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February 2009

Written By: Anna Presso on February 20, 2009 4 Comments

Nobody likes to feel fearful. Small fears or terrifying ones (like maybe death, or public speaking for so many, or that the cat will lick your sunburn), we all dislike the feeling, to say the least. So, what to do? What are the Fear combat rules?

1. Name it. You keep it secret most of the […]

Written By: Anna Presso on February 16, 2009 3 Comments
The Mother of all (my) Fears

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That would be ME. After giving birth to all my fears, I nursed each and every one of them, I cuddled them, I fed them and raised them well. I took them along everywhere I went. I stayed up nights to tend to their needs. I even enrolled friends […]

Written By: Anna Presso on February 14, 2009 2 Comments
Size matters!

I think size matters. So pick the one with a big heart.

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 Love consists in this, that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other. R.M.Rilke

Written By: Anna Presso on February 10, 2009 4 Comments

Hey, how about a bit of self-assessment today?

How do you define yourself within the relationships you have? Is this place that you have chosen for yourself allowing you a higher and more harmonious connection with the world at large, or a lesser one, of a lower quality?  Take a look at what J.A. Ray calls […]

Written By: Anna Presso on February 7, 2009 9 Comments

The Recession, the big crisis, the major crunch, the huge depression, the financial Armageddon… Headline after headline, media seems to have us all in its spell these days. It’s pumping fear day and night. Everywhere I turn, we’re constantly being bombarded with such alarming news. Huge threats, and no solution. Nothing for me […]

Written By: Anna Presso on February 5, 2009 No Comment
The merciless, heartless machines

Another thing I’ve learned: Evolution doesn’t necessary imply Evolution of Humanity. Quite the opposite, it seems.

Check Peter Singer’s idea regarding the armies of robots, incapable of compassion or empathy, and how, with the new technologies, they can turn war into entertainment. […]

Written By: Anna Presso on February 4, 2009 4 Comments

WAR KILLS. It’s a concept people tend to consider “obvious”. I would have suspected that evolution and civilization would make this concept unconceivable, and that by now any problems in the world would be solved through negotiation and mediation, not through physical force and gun power. But the horrors we are witnessing or […]

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