Holding On? We humans can become attached to anything.

We humans can become attached to anything – material objects, people, ideas, thoughts, or actions. Americans living in a highly commercialzed society rife with “reference anxiety” (keeping up with the joneses) are especially prone to attachment. We are told from our very earliest years what we “need” in order to be liked, respected, to get…

Who Am I? The story of your life …

Look in the mirror and admire an original masterpiece. A one-off, never to be repeated work of art. You are unique and that is partly due to your combination of genes. Unless you are an identical twin it’s a combination that has never been seen before. Genes can tell fascinating stories. And the story of…

The Abnormal Is Not Courage…

I love this poem, for so many reasons, but mainly because it fortifies the heart and strengthens resolve. The Abnormal Is Not Courage… poem by Jack Gilbert, Monolithos The Poles rode out from Warsaw against the German Tanks on horses. Rode knowing, in sunlight, with sabers, A magnitude of beauty that allows me no peace. And yet…

Four Steps for Creative Risk-Taking

What are the characteristics of “risk-takers”, “on the edge” individuals who climb the highest mountains, sail around the world alone at age 16, take an idea from the garage to the global market…? They are not overly preoccupied with making mistakes or with social disapproval; they are able to tolerate the anxiety of separateness. They…