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Attractions of Inspiration and Attractions of Deprivation

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How to discern which attractions lead to pain and which can lead to real love If I could only share one insight with my single readers, it would be this: Learn to distinguish between your “attractions of deprivation” and your “attractions of inspiration.” Then, only follow your attractions of inspiration. I believe that’s the wisest path to[…]

A Myth About Alcohol, Drugs, and Creativity

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Creativity can thrive without alcohol and drugs My entire life I grew up around creative people. Indeed, my godfather was John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie and my godmother was the wife of legendary saxophone player Stan Getz. I was so close to both of these men since I was practically born and when they died I[…]

Confessions of a Smartphone Junkie

Confessions of a Smartphone Junkie

Protecting our “humanware” by changing our smartphone behavior I AM A SMARTPHONE JUNKIE. I am not embarrassed by this since nearly everyone I see in my world appears to think that what is contained in the little box in their purse or pocket is more important than what is right in front of their face[…]

Mindfulness Meditation & Addiction

Mindfulness Meditation & Addiction

Causes for addiction and how mindfulness meditation can help with them. One of the first steps in dealing with addiction is to discover the emotional cause of it, whether it is fear, depression, anxiety, or pessimism.  Many times these unwholesome thoughts and beliefs come from what I call the “wanting mind.”  In our wanting mind, we feel that our current[…]

Correlation, causation, and association

Correlation, causation, and association

Let’s clear something up, correlation isn’t causation, but it’s important! A comment posted by a reader on a recent post reprimanded me for suggesting that marijuana caused relationships to go bad. In this instance the reader was mistaken, as I had specifically used the word “associated”, but the comment made me think that maybe I should explain the differences between[…]

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