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  (wired to create—Kaufman & Gregoire)   Creative minds challenge the status quo—and often, in this endeavor, we’re met with resistance and adversity. Frequently their work was labeled a failure. Bruno (astronomer 1700’s) said: “truth does not change because it is, or is not, believed by a majority of the […]


  Imitating another person’s actions to experience the other person’s emotions is a critical link for understanding the mind’s of others. Sharing attention. Not engaging close and personal with another renders us less socially intelligent. To understand others one must get over themselves— your own experiences, beliefs, attitudes, emotions, knowledge […]

ENDURE – I Ching

To endure means to keep going despite obstacles. Endurance is not a state of rest. It progresses forward. What endures renews itself and its effect through continuous activity. What endures does so through change, not in spite of change. Its effects are understood against the experience of change. Plants and […]


Wired to Create by Kaufman & Gregoire “Those who actively create and re-create themselves, by learning, are truly free spirits—artistic creators of their own lives.” Said Nietzsche. Kubler-Ross said: “ The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and […]


It is not a bunch of ingredients. It is not expensive naturals and inexpensive synthetics. It is not top, middle and bottom notes. It is not citrus, floral, woody, animal or spice. All of the above mentioned are received into the rational part of the brain. That is why speech […]


The past no longer is, the future is not yet here;   there is only one moment in which life is available, and that is the present moment.  To meditate with mindful breathing is to bring body and mind back to the present moment so that you do not miss your […]


Instruction is useless unless the pupil understands the need for instruction and is genuinely willing to learn.  The youth must seek the teacher. See this as an opportunity to expand your vision and your experience.  Open your mind and put aside preconceptions and prejudices.  Remember – your goal is to […]


You have two wolves inside you all the time. One wolf is anger, envy, greed, arrogance, self-pity, false-pride, superiority, ego, fear, and insecurity. The other wolf is peace, love, humility, empathy, truth,and compassion. The wolf that wins (or that is dominant0 is the one that you feed. While in the […]