God and the Contingent Nature of the World

I like philosophical arguments for the existence of God. For anybody who is familiar with this platform, that is not surprising. One of the many reasons is because thinking philosophically and deeply is good for the brain. But also, I find these philosophical arguments to be extremely compelling, and give...

The Importance of Grit

Grit is of my favorite books and concepts in psychology, personal and professional development. Angela Duckworth, Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, wrote the book GRIT based upon her research into the psychology of success. She interviewed many leaders in business, sports, academia and medicine about what sets...

EFT Tapping

A simple, effective, albeit a little strange, stress reduction tool is called EFT, or Tapping. EFT stands for Emotional Freedom Technique. This technique combines the ancient practice of acupressure with practices like visualization, affirmation and positive psychology.  The theory behind acupressure, which is rooted in Chinese medicine, is that there...

Trauma Inherited

I talk a lot about stress management on this platform for a variety of good reasons: chronic stress is bad for health, better stress management is good for health and well-being, can lead to greater results in the workplace, better relationships, and so forth. Well, one surprisingly good reason to...

Thinking About God

I like to think about God a lot. And write my thoughts down as part of my journal, which usually turn into a blog post. Now, to some people, it may seem a bit out of place for me to talk about God on this platform. To mix in religion...