How is your well being? Physically, financially, emotionally? Maybe you had a great year, personally and professionally. Perhaps you had a horrible year. Most likely it was a mix. Many believe that our well being comes, in large part, from the way we access and use our power, which is related to the way we…

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Too close to call.  We do not yet know for sure who the next President will be.  A lot of people are feeling anxious now. Maybe your breathing is shallow even as you read this.   Are you taking at least 5 seconds to exhale? (always better to exhale a little longer than your inhale, up…

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Too close to call.  We do not yet know for sure who the next President will be in the USA.  A lot of people are feeling anxious now. Maybe your breathing is shallow even as you read this.   Are you taking at least 5 seconds to exhale? (always better to exhale a little longer than…

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This is mostly my personal reflections on current events. I hope my thoughts inspire you to speak up respectfully about what you believe, with an open heart to listen to others who have different ideas from you. We are in the middle of a giant, dangerous racial conversation. It is not time to be silent.…

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Ever since that wiffleball game ended badly back in 1969 and I had to apologize to the scariest neighbor on the block for my bad language, my life has been filled with challenging conversations.  I happen to enjoy talking about the hard topics.  The ones we were trained to avoid—politics, sex and religion.  And I’d…

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We all have difficult people in our lives.  Right now, for some of us, things are worse.  Since March of this year, most of us have had our regular lives turned upside down.  Dealing with difficult people in regular times is hard enough.  And now we have to deal with all this change and still…

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Sure seems to be a lot of advice out there.   Seems like every email I get is from some business who is there for me “during Covid-19”.  Are you getting those?  Are they bothering you? Are you seeing lots of tips on having good zoom meetings?  How to get the lighting right.  How to get…

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I’m worried about white men.  I know this is a risky thing to write. White middle-aged men in particular.  I know, you may think I’m a racist, or an ageist.  Or fomenting conflict.  From my point of view, I am genuinely worried about white-middle-aged men (and yes, in case you don’t know me, I’m also…

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First I wish to express my gratitude to all those who have supported my work in 2019. It has been an exceptional year for me, both my regular consulting work as well as the “Fr. Vito” show that is going on its fourth year.   Your support, interest and care has really made a difference.   Thank you! As…

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Ten days ago I went fishing in northern Wisconsin with my son Elijah. He is just starting college and I wanted one last trip with him before the weather turned. On the first cast of the day I caught a 44” musky, the fish of 10,000 casts. What are the odds? Perhaps 1 in 10,000.…

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