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My “Dozen Do-Nots” for evolving my career and improving my character

Friday, July 25th, 2014

   My "Dozen Do Nots" for continually evolving my career and improving my character: 1. If it feels wrong, don't do it. Don't act until you stop feeling entitled, self-righteous and blaming others for your situation. Own your power. Don't surrender it to others' definitions of what they believe you ought to ...

Be somebody who makes everybody feel like somebody

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

"Dad, did you know that when kids see you, they're scared. Probably because of your muscles, shaved head and tattoos. But when they get to know you, you're the grown-up they want to play with?" - My son says yesterday at the beach while looking around. "Kids are more forgiving than ...

The worst thing we can do is nothing

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

  The doctor asked, "Does it make you angry to be the slowest student in your class?" I replied, "I'm not slow. When I understand the teacher, I get things fast." He prodded, "Do you think that's why you act out; because you wish you understood your teachers as quickly as the ...

Your yoga is not flexible or deep” - So what?

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

  "Your 'Sonnon flows' reveal your inflexibility, most likely because as a westerner youre distracted by movement. As an advanced yogini, I have observed many who make your mistakes. I came to yoga very flexible as a gymnast so I have been able to practice the depth of poses most people ...

Nothing to join the crowd; everything to stand alone

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

  There are two types of education: for a living and for a life - my teacher, Amma, said. I've had much of the former, but the latter had eluded me until I could decode what each of my teachers were sharing with me into these three simple categories: 1. That which ...

Ever wrong, always learning

Monday, July 21st, 2014

  "It's hard for me to take what you wrote seriously when you include prayer. A true scientist wouldn't surrender his judgement to some belief in a soul. Stick to the facts. Drop the fiction." - posted this Sunday to my timeline. I look at my children, and I see God, as ...

Beautiful things happen when you distance yourself from the negative

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

  Make peace with your past, so it doesn't war with your present. All that has happened has been for a positive reason, even if you can't see it yet. What others think of you is a reflection of themselves, so it's none of your business what they think of you. What ...

Make your vocation - a vacation

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

My grandfather once said, "Make a game out of what matters most. Play hard; you'll go far if you do, because you're having fun at something that means something for your family." Playing chess with my son at the beach jogged my memory of that long ago insight, so I repeated ...

Compassion starts within

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Shaming poured onto my page when I began addressing issues from the perspective of someone who has actually faced the physical challenges of obesity, the social pressures which bombard us and the psychological hate we internalize. Unfortunately most "motivational" coaching involves photos of how we're told we "ought" to appear, with ...

My free talk on dyslexia in Michigan, 8/11/14!

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

 Here it is, my friends!! The beginning of what will become a national (and international) tour: FREE ADMISSION!  www.facebook.com/DecodingDyslexiaMI Michigan is our christening event, so even if you're not within convenient travel distance, PLEASE SHARE our event and help promote it so we can reach everyone who would like to attend ...