The Elephant and the Rope

As a man was passing the elephants, he suddenly stopped, confused by the fact that these huge creatures were being held by only a small rope tied to their front leg. No chains, no cages. It was obvious that the elephants could, at anytime, break away from their bonds but for some reason, they did […]

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Working at Home

How to Work Better at Home

5 Great Ways to Manage YOUR Time and Find the Financial Freedom You Desire. “I just can’t find the time…” is probably the single greatest excuse we hear from our own lips, when trying to get it all done. Here are some GREAT ways to focus your time working at home, and create a workplace […]

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Hard Times Demand Hard Solutions

The intent of this blog is not to take a political position, nor to inflame the passions that are feeding the many crises we are facing… but to identify the state of our thinking, and to discover solutions to resolve our critical issues for a best outcome. Now is the time to commit to improving […]

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“Chance encounters open doors to success and friendships.”

Today’s world is bombarded with information from many sources, social, broadcast, print and network media, email, snail mail, and face to face conversations. Each offers a tumultuous collection of information, entertainment and… conflict. I read a disturbing message from a friend the other day that revealed this in a way I had never considered. My […]

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Wolf Fur, a Turkey Feather, and Some Balls of Dirt

“What’s in that bag you wear around your neck? Can I see it?” We get that question a lot. As people who follow a traditional tribal spirituality, we keep – and wear frequently – a leather pouch we call a medicine bag. Sometimes we have more than one over our lifetime. During a recent trip […]

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Empty Your Heart of Fear – Meditation

Perspective is Everything Tete is a Bayaka man, whose people live in the jungles of the Central African Republic. Honey is critically important to their nutrition, bringing much needed energy boosts. Its rarity and difficulty in procurement make it an especially tasty and delectable treat. The “difficulty in procurement” is no exaggeration. Beehives are found […]

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Lessons from an Ice Rink

The Five Faces of Discipline   he bedroom was always completely dark. I shared it with my mom while growing up in the tiny (800 sq ft) home of my grandparents. And my twin bed was so warm and cozy in the dead of winter. With not much insulation in the walls, our second floor […]

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Seven Gifts from the Stone of Death – Part 2

This week, we discuss the last four gifts of the Stone of Death: Attitude – why it is the driving force of your life, Senses – how they help us interpret our world, Action – what you do brings you to understanding… and Perfection – when and where perfection exists, and why you are already perfect!

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Seven Gifts from the Stone of Death – Part 1

“Each night when we go to sleep, Creator places the Stone of Death on our eyes. When the sun rises the next morning, Creator lifts the stone from our eyes that we might live another day.”  This is an old Panji Sippe belief that my Mide’ has always taught me: When we open our eyes […]

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