And she was blinded by the light Oh cut loose like a deuce, another runner in the night Blinded by the light She got down but she never got tight, but she’ll make it alright. — Bruce Springsteen, Blinded By the Light Most of you may not remember that “The Boss” wrote the lyrics, instead remembering the…

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I discovered something this first week of New Years. All the resolutions and best laid plans for the coming year go to pot when you start the year with a knock you down cold. Every time I got up to get on the computer to post a brilliant Pew, or work on my next book…

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Anne Hallward in a recent interview for The Sun says, “The Latin root of shame means ‘to cover,’ and we want to hide our face when we feel ashamed. When my patients cover their heads down and avoid eye contact, it tells me what we most need to talk about.”   Reading her interview made me pause…

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Every morning, every week, and every year we make conscious and unconscious choices — are we going to be driven by our fears or our ambitions? Our fears are many. Will we fail, will we be ridiculed, will we stay healthy, the list goes on and on. As we get older our fears may change,…

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We, each of us, need so much to be affirmed. For each of us has–gnawing away at the center of our being–a sense of insecurity, some more than others.  And frequently, the more insecure, the more aggressive we come. The more we throw our weight about and say people should recognize us. — Desmond Tutu.  Sound…

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