Posted October 31, 2017 in Monthly News

Addiction to Being Right and Universal Recovery

In 1991, Edward de Bono published a book that seems to fit the tenor of current times: I Am Right, You Are Wrong. We (humans and probably all mammals) become addicted to patterns of thought. When patterns produce desired results, they are reinforced, making it more likely we will repeat the pattern, which reinforces it—making […]

Posted September 30, 2017 in Monthly News

The Stories We Tell

You were born into a certain family, of a certain socioeconomic structure, in a certain country, with a destiny of that country, of that family, of those parents. You are fated. Already your fate casts you into a certain situation. Edgar Cayce says your soul knew that and your soul was involved in accepting that.

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Posted August 30, 2017 in Monthly News

What's Your Strategy?

Most of the time when we establish a strategy to do something, we don’t think of it as a “strategy.” Once established, a strategy becomes automatic, disappearing from consciousness and residing only in the “unconscious” part of our minds. Humans aren’t the only creatures that use strategies, of course. The basic strategy for everything that […]

Posted March 31, 2017 in Uncategorized

Three Syllables

Do not be dismayed by the brokenness of the world. All things break. And all things can be mended. Not with time… as they say. But with intention. So… Go. Love intentionally, extravagantly, unconditionally. The broken world waits in darkness for the light that is you. ~ L. R. Knost (from the Brahma Kumaris Thought […]

Posted January 31, 2017 in Uncategorized

Relationships and SCS/NLP

Choose your love. Love your choice. ~ Thomas S. Monson

February has long been celebrated as a month of romance. As we know it today, St. Valentine’s Day contains vestiges of both Christian and ancient Roman tradition, so it seems only appropriate to write about love for the February Beyond Mastery Newsletter. In Radical […]

Posted April 30, 2016 in Monthly News

Making Sense of Life

Awareness of the Celebration of Life service for a pregnant 37-year-old mom with 18-month-old twins and an almost three-year-old is a stark invitation for making sense of life. In this woman’s obituary, mention of her relationship with Jesus was made. Her family expressed confidence that they will be reunited with her because of her religious […]

Posted August 31, 2015 in Monthly News

Video Is Everywhere

E-publishing is just one of the changes being brought about by technology. Changes in print technology have definitely come at a rapid pace. I typed my dissertation on a manual typewriter. That was 1974, and while that may have been before you were born, in the grand scheme of things, it is essentially “yesterday.” I […]

Posted February 27, 2015 in Monthly News

My Favorite NLP Technique

Richard Bandler described what has become known as “The Fast Phobia Cure” in his 1985 book, Using Your Brain for a Change. It is my favorite NLP technique because it is quick, easy for both practitioner and client, and effective. If that were the only technique you knew, you could help all your friends and […]

Posted June 14, 2014 in Monthly News

Joel: July 2014

Adventures in Learning

I have always been interested in learning new things. As I reflect on my life, the desire for knowing more has been a constant theme. When I was young, I used a flashlight to read books under the covers. I was one of those kids who would take things apart to see […]