By |2019-06-23T13:22:34+00:00May 17th, 2016|Confidence, Creative, Humour, Joy, Love, Motivation, Music, Passionate Life, Persistence, Relationships|

I am part of being optimistic! OptimMmystix, the new Philosofree/Optimysts album was released in 2016! Together with Mirian, a 27 year old soul singer, and Sam Shark, a 50 year old Egyptian band leader and master guitarist Philosofree formed the Optimysts and created this intriguing innovative album at Iguana Studios. Reviews can be found here… As [...]

Promote understanding, read!

By |2022-12-28T22:47:13+00:00December 28th, 2022|Compassion, Confidence, Creative, Emotion, Method, Motivation, Self-Awareness|

​When you read a novel, you are immersing yourself in what it's like to be inside another person's head. You are simulating a social situation. You are imagining other people and their experiences in a deep and complex way. If you read a lo​​t of novels, you will become better at actually understanding other people [...]

Safety in the sky?

By |2021-11-21T16:47:34+00:00November 21st, 2021|Direction, Fearlessness, Health, History, Process, Self-Awareness|

Air travel in the USA is safe, right? Of the 360-900 million flights a year deaths from air travel are below 500, or less than 1 death per million flights. I want you to consider a scenario if a new method of air travel was introduced in one year: The flight regulatory authorities declare publicly [...]

The real social distancing from COVID

By |2021-11-10T22:41:39+00:00November 10th, 2021|Being Yourself, Emotion, Health, Peace, Persistence, Relationships, Self-Awareness, Spirit of Love, Trust|

Last week a friend asked me if I had taken the mRNA Covid-19 vaccine. My verbal response was “That is personal medical information” to which he replied “Oh so you haven’t taken it!” Before I explain why this conversation is so messed up, let me point out that I am not an “anti-vaxxer”, and [...]


By |2021-10-09T14:45:47+00:00October 9th, 2021|Confidence, Direction, Experience, Joy, Love, Peace, Persistence, Process, Self-Awareness, Spirit of Love|

No this is not a post about a Roman general called "Vicarious", though it does sound like one. Vicarious is a word which means "taking the place of" someone or something else. I just finished reading the science fiction novel "Leviathon Wakes" by James S Corey. It is, in part, about the destruction of 1.5 [...]

Camino Stories

By |2017-12-20T14:57:26+00:00December 8th, 2015|Adventure, book review, Experience, Peace, Persistence, Self-Awareness|

This year my wife, Manuela, and I walked 350 kilometers along the Camino de Santiago in northern Spain. It was an amazing and wonder-full experience. On our return we knew that we should share the stories we witnessed and heard while doing the hike as 'peregrinos'. Since we got back we have written a book together, [...]

You Can Still Trust Even If You’ve Been Deceived

By |2017-12-20T14:57:27+00:00November 13th, 2015|Health, Method, Self-Awareness, Trust|

“You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you don’t trust enough.” ~Frank Crane “Ah, it is difficult to trust people nowadays!” Heard that one lately? The implication is that trust is something you receive and that everyone else controls it and [...]

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