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Flex Those Coping Muscles: Fight Covid-19

The same strategies that help us cope with political divide apply to coping with pandemic. See my new article on the Braver Angels website: Flexing Our Coping Muscles This Pandemic: A Disaster Responder Weighs In

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Surviving the Impeachment Hearings

Here we are, again. Welcome to the latest installment of cogjam–one to easily have us following lemmings over the virtual cliff. Impeachment hearing broadcasts further drive the wedges between those of differing opinions. The gut brain can’t help but react. It perceives threats within disagreeable statements and behavior, no matter which side of the divide. […]

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Author Signing Event at Jan’s Paperbacks

Please join us at Jan’s Paperbacks, Beaverton OR for an author event. Copies of my books will be available, and I will be there to sign them and answer your questions about cogjam. We don’t need to let the ongoing impeachment hearings destroy our holiday spirit! There are indeed answers, and they already reside within […]

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COGJAM IN THE NEWS: Who’s the Real Enemy?

“We must keep up the good fight! A good, strong offense, and brave defense!” Over morning coffee I heard these words uttered by someone who supported a certain side of our current political divide. Actually, I’ve heard people on either side express similar sentiments. In spite of being polar opposites, both perspectives are driven by […]

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COGJAM IN THE NEWS: Black or White Reasoning

Good morning! “COGJAM IN THE NEWS” installments begin this week. I hope you find them useful as you sort out divisive community and fractured science crossing your paths. Today, a Florida story shared the plight of a moderate congresswoman. She was sitting on the fence about the impeachment inquiry. Eventually she encountered enough evidence to […]

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A Great Chance to Practice Cogjam Recovery

Over the last few days, impeachment proceedings and worries of where they may lead us have taken center stage. Community stress, especially socio-political stress, is on the upswing. It’s so easy to take sides. Stress wiring urges us to quickly bond with those whose paths are similar to our own. We jump to the offense/defense […]

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Understanding Cogjam

Understanding the Journey

What is the first step of the journey? Where does the story of cogjam begin? Two main characters hold center stage. First, the antagonist: the gut brain, affectionately known as the inner lizard. He looks innocent enough, hiding in the shadows. But he’s a formidable foe to any who dare threaten. Next comes the protagonist: […]

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It’s Here!

And healing is near. No matter who you are or how today’s polarizing stress shakes up your world, The Cogjam Effect – and the Path to Healing Divisive Community and Fractured Science has answers. Healthy community can be restored. Likewise, we can reestablish the common sense, logic, and and evidence-based thinking that has served us […]

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Get a Head Start

The release of The Cogjam Effect is right around the corner. While you’re waiting, you can get a head start with sample chapters available on Amazon:  

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Everyone’s Gone to the Moon

Fifty years ago today, humankind was taking its first steps on the moon. I especially recall one particular summer day, images forever etched in memory: sitting on the lawn, staring at the moon in awe, with teenage friends whispering to one another “we’re up there right now.” Thus was I doubly blessed. Not only did […]