LOGIC AND EMOTIONS

Most people make emotional decisions and try to justify them with logic. The crucial decision-making question is, "Am I making an emotional or a logical decision?" The ideal is when emotions and logic match up, yet in reality, this is a...

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FILLED WITH HOPE

A recent phone conversation with my sister began like this: "I love you, sis!" "I love you, too." "Can I ask you a question on this Good Friday?" "I knew you were going to ask me a question." "What do you think I'm going...

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UNASHAMED

Shame is the demon that haunts all of humanity. When you name it, you can beat it. Years ago, I was in a master's educational psychology class. One evening, the professor asked an elegant question. Elegant questions do not have...

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MEMENTO MORI

MEMENTO MORI is the Latin for "Remember your death." Three important men of the past reminded us of this. St. Ignatius of Loyola encouraged and inspired us through his example of imaging himself on his death bed before making a...

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THE WORLD’S GREATEST MACHINE

Some would have said Henry Ford’s mass production of the Model T is the world’s greatest machine.  While others would have said it was the rocket that allowed Neil Armstrong to walk on the moon.  Some would say Jonas Salk’s cure...

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THE MIRACLE MOMENT

Sergio "Fred, may I tell you what happened to me two months ago?" asked Sergio Quinonez. For 15 years, Sergio has been our family friend. He has a very important and challenging position at the amazing Esperanza resort in Cabo...

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LIVING IN THE MOMENT

I am sure you have discovered, as I have these past years, that a miracle-making profession, a joyful marriage, daily exercises, diet no-no's, even going to the oncologist can be difficulties. I have also discovered this concept: EVERYBODY WOULD...

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OCEANS

The creative genius of the Grand Master's paintbrush was making two-thirds of our planet, Earth, oceans! How is it possible to be near the ocean, yet never stop to contemplate this miracle? This is not a difficult question, nor without a logical,...

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HOUSE TO HOME

When does a house become a home and a home become a house? All of life experience is both mystery and fascination to me.  Brilliant human performance guru, Paul Nakai, tells us, “Curiosity is the highest form of emotional intelligence.” Curiosity leads...

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IMMUTABLE LAWS OF THE UNIVERSE

No reasonable person can dispute there are immutable, unchanging laws that govern our lives. There is no escape from them.  One such law is the LAW OF EXPECTATION. In practical terms, we tend to get what we expect. Expectations set...

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