Our Stories and the Power of “Now”

The ghost of one of my literary heroes inhabits the Carquinez Straits, which I can see right outside my front door. More than a hundred years ago, Jack London patrolled the Straits as an environmental protectionist of the straits’ natural wildlife – animal and human. He wrote about this experience in his non-fiction work, Tales of

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The “Yes, and” Key to Personal Development

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about Comedy Improv’s notion of “Yes, and”. Maybe it’s because I know a number of people who are part of Improv’s wonderfully whacky world…or maybe it’s because I work with the people at the Geomic Code Research Institute in the field of self-care and individual growth. Come to think

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The Role of Attention in Making Choices

The Geomic Code Discovery Series: How to Use Your Word Cloud

At the Geomic Code Research Institute, we work to understand and elucidate the concept of unconscious choice and the “filtering mechanisms hard-wired in the brain” as Jordana Cepelewicz describes them in her article, “Your Brain Chooses What to Let You See”. Jordana tells us that these mechanisms “allow us to focus our attention on stimuli of interest.”

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