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My Thermometer Seems to Be Making Me Ill

Positive self-talk, or positive affirmations, are designed to get you into the right feelings. And once you have the right feelings, you'll have the experiences you truly desire, right? Wrong! In fact, that's the same logic as saying you need to ice down your...
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You Truly Need Setbacks and Inadequacy

  A while ago I was running on a sidewalk outside the Louisville Zoo.  A car approached and I watched it slow down for a speedbump in the road.  As it drove away, a thought appeared. "You only notice speedbumps if you're going fast."  "Man, that's deep!," I thought...
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My Body Makes Music!

While running the other day, I fully engaged the muscles in my back at the exact moment the song I was listening to crescendoed.   Which Came First? Almost immediately, I was swept up in a curious question.  Did the muscles in my back respond to the music or did the...
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Positive Affirmations Are Ignorant

  Some habits help you deal with life. Other habits help you process life. Deal With It! A beer after a long day at work, for example, can help you deal with life. Life, after all, is filled with things we might not choose if we truly had the choice.  Writing reports,...
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I Actually Got This Body By Not Trying

  I'm a little nervous about posting this image of myself.  That's me swimming in the cold Colorado River at the bottom of Glen Canyon on 7/14/18. But, having just turned 51 a few weeks before it was taken, I decided to post it as a belated birthday present to myself....
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My Thermometer Seems to Be Making Me Ill

My Thermometer Seems to Be Making Me Ill

Positive self-talk, or positive affirmations, are designed to get you into the right feelings. And once you have the right feelings, you'll have the experiences you truly desire, right? Wrong! In fact, that's the same logic as saying you need to ice down your...

You Truly Need Setbacks and Inadequacy

You Truly Need Setbacks and Inadequacy

  A while ago I was running on a sidewalk outside the Louisville Zoo.  A car approached and I watched it slow down for a speedbump in the road.  As it drove away, a thought appeared. "You only notice speedbumps if you're going fast."  "Man, that's deep!," I thought...

My Body Makes Music!

My Body Makes Music!

While running the other day, I fully engaged the muscles in my back at the exact moment the song I was listening to crescendoed.   Which Came First? Almost immediately, I was swept up in a curious question.  Did the muscles in my back respond to the music or did the...