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What on earth does the entelechy of a Giant Sequoia have to do with the entelechy of YOU? And what’s an entelechy anyway?

A 2000 year old tree. I stood at its foot, looked up and gawked. Literally. 2,000 years old, 300 feet tall and 2 million pounds. Not too shabby. Giant Sequoias—whole groves of them. They grow the equivalent of a full 60ft tree every year. Some of them have bark that’s 30 feet thick. And that’s… Continue reading…

How to get a handle on runaway thinking for when your brain’s on overdrive before you even get out of bed in the morning.

The alarm hasn’t even gone off yet and already here it goes—your brain that is. It’s already in overdrive and it’s not even 6! Analyzing… criticizing… evaluating… commenting… debating… OMG, stop already! Or don’t you love those times when you’re just completely exhausted; you’ve waited all day long to crawl into bed, you’ve been savoring… Continue reading…

Have you forgotten what it feels like to hop out of bed on a Saturday morning raring to go on some creative project you’ve got spread out all over the garage?

We all grow up with so many plans and schemes–ideas that delight us down to the tips of our toes. So many dreams. Seriously! Ask any group of 7 year olds and you’ll get an ear full–hopes and dreams for what’s right around the corner, hopes and dreams about what’s going to show up at… Continue reading…


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