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Self-preservation: the protection of oneself from harm or death, especially regarded as a basic instinct in human beings and animals. (merriamwebster.com) Self-preservation is a skill that is important for life to continue, it’s what helps us anticipate risk and keep us safe. This historically instinctual habit seems inherent, something that will simply kick in whenContinue reading “Beware: As society wilts, self-preservation takes over”
A pendulum’s momentum eventually stalls if the energies surrounding it equalize for too long. It will swing gently back and forth until the friction between the air and its mass conflict at the same rate. So goes our world; slowly stopped over the past decade as the chaos of our world, and our ever-changing minds,Continue reading “The End of an Era leads to a New Horizon”
It’s that time of year again! The time of year where everyone puts their best foot forward sets new goals or resolutions that they want to achieve and sets forth with aggressive enthusiasm. I think it’s wonderful that so many people use the renewal and birth of the new year to reset their intentions andContinue reading “Before you set a goal work to Find Your Rhythm”
It won’t be enough, but please know I hear you and you are not alone. I hear you even when your tears rush silently down your cheeks. I hear you when you ask “why me? why us?” when you feel overwhelmed at the unfairness and grief. I hear when you act strong for others evenContinue reading “You are not alone.”
What does it mean to live a life of balance? When defining something, it can help to first compare it with its opposite. Luckily, our current environment is so out of balance that it is flush with opportunities for comparison. Everywhere you look there is dissonance, chaos and tumult. The weather is erratic, our CongressContinue reading “Scaling Maslow’s Hierarchy – Unbalanced Energy”
America is exhausted. Not just exhausted, but overwhelmed with fatigue. This isn’t something new. We have been tired for one reason or another for decades, but the issue has only grown exponentially in the past few years and has skyrocketed during the pandemic. Many books have been written about how we need more sleep (thinkContinue reading “Scaling Maslow’s Hierarchy – America’s fatigue”
I know divorce. It was a concept introduced to me at age six, when my young parents succumbed to their desires for more and decided to dissolve their marriage. The most destructive event in all of our lives, it threatened to destroy not only our family, but each of us involved either by choice orContinue reading “Scaling Maslow’s Hierarchy – America’s Divorce”
Heading into survival, all bets are off. Fear rules the day, and wariness presents itself in all interactions. Scarcity abounds and life becomes a daily fight to make it to the next morning. As a country, we are heading towards a collective Survival experience at breakneck speed. Our illusion of control is beginning to meltContinue reading “Scaling Maslow’s hierarchy – Part Three – The road to Survival”
Our current level is Safety. We’ve been here before. In fact, we have been on a rollercoaster of sorts throughout time, continuously drifting up and down Maslow’s hierarchy over the centuries. America is not unique in this journey as every nation and empire has followed a similar path; the main difference coming from the choicesContinue reading “Scaling Maslow’s hierarchy – Part Two”
What if the answers to solving our problems are right in front of us? Maybe we just need to take another look. Reaching into the past, seeing ideas another way, can help us uncover how best to move forward. This has been my focus for the past few years, and here I will attempt toContinue reading “Scaling Maslow’s hierarchy – Part One”
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