tricks up my sleeve, and in this post I’ll share some of them with you.

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Understanding the Nature of Sanity

September 16, 2011

Whatever you assume to be true, you’re going to act like it’s true. You can’t help it. And the way you act will influence people, places and things in such a way that you will find proof for whatever you assume to be true.

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The Value of Clicking with Values

July 22, 2011

If you and another person or a group of persons believe or think the same kinds of things are important, and share the same kinds of experiences in the work you do, this gives you great leverage for the click!

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How Important Is It To Think Critically Before Making Up Your Mind?

October 4, 2010

I was thinking about what I wanted to write about next on my blog, and it occurred to me that thinking critically is certainly something worth writing about. Creative thinking is also important, no doubt, because it leads to innovation, small or large steps forward towards a desired result.  But what about critical thinking? When […]

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