A Dog’s Intuition

It All Started With Separation Anxiety When Chaco the dog’s first human became ill and subsequently died, he began to show signs of severe separation anxiety. He would bark scratch, jump up and down, hide so I couldn’t tuck him away and leave him behind, lick his paws until they bled, and eventually try to […]

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Many a slip ‘twixt the cup and the lip…

“Resolve” is such a heavy word. No wonder we avoid it like the plague, peeking in once a year to see how far we have fallen or strayed from our good intentions, from our last year’s dreams and last decade’s desires. The very word itself feels like punishment: public humiliation for being weak and imperfect. […]

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Choice With a Lower Case “c”

One would think, considering the headlines of the day, that the most significant choice facing us today has to do with elected and appointed leadership of the few over (or for) the many: dictatorships, democracies, courts, political parties, religious expression, economic and territorial imperatives, and varying definitions of terrorism. These apparent choices, however, are just […]

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Election Accountability With a Twist…

I have an idea. What if before electing a President or Senator or Congressional Representative, say every 10 years, we were required to spend every 9th year trading places with someone – ANYONE else – in the country, or better yet, in the world? There would be no loopholes, no exceptions, and most importantly, NO […]

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The Intuitive Edge in Dreams

I have always been big on dreams, and for decades kept a dream journal beside my bed. In the early days I thought of dreams as a psychological aid, as many thoughtful college students do who major in the social sciences. But then I began to notice various patterns to my dreams. I realized that […]

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The Nuts and Bolts of New Product Development Using Intuitive Tools

[The following is a revised excerpt from a heretofore unpublished manuscript entitled “The Business Hunch: Gut Feeling to Bottom Line.” Originally written in 2004, this blog offers a case study that lets you take a peek at the nuts and bolts of intuitive applications for business and frontier science.] _________________________________________________ A somewhat unusual man unexpectedly […]

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Good Intention, Even When We Drive Each Other Crazy

Think of one person in your work life who drives you absolutely nuts. Take the very first name that pops into your head, even if that name is a surprise to you. You may have thought rationally that dealing with someone else was harder, but if a different name from the one you might have […]

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What If My Intuition Doesn’t Work?

Sometimes – rarely – your intuitive guidance doesn’t work for you as well as usual, or as well as you would like. Perhaps you are not focused sufficiently (did you remember to take that breath?); or perhaps the buddy you ask for help can’t help; or perhaps that client just doesn’t want to hear what […]

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“She Goes on Her Own…” Literal or Metaphorical Meaning?

It is important to discern whether intuitive hunches are meant to be interpreted quite literally, or whether they should be taken as a clue related to something else that is not meant to be literal at all. Stories abound of dreams and other types of premonitions about the World Trade Center collapse, a stock market […]

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Which Intuitive Tools to Use When?

If you are framing a question for intuitive response, how do you know which of the tools in your intuitive toolbox would be the best to use, would hit the bull’s eye on your target? If your question is pretty straightforward and simple, a yes-no response can work fine. The catch is that in order […]

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“Goes the Whole Way:” Intuitive Shorthand

There are certain phrases that just “show up” mentally one day, and then become a kind of repeated shorthand for intuitive information. For example, in working with clients over the years one particular phrase, “She/he goes the whole way,” has come to mean several things: An individual or institution with the capacity to endure for […]

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Intuition Hot spots: Bed, Bath, Beyond…

Just like Wifi hot spots, there are certain hot spots for intuition, too. These are places and times when intuitive information just streams in effortlessly, whether by chance or on demand. Over the years I have discovered intuition hot spots that work for me, and have learned how to slow down the moment and harness […]

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Intuition Hot Spots II: The Kitchen

“Come here often?” That was the sign on my mom’s refrigerator when she began changing her eating habits following a diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes. A tiny woman, she died several years ago at the age of 86, but that phrase on her fridge has stuck with me ever since. I used to complain a […]

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Intuition and Time

From the perspective of intuition, past, present, and future are equidistant in terms of our capacity to retrieve information. All possibilities, all probabilities, stem from and are shaped by this particular moment in time. Current perception always rules, or what some call the “moment point.” There are many intuitives who dare not venture into the […]

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Defining Intuition My Way

“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.” John Muir Intuition is a continuous signal providing  information about the nature of the world, the universe, the Whole or any of its component parts. I believe this signal to be comprised of energy “signatures” that […]

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