Consciousness & Awareness Category Archive

Thoughts on the Santa Barbara Shootings

Sunday, May 25th, 2014

I’ve been asked to share my thoughts about the recent shootings in Santa Barbara involving Elliot Rodger. If you haven’t heard the story yet, feel free to Google his name if you want to know the details. Normally I don’t like to comment on current events because I prefer to write more timeless content, but […]

Help Us Transform the Medical and Food Industries

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

In 2010 the USA spent $444 billion treating heart disease, which is the #1 killer of Americans. About 1 in 3 Americans has some form of cardiovascular disease right now. Close to¬†a million Americans¬†will have a heart attack this year. About 25% of the time, the first observed symptom of heart disease is sudden death. […]

Prime Your Brain for a Permanent Performance Gain (in a Few Minutes)

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Inside your skull is a massive supercomputer. You own it free and clear. With its 100 billion neurons, and with a typical neuron linking to 1000 to 10,000 other neurons, your highly networked brain is incredibly powerful and capable. Pick up a simple object nearby like a pen or a spoon, and look at it. […]

Conserving Mental Energy

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

In a Vanity Fair profile piece from 2012, writer Michael Lewis shared some of President Obama’s productivity habits. One of those habits involved routinizing mundane daily decisions. Since Obama has to make many difficult high-level decisions each day, he doesn’t want to waste his mental energy on smaller decisions. So he puts the mundane choices […]

Your Uncommon Diet Is a Social Advantage

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

I find it ironic (and mildly stupid) when people feel they’re at a social disadvantage if they eat differently from everyone else in a social situation, as if they have to conform to fit in. No, conformity puts you at an enormous social disadvantage. Being different is a godsend. Eating differently can enhance your social […]

Resting in Discomfort

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

At Rich Litvin’s coaching workshop that I attended earlier this month (partly to speak there and partly to learn), Rich talked about how he handles coaching situations where he doesn’t know what to say next. He said that when he doesn’t know what to say to a client, he pauses and says nothing. Rich pointed […]

Coaching Coming Together – Recap

Sunday, December 15th, 2013

Here’s a recap of the audio recording project I shared in Coaches Coming Together and Why No Women. The recording project was an amazing success — even better than I expected. Over the course of 3 days, we recorded about 9-10 hours of very unique material. Our purpose wasn’t to create expert-style, how-to material. Nor […]

Overcoming Trust Issues

Saturday, December 14th, 2013

How easy is it for you to trust other people? Do you trust people easily? Or are you often suspicious of others’ motives? Do you trust life enough that you can quit your uninspired job as soon as you recognize it as such, and know that life will bring you something even better? Or do […]

Enlightenment Fest Starts Today – Free Online Event

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

Just a quick reminder that the free Enlightenment Fest (hosted by Learning Strategies and Jeddah Mali) has now started. I mentioned it in my last newsletter and wanted to post a note here that the Fest is underway. Today’s session is about Conscious Awareness in the Present Moment. The whole Fest is free. Why is […]

Synchronicity

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

I’ve written many times about how synchronicities tend to increase when I’m in the flow state. I often think of synchronicities as acknowledgements from the universe when I’m successfully following my path with a heart. Let me share some specific examples of what these synchronicities look like. Lately I’ve been enjoying speaking about social skills, […]