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Drop Your Jaws

Drop Your Jaws

Ah, the epiphany. The hallowed ground of aha! The unexpected flash of insight. A lightning bolt of wisdom straight outta who-knows-where. It’s like a mindset orgasm. And it’s the holy grail of this (not so) humble blog. If I could manufacture an epiphany for you, I...

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Lickin’ the Lack of Love

Lickin’ the Lack of Love

The Roches, a super-talented trio of sisters who can harmonize with the best of ‘em, have a song that always stuck in my craw. It’s called Want Not Want Not. It’s an upbeat, almost proud bit of lyrical perspective on eliminating desire. You can take my picture I don't...

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Do You Imbue?

Do You Imbue?

Quick: Which do you value more? Salmon that was caught in the wild or raised in farms? (This is not a post about nutrition. Promise.) Me? I like my orange-colored seafood wild, baby. When I think of farm-raised fish, I imagine crowded pools, dirty water, and less...

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Can You Picture Your Reality?

Can You Picture Your Reality?

A picture is worth a thousand words. Everyone agrees with that, right? A quick look around this blog indicates I sure do. Then again, some Native Americans and indigenous people think pictures steal your soul. We’ll exclude them from the photo-loving train. For the...

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Smell You Later

Smell You Later

Breathe in deeply through your nose. Let the aroma play with your olfactory sense like a kitten with yarn. Like it? Good. That’s the smell of your date on Friday night. It’s true that the bulk of dating apps and services are centered around a photo, a profile, maybe a...

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Get Biased Against Outcome Bias

Get Biased Against Outcome Bias

This is the second in a series of posts exploring cognitive biases, a frequent source of blind spots which inhibit an open mind. Read the first post here. There’s a kid in my neighborhood - a young teenager - who’s not that keen on self-propelled transport machines....

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The Sound of Two Eyes Opening

The Sound of Two Eyes Opening

“If you think you’re enlightened, go spend a week with your family.” -Ram Dass My father and I have always had a push-pull relationship. For every time we connected, there was another we didn’t see eye-to-eye. There’s no question I respect and love him...

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Can VR Films Change Minds?

Can VR Films Change Minds?

Doubly Whammy! A game-changing product that is already opening eyes provides an experience to help people see differently, with the ultimate goal of getting them to act differently. Glory! Let's start with virtual reality (VR to the uninitiated), a technology that is...

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Sense and Sensory Deprivation

Sense and Sensory Deprivation

Taking a tubby. Can it lead to a new understanding of the world? Or yourself? Sure. Even if it’s a Teletubbie.   But there’s another kind of tub that will make you rethink your place in the cosmos. At the very least, you’ll feel like you floated in space. And if...

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