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[caption id="attachment_2978" align="alignleft" width="261"] Photo by Monica Felix @ www.monicafelix.com[/caption] It’s tempting to expect existence to obey our wishes. To demand that the universe fulfill its obligation to make us happy. And to feel deserving of a world that reliably conforms to our wishes and desires. But...

[caption id="attachment_2973" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo by Monica Felix @ www.monicafelix.com[/caption] Our culture is preoccupied with the drama of succeeding and failing. People are constantly setting up binary worlds that allow each other to think in purely win and lose terms. That’s why we’re told over and over...

[caption id="attachment_2951" align="alignleft" width="229"] Photo by Monica Felix @ www.monicafelix.com[/caption] Popular culture, mainstream media and even ancient mythology have historically portrayed attractiveness, health and power through the lens of having strong, muscular, bulging arms. They are the universal symbols of physical prowess and desirability. Hence the popular...

[caption id="attachment_2927" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo by Monica Felix @ www.monicafelix.com[/caption] Debono’s research on lateral thinking found that in hotel fires, more people were killed as a result of panic reactions than by the fire itself. It’s a frightening picture. But it’s also a reminder that we are...

[caption id="attachment_2914" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo by Monica Felix @ www.monicafelix.com[/caption] I’ve never been one to hold grudges. Getting mad at people for making mistakes that they didn’t know were mistakes at the time is exhausting and insensitive. It’s easier to just let them off the hook and...