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Making Lemonade from Pandemic Loneliness

There are many ways to connect online to alleviate loneliness, whether the loneliness is due to pandemic social distancing or political philosophical divides. But the most effective reconnect involves recognition that we’re all part of something more purposeful and meaningful than ourselves alone.   Feeling lonely? Check out my new post at http://www.keeperconnections.com.

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Healing by Listening

Battling both pandemic AND political stress, merely by listening? Yes, it’s true. We can lessen degree of stress and heal results of excessive stress simply by choosing to listen. Here’s how it works. Consider the antics of the gut brain. You know, that inner lizard of ours that always has an eye out for threat, […]

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Presenting at Beaverton Library Book Fair

On May 16th, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., I will be participating in the Beaverton Libary Book Fair and featuring my latest release, “The Cogjam Effect.” It turned into a virtual event, given the pandemic, and is using Zoom. Thus everybody is welcome! There will even be time set aside for questions. If you would […]

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Coping with a Pandemic — In Addition to Political Divide

Coping with both a pandemic, and this crazy political divide? We never went looking for this two-for-one sale; not even in days when consolidation serves as a social distancing strategy. Yes, it’s one fine mess we’ve gotten ourselves into. Our fear responses pop out and remind us of it with every pandemic news story and […]

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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 […]