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Body language shapes who you are

2015 March 30
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Here's a repeat article that you may have missed first time around:  Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how "power posing" -- standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don't feel confident, can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success.

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Daily Thought for March 30, 2015

2015 March 30
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Threats to the ego can be deceiving and not even noticed by the one who is talking or doing something because they are not attending to what others are gaining from them or doing then.  Pay attention when addressing others.  It can mean the difference between amity and enemy.

Where Were You in 1971?

2015 March 29
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Memories of 1971, a time capsule.

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Daily Thought for March 29, 2015

2015 March 29
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Threaten anyone about anything and you will end your friendship...and yet may not even realize it until later in life.  You are not a friend if you threaten them in any way...but then again, why would you want a friend who cannot be teased or put at ease easily?

The Descendants by Kaui Hart Hemmings

2015 March 28
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Recently I picked up The Descendants by Kaui Hart Hemmings at the local flea market and thought little of it…and it turned out to be an interesting read.  Nothing too cerebral…but I think after the past week of deep thinking here on The Blog, you all deserve a message that is interesting as well as encouraging in an off-beat kind of way that is suitable to the Hawaiian way of viewing life.  Rather than belabor the point, I am including the synopsis provided on Amazon. 

Fortunes have changed for the King family, descendants of Hawaiian royalty and one of the state’s largest landowners. Matthew King’s daughters—Scottie, a feisty ten-year-old, and Alex, a seventeen-year-old recovering drug addict—are out of control, and their charismatic, thrill-seeking mother, Joanie, lies in a coma after a boat-racing accident. She will soon be taken off life support. As Matt gathers his wife’s friends and family to say their final goodbyes, a difficult situation is made worse by the sudden discovery that there’s one person who hasn’t been told: the man with whom Joanie had been having an affair. Forced to examine what they owe not only to the living but to the dead, Matt, Scottie, and Alex take to the road to find Joanie’s lover, on a memorable journey that leads to unforeseen humor, growth, and profound revelations.

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Daily Thought for March 28, 2015

2015 March 28
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Congratulate a friend on a job well done and see how much better your relationship is then.

Phenomenology Introduction

2015 March 27
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Created by Prescott College PhD students from Cohort 7... A beginners guide to the phenomenology. Enjoy!

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Daily Thought for March 27, 2015

2015 March 27
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Can you figure out what another is after when they ask you a lot of questions?  If so, you either know them well or you are psychic and cannot believe it now.  There is no other explanation, is there???  :)

Huston Smith on Death and the Near Death Experience

2015 March 26
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Mel Van Dusen interviews scholar of religion, Huston Smith, about death and the near death experience.

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Daily Thought for March 26, 2015

2015 March 26
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Out of the way places seldom produce a lot of traffic for those who are interested in only what appears in their view or mind for a time, but for those who treasure you or what you do, being remote can often lead them to promote you.