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One of the ways to change your habits – whether to remove or add them – is to trick yourself into doing it by connecting it to some other abstract ritual. It feeds into our natural human tendency for pattern recognition – for example, the famous self-help guru Jerry Seinfeld recommends “chaining”, which is simply to […]

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It was a rough weekend. I was presenting at a conference in Rhode Island, and from the beginning – actually, from before the beginning – things just weren’t going right. I won’t go into the details of all what was wrong…but things were just off. Not in terms of individuals – everyone I met with personally, working for […]

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I don’t normally use clickbait-type headlines, but I recently came across some gold content buried deep in a great article in Business Insider. I know, you already visit B.I. for all your relationship needs, but in this case the article was long and in-depth and there’s no way most people would have read down to the part that […]

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Practice in Practice

This entry is being written from a hospital bed, so I’m not going to make it very long. It’s a minor procedure, just a little hernia repair, but it is a different situation. I don’t usually spend a lot of time in hospitals, at least not as a patient. It means I’m outside my comfort […]

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Last Monday I let an opportunity slip through my fingers. I had a chance to visit the Dogen Sangha Los Angeles meditation evening which is led by Brad Warner. I’ve been reading and learning from Brad’s books and columns for well over a decade now, and this would have been a chance to meet him in […]

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As my experience of the Five-Minute Journal enters its third week, some of the gloss has worn off – though I think that’s more because I’ve become acclimatized to the improvements it made in my life. In other words it now feels normal to be thankful for three things as soon as I get up (and […]

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A while back I spent more money than I thought I had to purchase Mike Rohde’s Sketchnote Handbook. My life has not been the same since – suddenly I felt like an artist-scholar, and with my pen and paper I could take TED Talks, presentations, even books and turn them into my own visual memory. As you read […]

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My Expereal Experience Last week I mentioned that I was going to be trying out one of the “mood monitor” apps out there – an attempt to figure out if I could increase my positivity ratio to the 3-to-1 ratio recommended. The app I chose was “Expereal“, chiefly because it was pretty – the watercolor […]

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love and grief

Today's blog post will be brief, as I attend a funeral with my partner, Natasha. I simply remind you all that the practice of connecting with those you love is always a good idea, because time doesn't stop and wait for you to catch up. Unable are the loved to diefor love is Immortality.- Emily […]

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Never Mind “Good & Evil” – Check out the Garden of Reflecting at Anderson Gardens in Rockford, IL: A friend of mine gave it that latter name when we both visited it along with a group of friends. She and I had both had a rough year, and as we walked through the gardens it […]

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