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SCIENCE IS A GAME OF MANY LOSSES ~ Suzanne Norvell, Ph.D.

Science is a game of many losses.  We like to think of science as breakthroughs and foundational laws, which it can be, but the reality is that breakthroughs are the exception and laws are often challenged and changed.  Scientific success is built on failure, and anyone who tells you differently isn’t being truthful.  In the […]

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Liberty is Precious, Fragile and Forever

The violence around our nation, like the murder of George Floyd, should remind us that liberty is more precious by far than gold and that it is fragile.  Those who are provoking violence on the streets of Minneapolis, New York, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, Atlanta and so many other cities are like a […]

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COURAGE, FAITH AND TRUTH CANNOT BE LOOTED

In cities across America, under cover of darkness, often wearing masks, looters are smashing windows and stealing merchandise from shops.  Our cities teem with those whose rage and lack of regard for the underpinnings of our society are manifest.  As I saw the throngs carry off clothing and watches and electronic equipment, I found mySELF […]

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The Four Conversations that Changed You

We human beings are extremely connected to one another—so much so that even one conversation can change your life.  But I think that it can be very instructive and healing to think of four conversations you’ve had that impacted you:  Two of them positively, and two negatively.  These conversations may have occurred recently, or many […]

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The Real Way to “Leave the Past Behind”

So many people—millions of people—believe that the way to “leave the past behind” is to turn one’s back to it and march into the next pages and chapters of their life stories.  There is a natural human tendency to avoid complex parts of our narratives.  And that tendency is triggered in an especially strong way […]

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BECOMING YOUR TRUE SELF IS A PURE FORM OF PRAYER

God (or the Universe, if you prefer) created you for a particular journey, with a unique purpose and destiny in this life.  It is encoded not only in the double helix of your DNA, but in the infinite helix of your soul.  That is why becoming your true self—and manifesting the treasures that flow from […]

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Why Does it Often “Hurt” to Create?

Part of the joy of my work is that I have had the privilege to talk to people from, quite literally, almost every walk of life. And there’s a theme that comes through when I listen to creators—whether painters, film directors, visionary entrepreneurs, or writers (and many others):  The creative process isn’t always pure pleasure; more […]

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Commit to Living Your Most Powerful Life This Memorial Day

Today, as America remembers its fallen soldiers, who died defending liberty, I can’t help thinking that they died in service to the opportunity each and every one of us has to become SELF-actualized.  Without liberty, our ideals and ideas and inspirations would be choked off; we couldn’t become the people we were meant—by God or […]

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YOUR NARRATIVE IS THE KEY TO YOUR FUTURE

noun noun: narrative; plural noun: narratives a spoken or written account of connected events; a story. Every one of us is a story—a series of connected events.  That word—connected—is key, because it is human nature to avoid thinking about the events that are most stressful or painful or that simply seem inconvenient.  And that deprives […]

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Developing a Third Ear

The “third ear” is something counselors, psychologists and psychiatrists spend their careers refining, but others can benefit from developing, as well.  It’s the concept, first introduced by the psychoanalyst Theodor Reik, that human beings can train themselves to listen not just to words that are being spoken by others, but to the deeper meaning behind […]

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