New Year, New Beginnings

The Janus Effect

  The Janus Effect Ancient Romans named the month of January for Janus, their god of gates, doors, and beginnings. Always pictured with two faces—one looking toward the future, the other back in the past—Janus is a fitting symbol for the turning of a new year. As we step through the doorway from one year…

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Do You Value the Power of Silence?

Slow Down, the power of silence, benefits of silence, embrace silence, conscious behavior

Silence is no longer golden. In today’s world, “white noise” suffuses our office buildings; music, news and sports broadcast in public places morning to night; leaf blowers scream; cell phones track us down with their insistent rings. Our homes offer no refuge either: TVs and stereos turn on as soon as we walk into the…

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Distractions: Who is in Control of Your Life?

Are You Living a Distracted Life? With the advent of the computer age and the internet, and especially handheld devices such as smartphones, we have constant access to more distractions and our attention spans are shorter than ever before.  We are bombarded by information, Facebook Ads, social media posts, clever sayings, constant news updates, entrepreneurs…

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