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written by Mick Ukleja

LIFE: NO BRAKES, NO REVERSE GEARS, NO WARRANTIES

“The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.” Albert Einstein We manage time, waste time, spend time, save time.  We wish the time would come.  We wish the time would pass.  We see time fly.  We feel time drag.  We watch clocks and carry calendars, creating the illusion that we […]

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08.29.2012
written by Mick Ukleja

Got The Blues? Do The Opposite of What You Feel.

The study of happiness goes back thousands of years.  So much of it deals with the human brain.  The experts—neurologists–remind us that the brain is still a mystery.  Yet it is helpful at a layman’s level to understand some basic things about the way our brains function in relationship to happiness. For the past few […]

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07.03.2012
written by Mick Ukleja

MULTITASKING – Part II

What Does Science Say? The concept of multitasking has grown in concert with the rapid increase in technology. For me on a personal level, this has blurred stopping points, boundaries, and finish lines. You’ve experienced this. No matter where we retreat, our work follows us closely. Like a bad rash, we know that scratching the […]

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06.12.2012
written by Mick Ukleja

MULTITASKING

Is Multi-focusing Possible? When we hear admonitions like, “eat less”, “floss your teeth”, “exercise more”, we know intuitively that we should.  Yet we often live as though it’s not true.  In a similar way, deep down inside we have this sneaking suspicion that ricocheting from one thing to another is not as productive as we […]

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06.05.2012
written by Mick Ukleja

SIMPLICITY: It’s Not That Simple!

Albert Einstein once said, “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not too simple.” Of course we know that he did this in the realm of science.  E = MC² is an example of taking a complex idea and simplifying it for us mere mortals—but not so simple that it loses it’s accuracy. […]

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05.23.2012
written by Mick Ukleja

DID YOU GET YOUR TICKET VALIDATED?

To Validate = (1) to confirm the truth; (2) to register formally; (3) to make legal; (4) to make somebody feel valued. Validation is a part of life. It starts in the home with our caregivers. It continues as we go to school. We are validated to various degrees with test scores and feedback from […]

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05.09.2012
written by Mick Ukleja

DESIRE IS THE FIRE WITHIN

Measuring Your Desire Meter If I want to get an idea of a person’s desire to grow and develop I ask a simple question.  “Are you satisfied with your life right now?”  If the answer is, “I’m very satisfied, very content with where I am”, I come to the conclusion that there is very little […]

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04.25.2012
written by Mick Ukleja

SELF-TALK

The Voice of Wisdom or The Monkey Mind? The most important voice you’ll listen to today is yourself. There are a lot of voices that clamor for our attention—like monkeys chattering as they swing through the trees. But the one voice that has the most positive upside or the most negative downside isn’t what others […]

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03.20.2012
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