What Rodney Dangerfield Taught Me About Cynicism and Enjoying the Dance of Life

“Cynicism isn’t necessarily a bad thing.  It means it hurts to care.  Apathy is a real problem, because it means they’ve stopped caring altogether.” – Stan Slap, Company Culture Consultant People don’t become cynical or apathetic on their own.  Circumstances, outcomes, and an overall gray-sky/can’t-win atmosphere over time causes the effects, symptoms, and malady.  Stan … Continue reading What Rodney Dangerfield Taught Me About Cynicism and Enjoying the Dance of Life

While Science Can Help Us to Stay Alive Longer, it’s Feelings and Emotions that Inspire Us to Want To

Real quick before we get into this: I always write the article and then look for a photo to match.  I picked this one and then, out of curiosity, I counted up the score and it happens to equal eight and the number 8 is associated with compassion, freedom, and self-reliance. Weird how that worked out. … Continue reading While Science Can Help Us to Stay Alive Longer, it’s Feelings and Emotions that Inspire Us to Want To

How to Look Ten Years Younger and Get More Out of Life

A few weeks ago, I was watching an episode of Killing Eve where the assassin, Villanelle was sitting at an outside table with her trainer, Dasha.  While Dasha is probably in her 70’s, she’s still highly capable and works in a very dangerous profession where death can come at anytime from anywhere.  As Dasha lit … Continue reading How to Look Ten Years Younger and Get More Out of Life

Look Out!  The World is Not as Bad as They Say

In 1994, a commentator on the Saint Paul Pioneer Press, referred to the frequency illusion as the Baader-Meiinhof phenomenon.  He was referencing the left-wing terrorist group operating out of Germany at the time.  Basically, after learning about the Baader-Meinhof gang for the first time and then seeing it referenced somewhere else less than 48 hours … Continue reading Look Out!  The World is Not as Bad as They Say

Exit the Matrix and Take Control of Your Own Life

At the end of The Matrix, Keanu Reeve’s character Neo was getting pounded by the incessant attacks from the agents of the system, especially agent Smith.  He was beaten down so badly, that he practically died. But then, he was struck with a revelation.  Something clicked.  Neo stood back up with an insight and a … Continue reading Exit the Matrix and Take Control of Your Own Life