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Mettle to Metal

In the days ahead, let's try to remember the reason for these games. The celebration of excellence through great physical and mental endeavor. All of these athletes have invested countless hours and sacrificed much to spend as few as seconds taking their skill to the highest possible heights. Often fate is a bad patch of … Continue reading

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Sophrosynetics

Disciplined Harmony. A healthy state-of-mind — tempered with self-control and moderation — leads to a deep awareness of one’s true self. A sophrosyne life yields true happiness. Sophrosynetics This is a coaching discipline I have authored that focuses on gaining greater individual achievement and personal contentment. Sophrosynetics emphasizes seven areas of concentration: – Purposeful Disipline … Continue reading

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The Tragic Story Behind the Semmelweis Effect

Science and medicine are often entwined in politics and ego, but the most dramatic example was the life of Ignaz Semmelweis, an Austrian physician in the 1840s.  His simple observation and analysis saved hundreds of children — but prejudice and tradition overshadowed his discovery and countless thousands died. Semmelweis was an obstetrician who observed that … Continue reading

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Purpose, Work, Authenticity and Satisfaction

A recent Gallup study shows that a significant number of Americans are very dissatisfied with their job. The 2013 State of the American Workplace Report 2013 shows 30 percent of employees are engaged and inspired at work. Gallup surveyed more than 150,000 full- and part-time workers during 2012. That’s up from 28 percent in 2010. … Continue reading

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Six Reasons Why Everything Is So Damn Hard

Life seems so complicated, so challenging, so competitive today. Too fast. Too furious. And, frankly, it is. As we stumble towards Singularity, much evolves and with evolution comes rapid technology transitions, societal upheavals, climate change, political unrest, economic uncertainty, career anxiety and a tremendous amount of apathy. All this contributes to friction. In physics, it … Continue reading