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Is Too Much Screen Time Making Us Hermits?

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The American Journal of Preventive Medicine finds that people who use social media end up feeling more socially isolated than their non-active peers. Why would this be? More than 2 billion people have profiles on Facebook and not all of them are bots trying to thwart democratic elections. At least 3 billion of us have Instagram accounts […]

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Are You Ready to Take the Plunge?

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This image says it all when it comes to trying something frightening. I find the dare to try a new method for work is like dropping back into a “trust fall.” It takes courage to get honest about what I love, especially when it comes to earning a living. Even if you are much older […]

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Do Smartphones Make Us Dumb?

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The smartphone isn’t a perfect device, as we all know. It forces the world into a tiny screen. It runs out of battery, bandwidth, and power. It distracts us from the world around us. ~ John Battelle We are the greatest computers in this world, but now we’ve created the smartphone which is smarter than […]

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What Does it Mean to Create Wholeheartedly?

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Wholeheartedness Adjective showing or characterized by complete enthusiasm, sincerity, and commitment. Enthusiasm comes from the ancient Greek word En “in” and Theos “spirit.” To be enthusiastic means then “to have an indwelling of spirit” or in ancient Greece, to be “possessed by the essence of gods or goddesses.” Often, one sees this enthusiastic spirit in […]

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Clarity through Enneagram Wisdom

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Psychology without spirituality is arid and ultimately meaningless, while spirituality without grounding in psychological work leads to vanity and illusions. ~ Russ Hudson and Don Riso, The Wisdom of the Enneagram Before becoming a professor of psychology and religion (1993), I had explored many forms of spirituality expressed in my religious tradition-of-origin (Catholicism). When I […]

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Coaching through Powerful Questions

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My sense of asking a “powerful question” comes from my work with Parker Palmer (in the mid-2000s) who founded The Center for Courage and Renewal. A powerful question is one only your soul can answer. It’s “open and honest”. It’s a question the asker could never know the answer to. As a clarity consultant, I work […]