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The Benefits of Finding Your Purpose

Many studies indicate that having a strong sense of purpose benefits good health and longevity. Individuals with a high sense of purpose had a lower risk of developing a stroke, heart attack, or coronary artery disease. Randy Cohen, MD, medical director of University Medical Practice Associates at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital in New York City says “We found a 23 percent reduction in mortality and a 19 percent reduction in cardiovascular events among those people”. That puts living purposefully […]

Overcoming creative roadblocks

I recently saw this quote from author Steven Pressfield; “the more important a project is to your soul’s evolution, the more you’ll resist it”. This really caught my attention and it was very true for me. Why so true? I have been writing a story (for a book or screenplay) for many years and I find I spend most of the time resisting instead of actually writing. So I began to look at what is really going on with me […]

The World of Wisdom

Wisdom is our capacity for taking in the experience of life; infusing it with intention and then returning it to the world in service or for the benefit of others… Let’s look at the first part of this sentence…. Capacity is having the space within to fully embrace an experience.  But many of us have limited capacity because our lives are filled with ‘stuff’, e.g. physical (possessions), mental (to-dos) and emotional (attention and energy “hooks”).  Without capacity, it’s difficult to […]

Top Five Things the Arts Teach to Business

Creative Thinking – In the arts, judgement rather than rules prevail – the ability to think on your feet, leverage different perspectives and think ‘outside of the box’ is a requirement. The arts replace “right and wrong” thinking by teaching that there are many ways to see and interpret the world. Problem Solving – The arts teach us that problems can have more than one solution and questions can have more than one answer. They also reveal that complex forms […]

How to Focus Our Attention and Energy for Results

  The results we get are a direct outcome of our focus, e.g. our attention and energy, and there are three realities which can influence our ability to focus effectively: We can only focus on one thing at a time We get more of what we focus on Avoidance doesn’t work Reality #1 – You can only focus on one thing at a time.   Really. Hold up your thumb, look at it and then notice – what happened to everything […]