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What if tragedy and unhappiness are nothing but a rumor, cemented into our consciousness by years of faulty conditioning?

“Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.” –Marie Curie Most of us think life is some sort of boot camp for heaven. We believe this short life span is “only a test” for the paradise we’re eventually going to earn. If we hang on and bear up, we’ll someday […]

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What The Hangover Part III taught me about quantum physics

“There’s a certain delusional quality that all successful people have. They have to believe that something different can happen.”—Will Smith Okay, true confession. I didn’t see The Hangover Part III. Didn’t even see the second in the trilogy. But what this one-star summer bomb demonstrates is our tendency to repeat ourselves again and again, day […]

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“There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.”—Arthur Conan Doyle

“Really, weren’t these facts just placeholders until the long view could really assert itself?”—David Levithan I’m a journalist, trained, degreed, the whole nine yards. In fact, I stated my illustrious journalism career at the Kansas City Star, the same newspaper where Ernest Hemingway and Walt Disney started their road to fame. The last few years, […]

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That was easy!!

“Our thoughts hold more medicine than many of the astonishing breakthroughs of our time.”– Kris Carr I am so happy to be back home and ready to ease back into my regular writing routine. Traveling is so much fun, but so is talking about it. Or rather writing about it which I do on my […]

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“My mind is a bad neighborhood I try not to go into alone.”–@Anne Lamott

“Thinking the physical world is all that matters is like shutting oneself up in a small closet and imagining there is nothing beyond it.”—Eben Alexander One of the great joys in my life is knowing the universe is so much bigger than anything I can conceive, in knowing that miracles (or what we call miracles) […]

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“Whether we love, or close our hearts to love, is a mental choice we make, every moment of every day.”—Marianne Williamson

“Observations not only disturb what is to be measured, they produce it.” Pascual Jordan, German physicist This is a story about a speck and infinity. Since infinity is a rather difficult concept to grasp, I’m going to use the metaphor of this familiar painting: For the sake of argument, let’s pretend Mona Lisa here is […]

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The most dangerous word in the English language.

“Quantum physics is not just stranger than you think, its stranger than you can think.” —Deepak Chopra Today, I’d like to talk to you about the most dangerous four-letter word in the English language. This word that I’ve specifically banned from my vocabulary is especially damning when combined with something you’re trying to do: lose […]

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What if tragedy, chaos and unhappiness are nothing but a rumor, cemented into our consciousness by years of conditioning?

“Emancipate yourself from mental slavery. None but ourselves can free our minds.” –Bob Marley Most of us think life is some sort of boot camp for heaven. We believe this short life span is “only a test” for the paradise we’re eventually going to earn. If we hang on and bear up, we’ll someday walk […]

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