Backward Beauty

I met with several of my Utah Valley University students yesterday to go over their final papers, and several are promising to be very interesting and well written. One in particular, investigating the role beauty plays in our lives, got me thinking about an idea I’ve been working on, and I made the following video later that night when out for a walk.

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Our Bright Technological Future

Want to get excited about the future? Watch this awesome talk by X Prize’s Peter Diamandis showing how rapidly we’re solving many of our world’s greatest problems. Here at the University of Life, we have a parallel vision. We’re working to build a wealth of information resources to help visitors learn many of life’s most important lessons. And while innovators and researchers reveal new technologies that will transform our external lives, our vision primarily centers…

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Vulnerability

“Connection is why we’re here. It’s what makes life meaningful.” Brene Brown’s research exposed shame as what unravels connection, and a six-year project brought her to a life-shattering fact – defeating shame through a strong sense of love and belonging requires the courage to be imperfect, authentic connection, a full embrace of vulnerability, and letting go of control. But Brene liked control, so her discovery led to a significant breakdown. You’ll enjoy her entertaining and…

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Work is Good

Want something? GO GET IT! How? Work, of course. There’s no other reliable way. We’re often told that work is bad. True, it can be unpleasant. Yes, it can take time. Sure, even cleaning the bathroom suddenly sounds like fun when we’re about to get started on a daunting project, but the fact remains that WORK IS GOOD. And it’s good for you! It accomplishes things and makes goals and dreams come true. It makes…

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12 Steps to Make Forgiveness Easy

Admit it – it’s hard to forgive those who have wronged you. What were they thinking??? What gives them the right??? HOW DARE THEY??? Worst of all, it doesn’t end there. Not only did they do you wrong, but now you’re left holding the bag, feeling angry and hurt and bitter, and now you’re supposed to forgive them when they haven’t even apologized profusely, lavished you with expensive and classy gifts, and groveled in the…

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12 Twisted Steps to Make Forgiveness More Fun

Admit it – it’s hard to forgive those who have wronged you. What were they thinking??? What gives them the right??? HOW DARE THEY??? Worst of all, it doesn’t end there. Not only did they do you wrong, but now you’re left holding the bag, feeling angry and hurt and bitter, and now you’re supposed to forgive them when they haven’t even apologized profusely, lavished you with expensive and classy gifts, and groveled in the…

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