Notes for a Valentines weekend

Last weekend, I took myself to the Esalen Institute at Big Sur, California — probably the most beautiful hot springs spa in the world. While I was there, I sat in on a workshop on Finding True Love by Daphne Rose Kingma, … Read More & Listen »

Avatar and the Tragedy of the Commons

The tragedy of the commons refers to a situation in which individuals (or corporations) — representing only their own self-interest — will ultimately deplete or despoil a shared limited resource (”the commons”) even when it is clear that it is not in … Read More & Listen »

I Ching on economic troubles

One of my resolutions is to cast the I Ching oracle once a week, to ask the universe for insight on a wide question or concern and share the results. I am using the free I Ching reading feature on — Read More & Listen »

Compassion for true victims

What a great discussion in the last blog of how we humans can create victimness for ourselves … and thank you to all who made such insightful comments!

Not all victimness is self-made, and even though I focused

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Ever feel like a ‘victim’?

It’s easy to feel like a victim, especially these days, when the economy is bad and the world seems to have so many big problems. We can always come up with lots of ‘reasons’ to justify feeling like a victim. And, of … Read More & Listen »

Dolphin Envy

This morning my friends Liz and Mario, who live here on this beautiful isle of Maui, took me to a secret bay where it is possible to swim out to a tribe (is that a ‘pod’?) of spinner dolphins. It’s early mornings … Read More & Listen »

You can’t trust your feelings (most of them :-)

Ever been advised to “trust your feelings”? After all, isn’t this the way people make all kinds of decisions — including important ones like who to marry, when to quit your job, etc.? Ah, yes … we’ll jump right in if the … Read More & Listen »

Paulo’s Discovery of the I Ching Paul O’Brien, who went on to develop the world’s first divination software program in 1988-89, explains how divination systems work and how he became fascinated with the I Ching when he was a teenager

How We Benefit from Social Networks

We now live with humongous online social networks, but human beings have always had them — in fact, it is one of the very things that defines being “human.” Or so says a book I just finished, which is a must read … Read More & Listen »