Shorten Life’s Learning Curve with the University of Life

“The University of Life” is a way of saying that earth is a giant classroom with lessons to learn. This is not an actual, physical school, though we do offer courses from time to time. Our goal is to shorten life’s learning curve – because life gets a lot easier and better once you learn who you are and how life works, but that doesn’t happen automatically, and it takes time! Until you learn better,…

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Love Test

How well do you understand love? How good are you at applying that knowledge? The University of Life would like to know! Please take this simple six-question test to let us know what you know so we’ll know which lessons we should develop next. Thanks! Poll results will be posted and updated here periodically.

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Pain is a Problem (and your brain loves problems)

Today’s podcast discusses the ups, downs, and outs of the problem of pain. Without problems to solve, life would get dull fairly quickly, but when you don’t know to address problems productively, then all you get from them is stress, anxiety, and depression. Adding one more secret ingredient changes everything, so listen up and find out what it is! With practice, you’ll develop the one character trait that makes life easier and more enjoyable, despite…

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Are You Living an Inspiring Life?

Today’s podcast asks whether you’re living an inspiring life, then explains how to do that by choosing the better of the two motivations (hint: I’m not referring to love and fear). You also get a story of walking with young pioneers in disappointingly pleasant weather and you’ll learn a little bit about self actualization.


P.S. one of the “family” groups spent much of their walking time solving riddles, so I made up a brand new one. See how quickly you can figure this out:

I carry life on my back between the stars,
I’ll fight you both ways, my arms against yours.
No matter how far you walk, or how fast you run,
We’ll never reach our next destination.

Click here for hints

Hint #1: what do you need to keep you alive? Hint #2: stars have rays shooting out from them. Hint #3: what’s the farthest you can ever see (not counting the sky)?

Click here for the answer

A handcart. It carries your survival gear. The wheels and spokes are like stars. Both ways = uphill and down. Our next destination is the horizon, and we’ll never reach it because it keeps moving farther away….




Podcast: Don’t Wait for Rain

Today’s podcast begins with a joke, then discusses the weather, introspection, modern education, the mission of the University of Life, God’s megaphone, your spiritual nature, and more.

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Love 301: How to Love Yourself – Book Available

The University of Love’s first publication: Love 301: How to Love yourself, a step-by-step guide to your ideal life experience is now published and ready for you to read! 39 short & entertaining chapters explain what self-love is and how to see the very best in you and delight in the simple fact of being yourself. price: $13.99 $12.99 – order at Or order from Paperback: $13.99 Kindle: $13.99 $3.99…

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Love 301: How to Love Yourself

$13.99 $12.99 Save $1 off retail price, and save even more on shipping (free for orders over $25). Your book will ship as soon as it arrives from the printer. After five years of researching the nature of love and designing effective ways to teach it, The University of Love is pleased (and relieved) to present Love 301: How to Love Yourself, now ready for you to order. Change your world as you discover what…

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Love Quotes: Love Changes Everything

“Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.” – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin Q: Why does Teilhard de Chardin compare harnessing love to discovering fire? A: Because fire changed everything, and so will love, if we ever learn to understand it, teach it, and thus drastically…

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Love Quotes: Love Attracts Love

“Life is kinder to those who love themselves, because love attracts love and light, and repels and dispels darkness.” – Shaun Roundy Have you ever watched someone walking down the street, smiling and happy, a bounce in their step, and thought, “I bet they’re in love”? Have you ever observed the way a person’s countenance changes as they fall in love? Suddenly they become happier, their eyes shinier, and the weight on their shoulders seems…

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Addicted to Love

It seems like everybody’s addicted to their smart phones these days, and we feel as if we’d suffocate if we can’t sneak a quick glance to check our messages and new likes. Some of us are addicted to food, shopping, gambling, video games, drugs, porn, and other substances/activities that momentarily soothe our nerves. This happens because of neurotransmitter rewards. In other words, each time we get a new like or take another hit of our…

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Open Up Your Heart

You may not even know it, but your heart is not all the way open and you don’t know what you’re missing. This article shows you how to open your heart wider and explains why you should want to. Let’s get started with a variety of exercises, and you can continue practicing until you get comfortable with your new & improved state. Note which exercises you find most difficult and practice them with any images…

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