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Susan Corso

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How to Have What You Want

It might surprise you to know that there is a universal formula for giving and receiving. It applies to everyone, everywhere, and everywhen. If you don’t know the formula, you won’t be able to understand how giving and receiving work. Here it is: You always get back the essence of what you give. No more,…

Reading Anyone?

Is anyone else shocked that people don’t really read any more? Because I sure am. Recently, I was asked to draft a letter to a patient population for a large medical practice. I did so, and was pleased with the result. It was three pages, and it broke down a lot of complicated information admirably.…

Taking a Stand

When you take a stand, it actually does shift the whole universe and unexpected, unpredictable things happen.–Lynne Twist The real secret about taking a stand is one that very few people know. Here you go: It doesn’t matter what stand you take. Now don’t go extremist on me. Shooting people or shooting people up is…

What’s Music?

Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything. Plato Music is one of many ways we measure compatibility in our lives. I once had a friend who called when I was cleaning house to the music of Donna Summer. Donna Summer was my generation’s…

Selecting Thoughts

You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes every day. Elizabeth Gilbert Select my thoughts? Really? Well, I don’t know about you, but my brain goes so fast that there’s barely time even to catch my thoughts let alone select them! As if I have a…


Making Mistakes

I heard that in this African tribe, when someone does something wrong, the tribe brings the wrong-doer into the center of a circle, where the villagers surround him or her. Then for two days, everyone in the village talks about all the good that individual has done in his or her life. The tribe believes…


Letting Go

Do everything with a mind that lets go.                                                                                                                                                                                  Ajahn Chah Buddhist teacher Ajahn Chah (17 June 1918 – 16 January 1992) was an influential teacher of the Buddhadhamma and a founder of two major monasteries in the Thai Forest Tradition. His words are those in italic, and they inspired this post. A mind that lets…


The Seven Wonders of the World

Last week, we considered Gandhi’s seven blunders of the world which lead to violence, and also purposelessness hence despair. Here they are: wealth without work, pleasure without conscience, knowledge without character, commerce without morality, science without humanity, worship without sacrifice, and politics without principle. So now let’s reverse those “withouts” and change them to “withins,”…


The Seven Blunders of the World

Seven blunders of the world that lead to violence: wealth without work, pleasure without conscience, knowledge without character, commerce without morality, science without humanity, worship without sacrifice, politics without principle. Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) Isn’t Gandhi wise? Yes, these lead to violence—a considerably less than desirable outcome—but they also lead to purposelessness which causes despair. Let’s…

Overwhelmed Visual


You know the feeling. TMI. Too much to do. Too many demands. Not enough time. Not enough money. Not enough you. It makes a lot of us want to scream variations on, “What do you want from me? Leave me alone!” I call it The Garbo Syndrome. “I vant to be levt alone ….” Here’s…



BECAUSE MEMORIES ARE SHORT Here’s a refresher on how all your favorite shows left off last spring, just in time for fall premiere season. [Vulture] Huffington Post’s The Morning Email, September 3, 2014 I did a double-take at the headline above. Why? Because memories are NOT short, and we all know it. At the same time—full…

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What Are You For?

You can be for something without being against something–Susan Corso Have you noticed lately that, as a culture, we’re big on being against things? It doesn’t really matter what we’re against either. We just like being against things. For one thing, it’s easier than being for things. But it’s also epidemic in our society today.…

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Showing Up for Work

The Ethics column in the New York Times detailed the plight of a recently-graduated student and his experience of the working life as opposed to the going-to-school-where-your-parents-are-paying-for-everything life. He graduated from an Ivy League school debt-free, and felt an  obligation to his parents because of their investment in him. What happened was that he got…

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A New Kind of M.B.A.

Recently I saw an article in The New York Times about telescoping the standard three-year Masters in Business Administration [MBA] process into one year. In response to the article, my brain conjured the latest experience I’d had of driving behind a garbage truck. MBA? Garbage truck? And those are related … how? Bear with me.…

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The Unknown

“Trust is your relationship to the unknown.” Cirque du Soleil acrobats, Alya Titarenko and Gael Ouisse The video below is remarkable for many reasons, but the one most significant to me is how deeply these two artists trust one another. I’m pretty sure that didn’t happen overnight. In fact, watch it, and I’m willing to…

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Movies, Not Photographs

“Mind is a projector not a camera.”–Michael Neill Michael Neill, a recent speaker at TEDx Bend, made the statement above. What a clear, concise statement about how we create reality. This is basic to the Be/Do/Have equation I use with every client. To be clear, this falls under Doing. Let’s take it apart. Most of…

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Where Are You Looking?

“Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.” Carl Jung I am not, by any means, dissing dreaming. God knows, we need more dreamers, but what I am saying is that dreaming, in itself, isn’t enough. Blood Mary from South Pacific is right…

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Becoming Management

I have one share in corporate Earth, and I am nervous about the management.–E.B. White, writer (1899-1985) Yes, E. B. White of Charlotte’s Web fame. What a great idea. Corporate Earth. One share. So, are you nervous about the management? A lot of people are. Those aren’t the ones I’m addressing—the hand-wringers, the fretters, the…

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