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Posted by Michael Finkelstein | February 15th, 2018

Examining our Emotions

At our recent Men’s Group, one of the guys shared something he recently came across…a book that suggested that our emotions are essentially another sense; similar to smell, taste, sight, etc. This got me thinking, largely because I have spent so much time considering the effects of emotions, both personally and professionally, that they have…

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Posted by Michael Finkelstein | December 18th, 2017

Doing Less

One of the hallmarks of people who are not feeling as well as they’d like is described as the feeling of being overwhelmed. For some, this means not having the energy to do the things they want; and to others, this manifests as a drain on the muscles of motivation that are required to stay…

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Posted by Michael Finkelstein | November 20th, 2017

In Pursuit of Happiness

I’m struck by how many times the word happiness comes up in conversation. Not only the ones that I share in a professional capacity, but in my life ongoing — indeed, in my own head, almost incessantly. I’m guessing that I’m not alone. So, when I saw that a nearly discarded piece of paper, left…

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Posted by Michael Finkelstein | October 19th, 2017

How Will Your Story Go?

“They” say that today is the first day of the rest of your life. And, I believe that is true. Yet, so many times, I find myself rehashing the past, indeed, reliving it, or at least, playing the past forward. One of the most important things we can do, of course, is to redirect our…

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Posted by Michael Finkelstein | September 20th, 2017

Majesty Shrouded In Mystery

I think I was 11 years old when I first saw a Redwood Tree. Walking within the eerie primordial mist of Muir Woods, just outside of San Francisco, I was struck by something more awesome than anything I had previously seen or experienced. The forest itself was breathtakingly beautiful, but there was an element of…

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Posted by Michael Finkelstein | August 21st, 2017

The Solar Eclipse: When Darkness Obscures the Light

Something interesting is going to happen in a few hours. Our sun, the most conspicuous force in the universe beyond the earth itself and apart from our own individual lives within the cosmic reality, is about to disappear — a relatively rare celestial event, at least as far as our single lifetime is concerned; a…

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Posted by Michael Finkelstein | June 23rd, 2017

Graduation Day

During the course of any given month I have so many interesting conversations. Perhaps you do as well. One of those that took place at SunRaven recently concerned our use of language, and two words in particular, derived from the same root: disciple and discipline; strikingly similar but worlds apart. And coincidentally, as it often…

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