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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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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

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A Life Authentic

When my clients ask me to give them an example of a life lived authentically, I have often answer with a cliche-like response — Thomas Jefferson, Robert E. Lee, Mark Twain, Hunter S. Thompson.  Those were my stock and trade answers.  Until now. On May 23rd of this year, Bob Fletcher passed away with little … Continue reading

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The Eve of Disruption

It was 69 years ago today.  The largest single military armada in history departed England for the shores of France.  The Allied military coalition, unprecedented in the annals of recorded history, initiated the catalytic punch that would ultimately bring Nazi Germany to an end. The Soviets were pushing the Nazis hard and making great strides in … Continue reading

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#Dumbledore’s Wisdom for #Business and #Life

“It is not our abilities that show what we truly are. It is our choices.” Professor Dumbledore to #Harry #Potter  #FF #Quotes #Rowling #HarryPotter Continue reading