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Richard at Long point
Richard at Long point
Richard at Long point
Poetry with Purpose – Indifference

Poetry with Purpose – Indifference

I have a dream where my fellow human beings
nurtured by the sweet scents of the forest
finally learn to share the treasures of the land
and recognize the oneness of our bodies,
the wisdom of our collective minds,
and the compassion of our wounded hearts.

Climbing the Author Ladder

Climbing the Author Ladder

I was beside myself with joy and gratitude because this was yet another example of how the Law of Attraction comes through when you know how to work it. In my case I simply invite the unexpected and then welcome it with open arms. I’m usually very selective about what I invite – because that’s what I manifest. What we focus our energy on often shows up in our lives, positive or negative. So watch your thoughts!

Just Do It—Saving Our Earth One Bicycle At A Time

Just Do It—Saving Our Earth One Bicycle At A Time

It may seem a daunting task but it is hardly more difficult than nonviolently expelling the British from India. It’s about having the gumption to say no to our atmosphere polluting planes and automobiles and say yes to the healthy for people and planet transportation by bicycles. The thing I like most about this ride a bike; save our Earth and its peoples idea is that we don’t need anyone to organize us or tell us it is ok to act now or organize us. We can just go do it!

Poetry with Purpose – Back to Sanity

Poetry with Purpose – Back to Sanity

In his book, Back to Sanity, Steve Taylor focuses on cognitive discord that he refers to as mind chatter. According to Taylor, human minds have two focuses – the inside and the outside. When our mind is focused on an outside task or activity we have what he calls positive mind flow. Our energy is focused and we experience a feeling of mental well-being. When our minds are disengaged, mind chatter begins. For the most part it involves absorption in negative thoughts and negative energy patterns that drain our mental energy and cause anxiety and frustration.

Empower Yourself

Empower Yourself

I would like to say that as a transformational coach I meet many people who feel lost and are overwhelmed by the things that aren’t working in their lives. My advice to them is the same as Anita’s: love and appreciate yourself unreservedly. Count your gifts and your blessings. It may be hard at first but if you persist, you may see positive changes in your health and your environment.

Poetry with Purpose – A dialogue Between Two People

Poetry with Purpose – A dialogue Between Two People

When I cannot love myself,
I will remember how to love you.
When there is no one else to love,
I will always be able to love you.
When there is nothing left to say,
I will still be able to listen to you,
knowing you will remind me
that I have the power
to stop all the madness

Surviving Facebook?

Surviving Facebook?

As I sat down to write this post about Facebook and its ubiquitous searching/analyzing of human communication for commercial/political vulnerabilities of all of its 3 billion subscribers my thoughts kept coming back to Tolkien’s story of the ring and its magical ability to “bring them all and in the darkness bind them.”

Poetry with Purpose – Human Infrastructure

Poetry with Purpose – Human Infrastructure

It seems like a lot, but we could do more. We are doing an excellent joy in improving the traditional infrastructure but more needs to be done in human infrastructure. The main asset we have is our workforce, especially our youth, who will have the job of cleaning up the mess our generation has left behind. If we concentrate our efforts on this valuable human resource, we can reduce poverty, the damage caused by substance abuse, and the personal and monetary costs of our overworked police, justice systems, and incarceration facilities. We can eventually reduce the demand on social services. In the process we can create and improve well-paying jobs that can ultimately benefit the economy as a whole and in the process increase our GDP

Living Authentically

Living Authentically

Showing up as authentic requires courage and a willingness to make oneself vulnerable. It means letting our real selves be seen, almost like taking our psychological clothes off in public. People who practice authenticity create huge benefits for themselves and build more profound connections with others.