Category Archives: Cole and Sarah’s Thoughts

Articles, thoughts and jottings from the group leaders Cole and Sarah

Why change is so hard

We are hard wired for comfort When we are at ease our brain cells are bathed in soothing chemicals. Along comes the desire to change and as our brains to develop new synaptic connections those chemicals require greater resources. Our … Continue reading

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Why changing our thoughts changes our reality

Welcome to the wonderful world of priming Have you ever noticed that if you think about flowers and recall the image of a rose, the other flowers you have stored in your brain are likely to fire as well? This … Continue reading

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Confronting Financial Fear and Worry

Our Newest Class Confronting Financial Fear and Worry ”Coping With Financial Fear and Worry” is the newest offering in our class line up of life-long learning experiences. The course has been created to help people survive and thrive in the … Continue reading

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Saving Time, What’s the Use?

Saving Time and Anhedonia A student in my class Organize or Agonize, posted a comment this morning from a book that I read years ago: Thanks for sharing your readings. I am an avid reader as well. I’m currently reading  To … Continue reading

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Multitasking Study Exonerates Me

Multitasking . . . screwing up several things at the same time “Multitasking Performance Was Horrible” Back in December 2007, I wrote an article onmultitasking denouncing it as modern information age malady, that was seriously affecting the performance of our concentration; … Continue reading

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Decision Making Made Easy

Decision Making Need Not be Nerve Wracking I meet weekly with a group of friends for discussions about all things spiritual. This is not a lightweight group; some of these folks have been advanced spiritual seekers for more than 30 … Continue reading

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Letting Go of Wants

Happiness comes when wants are starved of energy Our uncontrolled thoughts are full of wants. Wanting something different that what this moment provides. Thus, throughout your life you see yourself as a wanting person. If this is true then logically … Continue reading

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Nothing Good is Ever Upstream

Do we plan . . . or are we planned? A favorite Taoist saying of mine is: “Move your feet without having to know where you are going”. Whether you plan or not, life goes on. However, in life itself a … Continue reading

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My thoughts are not me

Will the Real Me Please Stand Up? Mom and dad have separate realities. They (along with coaches, clergy, teachers, scout leaders, peers, and many others) feed us impressions, which form our belief systems and operating values. Mommies and daddies in other … Continue reading

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