Stop Shopping Delusions

Stop Shopping Delusions

Consumer Psychologists spend a lot of time following people around stores, both online and off. It is not what they buy that interests them. It is the why behind the what people buy that they are interested in. Not only do consumer psychologists find an incredible assortment of products in people’s closets, they find products that have never been worn before, and never will be worn. It is an amazing phenomenon that is shared by people...

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Learn To Communicate Again

Learn To Communicate Again

When I was recovering from one of my many surgeries, I remember waking up in a hospital room all alone. The next day the nurse pulled the privacy curtain closed before she wheeled in another patient. I could not see him, but I could hear him. In the first few hours I lay there staring at the ceiling, unsure of what to do. It got to be too much for me. I waited to hear the sound of him stirring and took a deep breath. “My name’s...

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Last Walking Meditation Along The Hudson – 2016

Last Walking Meditation Along The Hudson – 2016

It is almost the Autumnal Equinox. The point where the sun sets at the same time and in the same place that it did when we began our Walking Meditation Along The Hudson. The sun did not fail to astound us with a farewell explosion of color, just as it did when we both began our aligned journey back on March 20th. When we began the sun set just after our walk at 7:30. Over the summer we watched as the sun set later and later, and further and...

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Labor Day Meditation

Labor Day Meditation

Happy Labor Day. Just remember this is more than a day to celebrate the end of summer. It is more than a day to celebrate the workers of the world, or to buy a new car. It is a day to reflect and renew your commitment to the self-labor you require, because when September rolls around it will all get a lot more complicated. With the elections in the U.S. and everything else going on in the world, it is, as they say, ABOUT TO GET REAL. So this...

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Meditation + Game Theory

Meditation + Game Theory

I was in the Pentagon last week where I had the fortune of being introduced to one of the people working on game theory for them. His primary interest was mathematics. Upon graduating, he joined the government to help them extrapolate the probability of various events taking place around the globe. In short, it was his job to determine how best to develop and allocate our resources in the most efficient way possible for the future. While game...

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Meditation & Mindful Consumption

Meditation & Mindful Consumption

In our media-rich world, be careful of what you ingest. It may not always agree with the life you live or aspire to life. I am not only writing in terms of food and drink, but in terms of what you watch and listen to, what you read and even write. Everything you bring into your life effects your outlook and world view. The violence you see on television or in the theater, will resonate in how your treat those you love. The podcasts you listen...

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