Our technological culture has transitioned from turning dials to pushing buttons to touchscreens to voice activation during my lifetime. When I think of dialing down, I think of the old technology for turning down the volume or turning down the heat. There is a tendency in life for the sound of the noise around us … More DIAL DOWN!
During the era of NASA’s preparations for the first human-crewed moon landing, I launched into preaching and teaching in the Church. I was a member of the notable graduating class of 1969 at Burbank High School. Fast-forward fifty-two years, I find myself dealing with physical and vocal challenges which threaten my ability to continue the … More PROTECTING THE SANCTITY OF THE PUPLIT – Part 1 “Internalized Capitalism”, “Lying Fallow” and “Lessons from the Loo”
Googling information about successful introverts, I came across such articles as “23 of the Most Amazingly Successful Introverts in History – There are many misconceptions regarding introverts. Here are some of the most successful introverts in history and how you can emulate their success.” https://www.inc.com/john-rampton/23-amazingly-successful-introverts-throughout-history.html I seem to be in good company. The collage at the … More ‘GIVE ‘EM SPACE – HERE COMES THE INTROVERTS! – Protecting Spiritual, Psychological, and Physical Capacity
I have been writing about my management mechanisms for stress. The teacher in me alliterated the practices as: Meaningful Relationships Meditation Mindfulness Movement Music Mindfulness involves engaging the neocortex of the brain. Rational thought consists in thinking about what you are thinking about and how you are thinking about it. One of the notable discoveries … More Mindfulness Part 2 – Rational Thought
Handling the normal stressors of life is in itself challenging. For many, adding the additional stressors as a result of a global pandemic turns everyday stress into mega-stress. I have been mulling over my management mechanisms for stress. I thought I would pass along some of my musings on managing stress in a series of … More M & M’s – Meditation
It was the first week of my residency at college. I was test driving the library to see if this would be my venue for evening studies. I remember posing this question to myself. Now that I am here, what do I want to accomplish? Getting here had been a bit of a challenge. I … More THE LUXURY OF THINKING