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Niche-Finding

We have been making a bit of a mess of things lately, haven’t we? But over the last 250 years, we’ve also shown that our nation is pretty good at cleaning things up and moving on. We are indeed resilient. It’s going to take a while this time, with multiple issues overlapping: political polarization, COVID-19, […]

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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. […]