Category: personal development

Enabling Our Own Exploitation: An Inquiry

Sometimes I write a post, and the words flow with little effort on my part.  It is as if an idea is born into the ether with its own agency.  Sometimes, however, I feel anxiety because I know I’m going to say something that…

Necessary Unraveling to Transformation

Happy New Year, everyone! As an exercise in developing intention for the new year ahead, I looked back over the past year.  In the spirit of looking back, I browsed at the beginning of this blog and saw that my first post was in…

Expanding Your Life: Unearthing Negative Core Beliefs

I don’t think I’ve ever gone this long without posting.  For what it’s worth, I’m almost ready to move from the Twin Cities to the Bay Area.  This has been a daunting task requiring maximum effort.  So much good has come from the endless…

Identity and Memory

We are in the middle of preparing for Passover which will soon be upon us.  I was listening to Lord Rabbi Jonathan Sacks discuss his interpretation of an element of the Exodus story when something he said struck me.  He said that identity requires…

Challenging the Ex Factor

I have been winding down my life in the cold North in preparation to pack it up and move it to the Bay Area.  Adieu, snow and cold.  Hello, Karl! This is Karl: Karl the Fog has his own Twitter (@KarltheFog) and Instagram (karlthefog)…

Resiliency and Vulnerability

I think I’ve tried to write a blog post six or seven times in six or seven weeks and failed each time.  If you knew my writing process, then you would know that is not me.  I have never had a problem writing anything. …

An Introduction to Personal Inertia and Taking Action

I can usually write a blog post in an hour or two but not this time.  For some reason I could not put this post together no matter how hard I tried.  I sat down in December to write a post on personal inertia. …