Lucy

This morning, opening day, I went to see “Lucy,” starring Scarlett Johansson.  She starts out kind of dumb, and then, due to an accident of fate, she gets really, really smart, capable of accessing 100% of her brain.  The main character is named Lucy.  The name is not random; it harkens back to the first Read More …

Perfectionism

What is blocking you from achieving your goals?  If you’re feeling blocked, you may want to ask yourself if it’s perfectionism raising its ugly head. Perfectionism has for much of my life played a destructive role.  Something in my head says, “It has to be perfect.  The best thing ever created.  Better than anything ever Read More …

The Language of Alchemy

You may have read The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, but not understand the language of Alchemy. An alchemist turns lead into gold using the Philosopher’s Stone. The word Philosopher means “lover of wisdom.” The Philosopher’s Stone is Consciousness. The Great Work of the Alchemist is to find and polish the Philosopher’s Stone (consciousness) and use Read More …

What Attracts Us to Other People?

If I were to sum up everything I’ve ever read or heard from others about what is the most attractive quality we see in another person, the most common answer is “confidence.”  And one of the least attractive qualities is “neediness.”  So how does a person overcome neediness and develop confidence? Well, there are many Read More …