Musing About the Systemic Impact of Things 


Something I’ve come to realize over the course of my life is that few people look at the systemic impacts of things.  Every choice we make effects something else.  And often what appears on the surface to be a simple decision with an obvious result, turns out not to be the case at all.  Take voting, for example.  How many people look beyond a few soundbites related to their candidate before choosing him or her, only to discover down the road that the person they trusted based on their rhetoric enacted policies that went against theirs and society’s best interests?  Or how about personal decisions, like whether or not to divorce.  Some stay together with the thought that it’s better for the kids, but is it?  One need only go to the local mall to see the systemic impacts of our food industry.  It’s created a nation of sugar addicts and close to a trillion dollar yearly expense to our “health” care industry because of its effects.  Yet the politicians continue arguing over how to manage insurance.

Every so often I hear someone say that one person can’t make a difference.  One need only reflect on tragedies like mass shootings to understand that it’s quite the opposite.  One person has just as much power to inflict tremendous pain and damage as they do to spread health, happiness, love, and positivity.  What you do, matters. The choices you make impact your own life as well as the lives of those around you. 

I'm passionate about this subject, and have applied it in many ways over the course of my life.  As a fitness/yoga instructor and Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, I've experienced and taught personal practices that positively impact one's own health and well-being--and as a result, the health and well-being of your family and the planet.  As an author, I've written about the hero's journey and what I've discovered to be 26 elements that appear along a person's path that help them go from conflict to resolution.  As a Director of Training for a Brainshark, Inc., I have written and produced hundreds of marketing and training videos, applying these same concepts to the content I create and workshops I teach.  We need to look beyond the surface to get to the root cause of our problems and view it from a holistic perspective to resolve them.  


Press Conference with Sean Spicier Heats Up*

“Zero Americans have been killed in a terrorist attack by anyone in the countries listed in Trump’s Executive Order. We wanted to get that number down. It’s a shame that this so-called judge would be so reckless as to go against an order intended to keep America safe.”