Keith’s blog is a collection of powerful insights to help you achieve emotional wellness and personal empowerment. To complement and expand on these insights check out the Pain-2-Power YouTube channel.

I Want YOU!

Remember the classic image of Uncle Sam that encouraged Americans to enlist in the U.S. Army?  I want to borrow that theme, for the purposes of this blog and Pain-2-Power.  Because I want YOU, too.  I’m recruiting you into your own army, into your own service, if you will. Why would I need to make […]

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Don’t Trade Your Personal Power for the Pleasure, Distraction and “Safety”

One thing that has been highlighted by the testimony of Facebook and Twitter executives before Congress and from the documentary The Social Dilemma is the fact that we—our habits, likes and dislikes, relationships, travel habits, etc.—are being monetized by big technology companies that harvest that data and sell it to third parties.  Those third parties—including […]

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USING YOUR PAIN TO FUEL YOUR POWER

Years ago I wrote a series of six psychological thrillers featuring a very flawed forensic psychiatrist named Frank Clevenger.  Clevenger was in deep emotional turmoil, but that was precisely the energy he drew upon to resonate with the suffering of others and render extraordinary and life changing insights—not just as he investigated crimes, but as […]

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THANKFUL FOR THE TREASURE HUNT

Plenty of people this Thanksgiving—and every Thanksgiving—are facing adversity.  Economic hardships, health challenges and political upheaval have visited millions.  Add to that potential difficulties in relationships, and it’s easy to imagine that the holiday yesterday was still a pretty stressful day for lots and lots of people.  Maybe it was for you, too. Here’s a […]

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How to Change the Past

I have written before that the future defines the past—meaning, that you can’t judge the stresses and challenges you are living through until you see them in retrospect.  Losing a job can pave the way for starting a business that succeeds.  Turmoil in a marriage that hurts a lot can set the stage for starting […]

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How Much Does it Really Matter Who Won the Election?

Some people have told me they don’t really see how much the results of the Presidential election can change their lives.  They generally say something like, “Politicians are limited in what they can do.  There are checks and balances built into our government, and the chances that one party ends up with control of the […]

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The Myth of Humpty Dumpty

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. All the king’s horses and all the king’s men Couldn’t put Humpty together again.   Yeah, well, I think this whole Humpty Dumpty story is baloney.  It teaches kids that if they fall down, they might not be able to get up—no matter […]

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Don’t be Guided by Polls in Your Own Life

Whether you voted for Donald Trump or Joe Biden in the Presidential election, you would likely agree that all the polls were wrong.  They predicted a massive win for Biden.  They predicted massive losses for Republican lawmakers in the House and Senate.  Neither happened.  They got it wrong. The polls were wrong back in 2016, […]

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The Non-Grasping Mind

Bear with me here.  I am going to try to explain something difficult to explain.  It is at the heart of the philosophy and art of Gung Fu (or Kung Fu).  It is this:  In mastering the martial art of Gung Fu or in mastering the art of overcoming any adversary or obstacle, one’s mind […]

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Who Needs You to be a Knight Today

I have heard enough stories in my nearly three decades talking with people about their deepest concerns and most treasured goals to know that every one of us has someone in our lives who could use a knight today.  I know that sounds a little bit like a Hallmark card, but I don’t mean it […]

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