13 winners and 2 that missed, but I think they’re worth a read too.

I’m a writer integrating spirituality and practical communication principles living in a small seacoast village on the northeast coast of Scotland. I grew up in New Jersey, Boston, and Long Island and went to college in Ohio.

In my twenties, I started to practice meditation, following the teachings of an…

Humans 101

How to share your experience without forcing it on someone else

There’s a lot to disagree about these days: politics, shutdowns, masks, travel restrictions, vaccines—you name it. And then there are the more mundane disagreements in everyday life, the little things, like setting the thermostat.

Someone wants to turn it down. You want it up. Someone says, “It’s too hot in…

Humans 101

The everyday martial art of talking to someone who disagrees with you

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Words create our reality. Once we put them out there, we can’t take them back. Expressions like “I didn’t mean to say that” or “I was only kidding” come too late.

So why do couples get into needless arguments? Jeffery S. Smith, MD, writes in Psychology Today:

The cause of…

Walk the middle path to keep your mind and spirit clean.

We live in a mad world of headlines, relentless marketing, and soundbites. It’s easy to absorb stuff you don’t need, want, or even believe. That’s why skepticism, curiosity, and meditation are more critical than ever to maintain a clean mind and a vibrant, thriving spirit.

Stay with me here. I’ve…

Don Johnson

Writer|Executive Coach|Former VP of Sales, Monk & Meditation Teacher|https://www.linkedin.com/in/donaldejohnson/

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