All Past Articles

Is Curiosity The Cure For Conflict?

Conflict is an unavoidable experience of life.  In this short essay I’ll discuss how avoiding conflict can actually lead to more conflict, and that curiosity may be the key to unlocking the potential for growth and development that resides within conflict itself....

read more
The Case For Massive Innovation Now

The Case For Massive Innovation Now

“Why do you climb mountains, Mr. Messner?” “Because they are there” - Reinhold Messner. First solo ascent of Mt. Everest In September 2020 a fire tore through our small semi-rural town in Southern Oregon.  The combination of an extremely hot and dry climate,...

read more
Working With Frustration

Working With Frustration

The ability to work with frustration is one of those skills that often distinguishes the very best in any field. Frustration is a unique emotional experience that can fracture into other emotions like anger, sadness, despair, rage or sometimes psychotic laughter. In...

read more
The Art of Entrepreneurship

The Art of Entrepreneurship

Professional artists are entrepreneurs, and successful entrepreneurs are artists. Many people in these two groups often do not see themselves as such. Nevertheless they are. Entrepreneurs see opportunities in the needs of those around them and are able to use their...

read more
Standing Alone

Standing Alone

I wrote this during a challenging time while I was reflecting on the sheer courage that it sometimes takes to just get up in the morning and to move throughout our day.  Sometimes I feel a massive sense of hopefulness and excitement about my life, my...

read more
Autopilot Works….For A While

Autopilot Works….For A While

The Nitty Gritty There’s so much emphasis on creating good habits.  Health habits, financial habits, relationship habits, habits for success.  In fact some behaviorist would have us believe that we are nothing more than the sum total of our habits. ...

read more
Try The Free Will Experiment

Try The Free Will Experiment

Introduction: Here’s a quick exercise you can do to further your development of mental flexibility and adaptability.  Questioning tightly held assumptions and engaging in provocative thought experiments are good ways for maintaining a sharp, adaptive, and...

read more
The Power of Ideas

The Power of Ideas

Ideas are powerful.  They are a force of human nature.  One idea, a simply constructed phrase or sentence, can completely alter the path of one’s life or the lives of billions of people. Just as we move through our physical environment, we are simultaneously...

read more