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When the Sun Comes Up, You'd Better Be Running!

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In a weird way the above saying reminds me of Plato's quote,
"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle."
No matter how big or small our battles may seem to others, for each of us they are important and can sometimes feel overwhelming. I am often asked if there is a way to gain perspective and clarity? I myself think about this on more than a few occasions throughout the day.
Finding peace, serenity and clarity take more than facebook posts of catchy phrases, philosophies and quotes (like the one I posted at the top of this page). Trying to "figure it out" in the moment can also be a recipe for disappointment, especially if your already overwhelmed.

True peace and serenity is about developing habits that bring serenity, clarity and peace. Something I call Foundational Grounding
Here are some habits to help establish & maintain this Grounded-ness: Sleep / RestRegular ExerciseBalanced DietQuiet Time / MeditationBreathe dammit breathe! Service…
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Here we are on the FRONT PAGE of the Trentonian (www.tentonian.com) as they reported on the September workshop that we taught out in New Jersey. 
If you are wondering who WE are, I'm referring the work I do with Jack Hoban's organization: Resolution Group International (RGI). Click HERE for names and more RGI info.
 We once again had the privileged to work with police officers from about 11 different departments from New Jersey and New York (not to mention my fellow RGI com-padres who it is always great to see and work with).  
Read the entire article HERE.

Ugly the Cat

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Everyone in the apartment complex where I lived knew who Ugly was. Ugly was the resident tomcat. Ugly loved three things in this world: fighting, eating garbage, and shall we say, love.

The combination of these things combined with a life spent outside had their effect on Ugly. To start with, he had only one eye and where the other should have been was a hole. He was also missing his ear on the same side, his left foot appeared to have been badly broken at one time, and had healed at an unnatural angle, making him look like he was always turning the corner.

Ugly would have been a dark gray tabby, striped type, except for the sores covering his head, neck and even his shoulders. Every time someone saw Ugly there was the same reaction. "That's one UGLY cat!!!”

All the children were warned not to touch him, the adults threw rocks at him, hosed him down, squirted him when he tried to come in their homes, or shut his paws in the door when he would not leave.

Ugly always had the …

We Need More Ethical Protectors

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Law Enforcement Officials:  We Need More Ethical Protectors  (The Trentonian News)

As many of you who follow me and/or train with me know about Jack Hoban and Resolution Group International (RGI). Well, here is an article that the Trentonian did on the last workshop that we taught out in New Jersey. 

I had the privileged to work with police officers from about 11 different departments from New Jersey and New York (not to mention my fellow RGI com-padres who it is always great to see and work with). 

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SPRING LAKE — Nationally, the names Michael Brown, Rodney King and Eric Garner are synonymous with police brutality; while locally, the names Lael Queen, Michele Roberts, Darrell Griffin and Tyrell Green remind residents of excessive force.

It seems like just about every week there’s a media report about a law enforcement official who’s accused of making an unethical decision. The most comprehensive stats regarding police mi…