All posts by Denise Renton

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Unknow What You Know

I’ve been reading Michael Pollan’s book, How to Change Your Mind, about the history of the use of psychedelic drugs. What I find most interesting are Pollan’s descriptions of how an “experienced” mind works and what that might mean for creativity and ingenuity. While we laud experience and education specific to what we do and […]

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The Joy of Emotions – Be a Listener, Not a Fixer

I’ve happily been pursuing and trying to maintain happiness for much of my life. I’m definitely a glass-half-full kind of person. While I consider myself a good listener, I have to admit that in the past I didn’t necessarily listen to the grumblings of others when they were unhappy. I self-acknowledged that they were unhappy, but I never really listened to the reason why they were unhappy. Instead, I put blinders on and just wanted to fix the situation so they could be happy again.

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