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Common Threads

Through my years of working to help people realize the power that they have over their lives, I am repeatedly surprised and saddened to see their frustration at being “victimized” by the world around them. But magic and lessons happen every day. I see the magic in all of our everyday lives and share the lessons. I hope you enjoy my tales and share them.

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Taking Good Care on My 60th Birthday

Some people might have gone to a neurologist. I went on a hike and fixed my tingling hands and feet. Thoughts on entering my seventh decade

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Stop Hoping…Start Changing

If we want change, protesting is not enough…and hoping is not enough..  It is on each of us to be the change that we want …in our lives every day.  What can you do to make th...

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Save Yourself First from Coronavirus…and Beyond

Simple and cheap ways to reduce our odds of transmitting and contracting the coronavirus. Yes…you…can

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Words of Inspiration at an Impossible Time

Words of inspiration for these very challenging times from wise sages of the ages.

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Why Can’t We Just Be People?

If what we want is unity, then why the extreme focus on labeling and segmenting groups? Why can’t we just be people?

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What World Have We Created for Our Children?

We birthed innocent children and too many grew into lost, aggressive destroyers Where did we go wrong?

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Contradictory Policies Undermining the Return to Life

The contradictions in COVID-19 policies are increasing frustration and undermining our need and ability to be personally responsible for all aspects of our lives.

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I Flew During a Pandemic, and It Was Just Fine

What is it like to fly when coronavirus still hangs over us? A little creepy, but mostly quite lovely. No lines. No waiting. And right on time.

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There Is More to Do Beyond Masks for Safety…Do You Love Yourself Enough?

If we really want to beat COVID-19, we must add to our list of “community obligations” taking steps to improve our own health.

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The Importance of Herd Immunity

Excessive use of hand sanitizers and other germ-killing/avoidance strategies is not helping our bodies prepare to fight COVID or the next novel illness.

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We Are the Champions

With good words…good deeds…good thoughts…and powerful actions, we can beat the challenges we face as we start to recover from the COVID-19 quarantine.

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We Are People Who Need People

There’s no substitute for face-to-face human interaction…no matter how fast your Wi-Fi or how good your screen resolution. People need to connect.

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The Dangers of Moving the Coronavirus Goalpost

Scientists have found ways to treat COVID-19 and reduce risk of getting it. So why do governors seem to be moving the goal to “no more disease”?

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Make the Most of Your Time At Home

What a rare gift to have weeks without social obligations and other time pressures. What will you do with that time?

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Will You Be Ready When the Quarantine Is Over?

Looking beyond day-to-day survival tasks to the big picture and dreams of the future are vital to getting back to life when the quarantine is over.

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Watch Your Neck: The Next Wave of the Pandemic

: Working at home in a makeshift office and hunching over your laptop is putting you at risk for head, neck and back pain. Here’s how to avoid it.

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Finish On a Happy Thought

Feeling overwhelmed by the news? Don’t end a conversation in chaos…finish with a moment of positive imagery or opportunity.

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Playing for the Long Term

Immediate gratification is great. We all like to keep score. But the long-term game reduces anxiety and provides a different level of success.

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Why The Rocky Mountains Are My Happy Place

Millions of dollars are spent a year on antidepressants, and yet time in nature fuels all of those “happy hormones.” The mountains are my happy place… where is yours?

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Stop Pushing Pills On Our Kids

The health-care crisis begins in childhood…when we teach children to solve their problems with pills and prescriptions. Let’s teach resilience and prevention instead.