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Humpback whales are huge mammals that live in the oceans of the world, coming to the surface only to breathe. Like humans, they are...

Life of Brian

Some people live life so large that no matter how well you know them, you realize this is only a fraction of who they...

Out of the shadows: PTSD and me

After World War II, when the troops – the lucky ones -- returned home, they settled in as quickly as they could to their...

You can’t always get what you want

Strange week it was. You know the feeling of being in the zone? It was the opposite of that. This feeling of being off...

Alone together

We humans are social animals. That’s why social isolation is so hard on us. Some darn virus came out of nowhere and now all...

Human motivation is the most elusive quality of all

The internet is awash with self-help advice. Some of it is good. Evidence based and all that. Here is what’s usually missing, in my...

Foxes and sharks, eagles and wolves

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Wisdom of the elders

It does not start well, the morning Zoom meditation with the yogi in Rishikesh, along the Ganges River in Northern India. He is late....

Life on the fringe

Later in life Albert Einstein became a household name and a symbol, in a way, of the wise elder. While he had a healthy...

Walking backwards

The more we do something, the easier it becomes. In fact, with repetition the brain grows neural pathways. It’s called learning. It also keeps...
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