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Moving Beyond the Tug of War

Emotions run high as the hottest election cycle of the century is finally about to conclude. Non-stop tug of war dominates the media. Set opinions cling tightly and pull mightily at their chunk of partisan rope. All dig in for the duration, with little to be gained. Of course, one side will eventually win. But […]

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The Re-posting Fix: Our Latest New Addiction?

By now, everyone to some degree recognizes that today’s real enemy is political divisiveness itself, rather than the particular political figures or persuasions that fall victim to it. Likewise, plenty of evidence has revealed that divisive social media posts and conspiracy theory revelations are often perpetrated by hostile foreign operatives, ones with whom we would […]

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“Let the Conspiracy Theories Begin!”

So begs the inner lizard. What makes conspiracy theories so seductive to our primitive selves? Today, COVID-19 diagnoses among those who lead us further burden our pandemic stress level. Fear alarms go off. Panic buttons may even get pushed. Our inner lizards put on their gloves and ready for a fight, ever on guard to […]

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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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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 […]