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"To live is the rarest thing in the world.
Most people exist, that is all."
Stuff We Do
Existential Crisis Management
Inner Strength Training
Life Philosophy Construction
Sacred Cow Herding
Life Purpose Prospecting
Relationship Remodeling & Repair
"All men die,
but not all men really live."
The Quest for Reality
Life confronts us with a few basic questions: What's it all about? Why am I here? Who am I? Where did I come from, and where am I going? What the heck is going on!? Etc. Not having good answers can give us a sense that something really basic and fundamental and important is...missing. Yet some folks avoid questions like these. We seek them out.
The Search for Intimacy
We all want relationships that are...well, whatever the opposite of "dysfunctional" is. Why do so many relationships begin like a fairy tale and end like a train wreck? We explore the best science, the world's clearest thinking, the most penetrating insights we can dig up from all of human history to help us figure this out.
The Fight for Sanity
This "arena" is about the fight for mental clarity and emotional strength. Because finding sanity in this crazy world can be a dogfight. And that's what we explore here: inner strength. Training to become an emotional Jedi, a psychological ninja, a fully developed character in the story of your life. The search for "self-mastery." It's the Fight for Sanity.
The Pursuit of Vitality
This "arena" is about the pursuit of real health in your body, deep down in your bones: "vitality," life force, glow, strength, spunk, verve, vigor, whatever you might call it. Which means navigating through a lot of the phony misinformation overload that's out there, and instead, searching for - and hopefully finding - the "real."
"To be nobody but yourself
in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else
- means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight
and never stop fighting."
e. e. cummings
Stop It, You're Embarrassing Us...
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