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Memento Mori

Memento mori is Latin for “remember that you have to die” or “remembering we will die”. It is used in reference to the practice of reflecting upon our mortality as an ongoing method of reminding…

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In Search of Courage to Face the Ordinary Day

In times of crisis we are often energized. Our skills are called upon and we respond to the clear and present danger. The need is…

Daily Decisions

We are smart. Boy, are we smart. We generally know what to do; what actions will move us forward. We are dumb. Boy, are we…

What Triggers You?

You’ve lived with yourself for a good number of years but how well do you know yourself? Understand yourself? Do you REALLY know your motivations…

Juvat Impigros Deus

“Juvat Impigros Deus” is the motto on the coat of arms of the Ramsden family, who held the Manor of Huddersfield since the reign of…

Felt Any Zielschmerz Lately?

Zielschmerz is “the exhilarating dread of finally pursuing a lifelong dream, which requires you to put your true abilities out there to be tested on…

Come Get Your Miracle

Whatever you want, you can come closer to having… if you just want it bad enough. How bad? Well, as bad as a drowning man…

Who ARE You?

More specifically, what is your self-concept? Who do YOU think you are? Who do you WANT to be? A self-concept is different from a Mission…

“The Upward Spiral”

We all have gotten in a downward spiral; fears and worries and a bad event or two can knock us off course and it is…

How Strong is Your “der Wille zur Macht”?

der Wille zur Macht translates from German as the “Will to Power” or (in the context of Nietzsche’s philosophical work) the drive for achievement and…

Choices, Choices: Productivity or Postponed Pleasure?

I tend to wake early, in the predawn hours of the morn, a habit left over from my paper route days as a kid. What…

Small, Smart, Slow

What is your desired weight? Below are some easy, common sense (but not common practice?) tips on how to get there. Eat Small: Portion Control…

Five Steps to Dissolve Limiting Beliefs

Our beliefs about what is possible limit our lives for we never attempt that which we do not believe we can do or that we…

The Step Within the Indispensable First Step

The indispensable 1st step to get what you want out of life is to DECIDE what you want out of life. The 2nd step is…

Destitutus ventis, remos adhibe

“Destitutus ventis, remos adhibe” is a Latin proverb that translates as “If the wind will not serve, take to the oars.” In other words, there…

The Big Rock Candy Mountains

The Big Rock Candy Mountains is the title of a hobo folk song (see below) about a mythical land, a paradise where all is “milk…

Five Ways Successful People Are Different

They Have a Plan: Most folks put more effort into planning their vacations than they do their lives. Successful people realize the importance of having…

Whacking at the Beast

The “Beast” is whatever seemingly insurmountable challenge faces you, the one you can’t seem to get a handle on, the one that you just don’t…

Nine Powerful Habits of Successful People

1) Raise Your EQ: Emotional Intelligence: How well do you understand and manage your emotions and how good are you at understanding others? Can you…

10 Powerful Beliefs That Foster Success

1) There is always a way. There is a solution to every problem. Know this, believe this, and you will find a way to succeed.…

A Good Life Contains These 3 Essentials

Purpose Life must have meaning and yet the Meaning of Life is a question Life asks of us, not one we ask of Life i.e.…

Are you Intelligent — or Rational?

Raw IQ is a wonderful thing… but unrewarded genius is legendary, and life management skills, rational thinking (often called critical thinking), and shear brain power…

There is Safety in Danger

“Are you green and growing or ripe and rotting?”  ― Ray Kroc, founder of McDonalds The statement “There is safety in danger” sounds wrong but…

The Power of Dissatisfaction

I’m all for contentment and satisfaction BUT it is possible to have too much of almost any too good thing! All things in moderation including…

It’s Not Really about Time, It’s About Priorities, Organization, and Energy

“I don’t have the time! I’d do it if I had enough time!” That is the internal lament, the theme song of those with full…

The Indispensable First Step

The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is to decide what you want! It is astounding how many folks…